Submissions are free to ALL until Dec. 8, 2018
The floodgates are open as the St. Francis College Women's Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 4th annual celebration of women in film. Over the past few years, more than 1,100 female filmmakers from 27 countries have submitted their films to the festival.
"Last year, we featured women's media production from the silent era to virtual reality, and we can't wait to do that again," said festival co-founder and St. Francis Professor Augusta Palmer, a director of multiple documentaries including her forthcoming film, The Blues Society, about the Memphis Country Blues Festivals of the late 60's. "This year, I'm excited to have added a youth category for girls and women in middle or high school as well as an experimental category. We still have categories for students and professionals in documentary, fiction, and VR/immersive filmmaking."
Among the requirements, each film must have a maximum length of 15 minutes and either a female director, producer or screenwriter, with preference given to works created by female directors. Entry is free for all until December 8, 2018 and continues to be free for St. Francis students, alumnae, faculty, and staff. Submissions are being accepted online at: https://filmfreeway.com/StFrancisCollegeWomensFilmFestival.
The Festival runs from April 4-6, 2019 and will screen films in seven different categories including female student and non-student Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Animated Shorts, Virtual Reality/Immersive, Experimental, and Youth Shorts.
In addition to film screenings, the festival will host multiple panels and workshops on topics like crowdfunding and the entrepreneurial aspects of filmmaking.
"This is also a very important year because we are celebrating 50 years since women became students at St. Francis," added Palmer.
The festival is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between the SFC Communication Arts Department, the Women's Studies Center, and the Center for Entrepreneurship. For more information, visit the SFC Women's Film Festival website.