Flicks4Chicks is a completely new contest being held as part of the film festival Different Faces, Different Voices. This international competition challenges teams of filmmakers to create a unique film (ten minute or shorter in length) featuring a female as its major character. Men and women are encouraged to apply (and work TOGETHER) but every team must have AT LEAST one woman in a lead creative role: producer; writer; director; director of cinematography; editor. The Flicks4Chicks contest is now open for sign-ups via Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Flicks4ChicksFilmContest
Its goal? 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 will be given a choice of dramatic “situations” to pick from and will have a period of one month from the contest start date of April 1st to complete and submit their project.
Active members of any and all Women in Film chapters or Harvard Square Script Writers www.hsswriters.com will receive $25.00 off the submission fee of $100.00.
PLEASE READ OUR GUIDELINES/RULES at FILM FREEWAY to understand how to sign up. You must set up an account with a temporary film project name at Film Freeway and pay your submission fee to be registered. Registration guarantees you a slot and that you’ll receive updates on upcoming workshops and meetups. Sign-ups close on March 27th so get registered NOW.
Local rental companies Talamas and Rule Boston Camera are supporting this contest with 25% off equipment rentals during the contest production month (April 1st – May 1st) for all participating teams! Talamas will also be running a series of workshops at their new facility to help filmmakers learn the latest techniques for lighting, camera work, and sound. Thanks to both of these fantastic organizations for supporting our mission to give women a greater voice in film-making.
There will be a wide assortment of terrific cash and product prizes in a number of award categories at our fabulous screenings and festival on June 29th and 30th in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA.
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