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NAACP Cinematic Shorts Competition

Call for Submissions

Deadline June 17, 2022, at 6:00 PM (PT.)/9:00 PM EST


The NAACP presents the 2022 “Cinematic Shorts Competition” during the 113th NAACP Convention in Atlantic City, NJ from July 13- July 20th.

This exciting competition will give SIX filmmakers/activists the opportunity to tell their stories of Social Justice.

Paired in teams of two, the filmmakers will receive video equipment and work under the guidance of a professional mentor to produce a 5-7 minute short documentary film.

Participating filmmakers will present their finished short films during the 113th NAACP Convention and attendees will vote for their favorite film. The team with the most votes will receive a full expense paid trip to Los Angeles to attend the 54th NAACP Image Awards. In addition, the winning filmmakers will receive one-on-one meetings with several high-level industry executives to help them take the next step in their careers.

This dynamic competition supports the ongoing work of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau and Social Justice programs within the NAACP.


●      Must be between the ages of 18-29

●      Must submit one creative sample (video/pictures/artwork) that demonstrates your skill set and interests

●      Must submit one written statement between 250-300 words answering the following, ‘How can power be created in the black community? And why is empowering the black community important to you?’

●      Must provide your own transportation to and from Atlantic City for the competition. (Local hotel accommodations will be provided for selected filmmakers/activists based on double occupancy).

Please complete and submit this form by June 17, 2022 6 PM PST/9 PM EST


Atlantic City Convention Center

1 Convention Boulevard

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Camera Operators for Water Polo Tournament

Middlebury College is the host site of the upcoming Women’s Division III National Collegiate Club Championship for Water Polo. The Collegiate Water Polo Association operates a live stream of the event, and we are looking for camera operators. 

Tournament Dates – April 30- May 1 (setup and test day April 29)

We provide all equipment including camera, tripod, zoom controller, encoder, and cables.

We are operating this as a single camera stream with a remote announcer/producer. 

Schedule – 5 games on Saturday April 30 – call time 10:30am – game times 11am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 8pm

                 – 3 games on Sunday May 1 – call time 8:30am – game times 9am, 10:15am, 11:30pm

(each game approximately 1hr).

Pay is $25/game (check mailed after completion of event). If interested, please email: Justin Cypert –

Trinity Film Festival

Trinity Film Festival (TFF) is an international undergraduate film competition held annually on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Every year, some of the most talented student filmmakers in the country and around the globe submit short films for the chance to screen on our historic big screen. This year will be a hybrid virtual experience, and you are invited to apply. Students from Middlebury College have won awards at Trinity Film Festival in the past!

Trinity Film Festival is accepting submissions at Films of any genre are eligible as long as they are under 10 minutes in length. Each year, winning films are eligible for cash prizes. The deadline has been extended to April 20th. 

Call for Submissions: Bowdoin Journal of Cinema

We are happy to announce the opportunity to publish your scholarly work in the Bowdoin Journal of Cinema, one of the only strictly-undergraduate publications to feature work in cinema studies. At the Journal, we are looking for work that offers deep insights, unique perspectives, and fresh takes on any topic in film/cinema studies. In other words, if you have written a high-quality essay of which you are proud, this is a great opportunity to see it published.

Each essay will undergo a rigorous peer-review process by a panel of Bowdoin College students. Authors of accepted essays will be notified before publication and will be able to revise their work prior to submission. They will be published online, building an online resource of undergraduate work in cinema studies.

To submit, please email a .pdf or .docx file to, including your first and last name, college or university, and class year. Please include an abstract of 100-150 words, a complete bibliography, and any relevant photographic stills with your submission. There is no ideal word count; every essay, regardless of length, will be considered equally. 

The deadline for May publication is February 10, 2022.

We look forward to reading your submissions!


Ben Allen, Finn McGannon, Emily Staten, and Julia Perillo

Executive Editors of the Bowdoin Journal of Cinema

HERA Conference Call for Papers

Humanities Education and Research Association call for papers for the Virtual Conference which will take place March 4-6, 2021.

HERA’s Undergraduate Humanities Prize
A prize of $500 will be awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper that addresses race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality. Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Undergraduate students applying for the prize, must indicate this on their submission abstract.

HERA Undergraduate Research Prize
A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper (or divided among a panel of papers), sponsored by an attending professor (with a $500 prize awarded to the professor). See HERA’s website for more details. Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Undergraduate students may apply for only one of the two undergraduate prizes.

Questions may be directed to the conference organizer, Marcia Green ( Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes. More information at Deadline for submission: no later than January 25, 2021.

Bluecat Screenplay Competition

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 23rd year, is accepting submissions for its 2021 competition. BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and continues its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted. The Late Deadline is Sunday, December 13, 2020. All feature, pilot and short scripts submitted by December 13, 2020 will receive a written analysis and will be eligible for resubmission. All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible to win the Grand Prize of $5,000.

Visions 10 Film Festival & Conference 2021

Hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Visions is the only peer-reviewed, student-led, undergraduate joint film festival and conference. This unique pairing offers the opportunity for both emerging filmmakers and scholars to showcase their work in a diverse, scholarly environment. Visions is designed, managed, programmed, produced, and presented by undergraduate students for undergraduate students. We are especially excited for this year’s virtual festival and conference, as we’ve reimagined our festival to deliver the experiences through the screen of your choice. The festival will take place March 24-28, 2021.

All film and paper submissions must have been completed between January 2019 and January 2021 by undergraduate students to be considered. No works-in-progress will be accepted. Submission related inquiries should be directed to Samuel Farance at

Submission Deadlines

·         Early Submission Deadline: December 7th, 2020

·         Regular Film Submission Deadline: January 4th, 2021

·         Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: January 4th, 2021 *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

·         Late Film Submission Deadline: January 25th, 2021

Submission Instructions

·         All submitted films must go through FilmFreeway:

·         Information about the filmmaker must be provided via this Google Form:

·         All Abstracts must be submitted through this Google Form:

OFF: Odense International Film Festival 2021

OFF is an alternative film festival, born with passion and creativity in 1975. OFF supports and celebrates the short film genre, and works to support Danish and International film culture. We are open for submission for the next edition of our international short film festival which will take place August 30 – September 5, 2021. We accept films of any genre with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, and which finished production in 2020 or 2021. Applications are due March 15, 2021. Details here. We were able to hold our 2020 festival both in real life in Odense and online at our streaming platform. No matter what happens with Covid-19 restrictions, the festival will happen – and we have the knowledge and means to make it great in 2021 both online and offline.