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Submit It! Spring/Summer Call for Entries

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We’ve rounded up top film fests, writing competitions, and grants with spring or summer deadlines. It’s time to polish that script, shoot that video, or burn those DVDS. Go, go, go

Film festivals, video/TV contests & labs
Just For Laughs Comedy Search (final deadline: 5/10)
Southhampton Arts’ 20/20/20 Film Program (final: 5/15)
Dogfish Accelerator for Film Producers (early: 4/19, regular: 5/15)
Toronto International Film Festival (regular: 4/26, late: 5/24)
Etheria Film Festival (sci-fi/fantasy; final: 5/31)
Smithsonian in Motion: Video (final: 5/31)
Urbanworld Film Festival (regular: 4/30, late: 5/24, extended: 6/3)
Independent Filmmaker Lab: Narrative (final: 6/5)
Hamptons International Film Festival (regular: 5/6, late: 6/3, extended: 6/17)
NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition (early: 5/10, regular: 6/14. late: 6/28)
Chicago Comedy Film Festival (late: 6/1, extended: 7/15)
Fordham Law: Short Films (final: 7/19)
New Hampshire Film Festival (early: 6/5, regular: 7/5, late: 8/5)
Scene: Brooklyn (regular: 5/1, late: 8/10)
Denver Starz Film Festival (regular: 6/30, late: 7/30, extended: 8/10)
Big Apple Film Festival (early: 6/30, regular: 8/1, late: 8/15, extended: 9/1)

Screenwriting & TV writing competitions
Scriptapalooza (late: 4/22)
Nicholl Fellowship (late: 5/1)
Script Pipeline (screenwriting & TV writing; final: 5/1)
Sundance Screenwriting Lab (final: 5/1)
CBS Writers Mentoring Program (final: 5/1)
IFP: Emerging Storytellers (final: 5/3)
BVEW Screenwriting Showcase & Fellowship (regular: 4/30, late: 5/10, extended: 5/15)
FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest (final: 6/3)
Slamdance (teleplays accepted; regular: 5/13, late: 6/25, extended: 7/2)
Austin Screenplay & Teleplay Competition (early: 5/1, regular: 6/15, late: 7/15)
Final Draft Big Break (teleplays accepted; early: 4/30, regular: 7/15, extended: 7/31)

Grants & other funding
WIFF’s Film Finishing Fund Grant (final: 4/29)
Roy W. Dean Spring Film Grant (final: 4/30)
WAM Coalition Collaboration Award (final: 4/30)
SFFS Documentary Film Fund (regular: 5/1, final: 5/8)

(Updated 4/18, 2 pm ET)

MICHELE DAGLE

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