Right now, over 50 teams from across the US and the globe are racing against the clock to make a short film in one month as part of the Flicks4Chicks contest where women play leadership roles and the stories focus on women as the central characters.
Forty (or possibly more) of these films will be screened at the Different Faces Different Voices Film Festival on June 29th and 30th. The festival will not only be a chance to showcase the groundbreaking work of the contest winners, but will also provide an opportunity for people to interact with industry professionals and attend engaging panels. Already scheduled panelists include X-Factor Film’s Lauren Tracy and award-winning documentary filmmaker Allison Argo. More details on the panels will be available shortly.
Back in February this Boston-based international competition challenged teams of filmmakers to create a unique film (ten minute or shorter in length) featuring a female as its major character. People of all sexual orientations and persuasions were encouraged to participate (and work TOGETHER) but every team had to have AT LEAST one woman in a lead creative role: producer; writer; director; director of cinematography; editor.
The Flicks4Chicks contest goal was and is to inspire original fictional stories that delve into the realities of a wide variety of women and girls (of differing races, ethnicities and ages) as they embrace their own destinies, taking charge of their lives as fully realized human beings, and not simply as Hollywood caricatures or sidelined shadows.
Each team was given a choice of dramatic “situations” to pick from and they have now selected one and are busily making their film, due by May 1st.
Many local sponsors have stepped up with terrific cash and product prizes which will be awarded at our fabulous screenings and festival on June 29th and 30th at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Flicks4Chicks team recently asked our filmmakers to take a moment and send us some production stills. Here are just a few highlights.
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