LDS Film Festival 2018

As the LDS Film Festival gets closer, we would like remind you of the opportunities available!

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24-Hour Competition
The 24-Hour Competition is the coveted event every year since it’s inception. Become an award-winning filmmaker in 24 hours. Sign up now! The time your film plays during the program depends upon the date you sign up, so sign up soon! For sign up information, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities
Free passes are given to those who desire to volunteer at the festival. Plus, connect with industry professionals and view films never before seen anywhere else. For more information, click here.

Podcast Booth

New this year! Contact us through the website and schedule a time to use the podcast booth. Through review of your podcast, we might even reward passes for those who promote the festival. For more information, click here.

Pitch Session

It is not available yet, but we have added a Pitch Session event for people serious about getting their idea in front of industry decision-makers. More information will be coming!

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The Outstanding Student Award

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This award is presented at the end of each school year to graduating students that are nominated by faculty and peers in their area of study. Finalists are then expected to create a short presentation about their contributions to the department. After these presentations, the faculty will select one student to be an Outstanding Student recipient for each award. For more information, click here.

 

Old Miner Children’s Playwriting Contest

Utah Valley University is seeking scripts for child audiences from Utah College student playwrights for its fourth annual Old Miner Children’s Playwriting Contest. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 25. The winning Utah college student playwright receives a $250 cash prize plus a staged reading and workshop development as well as opportunities to work with the national division winner. An additional $500 “Strike It Rich” prize may be awarded for the winning script in either division or shared between the two winners, if the play is based on the life of a real child.

For complete rules, guidelines, and the entry form, click here (it is the second contest underneath the post for Young Playwrights for Change).

FUSION’s THE SEVEN 13th Annual Short Works Festival 2018

FUSION’s THE SEVEN 13th Annual Short Works Festival announces 2018 theme: “THE REST OF THE STORY” – THE SEVEN is one of the nation’s premiere short works festivals.  It features seven fully produced world premieres, utilizing seven different directors and a professional ensemble cast.  The scripts are reads by a jury of theatre professionals (blindly, without any identification of the playwright) and the seven highest scoring scripts will be produced.  The overall Jury Award-winner will be awarded the Andaluz Prize, and will receive transportation to/from and lodging at the festival.The performance will be held June 7 to June 11, however submission deadlines are as early as April. For important dates and submission information, click here.
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ICTF Application Open NOW

Heritage Now: Two-Day Festival in Pakistan

Heritage Now

The British Council, Walled City of Lahore Authority, French Embassy in Pakistan, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, UNESCO and Government of Pakistan National History & Literary Heritage Division present:

Heritage Now
21-22 October, 2017
9:00AM to 10:00PM Daily
Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore

Heritage Now is a two-day festival that celebrates and reflects upon the cultural heritage of Pakistan. The festival will bring together professionals from Pakistan and various other countries to discuss pressing issues facing the museums and heritage sector in Pakistan through conversation, performance and art.

Heritage Now is supported by U.S. Embassy Pakistan, European Union, University of the Punjab, Alhamra Arts Council Lahore, Luxus Grand Hotel, Alliance française Lahore and AFD.

Its curating partners include ASSITEJ Pakistan, Morango, SAMAAJ, Social Innovation Lab and The Little Art.

The Festival is free and open to public. 

The complete programe of Heritage Now is available on this link. 

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center: National Playwrights Conference

Since 1964, the National Playwrights Conference has developed more than 600 new plays. Scripts will be accepted for NPC 2018 through October 13, 2017. The O’Neill’s open submissions policy allows any writer to submit their work for consideration, no agents or nominations needed. 

Works are chosen through our Open Submissions policy.  (See all 2017 Finalists).

In the years since its inception the National Playwrights Conference has developed more than 600 plays.  During the Conference, playwrights live on the grounds of the O’Neill for a full month and each engages in a week-long process of rehearsals culminating in two script-in-hand public readings.  Up to eight playwrights are selected for this intensive laboratory each summer.  Conference playwrights represent a wide range of experience from those working on a first play to Broadway veterans; directors and actors have also worked on and off Broadway, in film, and in regional theaters, and represent emerging artists and seasoned professionals.

For information on applying as a playwright and the application process, please visit our Submission Info and Open Submission Process page.  With other questions, please call the Literary Office, at (860) 443-5378 x227

For more information, visit theoneill.org.

Info Session: Columbia University School of the Arts Admissions

We are excited to announce the dates of our upcoming Information Sessions for the 2018-2019 academic year. These sessions are a great way to learn more about our Programs and to meet faculty, staff and current students.

Film MFA
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 6pm – 8pm
RSVP here

Theatre MFA
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
(MFA Acting production will follow at 2pm)
RSVP here

Writing MFA
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
(A student reading in the LeRoy Neiman Gallery will follow at 8:30pm)
RSVP here

Visual Arts MFA
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 11am – 1pm
(Tours and Open Studios will follow the information session)
RSVP here

Our Fall 2018 applications will be available online on Monday, October 2, 2017 at https://apply.arts.columbia.edu/apply.

If you have any questions, please visit our website or email the Admissions Office at admissions-arts@columbia.edu.

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CINDY Awards: International Entry Deadline

Nearly 58 years ago, OSCAR was being presented for the finest in feature films.  The EMMY Award continued to honor broadcasting program excellence.  The CINDY Award was presented for the first time to those producing informational content in 16mm film format.

When the Cinema in Industry (CINDY) Awards premiered in 1959, things were pretty straight forward.  But today, there are multiple delivery platforms and even more subject matter categories and applications for informational programming.  From webinars, infomercials and video games to online interactive training, commercials and phone apps, you can still find an appropriate spot at the CINDY Awards where your digital media production efforts fit right in.

If you craft words, images, sound effects and music into digital content that captures audience attention and delivers the desired outcome, there is room for your work at the CINDY Awards.  For information: on why you should participate this year and discover who has received the award in the past, click: www.cindys.com

ENTRY DEADLINE:  SEPTEMBER 30