Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

6th Annual  —  March 07, 2013 to March 10, 2013

POWfest

 

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film.

POWFest empowers women to find their voice and to share their stories through innovative and quality filmmaking.

We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Mission
The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film.

POWFest empowers women to find their voice and to share their stories through innovative and quality filmmaking.

We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.

The Goals
The goal of POWFest is to shift the world of women in film, one film at a time. Although the festival´s contributors include Oscar winners and Hollywood heavy hitters, special attention is also paid to dynamic young filmmakers and outstanding local talent in Portland´s burgeoning film industry. To that end, we are dedicated to promoting and creating professional development and networking opportunities for women filmmakers of every level. Beyond filmmaker participation we are also dedicated to bringing to Portland, programming that is thought-provoking and will engage the audience well beyond the theater. POWFest has the opportunity to connect films to local and national organizations that are dedicated to that particular film’s subject matter, enhancing the audience’s experience of the film and contributing to community building and social activism.

POWFest has had the honor of hosting a variety of emerging filmmakers as well as such accomplished Directors as Allison Anders, Irene Taylor-Brodsky, Kathryn Bigelow, Gillian Armstrong, Amy Heckerling and Barbara Kopple. The 4-day festival, scheduled for March 7-10, 2013 will feature 45-50 films offering attendees a variety of narrative and documentary programming from a women’s perspective. The experience is enhanced by filmmaker participation in post-screening Q&As & panels.

POWFest is produced by Sour Apple Productions in partnership with The Hollywood Theatre.

ORGANIZERS
Chris Medinger ; Jen Wechsler ; Jen Wechsler ; Jen Wechsler ; Jen Wechsler ; Lauren Pollock ; Lauren Pollock ; Lauren Pollock (Operations Manager) ; Tara Johnson-Medinger (Executive Director) ; Tara Johnson-Medinger (Executive Director) ; Tara Johnson-Medinger (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
Submission Guidelines:

*Films and videos of any length or genre: narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, young filmmakers are accepted by POWFest.

*Submissions must be directed or co-directed by a woman.

*POWFest accepts pieces completed at any time. No works in progress.

*A separate entry form and fee is required with each submission.

*Preview formats: DVD coded for region 1 or 0.

*Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

*In order for entry materials to be returned submission must include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope.

*It is unnecessary to send your DVD in a jewel case. Any additional packaging will only be discarded/recycled.

Submission Materials:

*DVD, Region 1 or 0.

*If sending a check, make payable to PORTLAND OREGON WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL.

*There is a $40 US fee for any check returned due to insufficient funds.

*Please do NOT send you submission in a fiber-filled envelope.

LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Hollywood, California – USA  October 11 to 14, 2012

Upcoming is the 8th Annual LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, a four-day celebration of women filmmakers and a festival that is “by women, for everyone.” In addition to rewarding noteworthy films, hosting educational seminars, and offering networking opportunities for its attendees, LA Femme seeks to close the gender divide in front of and behind the motion picture camera while championing strong storytelling that empowers and enhances the diversity of women.

Set amidst the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood scene and attracting notable industry attention, LA Femme pursues national and international distribution opportunities for filmmakers who win top prizes in the Festival’s documentary and feature film categories. Through a variety of the Festival’s connections, all official selections may be considered for these and other unique opportunities. LA Femme has a strong record of seeing award-winning material make its way to screens both large and small. THE COLT, a 2005 LA Femme award-winner, debuted on The Hallmark Movie Channel that same year. BEAUTIFUL DREAMER was picked up by Showtime after winning at LA Femme, and five LA Femme documentaries have been programmed by the Independent Documentary Channel in 2012 alone.

Many of LA Femme’s guest speakers and honorees are familiar faces to film and television audiences. In 2010, Academy Award-nominees Angela Bassett (WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT) and Virginia Madsen (SIDEWAYS) were honored with LA Femme’s Pioneer Award and Visionary Award, respectively. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JUNO) and Directors Guild of America Award-winner Patty Jenkins have both been honored by LA Femme for advancing opportunities for women behind the scenes.

 

UPCOMING DEADLINE
July 16, 2012 – Late Deadline

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
LA Femme International Film Festival is dedicated to supporting and nurturing the artistic entertainment productions of women for the benefit of international and domestic audiences.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
At LA Femme, filmmakers engage in an environment that is more collaborative than competitive, as each attendee plays an important role in advancing opportunities for women in the exciting world of filmmaking. A complimentary festival pass is offered to each LA Femme applicant whose material is not selected to be screened, ensuring access and support for all women working in film. But this festival isn’t just for the girls: LA Femme welcomes and encourages submissions from any male filmmaker who seeks to create, celebrate, and support strong female roles in cinema.

By providing a platform for showcasing terrific female-driven material, mentoring and inspiring the next generation of women filmmakers, and creating an inclusive and collaborative industry environment that celebrates diversity, LA Femme International Film Festival is a great place for filmmakers to take proactive and empowering steps toward their dreams. Submit today