October 2022 Opportunities
We are excited to invite you to join AFI Backlot – the new, exclusive networking platform for AFI Alumni! There’s also exclusive career opportunities that are only listed in Backlot! You can register in under two minutes by following the simple steps below:
- Visit backlot.afi.com
- On first visit, click ‘Get Started’
- Fill out the information requested, including name and email
- Choose your own unique password
- Verify your email address when prompted
- Upon approval, start using the site!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Did you know that, as an alumnus, you receive lifetime borrowing privileges from the Louis B. Mayer Library? Library accounts for AFI Conservatory Alumni and DWW Alumnae are complimentary and include the following services based on availability:
- Facility access to the Louis B. Mayer Library and the Computer Lab
- Borrowing of circulating material, up to three (3) items at a time regardless of format
- Use of non-circulating Library materials
- On-site access to Thesis, Cycle, and DWW films
- Remote access to the Library online catalog, LibraryWorld
- Use of Library and Computer Lab hardware and software
- Access can be requested from Library or Computer Lab Staff
- Priority will be given to current Fellows
- In-person reference assistance
- Access to electronic resources (only available on Library computers)
Important note: Photo identification must be presented when borrowing Library materials. Use of printers in the Library and the Computer Lab is prohibited. Alumni also receive discounted rental rates for screening rooms on the AFI Campus. Learn more about all of the exclusive benefits and special discounts that come with being an AFI alumnus.
1st ASSISTANT EDITOR
Project Name: WISE GUYS
A WARNER BROS FEATURE LOOKING FOR THE 1ST ASSISTANT EDITOR. FEATURE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
Location and Timeline of Project: OHIO (PP) + LOS ANGELES (POST). NOVEMBER 2022 ~ AUGUST 2023
Application Deadline: 11/4/2022
For questions or if interested, please email MAKO KAMITSUNA: email@example.com
Realm Pictures International is interviewing for Directors of Photography, Production Designers, Costume Designers and Composers for our theatrical feature Steal Away. Based on Andrew Ward’s post-Civil War epic “Dark Midnight When I Rise”, Steal Away will feature sweeping cinematography, production design, costume design and an epic soundtrack.
Principal photography is scheduled to commence March 2023 in Atlanta, GA (USA). Applicants from all countries are being considered, irrespective of current union status.
Please visit StealAwayMovie.com/cast-and-crew for more information.
In search of an NYC based editor for our next Black Queer short film called “AN INTENT TO THE SPIRIT”, directed by Saheem Ali, starring Moses Sumney and LaChanze.
“AN INTENT TO THE SPIRIT” [Short Film]
Rashid is a queer graduate student from Tanzania in his late 20s living in New York City. When his beloved aunt Maryam and her girlfriend Sheila come to visit him, he and Sheila go out dancing in the city, leading to nights spent together in a hotel. What at first glance is a possible betrayal, then an exploration of desire and queerness, is ultimately revealed to be something more nuanced, beautiful and complicated; a story about commitment, love, and the unconventional ways family is created.
Director: Saheem Ali
Writer: Saheem Ali
Director of Photography: Joshua Echevarria
Producers: Adrian Alea, Kristian King
Length: 10-15 mins
Shooting Dates: September 24th-30th (4 days only within window)
Shooting Location: NYC
Final Delivery Date: October 31st, 2022
Rate: TBD (negotiable, low budget and indie)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
– experienced in editing, color grading, photoshop and graphic design
– good research and communication skills
– embrace social media and experienced in gaining exposure on platforms like Douyin/Tiktok, YouTube, Instagram
– self-starter and self-motivated with good work ethic
– editing experience related to travel, food or wellness is a plus
– fluency in Chinese Mandarin and English languages is a plus but not a must
– edit, color grade, sound mix, the video for posting
Timeline of Project: 1 year
Submit applications and inquiries to email@example.com
The Ida B. Wells Fund is brought to you by Chromatic Black. Chromatic Black™ is a collective of 10,000+ Black artists – activists across a spectrum of creative disciplines. They are storytellers, and use their artistic platforms – art, education, film, television, live and digital entertainment – to bring about cultural change.
Chromatic Black™ supports projects that are reflective and illustrative of the theme of Disrupting the Master Narrative by offering partners accompaniment, funding, legal support, technical assistance, audience development support, artist retreats and gatherings, as well as connectivity to a broader collective of creative pioneers.
The fund will invest in five projects that critique dominant social and historical narratives and embody artistic attributes: commitment, communal meaning, disruption, cultural integrity emotional experience, risk-taking, coherence, openness, stickiness and resourcefulness. The Short Film Fund will support five filmmakers at $15,000 each.
Please note: is fund is for creating an original, new short film only.
Applications are due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.
For questions or to talk through ideas, feel free to email Jessica Green at Chromatic Black: firstname.lastname@example.org
Features Discount Code: TF23@instAFI
This code will take $10 off the submission fee for the features category when entered on the payment page. This code only works for submissions made on Tribeca’s website (not on FilmFreeway).
WAVE Grant awards five women filmmakers $5,000 seed funding to direct their first short film. The grant program offers mentorship and support to emerging, talented, young female filmmakers of color that may not otherwise have the resources to complete their first short film. At Wavelength, we champion creating a pipeline for women of color in the film industry. Filmmakers in our program have moved on to work for Netflix, FX, and more, in addition to receiving offers to submit to the Sundance Screenwriting Program.
Opened Sept 1 and closes Nov 1.
More here: https://www.wavelengthproductions.com/grants
Do you love children’s storytelling? Or dream of writing animated films? Oak Tree Comics would love to read your stories. Oak Tree Comics is a new independent publisher of children’s graphic novels that’s currently accepting story submissions. Founded in 2020 by a former AFI fellow, Oak Tree Comics focuses on socially and environmentally-conscious storytelling for readers of all ages. Want to learn more about submission policies?
Backstage Casting Services AFI Alumni can access Backstage’s casting services with the promo code: AFIALUM Student Filmmaker/Emerging Filmmaker Office Hours are also available for additional help or have casting questions. 11:00-11:45am PST every Tuesday at: https://backstage.zoom.us/j/86842171638.
A new co-writing space in the heart of the Culver City Arts District, Writers Blok provides structure, support and community for writers. Modeled after a gym or a yoga studio, this dedicated writing space is available for writing sessions seven days a week. If you’re looking for a place to get work done where you’ll also find a great community of writers, you’re in luck. Writers Blok is offering a free session to AFI alumni.
Need to find film-friendly locations in the Los Angeles area? Visit Giggster.com to search and book diverse commercial, residential and studio locations.
Kitsplit is a community of tens of thousands of vetted filmmakers and production companies renting gear to and from each other. It has been called “the AirBNB for creative equipment” by Forbes and Fast Company. Kitsplit invites AFI alumni to join as LA Founding Members and list gear with exclusive benefits. Those who reach out in August will receive free concierge service — email your gear list to email@example.com and mention AFI. To receive 20% off your first rental, sign up for KitSplit and use exclusive code AFI15 at checkout.
Looking for studio space and equipment rentals? Loyal Studios in Burbank offers 10% discounts to the AFI community. Contact Sadie Dean (AFI Class of 2011) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund — ongoing Film Independent Labs & Programs – ongoing Film Independent Camera Grant – ongoing Film Independent Fiscal Sponsorship — rolling Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant — rolling Ford Foundation: JustFilms — ongoing Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund — rolling ITVS Open Call — ongoing Jerome Foundation Grant Programs — ongoing NewFilmmakers Los Angeles — ongoing nextPix/firstPix Crowd Funding Grants — ongoing Panavision New Filmmaker Program — ongoing Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative Program — ongoing Scottish Documentary Institute Consultancies — ongoing Screen Australia: Feature Film Production Program — ongoing Screen Australia: Documentary Producer Equity Program — ongoing Visions Sud Est Fund — ongoing World Cinema Fund: Distribution — ongoing
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