FILM CALL FOR ENTRIES
The 16th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival
The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival is now accepting submissions for Movie/Film Projects and the Script-Screenplay Competition for their 16th Annual Festival. The festival will be held September 20 - 21, 2014 in the Greater Bay Area of Houston, Texas. Categories for submission are as follows:
Music Videos (less than 5 minutes total running time)
Standard 70-140 pages
Shorts under 60 pages
The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival was created to showcase the discovery of new and emerging artists.
Regular submissions will be accepted February 1 - April 30, 2014. Late submissions will be accepted May 1 - July 1, 2014.
For a complete list of events, screenings, submission needs and prices, please visit www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com.
Vision Maker Media’s Public Media Content Fund Submissions Open
Vision Maker Media is now taking submissions from filmmakers for its Public Media Content Fund, a program that has funded filmmakers since 1990. With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund will award support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native involvement that ultimately benefits the entire public media community.
Projects in any phase of production are eligible to apply for funding with Vision Maker Media. Awards for research and development range from $5,000 to $20,000; awards for production or completion can be up to $100,000; and new media awards range from $5,000 to $20,000. Vision Maker Media does not fully fund programs, and awardees are required to seek additional funding from other sources. Programs selected for funding will be offered additional distribution opportunities including educational and home DVD distribution through www.visionmakermedia.org.
Vision Maker Media convenes a panel of Public Television professionals, independent filmmakers, and American Indian/Alaska Native educators to review submissions and recommend applications for funding. Additionally, Vision Maker Media assists filmmakers with fund raising, navigating the Public Television system for national broadcast, educational resource development, community engagement, and marketing efforts.
The deadline for applications submitted electronically is Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:59 p.m. Central.
For Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund guidelines and a link to the online application submission form, please visit visionmakermedia.org/fund.
(Updated) 35th Annual Telly Awards Announces Call for Entries
Founded in 1978, The Telly Awards has emerged throughout the decades as one of the premier awards honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos, and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Last year's awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.
The Telly Awards entry fee is $95 for single entries and $180 for campaign entries. An entry may be entered into multiple categories. The final entry deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014.
For more information on submission guidelines, qualifying content, and more, please visit www.tellyawards.com.
MUSIC CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Midwest City Made in Oklahoma Wine Beer and Food Festival
The Midwest City Made in Oklahoma Wine Beer and Food Festival, which will take place May 30 – 31, 2014 at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, announces an Open Call for musicians to play at its third annual event. This year, the festival expands to include a music series titled, “Live from the Lawn.” The series, featuring local musicians, will take place on the festival’s outdoor stage on Saturday, May 31.
By offering the “Live from the Lawn” series, the festival hopes to showcase the homegrown talent produced by Oklahoma artists and provide bands an opportunity to gain exposure, network with business owners and sample the fine wine, beer and food items that Oklahoma has to offer.
The Made in Oklahoma Wine, Beer and Food Festival is an event that celebrates and promotes music that was created (made) in Oklahoma by original Oklahoma artists. We ask that 80% of a band’s set be comprised of original music.
All genres will be considered, and a sampling of genres will be chosen for the event.
Bands from across the state will be considered for this event and you do not have to be from Midwest City or the Oklahoma City area to apply.
The Live from the Lawn event is in promotion of The Oklahoma Music Guide, the Oklahoma Film & Music Office’s online database of Oklahoma musicians and music businesses. Therefore, all acts must be registered in the database in order to perform.
Registration is FREE and only takes a few minutes. You may learn more about the Music Guide and register your band at:http://oklahoma.reel-scout.com/music_registration.aspx.
Once you have registered and your account has been approved, please email the link to your Music Guide account to: LINDSEY.FLOWERS@TRAVELOK.COM. Please make sure your email contains the following subject line: 2014 LIVE FROM THE LAWN BAND SUBMISSION. Emails must be received by 11:59 PM on March 21, 2014.
* Your email is considered your official application to play at the event.
In order for your application to be considered, your music guide account must contain the following:
Why should my band apply to play at this event?
There are many benefits to performing at the Live From the Lawn event at the Midwest City Made in Oklahoma Wine, Beer and Food Festival. First, all performing bands will be compensated financially and will also receive a benefits package including parking passes, tasting tokens, coupons, hotel discounts and other items of value. In addition to payment, bands will gain exposure to a targeted audience, many of whom host live music events throughout the year. Some of these include the Grand Casino, the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center, wine and food vendors from across the state, and the event music selection committee. All bands will also be able to display their marketing materials, cd’s and other merchandise on the Oklahoma Film & Music Office table throughout the festival. The headliner will also be given the opportunity to perform at the Midwest City Summer Concert Series hosted by the Parks and Recreation department of Midwest City happening later in the Summer.
How will the bands be selected?
A committee of industry professionals working throughout the OKC metro will select the bands. Once the registration deadline has passed, the committee will view each applicant’s Oklahoma Music Guide page, taking into account the quality of each listing, access to a sampling of music, genre, originality and professionalism. As the theme of the event is “Made in Oklahoma,” bands playing mostly original music will be given priority.
When will the bands be selected?
Bands will be notified by April 11, 2014.
What if my band is not selected?
Since this is the first year for the Live from the Lawn event, there are only a few performance slots available. If your band is not chosen to perform at the event, it is our hope that the event will be bigger and better next year, so we would invite you to re-apply! Also, remember that you are now registered in the Oklahoma Music Guide, so please take advantage of all of the resources The Oklahoma Film & Music Office (OF&MO) has to offer!
OF&MO can also include any of your upcoming shows on their events calendar, which can be viewed here: http://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/calendar/calendar.php?calendar_seq=91.
If you would like your event included on the OF&MO events calendar, please send an email with the following information: Name of the event, short description of the event, starting and ending date and time, contact name, phone or email, URL where people can go for more information, address, cost, and any age restrictions to Lindsey.Flowers@TravelOK.com.
Each week, OF&MO chooses from this calendar to create our weekly newsletter This Week in Film and Music, which has a statewide circulation of over 2,700. You can sign up to receive the newsletter and other relevant e-blasts and press releases on OF&MO’s subscription page: http://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/oknotify/index.php?id=200.
*Please note that the Oklahoma Film & Music Office is a sponsor of the Midwest City Made in Oklahoma Wine, Beer and Food Festival and is not the primary voice in programming the Live From the Lawn stage. Acts are chosen based on the criteria listed above by a panel of business leaders, music industry members and festival organizers.
For more information about the Midwest City Made in Oklahoma Festival, please visit: http://www.madeinoklahomafestival.com/.