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October 9, 2019

Submissions Now Open for 5th Annual St. Francis College Women's Film Festival

Film Festival

Women filmmakers around the globe can screen their works in a signature film festival in the heart of Brooklyn next spring.

The St. Francis College 5th Annual Women's Film Festival, taking place April 15 to 18, 2020, has opened its call for entries. To be eligible, films must have a female director, producer or screenwriter, with preference given to works created by female directors, and run for no more than 20 minutes including credits.

Selected films will screen for the public during the three-day Festival on the SFC campus in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. A judging panel will award prizes in the following categories: Documentary (student and non-student divisions); Narrative Short (student and non-student); Animated Short (student and non-student); Experimental Short; Virtual Reality Work and Youth (made by someone under 19 who has not started college).

Judges will also award the top film created by a current St. Francis College student.

"The Women's Film Festival has become a flagship event for our College and for the filmmaking community in Brooklyn and beyond, and we're thrilled to once again invite emerging and established women artists to showcase their works here," said Augusta Palmer, the festival director and SFC Communication Arts Assistant Professor. "The Festival is a celebration of women's often unheralded contributions to film, and a platform to encourage a new generation of women in the profession."

Since launching in 2016, the SFC Women's Film Festival has grown in prestige and popularity. Last year's Festival attracted more than 200 submissions from 35 countries, with 47 selected for screening.

The Festival also features a series of panel discussions and workshops with established women professionals.

Early-bird submission deadline for the Festival is November 4th, regular deadline is December 9th and late deadline is January 6th. Submission fees range from $10 to $25, depending on category and submission date, although all fees are waived for early-bird submissions. Entry is also free for St. Francis College students, faculty and alumnae.

SFC students, faculty and alumnae who want to submit their works for consideration should email Augusta Palmer: [email protected]

All other filmmakers should submit their works at:

Selected filmmakers will be notified by March 15th.

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