March 30 – $40 student rate ($50 regular)

May 20 – $50 student rate ($60 regular)

July 6 – $65 student rate ($75 regular) 


April 20 – features: $35 student rate ($45 regular) / teleplays and shorts: $25 student rate ($35 regular)

May 20 – features: $45 student rate ($55 regular) / teleplays and shorts: $35 student rate ($45 regular) 


April 20 – $25 student rate ($35 regular)

May 20 – $35 student rate ($45 regular)

Students can save $10 off film and screenplay entries by submitting directly through or FilmFreeway (film submissions only) and using the promo code AFFSTUD10 (Discount is not accessible through WithoutABox) 


Student must e-mail proof of current enrollment—in the form of an official transcript or a letter signed by faculty on school letterhead—to for film submissions or for script submissions, along with the film or script title and ID number found in the confirmation e-mail.

For further information about these discounts including student rates to attend the Conference, please click here. For more information about our competitions, please click here.

We would appreciate it if you could pass this information on to your students. If I can assist you and your students in any way, please email me at this address. We look forward to receiving your students’ submissions!


Nan Foley

Austin Film Festival

1801 Salina St.

Austin, TX 78702

512-478-4795 | 512-478-6205 (fax)


The 1st Annual Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma, September 26-28 2016
Deadline for proposals: March 11th 2016

The Center at the University of Central Oklahoma, composed of the Women’s Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center, invites proposals for presentations at the first annual Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, which will take place September 26-28, 2016 in Edmond, Oklahoma.

The organizers of this international interdisciplinary conference welcome proposals for presentations in a variety of formats that address issues of gender and sexuality in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and fine arts. We invite students, faculty, staff, scholars, and activists to propose papers, panels, round table discussions, and poster presentations. We also welcome proposals to present or perform creative work including creative writing, drama, music, and visual art.

Send a 250-350 word abstract about your project by March 11th to

Also - please forward this to any other Listservs or any other student, academic, scholar, activist, performer, artist, or anyone else who would be interested in the Conference.

Additional Information:

Film on location in New Zealand

Click here to find out more about this opportunity!

Screen Tools: A four-week practical course for emerging filmmakers. Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry here, and create your own short drama.

Structured around a practical production process based on professional television industry practice, Screen Tools is a hands-on course designed to set you up with the tools you need to launch your career in film, television and digital media industries.

This course is ideal for recent screen production graduates, or students with an interest in filmmaking looking for a study abroad experience. 

Under the guidance of experienced actor, producer, director and tutor, John Callen, as well as guest tutors from the television industry, you will work with a team to develop a complete short episodic drama. From script production to post production you will experience the entire process, developing your creative and technical skills in drama scripting, acting, directing and producing.

You will have access to our high-end production and editing equipment and facilities to produce multi-camera recorded scenes in our television studio, as well as shooting on location in the beautiful harbourside city of Auckland.

In a time when people are more often turning to new digital platforms for their media consumption, Screen Tools places a focus on the “saleable” value and digital delivery of your final piece. With your production team, you will decide on a target audience and the mode of broadcast for your production.

Course field trips include a visit to the Hobbiton movie set in Matamata, and a visit to the Academy Award® winning Weta Workshop in Wellington.


Phoenix, April 6, 2015- The second annual Defeat Melanoma Video Contest is officially open and invitations for entry were sent to more than 250 colleges and universities across the U.S.

This highly anticipated contest is a campaign of the Jeff Dulude Melanoma Foundation and strives to increase awareness of UV exposure, the root causes of melanoma. In August of 2014, the Surgeon General declared the increase in skin cancer is a national emergency and stated that UV exposure is the main culprit. Melanoma is increasing at 2% per year in the US, while other cancers are decreasing.

Contest entry information:

The 2015 Defeat Melanoma Video Contest is open to registered college students 18 years or older. Entrants will create a public service announcement (PSA) video, which highlights the harm of UV exposure. Possible video topics include: avoiding sun exposure between 10am and 4pm, using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and hats, and of course, avoiding tanning beds. 

First, second and third place winners will be awarded. In addition to national recognition, each winner will receive a Go Pro camera. The contest is held in honor of May is Melanoma Awareness Month, therefore, entries will be accepted through May 31st, 2015.

Submissions can be made through the Edgemakers’ website,

Watch the 2014 winner Quinn Muphy’s video here (or below)...

The Jeff Dulude Melanoma Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and sponsoring the development of innovative programs focused on increasing awareness regarding the prevention, early detection, and treatment of melanoma - the most deadly form of skin cancer.

For more information visit


Womensphere Global Videofest

Official Invitation for Female Students

I am writing with an Official Invitation for your female students to represent Amherst College and participate in this international interscholastic competition, taking place globally and virtually on February 5-11, 2016, which we are doing in partnership with global organizations like NASA, IEEE Women in Engineering, ACM Women, and the United Nations:

Womensphere Global Videofest

Global, virtual, interscholastic competition inviting female students from all majors and all years (graduate, undergraduate) to create short videos envisioning solutions to the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Website:

The Womensphere Global Videofest is a global initiative that empowers the next generation of women to create and envision solutions to humanity's greatest challenges, and to help achieve the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, using video and video technology.

This international interscholastic competition is exclusively for female students currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, regardless of year (graduate, undergraduate), field, or major.

We are delighted to invite and accept female Student Contestants representing Amherst College

Global Context

On September 25, 2015, at the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders representing 193 nations agreed on working towards achieving 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development over the next 15 years, intended to tackle the greatest challenges we face all over the world: ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. (Website:

Achieving all these goals requires democratizing innovation, and requires empowering the participation of women – half the world’s population – in solving and tackling these challenges. 

It is insufficient to have Gender Equality as one of the Global Goals.  In order to achieve these 17 Global Goals, we need to unleash the vision, creative ideas, scientific thinking, innovation, leadership, and problem-solving capabilities of women towards tackling these global challenges, and towards creating the future.

This is the guiding purpose behind the Womensphere Innovation Lab, which pioneers, incubates, and scales innovative approaches of empowering women and girls to create the future, and which is the main producer of these global competitions under the Womensphere Foundation.


  • January 15-February 4, 2016: Online Learning Sessions & Preparatory Sessions for Student Contestants (Optional)
  • January 31, 2016: Deadline for Contest Registration
  • February 5, 2016: The challenges for the contests will be announced to confirmed Contestants
  • February 5-11, 2016: Womensphere Global Videofest interscholastic competitions take place globally, virtually
  • February 11, 2016: Entry submission deadline online
  • March 3-5, 2016: Over 100 Global Finalists will be announced
  • April-September 2016: Global Finalists will enjoy media coverage, exhibits, social media promotion, book inclusion, and exclusive meetings with global leaders
  • June 2016: Global winners are announced
  • September 2016: Womensphere Awards are given at a Global Award Ceremony in New York City, during the week of the UN General Assembly
  • September – November 2016: Media coverage on Global Winners

There will also be additional Awards for actively participating academic institutions sending high numbers of Student Contestants and having the most winning entries.


We encourage you to have Official Student Contestants representing your institution, as well as openly inviting other female students to participate as well.

There is a two-step Registration and Entry Submission process for Student Contestants:

Part 1: Registration (links below):

Registration confirms a Student Contestant’s commitment to participate in the global competition.

Deadline for Contest Registration is January 31, 2016.

Everyone in the team and individual competitions must be registered by the Deadline.

There is a USD $5.00 Registration Fee for each Student Contestant (whether graduate or undergraduate).

In advance of the competition, Womensphere will be offering Registered Contestants with Online Learning Sessions & Preparatory Sessions throughout January and February 1-4, 2016, so we encourage all Student Contestants to register to join as early as possible.

Womensphere Global Videofest (team competition)



Womensphere will authenticate each of the Registrations to ensure Student Contestants abide by the Contest Rules and Mechanics.

Part 2: Entry Submission

  • Only Registered Contestants will receive the link for the Entry Submission Forms for their respective competition, which will be issued the day before the Competition, on February 4, 2016.
  • All entries must be submitted through our Entry Submission platform.
  • Each entry from an academic institution must be accompanied by a certification authenticating that the Student Contestants are truly currently-enrolled female students at the academic institution (this is up to the Student Contestants to secure from the academic institution.)
  • Deadline for all Entry Submissions is February 11, 2016.

We invite your office’s support and hope that you can help facilitate the participation of outstanding and promising female students to represent Amherst College in the Womensphere Global Videofest.



Recently, the Multicultural Resource Center released its 2014 edition of Identity Magazine, a publication that includes works from students, faculty and alumni about various experiences of life and coming to terms with their identities. This year, we hope to produce an ensemble of work that not only represents the vast diversity in our community through individual reflections on experiences and identities, but will also help us reflect on Amherst as an intersectional community.

To accomplish this, we invite you to submit writing, artwork, photography or other multimedia pieces. Video, film and other non-print media are also welcome to be published on our blog, Submissions may be anonymous or published with the author's name.Please send all submissions by May 1st to Anonymous submissions can be submitted by going to the Identity Magazine page on the MRC website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Thank you,

Cross-Cultural Collaboration: A One-Day Seminar with Film Producer David Weisman

Project Dates:               

Wednesday, April 29, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium: Screening of the David Weisman film Kiss of the Spider Woman

Thursday, April 30, 3-5 p.m., Kahn Institute: Colloquium discussion with David Weisman and project Fellows.


Brief description:            

We invite faculty across disciplines to participate in this short-term Kahn project on the making and significance of the David Weisman production, Kiss of the Spider Woman, three decades after its original release. Kiss of the Spider Woman was a politically minded postmodern film that produced a critique of Latin American dictatorships in a generic Latin American prison, in which characters spoke English but the cell walls were covered in Portuguese text. It was nowhere in particular, but struck many as close to home. None of this would have been possible without cross-cultural and cross-linguistic collaboration, among Weisman, his director, Argentine-Brazilian filmmaker Hector Babenco, and Argentine-born novelist Manual Puig, upon whose book, El beso de la mujer araña, the film is based.


Project Fellows will view the film, then spend time at the Kahn Institute in the company of David Weisman, exploring the following questions: What capacities, compromises, and negotiations does such collaboration require, and what does it produce? How does this collaboration both rely on and produce certain aspects of globalism, and also critique it? What are the stakes, the gains and losses of translation and adaptation for and across languages, cultures, ideologies, and audiences? How are these things brought to bear on social, political and formal/aesthetic questions?


              Application deadline:      Friday, April 3


If you have questions about the project, please feel free to contact the Organizing Fellows or me for more information. To apply, please complete the simple application form at no later than Friday, April 3.  Applicants will be notified about their acceptance by April 10.  Feel free to forward to your colleagues.

Lime Light Contest

We have a wonderful opportunity for the students and faculty of the school to earn some money sharing their cinematography skills. If they can tell a 3-5 minute inspiring story of a person, place or thing that supports historic preservation or sustainable building, a monthly prize of $500 will be awarded and a $1,000 grand prize – The story may be inspired from the their own locale or another place of interest. It may showcase the conservation of history and buildings or focus on the designing, retrofitting and/or building of sustainable structures.

The contest flyer is attached for printing or you may Click here for the contest rules and instructions on our web site. 

Please share this with your students and do not hesitate to call us with any questions at 215.536.6706.

Lime Light Contest

2015 Five College Student Film and Video Festival


The 2015 Five College Student Film Festival will be held on Friday, February 27, at 7pm in the Main Lecture Hall at Hampshire College.

Submission deadline: 3PM February 16, 2015

To enter a submission go to the:

2015 Film Festival Entry form

Prizes will be awarded for best film of the festival, best film in each category and best of each campus. 

The Festival

The Five College Student Film and Video Festival is an annual event featuring original films and videos by Five College students. Founded in 1994, the festival has become an important venue for film students to meet, collaborate, and share their productions with their peers and with the Five College film community.

Students from each of the Five Colleges organize the festival with the assistance of a Student Director from the host college and a faculty advisor. The festival, which is sponsored by the Five College Film Council, is held each year during the Spring semester. Submissions are evaluated by a jury of students and faculty members from each campus. Selected works are shown at the festival and awards are given for the best works in designated categories.

Entry categories include documentary, experimental, narrative, animation, dance on camera and a separate graduate student category.

Prizes awarded:

  • Best Documentary
  • Best Experimental
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Animation
  • Best Dance on Film
  • Best Graduate Student Submission
  • Best of submissions from each campus
  • Best of Festival


Submission Eligibility & Requirements (please read carefully!)

  • Entries must be submitted by 3:00pm Monday, February 16, 2014. 
  • Acceptable screening formats include vimeo links as well as 16mm and Super 8 film prints. Entry submissions for 16mm and Super 8 must be on vimeo links. If selected for the festival, film prints must be delivered to the Student Director by 5pm, Monday, February 23.
  • Acceptable submission formats include: online through Vimeo, or on DVD. 
    • For submitting on Vimeo (highly recommended):
      • Very simple instructions for compressing, exporting, and uploading your video on Vimeo can be found here: You can also go to your campus media services desk for help. (ATS at Amherst, Media Lab at Hampshire, Media Services at MHC, Center for Media Production at Smith, OIT at UMass.)
      • Remember to click the box that will allow us to DOWNLOAD your video from Vimeo! You can do this under SETTINGS/PRIVACY. If you do not do this, YOUR ENTRY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED as we will not be able to screen it.
      • Also remember to include your name, the title of your piece, and the total running time on the Vimeo page.
    • For submitting on DVD (only recommended for longer works): 
      • Please verify that your DVD plays on all systems.
      • Please CLEARLY LABEL your entry with your name, your email address, the title of the work, and the total running time.
      • You may submit DVD entries at the locations listed below:
        • Amherst: Academic Technology Services (ATS), Seeley Mudd 110
        • Hampshire: Media Services
        • Mt. Holyoke: Art Department Office, Art Building Room 201
        • Smith: Center for Media Production, Alumnae Gymnasium Basement
        • UMass: Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies Office
  • Length: The festival is not able to screen works longer than 20 minutes. However, you may submit an excerpt from a longer work as long as that excerpt is 20 minutes or under.

  • This is a competitive festival; submission does not mean that your work will be screened at the festival. A jury will watch all of the submissions and decide what represents the best work submitted, taking into account the equipment and classes available on each campus. You will be notified by email if your work has been accepted for screening at the festival.

  • Submissions can only be made by students currently enrolled at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College or the University of Massashusetts Amherst.

  • $5 application fee (per entry) must be paid through PayPal. You will be prompted to pay on the next page of this form.

  • Submissions will only be screened if the fee has been paid.

  • Students may submit up to two works, but we can only select one piece per student. You must pay the $5 application fee for each work submitted.

For additional information, please visit the Five College Film Studies website. 


2015 Ivy Film Festival

Celebrate the Season By Submitting a Film!

The 2015 Ivy Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for the student film and screenplay competitions.

Regular Deadline - January 15, 2015
Late Deadline - February 15, 2015
Super Late Deadline - March 1, 2015

Submissions are accepted online through WithoutaboxFilmmakers and screenwriters must create their own basic Witoutabox accounts to submit. Creating these accounts is free and easy, just visit the Submit page of our website to learn more!
Physical DVDs for film submissions can be mailed to the following address:

Brown University
Ivy Film Festival
Box 1930
Providence, RI 02912

Entry fees for submissions are also listed on our website. If you know someone interested in entering submissions, please forward this e-mail to them!

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