Cinema Femme magazine continues our short film festival into 2021!
Cinema Femme is the voice of the female film experience, a platform for stories about womxn in film and their allies that aims to inspire change in the industry. Our short film festival is an extension of our mission, and the womxn we feature (cinemafemme.com).
For 2021, we are turning our four-day festival into a bi-monthly (February, April, June, August, October) showcase paired with our Womxn to Womxn in Film Mentorship program. The festival emphasizes the importance of supporting emerging female and non-binary filmmakers by connecting them to seasoned industry members. The goal is for talented emerging female and non-binary filmmakers to have long-lasting, successful careers.
If selected, you will be showcased during the month of February on our platform through the Cinema Femme streaming platform with four other films. We will have a special online screening for your film during that month promoted through our social media channels and to our subscribers, paired with a Q&A with a well-known female filmmaker. In 2020, we had Karyn Kusama, Alice Waddington and Lara Gallagher moderate Q&As. One of the five filmmakers of the selected films will be chosen for our six-month Womxn to Womxn mentorship program. Mentors for 2020 were Deborah Kampmeier (“TAPE”, “Hounddog”, “Queen Sugar”), Haroula Rose (“Once Upon a River”, “As They Slept”), Laura Moss (“Fry Day”), and Patricia Vidal Delgado (“La Leyenda Negra”).
2021 mentors will be announced soon!
Press piece from 2020: https://www.rogerebert.com/festivals/cinema-femmes-inaugural-short-film-festival-running-august-6th-9th-to-host-virtual-events-with-karyn-kusama-jennifer-reeder-and-others