Need footage to edit?
We recommend Editstock as you can use their footage however you like. It's inexpensive and they give away a scene for free.
Creative Commons is something worth looking into. CC is an idea of content creators that release their work with a different type of copyright.
Some levels include free for commercial distribution - with and without attribution. Pay attention to the level.
Creative Commons search
Makerbook video search
20 Open source movies
Groups looking for your email (but still, free resources)
Mixkit - envato is the backer here.
Contests that are live
Frameline horror contest
Stock footage (for free)
Stock Music (for free)