Attention filmmakers, artists, artisans and East End do-gooders–I’ve got a whole bunch of places that are now accepting submissions. So get yourself in gear and start getting your work out there!
The Hamptons International Film Festival is now accepting films in the narrative, feature, documentary, short and student categories. Did you know that there’s money involved? HIFF offers more than $225,000 in cash and in-kind awards. Better yet, the winners of two of the short film competitions–Best Narrative Short and Best Documentary Short–will automatically qualify for the Academy Awards. What? Crazy awesome! The early bird deadline is April 4. Regular and late deadlines are May 2 and May 30.
Hamptons Art Hub has placed a Call for Art for a “Water as Muse” exhibit. Submissions are sought in two categories–Fine Art and Fine Art Photography–with prizes awarded in both. Additionally, each winner will receive a review or artist profile written by Pat Rogers, an award-winning writer and publisher of Hamptons Art Hub. The piece will be published online at HamptonsArtsHub.com within six months. Honorable Mentions will be awarded in both categories and will be awarded a free Directory Listing to showcase their art for one year, additionally, a selection of top submissions in both categories will be featured in an online gallery at HamptonsArtHub.com. Submissions will be accepted through March 13.
East End Arts has announced its Open Call for Artists, Artisans and Craft Vendors for the 20th anniversary Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, which will be held on May 29 in Riverhead. Professional artists and craftspeople are invited to submit for the annual art and craft sale. Early signup is encouraged by March 25.
The Southampton Youth Bureau has made applications available for its 2016 Community Service Challenge, which awards community service grants to youth groups in the Town of Southampton. A total of $2,500 in grant money will be awarded to those projects with positive impact that benefit the surrounding community. The submission deadline is March 24.