Film Opportunities: March and April 2020


Every few months, Submittable likes to highlight organizations using our software for exceptional film, video, animation, screenwriting, and script opportunities. If you represent an organization that uses Submittable and wasn’t included in this list, please let us know.

If you’re a submitter, be sure to check out the organization’s guidelines before submitting. Click the banner at the top of the organization’s Submittable form to visit their website. Happy submitting!

3/2: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute | Motion Design/Animatics Artists in Residence

3/2: BAU Institute | Video Residency

3/2: Maine Farmland Trust Gallery | Residency for Visual Artists

3/2: CURA | Multimedia Journal of Art and Action

3/4: Spokane Arts | Meet the Makers: 2020 Call for Filmmakers

3/6: Sun Valley Film Festival | Ford Producers Grant

3/7: Elsewhere Studios | Fall/Winter Artist Residencies in Paonia, Colorado

3/8: The Millay Colony for the Arts | Screenwriting Residency

3/9: WMCI/Open AIR | Open AIR Artist-in-Residence Program 2020

3/9: FilmNorth | McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists, Screenwriters and Non-screenwriters

3/10: Dance Films Association | Dance Film Lab Moderated Screening

3/10: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts | Summer Artist-in-Residence, VR Lab

3/13: Detroit Narrative Agency | Ethics & Aesthetics Film Series

3/14: Lighthouse Writers Workshop | Lit Fest Advanced Workshop: Playwriting and Screenwriting

3/15: Kerouac Project | Screenplay Residency Application

3/15: West Virginia Writers | Screenplay: The Joe McCabe Memorial Script Award

3/18: CUE Art Foundation | Calls for Exhibitions and Curatorial Proposals

3/20: Bethany Arts Community | Fall 2020 Residency Application

3/27: Lee County Student Film & Television Awards | Short Film, Documentary, PSA, and More

3/31: Event Horizon | Screenplay Writing Contests

3/31: Punt Volat | Video

4/3: Flux Factory | Clubs in Flux Exhibition Open Call

4/6: National Society of Newspaper Columnists | Annual Column Contest, Multimedia Digital Content

4/16: Unearthed | Art/Photography/Video Submissions

4/30: Marathon Literary Review | Photos/Artwork/Multimedia Pieces

4/30: AT&T Film Awards | Merged/Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mobile/360/Drone Films

Various Deadlines: National Parks Arts Foundation | Multiple National Artistic Residencies

Various Deadlines: Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission | Various Artist Residencies and Initiatives


NBC Talent Infusion Programs: Casting Offices; NBCU Casting Assistant Program

HBO Community Impact PA Program: Upcoming NYC Opportunities

Short of the Week: Online Short Film Festival

NoBudge: Features, Shorts, and More

The Laurel Review: Scripts

Field Projects: Curatorial Proposal

San Miguel Writer’s Conference: Screenplay Writing Workshop Instructors

COG: Literary & Arts-Drenched Original Videos

Reality Beach: Videos

Stone Soup: Multimedia

ODYSSEYS Costa Rica: Artist-in-Residence Application

The Wax Paper: Plays/Screenplays

The Florida Review: Digital Stories

The Woven Tale Press: Video/Sound

The Baltic Writing Residency: Screenwriters Residency

cahoodaloodaling: Visual and Audio Art

TriQuarterly: Video Essay and Cinepoetry

Moko: Visual Media


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Abby Lessels

Abby Lessels moved to Missoula, Montana, by way of a small town in Western Massachusetts. She enjoys writing and photographing for publications like Edible, drinking Constant Comment tea, and compulsively quoting The Office.