WIFTI SHORT film showcase
2017 Women in Film & Television International Short Film Showcase
This is the 12th Anniversary of the Showcase and celebrated on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017 by WIFTI Chapters all over the world.
International Women’s Day is an occasion when women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their day. It is a time when women can look back to a tradition that represents years of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.
This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. While International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history, it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose at the turn of the twentieth century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and racial ideologies. Women’s suffrage and calls for peace were the initial reasons behind the declaration of International Women’s Day.
The WIFTI SHORT-CASE is a powerful demonstration of our Chapters' members creativity, vision and artistry. Founded in 2004, the Short-Case presents selected films from WIFTI Chapters around the world; some of the recent Short-Case short films have been nominated for Academy Awards, received distribution deals and garnered recognition internationally. WIFTI encourages unique points of view and storytelling that focus on subjects/issues that concern women. The Showcase is exclusively for WIFTI Chapter Members that are current on their dues.
You must be a NM Women in Film Member in good standing to be able to submit a film. There is NO FEE for submitting, it is a benefit of your membership to our local WIFTI Chapter.
All submissions this year will be processed through FilmFreeway.com. Films must have been completed in the past 2 years, 2015 or 2016. The Director must be female, and we encourage submissions featuring strong female characters and storylines. We would also like to see what other females were involved in the making of the film; Actresses, Producer, Director of Photography, Animators, Editors, etc. The deadline to receive films will be January 7th 2017.
CASH prizes of $750 may be awarded to the top three films, from chapters in good standing (Best of Narration, Best of Documentary, Best of Animation) selected by the Jury. These prizes will be awarded to the director of the film in Spring 2017.
All submissions this year will be processed through Film Freeway. Once you have submitted a film, please also send a link to your film to Shelene Bridge at firstname.lastname@example.org
FORMER NMWIF FINALISTS & WINNERS
2016 Ilana Lapid, "La Catrina"
2015 Ann Bromberg, “Mbeti: The Road to Kisesini” THIRD PLACE WINNER
2013 Lindsay Cambell, "The Brazilian"
2012 Jocelyn Jansons, "The Lobster"
2011 Debrianna Mansini, "Picking Up Feets"