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MAY 2022​​

​​​​​​​​5/23 2022 CSU MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS​: ​​The CSU Media Arts Festival welcomes students from all California State University campuses to submit media projects to the 2022 competition. Submissions accepted in Animation, Documentary/Creative Non-Fiction & Television News, Interactive & Immersive Media, Narrative, and Short Screenplay. • CSU students may submit one project as one of the following roles: Creator, Director, Producer, Writer (Screenplay, only) • The submission deadline is Monday, May 23, 2022. • The submission fee is waived for 2022. For detailed information on submission eligibility, categories, and MAF history, visit our website at:

​​​​​​​​5/27 @ 12pm PST​EIF Careers Program & Crewvie Overview​​: ​​The Entertainment Industry Foundation Careers Program (EIFCP) is a program and service to create a more diverse talent pipeline into film and television careers. Powered by Crewvie, a technology platform, EIFCP aims to support studios and productions in hiring more candidates from historically excluded communities and nonprofit programs, as well as support candidates in navigating their careers beyond their first job.

​​​​​​​​5/27 (Summer season starts on this date)​​​Music Forward Open Mic Fridays​​​: ​​
Music Forward Open Mic Fridays are national performance showcases on a virtual stage designed to help upcoming artists (ages 13-24) like YOU showcase your talent, get exposure, and hone your craft. Open Mic serves as the entry point to becoming a MUSIC FORWARD ARTIST which includes benefits like coveted performance opportunities, mentorship, and career-building activations. As a Music Forward Artist, we will work with you to expand your reach and fan base. We will also connect you with industry professionals to help you gain access to tools and resources that will jump-start your music career. By participating in these sessions you acknowledge that you are 13 years of age or older and agree to Music Forward's stated Privacy Policy (​​​

June 2022​​

​​​​​​​​6/1 ​ (Deadline June 1st) 49th STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS​​: ​​The 49th Student Academy Awards competition is accepting submissions until June 1, 2022. Only films that are final graduation projects (i.e. capstone films for undergraduates, thesis films for graduates) are automatically eligible for entry. Students may submit these films directly to the competition. Please visit for comprehensive information about eligibility and submission process.



House of Blues Music Forward Foundation/Live Nation Music Industry Webinars - Ongoing events calendar 

Sundance Collab's Writer's Cafe: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-10:30 AM PT from June 1- 29th 2020 - Writers from around the globe continue to converge on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our Writers' Café for an hour of dedicated writing followed by an optional half-hour meetup.  

Sundance Collab's Free Master Classes - Spend three hours with the best in the industry learning about all things filmmaking, exclusively on Sundance Collab.  

Sundance Collab/ Film / Screenwriting Events - Connect to Sundance Co//ab resources, events, and creators both online and in the real world 

Variety Screening Room - "Rebooting The Entertainment Industry" Events  

Winston Baker: Webinars on Entertainment related topics! Since the start of the shelter-in-place, Winston Baker has been putting together some fantastic virtual events. You can find out about upcoming ones, or go back and watch previous (like an interview with SFSU Alum Danny Glover) at the link above. Many of their events are free, but if you want to attend one that costs, please e-mail Haley Seppa at for a discount code! 

Writers Guild Foundation  From panels to workshops, the WG Foundation is giving you access to the top film and TV writers in the industry in these free virtual events.



TVOT - TV of Tomorrow Show | San Francisco, CA

Over the past few years TVOT and TVOT NYC have become the leading venues for agencies, brands, broadcasters, content-owners and adtech companies to explore the complex interrelationships between audience measurement, big data, and advanced advertising. The shows also provide multiple opportunities for TV and video professionals to examine the potential of significant new technologies, such as ATSC 3.0/Next-Gen TV, 5G, autonomous vehicles, Blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning, voice assistants, VR/AR, and more. Additionally, the shows have become one of the very few places where established TV players can meet and network with the creative and business communities that have emerged on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch, TikTok and other social-video platforms to address the rapidly evolving viewing habits and programming preferences of Millennials and Gen Z.

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TBD - SAGAftra 101 & Actors Panel | Los Angeles, CA

The CSU Entertainment Alliance has teamed up with SAG-AFTRA to offer another exciting, informative and FREE event for Cal State entertainment arts & media studies studies! Learn from some of the industry's leading actors on how to go from campus to successful career & gain valuable insight into entertainment industry unions. Plus, FREE lunch!

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