Cinema Femme magazine is launching our first online short-film festival, pairing with our womxn to womxn in film mentorship program! Over the past year and a half we have featured over 100 female filmmaker interviews, as well as interviews with producers, festival directors, film researchers, production designers, and more. Hearing their stories and watching their films, it only made sense that we would create an online film festival embracing the spirit of Cinema Femme, womxn supporting womxn in the industry. Like with our interviews, our goal is to bring awareness to some amazing work by female filmmakers and to disrupt the industry. We invite you to submit and we can’t wait to see your stories onscreen, and connect you with other womxn in the industry. Cinema Femme is the voice of the female film experience.
Awards & Prizes
Per our womxn in film jury (composed of female filmmakers, producers, and womxn in film media), we will be awarding the top film in each of the three short-film categories (live-action, documentary, and animated).
The top three “Cinema Femme Best Short-Film” in live-action, documentary, or animation will be paired with a mentor, a female filmmaker who’s been working in the industry 10+ years, and has been consecutively getting work in the industry during those years. The mentorship last six months. Along with the mentorship, the winning filmmaker will be featured on our online pages, cinemafemme.com, and will be promoted via our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter).
Submissions open February 24, 2020
Early Bird Deadline: March 27, 2020
Regular Deadline: April 17, 2020
Late Deadline: May 8, 2020
Online Film Festival
August 6, 2020 – August 9, 2020
August 6 – Welcome from Managing Editor Rebecca Martin, Short Block 1, Panel Discussion “Picking Up the Camera and Doing the Work” (Panelists TBA)
August 7 – Talk on Film Distribution (Speaker TBA), Short Block 2, Panel Discussion “Female Producers Panel” (Panelists TBA)
August 8 – Talk on “Finding and Growing Your Audience” (Speaker TBA), Short Block 3, Panel Discussion “The Female Gaze” (Panelists TBA)
August 9 – Winners and Mentors Announced – Cinema Femme Womxn in Film Mixers (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles)
Watch Short Blocks at vimeo.com/cinemafemme