Accepting Submissions to Asheville Film Festival

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AshevilleFilmFestival

The Asheville Film Festival celebrates the art of film making! Great film making. The kind of film that can only be described with sentences that end with an exclamation mark! Films that excite, entertain and make us walk out of a theater and say, “I’m changed.” Our goal is to showcase thought-provoking films and offer a venue where movie lovers who appreciate independent vision can celebrate this unique art form.

We are dedicated to bringing unique, interesting, quality, challenging and entertaining films to Western NC by providing a cultural hub for an emerging film-artists community to showcase their works to the region’s top producers, peers, investors and viewers.

Just watch as we earn the title of the premiere film festival of Western NC. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging and innovative creative professionals through our annual film festival, summer camp for teen talent, year round online screenings and an extensive community outreach program.

Awards & Prizes

Film Awards

Judge’s Choice
Top Viewer
Top Viewer’s Choice Award
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Roselyn Armstrong Behind the Scenes Award
The Distance Award

Screenwriting Award

We will Film your script
We will provide a Red carpet event
We will provide distribution opportunities
Pre-production will begin in December 2016

Rules & Terms

RULES & TERMS for film submission

In order to be eligible for submission:
• All submissions are received through www.filmfreeway.com.
• Provide access to a full screening of your film for judging (through filmfreeway.com)
• You must provide a 3 sentence Tag Line that describes your film
• Provide the genre of your film (Documentary / Drama / Comedy / Action)
• You must include any necessary warnings of (Nudity / Violence / Language / Adult Situations)
• You must provide English sub titles if the language of the film is not in English
Should you become an “Official Selection” for the 2016 Asheville Film Festival you must provide a DVD (sorry, we are not able to screen Blu-ray)
• Provide a JPEG of your Film cover
• Send a separate email that includes the above information to info@ashevillencfilmfestival.com.
• You will have to mail a DVD copy to the address below for actual screening at the festival. (The digital version is for the judge’s screening ONLY)
• If you would like Asheville Film Festival to provide T-Shirts of your movie – You must provide a marketing visual

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
By entering your film for consideration for the 2016 Asheville Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Additionally, you agree that your film does not violate any copyright laws. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2016 Asheville Film Festival.

Each entry understands that submitting a film does not ensure that the film will be chosen as an “Official Selection”. Only “Official Selection” films will be screened by the selection committee.

Each “Official Selection” understands that the judges will vote their choice. All of the judges’ scores will be added together. The official selection with the highest combined score will win. Nominees for each award will be posted on the website and social media pages prior to the event on October 15, 2016.

Each entry is required to pay a submission fee of $20 by the regular deadline. Should the entry be sent after the regular but before the late deadline the entry must pay the $30 entry fee.

Entries understand and give permission to the Film Fest, Director, Kaleigh Group Entertainment, Indie Spotlight Network and their subsidiaries to utilize the entry’s film visuals on the Indie Spotlight Network and in the Kaleigh Group Entertainment for marketing purposes. All films submitted are eligible for review for distribution through Kaleigh Group Entertainment. If a film is selected for distribution, it will only be done AFTER filmmaker signs the film distribution agreement. Kaleigh Group Entertainment will provide revenue earning opportunities for the film maker at each screening of said film at events after the Eastern NC Film Festival has concluded for that year.

Each entry is required to include a 3 sentence log line to describe the film and provide any warnings (such as, adult themes, nudity, language violence, etc…)

Non-English speaking films must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

Please do not send press kits or any other print materials until they are requested by the festival staff.

RULES & TERMS for Screenwriting Competition

In order to be eligible for submission:

The Winner of the 2016 Asheville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition will have the script filmed!
Call For Entries will end on Aug, 25, 2016 at 11:55 pm (EST)
Winner will be announced at the 2016 Asheville Film Festival.
Pre-production will begin in Dec 2016.
Filming will be primarily in North Carolina.
$30 Entry Fee

Eligibility
Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
All ages are eligible.
All entries must be in English.
Screenplays must be no more than 10 pages in length. Absolutely no exceptions.
There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.
Screenplays will not be returned.
If a submitted screenplay becomes optioned, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period, that screenplay will no longer be eligible.
Competition judges, employees of the Asheville Film Festival, Kaleigh Group Entertainment or Indie Spotlight Network, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are not eligible to enter.
Screenplays, including outlines, treatments, pitches, log lines or any developmental material related to screenplay, that have previously won any contest, competition, grant, lab, fellowship, mentorship, reading or award of any kind, are not eligible.
Screenplays submitted under a pen name will be immediately disqualified.
Screenplay titles cannot be changed upon resubmission under any circumstances.

All submissions are received through www.filmfreeway.com.

By entering your script for consideration for the 2016 Asheville Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Additionally, you agree that your script does not violate any copyright laws. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2016 Asheville Film Festival.

Each entry understands that submitting a script does not ensure that the script will be chosen as an “Official Selection”. A selection committee will review each script to ensure that it meets the rules and guidelines listed here. If all rules and guidelines are met your script will then be an Official selection and forwarded for the judging process.

Each entry understands that submitting a script does not ensure that the script will be chosen as an “Official Selection”. Only “Official Selection” scripts will be read by the judges.

Each “Official Selection” understands that the judges will vote their choice. All of the judges’ scores will be added together. The official selection with the highest combined score will win. Nominees for each award will be posted on the website and social media pages prior to the event on October 15, 2016.

Each entry is required to pay a submission fee of $30 by the deadline.

The winner understands and gives permission to the Film Fest Director, Kaleigh Group Entertainment, Indie Spotlight Network and their subsidiaries to provide the production process for your turning your script into a film. Red Carpet and distribution opportunities will be made available as well..

Each entry is required to include a 3 sentence log line to describe the script and provide any warnings (such as, adult themes, nudity, language violence, etc…)

All scripts must be submitted in English.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION
All entries will be read by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. Official Festival selections will be announced on or around Aug 31, 2016. All Official Selection entrants will be notified by email. Official Selection script Titles and author name will be posted on our website. The festival does not pay rental fees for submitted work.

By entering your script for consideration for the 2016 Asheville Film Festival Screenwriting Contest, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Additionally, you agree that your script does not violate any copyright laws. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2016 Eastern NC Film Festival and through the distribution channels of Kaleigh Group Entertainment.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Asheville Film Festival, Kaleigh Group Entertainment, Indie Spotlight Network and any other agents, owners and employees of said entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.)

MAILING ADDRESS
Submit by mail:
Asheville Film Festival
PO Box 1323
Winterville, NC 28590
All submissions that become “Official Selections” will automatically be eligible to receive distribution services from Kaleigh Group Entertainment.

Festival Date, October 15, 2016
REGULAR FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE Aug 1, 2016. ($20 entry fee per entry, non-refundable)
LATE FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE Aug 25, 2016. ($30 entry fee per entry, non-refundable)
REGULAR SCREENWRITING SUBMISSION DEADLINE Aug 1, 2016. ($30 entry fee per entry, non-refundable)
LATE SCREENWRITING SUBMISSION DEADLINE Aug 25, 2016. ($30 entry fee per entry, non-refundable)

SHIPPING
Cost of shipping is the responsibility of the entrant. DVDs must be sent to the festival prepaid. C.O.D.’S will be refused. All DVD’s must be labeled with the title of the entry, running time, genre, viewer warnings and the name of the director. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit.

Please note: Do not use registered or certified mail. Use First class, Priority, Airmail or Media Mail. FedEx, UPS and DHL is not accepted.

RETURN OF SUBMISSION DISCS AND SCRIPTS
We strongly encourage you to only send materials you do not wish to have returned, it’s cheaper and easier for all involved. Please do not send us masters, originals, your only copy, etc. Videos and scripts will not be returned.

By entering your film or script for consideration for the 2016 Asheville Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Additionally, you agree that your film does not violate any copyright laws. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2016 Asheville Film Festival and through the distribution channels of Kaleigh Group Entertainment.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Asheville Film Festival, Kaleigh Group Entertainment, Indie Spotlight Network and any other agents, owners and employees of said entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos or scripts entered.)

Call for artists: “Lighten Up Spartanburg”

The Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals from artists, designers, architects, and other creatives to paint, decorate, or otherwise alter six-foot fiberglass sculptures.

click here to download application

The altered bulbs will be installed throughout the City of Spartanburg concurrently with the Bloomberg Philanthropies funded project Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light, which opens to the public in October 2016.

Lighten Up Spartanburg will be comprised of approximately twenty altered bulbs, each of which will be assigned to one local or regional artist, designer, or other creative. In addition to transforming the industrially fabricated light bulbs into works of public art, participating artists will work with SAM’s curatorial staff and the City of Spartanburg to craft interactive experiences for city residents and visitors to supplement their visual contribution to Lighten Up Spartanburg.

The exhibition dates of Lighten Up Spartanburg are March 2017-March 2018. Participating artists will receive a $500 stipend as well as a percentage of the proceeds of the sales of their artwork at a museum-sponsored event in 2018.

Kids Tixx

Kids Tixx program provides access to wonderful arts & culture experiences not always in the budget for some of Buncombe County’s families, while also supporting our local arts presenters! Kids Tixx provides free admission for one child and one adult to local arts and cultural events, exhibits, and more.

The Asheville Area Arts Council believes that creative experiences are vitally important to quality of life, and inspire and bring joy to young hearts. Cultural experiences also bring families closer together, and provide moments that become meaningful memories. For some, the Kids Tixx program may be one of the few art related experiences that a child will have all year. We appreciate our donors, who are willing to reach out and nurture joy in our community in this way, while also supporting our worthy arts presenters.

Currently, there are no tickets available for shows. Please check back in the Fall for an update on availability.

Online Art Contest

Have your art published free on the cover

of the prestigious publication

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY

MASTERS VOLUME 11!

Two prizes:

First Prize: Front Cover (Value $9,800, one image shown)

Second Prize: Back Cover (Value $5,800, one image shown)

These entries will be published in International Contemporary Masters Volume 11, published by World Wide Art Books, to be released December 2016.

All media are accepted.
Participation fee $15 per image
Deadline August 25
The results will be announced September 9, 2016
Upload as many images as you like.
Only images entered in the contest will be considered.

STEPS FOR PARTICIPATION: Sign up or if you are already a member, Sign in.

Find out more information

Artavita is a very large art portal,  a free website created for artists to promote themselves and sell their art, at no cost, with no commissions.

Craft Research Fund Grant Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2016/17 Craft Research Fund grant cycle are now open
 
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund grant program advances and expands research about craft in the United States. Since 2005, the program has supported innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explored the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, and fostered new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field.
Proposals are welcome from curators, researchers, independent scholars and graduate students.
Application Deadlines:
 
September 17, 2016, 11:59 pm EST || Graduate Research Grants
October 21, 2016, 11:59 pm EST || Project and Exhibition Research Grants
October 31, 2016, 11:59 pm EST || Travel Grants
The Craft Research Fund program is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Toe River Arts Juried Show

DEADLINE JULY 26, 2016

The second annual Toe River Arts Juried Show will be held at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery from October 1 – November 5, 2016. Competition is open to all artists, 18 and older, residing in North or South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or Georgia. All mediums are accepted, and work must have been completed within the last two years. Please click for more information. Please click to download a regular Submission Form or a Fill-inable submission form.

This year’s juror will be Sherry Masters. Sherry has deep roots in the art and craft traditions of the mountains of Western North Carolina having grown up in Madison County, home to many artists. Sherry embarked on a career as a buyer and manager at the Allanstand Craft Shop of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. She then became Grovewood Gallery’s manager. During her 20-year tenure, Sherry’s leadership helped turn the Asheville-based store into one of the nations top retailers of fine craft with close to 400 artists represented. Sherry originated Grovewood’s annual Sculpture for the Garden exhibition and served as a craft fair juror for many craft organizations up and down the east coast.

While at Grovewood, Sherry spearheaded the national American Craft Week events in Western North Carolina, coordinating the efforts of over 45 individual craft artists, galleries, and cultural institutions in the region for six years in a row. She continues to serve as co-chairperson for American Craft Week held in October.

CCCD Call for Artists

2016 Back to the Drawing Board

Deadline: May 31, 2016 Fee (USD): $10.00

In 2015, CCCD launched a new program series titled Back to the Drawing Board, that invited six artists take over Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to create interactive installations, performances, and other experimental activities.
This year, CCCD is pleased to continue Back to the Drawing Board as a feature program of it’s 20th Anniversary celebration to be held on August 11, 2016. Three selected projects will be staged throughout CCCD’s three-story building at 67 Broadway in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.
Artists, makers, designers and performers of all disciplines are welcome to propose a project plan. Preference will be given to new projects not yet presented in public, with an emphasis on process and audience collaboration. Works in progress are welcome, with the intention of exposing the public to the, often unseen, creative process. Ideas that will engage the public in a critical dialogue are encouraged.
Each takeover will occur from 7-10 pm, Thursday August 11, 2016. Accepted applicants will receive a $1,000 stipend for materials and travel expenses.

Immediate Opening! Music Director – Western Piedmont Youth Symphony

Music Director/Conductor – Western Piedmont Youth Symphony, Hickory, NC
Our current WPYS Music Director/Conductor is retiring from that position and we are seeking a person with the passion and expertise to lead our youth symphony orchestra program.
WESTERN PIEDMONT YOUTH SYMPHONY
Music Director and Conductor Job Description
The Western Piedmont Youth Symphony (WPYS) Music Director and Conductor is a part-time position that provides artistic and administrative leadership by developing and carrying out a program of work under the supervision of the Western Piedmont Symphony (WPS) Artistic Director/Conductor and Executive Director.
  1. Schedule, program, and prepare weekly rehearsals for a minimum of two concerts (fall and spring) each year.
  2. Develop a budget in cooperation with the WPS Executive Director to support the programs of the Youth Symphony including library acquisitions and rental, sectional coaches, and auxiliary players when needed.
  3. Develop and maintain a relationship with local school music and private music teachers to cultivate membership and to keep them informed of WPYS activities.
  4. Recruit and audition Youth Symphony members primarily, but not exclusively, from local schools in the region.
  5. Establish audition and rehearsal schedules and coordinate all calendar dates and venues with the WPS Executive Director.
  6. Serve as Librarian (or recruit volunteers) to work in conjunction with the WPS Librarian. Organize and inventory the library as well as distribute and annotate (including bowings) of all music.
  7. Assure accurate attendance records for rehearsals, and coordinate collection of WPYS dues with WPS Office Staff.
  8. Provide appropriate information for public relations and concert programs to the Marketing Director in a timely manner.
  9. Work with the WPS Education Committee to enhance alumni and parental support and involvement with the activities of the Youth Symphony.
  10. Coordinate set-up and tear-down of orchestra chairs, stands, and equipment with WPS Properties Manager.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Music or Music Education preferred
  • Experience leading middle school to college age students
  • Can collaborate successfully with others
  • Conducting experience in orchestral or multi-instrumental settings
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Passion and ability to grow the program
Salary is based on qualifications and experience.
Please send a cover letter and resume by Friday, May 27, 2016, to:
Youth Symphony Music Director Search
Western Piedmont Symphony
243 Third Avenue NE; Suite 1N
Hickory, NC 28601

Call for Entries: Arts in the Airport Exhibition

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for the next Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts are joining with Arts in the Airport to showcase an art exhibition that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service. One of 409 units of the park service, the Smokies not only have extraordinary scenic beauty but are also home to more than 18,000 species of life and 100 historic log buildings.
Artists are encouraged to submit work inspired by or in celebration of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Submitted work may reflect the beauty of the landscape, wildlife and fauna or reference the rich creative and cultural heritage of the area. Contemporary fine craft which reflects an appreciation of craft tradition will be considered. More information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be found at www.nps.gov/grsm orwww.facebook.com/GreatSmokyMountainsNPS.
Approximately 40-45 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from September 29, 2016 – April 19, 2017.
The deadline for entries to be received is Sunday, July 24, 2016.
View the information online at http://www.knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport.
The call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the 33 counties of East Tennessee and 24 counties of Western North Carolina.
Each artist may submit up to five entries which must be original works. The nonrefundable entry fee is $30 for up to five works (free for Arts & Culture Alliance members). The $30 entry fee includes a six-month membership in the Arts & Culture Alliance. Apply online or send an SASE to Suzanne Cada, Arts & Culture Alliance, PO Box 2506, Knoxville, TN 37901. Prizes include $1,000 in cash awards.
From Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Kelly Hider, Gallery Coordinator and Bill May, Executive Director will jury the exhibition.
About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Information: Suzanne Cada, 865-523-7543, sc@knoxalliance.com.