Do we need woman’s day? A wake-up call!

And this is why we have woman’s day. Why do we accept the fact that women are paid less? And with WE, I mean men and women.
Surely a fair system would benefit all?

A lot of employers are just looking for a way to save on wages, it is as simple as that.

Trending in the news today: Male civil servants earn nearly £3,000 per year more on average than women.

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LUNAFEST

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Be a part of LUNAFEST, a traveling festival of short films by, for, and about women.


The 13th Annual LUNAFEST Film Festival is seeking a diverse range of short films which embody the unique, touching, and inspirational roles of women in our local, national, and international communities. Films must be 20 minutes or less in runtime, and directed and/or produced by a female. There is no limit on the year of production. Winning filmmakers are awarded $1,000 USD cash.

The Midway Deadline is February 1.

Submit your film today for the chance to showcase your work in 150 cities across Canada and the U.S. in front of 20,000 people in 2013 and 2014!

Select a Category of Entry to continue.

USA applicants: By, For and About Women
Films directed and/or produced by women are accepted for this category.

FILMS MUST BE LESS THAN 20 MINUTES.International applicants: By, For and About Women In order to qualify for this category the film MUST have been produced outside of USA, and directed and/or produced by women. All other films submitted to this category will be switched to the appropriate category. FILMS MUST BE 20 MINUTES OR LESS.

Please provide the information about where the film was produced in the Withoutabox cover letter section. Additional proof of film production location may be needed.

Genres: Shorts, documentaries, drama, fiction, animation, comedies, and narratives are welcome. Films must be 20 minutes or less.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
In addition to providing national exposure for emerging women filmmakers, LUNAFEST also supports the communities we live in today by donating a portion of the proceeds from the festival to the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) as well as to local host organizations. The BCF is a San Francisco based non-profit that works to identify- and advocate for the elimination of environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. 15% of all net proceeds of the festival go to the BCF and 85% go back into the local women’s organizations and communities that host the festival.

Women's International Film & Arts Festival

March 20-24, 2013

The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival is a non profit organization designed to promote and empower women’s artistic visions, and address our issues of concern around the world

The Time to Submit your film is Now for the 2013 Women’s International Film & Arts Festival.

Films directed, produced or written by women will be accepted.    Documentaries, Narrative, Animated, Shorts & Features will be  accepted for consideration into the festival.  Deadlines are as follows:

Late Deadline – October 31, 2012

Extended Late Deadline (November 15, 2012) – thru withoutabox.com only

Entry Rules and Requirements or download our 2013 Entry Form

 

Film Festival of films made by Women – Botanique – Brussels

«Elles Tournent – Dames Draaien»
20.09>23.09.2012 – Botanique – Brussels

ELLES TOURNENT 2012
“Looking at the world through the eyes of women,
is expanding its field of view of 180 degrees “

From the 20th till 23rd September 2012 for four days and more than twenty-five films, the festival “Elles tournent” introduces in Botanique, world premieres, classics, documentaries and fictions all directed by women.

“Roll’em Ladies !” said in 1914 Alice Guy-Blaché, the first ever female film maker.
Women are still rolling today.
Come and enjoy, their moving, inspiring and fun films at the fifth edition of the only Brussels’ international film festival dedicated entirely to films by women.

Belgian directors
Recent movies which reflect the Belgian female creativity with for example:

World premiere, a documentary by Sacha Kullberg, UNE PHILOSOPHIE DES YEUX FERMÉS – LE CORPS COMME RÉSERVE NATURELLE, questions, in times when waste management is a concern, how to consider that particular waste, the human corpse ?
A documentary by Eva Houdová, PARLER AVEC ELLES, how transmission between three generations of women migrants built their identity.
WOMEN AND THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION by An Van Raemdonck, a documentary about how to be a woman and fight for equality in today’s post-revolutionary Egypt.
Equally relevant: the special session ‘ ELLES DANSENT !’
In his anthology cycle of Belgian female directors Muriel Andrin (ULB), we discover the eyes of two Belgian filmmakers, André Marie and Chantal Akerman, on the work of two essential choreographers, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Pina Bausch.

As opening film, UFO IN HER EYES FICTION (China) from Xiaolu Guo : Yun’s life changes when she sees a UFO. Humour and unbridled liberalism in China.
ZEFIR by Belma Baş. Zefir, Turkish movie about a strong-willed eleven-years old girl, who spends her summer at her grandparents’ country house in an overwhelming countryside. All the while she deeply longs for her mother …
SALT WHITE (Georgia) by Keti Machavariani. In post-Soviet Georgia, 35 year-old Nana struggles to accomplish her dreams ….
ONE. TWO. ONE (Iran) by Mania Akbari is a story of pretty girl in a love triangle against the background of electronic communication. In a society where social customs are based on the beauty of a woman, her challenge is to find self-confidence and inner beauty when she loses her physical beauty.
OUR HOMELAND (Japan) by Yang Yonghi, is the story of an impossible return. After 25 years in North Korea, Sonho returns to Japan. The story of a family and the damages caused by dictatorship.
What about documentaries ?
WORK HARD PLAY HARD, (Germany) by Carmen Losmann, a documentary about how our working conditions are designed by DHR and architects.
FAMILY MEALS (Croatia) by Dana Budisavljević, a documentary about secrets and stomach cramps: family meals … We all need to be accepted by our loved ones.

Also a special focus on ‘Spoken Word’ with three documentaries where women use the strength of words in their own way with poetry, Hip Hop and Rap :
AUDRE LORDE – The Berlin years 1984 tot 1992 by Dagmar Schultz
Impressionist portrait of one of the founders of black feminism, cult writer and poet.
SAY MY NAME by Nirit Peled, documentary about Women’s Hip Hop, turning adversity into art (Mc Lyte, Monie Love, Roxanne Shanté …..).
SARABAH by María Luisa Gambale & Gloria Bremer, a documentary about Sister Fa: the great Senegalese rap singer and her fight against female genital mutilation.
This year, Elles Tournent organizes three masterclasses and a Reflection & Action Day for professionals and cinema lovers :
Masterclass by Xiaolo Guo (in English): about the correlation between her film and her novel ‘UFO in her Eyes’.
Masterclass by Patrice Toye and Ina Vandewijer (in Dutch): centered on the dynamics between the two writers and the creative process of Toye’s new feature film ‘Little Black Spiders’.
Masterclass by Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans (in French), foley artist and sound designer : on the importance of sound creation in films.
Reflection & Action Day ‘Women behind the Camera in Europe’ : For her 5th edition, Elles Tournent focuses on the position of women filmmakers in the European audiovisual sector and organizes”WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA IN EUROPE”, with a Reflection & Action Day for professionals, and a public projection followed by debate in Cinematek.

Promoting equality
The award Cinégalité organized by the Council of French speaking Women from Belgium (CFFB) and the award Cinemagelijk organized by the Vrouwenraad will be awarded to a young filmmaker from a French university or a Dutch university which approach the issue of gender relations in a new and non-stereotypical perspective.
Cinematek
In collaboration with Cinematek : the documentary Toma Cero.Pionera by Rosa Blas Traisac is about the importance of five female directors in the history of Spanish cinema. Passion prevails.
Party
Saturday night, a party in Café Bota, with great female DJs.
Sunday night, Botanique organized a crazy and explosive concert of the London choir ‘Gaggle’. Deborah Coughlin and 20 women will create a perfectly choreographed cacophony.
More than 20 directors are announced!
Debates, meetings with directors and many other things …
The 5th edition of Festival de Films de Femmes de Bruxelles ‘Elles Tournent’ will take place from 20 till 23 september 2012 in Botanique.
Botanique : 236 Rue Royale, 1210 Bruxelles

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.