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Call for Film Submissions

The International Black Women’s Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012 and is seeking shorts, features, documentaries, animation documentaries and experimental film submissions for consideration for screening. Independent films no older than three years old, regardless of country of origin. (International films must be sub-titled in English or speak the English language.)

The International Black Women’s Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012 and is seeking shorts, features, documentaries, animation documentaries and experimental film submissions for consideration for screening. Independent films no older than three years old, regardless of country of origin. (International films must be sub-titled in English or speak the English language.)

Absolutely NO explicit adult films.

The Early Bird Deadline is only $10.00!

ENTRY FORM + INFORMATION:
festival.ibwff.com

FEES:
Early Bird
January 31, 2012
$10.00 (USD)
(August 25, 2011 to January 31, 2012)

Regular Deadline
March 10, 2012
$15.00 (USD)
(February 1, 2012 to March 10, 2012)

Late Deadline
March 17, 2012
$25.00 (USD)
Late deadline for Previously Accepted Filmmakers $10.00
(March 11, 2012 to March 17, 2012)

ACCEPTED FILMMAKERS NOTIFIED ON:
March 31, 2012

PAY FEE & MAIL DVD TO:
Adrienne Anderson
548 Market St #38322
San Francisco, CA 94104

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Lead character prominently features a woman of African descent/African Diaspora in a non-stereotypical role.
AND
Film may feature the experiences, viewpoints, lifestyles, socio-economic position or stories of Black women, but it is not required for eligibility.

OR
Film was directed and/or produced by a Black woman/woman of the African diaspora (this includes women of the following groups/cultures: Adivasi, Aboriginal Australians, Dravidian, Pilipino Negrito / Ati, Seminole, Dalit, African Latino, Arawak, Carib, Garifuna, “Black Indian”, Black African groups/tribes, East Timorese, Solomon Islander/indigenous Pacific Islander, African/indigenous Caribbean, African Brazilian, indigenous Fijian, indigenous Maori, multi/bi-racial, et al.).

MORE ABOUT REQUIREMENTS:
Films should be timely or directly feature issues, specifically, activities, policies, politics, culture, societal or economic that influence the lives of Black women around the world or in a specific geographical area.
Digital shorts, animation and experimental films may present any issue, but filmmakers should be Black women or prominently feature a Black woman character or issue.

FORMATTING:
All films (digital, animation, etc.) must be transferred onto a DVD for screenings. The IBWFF no longer accepts VHS or BETA tapes!
ONLINE FILMS FOR ONLINE-VIEWING, ONLY

Online films can be uploaded to a password-protected site; however, if your online film is selected for online viewing, you must upload it to a public web server or your own web server and send a viewing link.
If you’d like your online film to be considered as a “premiere,” then it cannot be available publicly until it is uploaded for an IBWFF viewing link via such services as YouTube, Vimeo, Brightcove, etc.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM:
festival.ibwff.com

Films should prominently feature a Black woman(en) or should be directed by a Black woman. Submissions must be in DVD format Deadlines, Entry Forms & Details: festival.ibwff.com There is no submission fee for previously accepted filmmakers, unless your submission is late.
DVDs can be sent to:
International Black Women’s Film Festival
c/o Adrienne Anderson
548 Market Street,#38322
San Francisco, CA 94104

Download the PDF press release< http://gallery.mailchimp.com/25eb4dffa4b6990c85632fb4a/files/2012_IBWFF_Call_for_Films.pdf > or forward to your friends!

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