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Begins MARCH 1st

The third annual, first all-online Women Filmmakers Festival at the Smithsonian American Art Museum begins March 1st for Women's History Month! Each event is free and registration is open!

Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this year's Festival, themed "Her History Lessons," highlights three singularly inspiring artists. The selected artists and works all draw lessons from past moments that speak to our current challenges and to audiences navigating turbulent times.

Check out more info at the Festival website!

AND... Beyond Women's History Month, the pan-Smithsonian monthly series, Viewfinder: Women's Film and Video from the Smithsonian, continues throughout 2021 thanks to the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.


The Blue Water Film Festival
The Blue Water International Film Festival celebrates World Oceans Day, June 8th, on the prestigious Martha's Vineyard at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center. The festival will run from June 4th - 8th, 2021. The festival's purpose is to encourage attendees to think broadly about how climate change affects planet Earth and deeply about the universal concerns and actions needed to bring us into balance. Roughly 50% of all film selections are non-US productions, helping to fulfill the festival mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding through film. 

Submission Deadline March 15th/Extended Deadline May 12th
Discount code for the student submissions:
CODE: BWFF2021 (50%) off

The 8th Centrally Isolated Film Festival
at Cornell University

Submission Guidelines

  • Any narrative, documentary, or experimental student films
  • Films must be 20 minutes or less in length
  • Maximum two submissions per person
    Deadline March 1 2020

The Argo Student Short Film Fest
Argo is a streaming platform for short films and documentaries, curated by global experts from the best film schools and festivals, showcasing amazing short content in 35 minutes or less.
"We're so excited to be launching our first-ever student filmmaker-focused competition, SHORTS, on January 4th.
Our digital flyer that explains a bit more about the competition and our timeline. SHORTS will have a $0 entry fee, and we will ask for non-exclusive permission to stream the chosen films. Watch our landing page on our website for all of the details, coming soon."


The Next Generation Indie Film Awards

Next Generation Indie Film Awards Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to recognizing excellence in independent film and advance filmmakers' careers through services, education, and resources. 
Regular Deadline: December 15th 2020
$10 Off Promo Code: IndieStudent10The price will be reduced from $35 to $25. Code is good until December 15, 2020. 

The initial spirit of the CSF is a competitive short film festival with special projections related to Cadaqués and Surrealism, in this sense, nothing better than the Festival inaugurated with the projection of the iconic film of this movement, "Un Chien andalou" by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. 
Submissions via FilmFreeway

Impact x Netflix

Over the course of the next year, Impact will source projects globally across four film genres and then develop select projects chosen by Netflix using our accelerated development system.
The four film genres are:
1. Large scale action-adventure films for all audiences (Application closed)
2. Lifestyle movies with a competition element (Application closed)
3.Female-led Thrillers (Application closing November 1st)
Press Release & to Submit Application

Images Festival

Images presents work that counters dominant mainstream narratives and forms and provides, through hybrid curatorial and educational programs, alternative ways of thinking and seeing that expand our understanding of media art. 

Dates: The 34th edition of Images Festival will take place between April 15-21, 2021.
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020



2020 Carole Fielding Student Grant
The UFVA-sponsored Carole Fielding Student Grant supports production or research proposals. The grant is open to undergraduate and graduate students in film, media, and related fields. Categories include narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, new media, and research.
Deadline for applications is December 15, 2020


Non-department affiliated opportunities

Internships & Fellowships

From Dartmouth At Play: Links!

  • EA's internships and new grad job listings:
  • On-demand recordings from a virtual Next-Gen Talent conference from last year: -- the breakout sessions about different roles might be especially helpful for people curious about what else goes into games beyond the dev teams (free account registration required to watch on-demand sessions)

Electronic Arts Inc.Electronic Arts Inc.

Student Careers at EA - Internship Opportunities - An Official EA Site
Graduate? Join EA today and help us to inspire the world through Play. Learn about starting your new exciting career at Electronic Arts.
​​​​​EA's Next-Gen Talent Conference: Shaping the Future of Play
Join us for our first-ever, all-day conference to connect with the next-generation of talent. Hear from our subject matter experts and leaders in the industry - all in your browser and on demand. The event will give insight into Electronic Arts' work, culture, and impact. Plus, learn more about our internship and University graduate programs and explore career development resources. Breakout Tracks include Work & Culture, Discipline-based Career Pathing, Intern & University Grad Panel, and EA's Intern 101.


Canyon Cinema Foundation invites proposals for a new curatorial endeavor: Canyon Cinema Discovered.This multifaceted, year-long fellowship program aims to engender fresh perspectives on experimental cinema and to meaningfully expand Canyon's role in providing access to this key strand of American media art. Four curatorial fellows will be selected to assemble programs from Canyon's unique collection of artist-made films for online streaming and a possible screening tour (conditions permitting). As a point of focus, the cohort will be encouraged to activate undervalued and underseen works and to incorporate recent acquisitions as well as complementary works from outside of the collection, with the aim of broadening Canyon's offerings and directly engaging with the continuing evolution of experimental cinema and media.

Research will be conducted remotely under the guidance of a team of project advisors and Canyon Cinema staff over the course of 2021, beginning in May. The specially curated programs will be presented online starting in spring of 2022. These programs will be further enriched and contextualized by curatorial essays to be published on Canyon's website and in a printed catalog.

In continuation with Canyon's commitment to providing access to rare artworks in their original medium, fellows will have the opportunity to catalyze the creation of new exhibition prints and digitizations of selected works. The newly struck 16mm prints made for Canyon Cinema Discovered will ensure that audiences can continue to experience these works in the best possible light. Meanwhile, the creation of new digital copies, for the purposes of research, study, and exhibition, will be crucial to expanding the availability of, and cultivating new audiences for, artist-made cinema.

Each fellow will receive $3,000 for their participation in the program. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, but should be fluent in English and available to attend monthly Zoom meetings and 2-3 online workshops/presentations.

Fellows will be chosen through an open application process by a committee of project advisors composed of filmmakers, curators, and writers. Selections will be made on the basis of the applicant's ability to provide original perspectives on avant-garde and artists' cinema and media; to illuminate unheralded or forgotten film and videomakers; to organize programs that speak to contemporary social, political, and artistic concerns; and to forge strong intergenerational connections between legacy films in Canyon's collection and contemporary work by today's moving-image artists.

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021

To Apply, please submit (1) a statement outlining your interest in experimental film and media and previous curatorial experience (max. 250 words), (2) a brief program concept (max. 250 words), (3) a current CV, and (4) one to two critical writing samples, via the following online form:

Canyon Cinema Foundation is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, equity in employment, accessibility, and to becoming a more inclusive organization. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.

Individuals who require accommodation during the application process are invited to contact 

Project Advisors: Christopher Harris, filmmaker and Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts, University of Iowa; Steffanie Ling, writer and curator; Adam Piron, filmmaker, programmer, and Associate Director of Sundance Institute's Indigenous Program; Lynne Sachs, filmmaker and poetProject Funders: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation

Internship Opportunities at Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment has posted Internship Opportunities in the areas of TV Production, Features: Physical Production, Features: Creative, TV Development, Post Production, and Finance

Internship Opportunities at A24
Seeking Interns for Spring 2021 Season in areas of Remote Acquisitions & Development, Legal & Business Affairs, Post Production & Delivery, Publicity, Regional Events, & TV Development
A24 Resume Drop