WIFVNE, the Lowell Telecommunication Corporation (LTC) and The Lowell Film Collaborative are sponsoring a special screening of the Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) 2016 Short Film Showcase winners on Saturday, March 12th at 2PM at Lowell Telecommunication Corporation (LTC) located at 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA.
The event is free and open to the public and will include the screenings along with networking, special guests and refreshments. The four winning short films represent narrative, documentary and animated work made by women from around the world.
This special screening of films made by women from across the globe will celebrate International Women’s month as well as the annual Lowell Women’s Week in Lowell, MA. For twenty years, Lowell Women’s Week has celebrated women — from the women who have come before us to the women of today.
This annual international film contest sponsored by WIFTI encourages unique points of view and storytelling that focus on subjects/issues that concern women. Nearly 1400 films were submitted from around the globe and winners were selected by a jury of industry professionals from 34 chapters. The four winning films will receive cash prizes and worldwide screenings by WIFTI chapters are planned on International Women’s Day, March 8. 2016.
The Winning films are:
- Best Narrative Film: Director Monda Webb, Washington, DC WIFV: (Zoo / Volkerschau).
- Best Documentary (tie): Director Dawn Mikkelson, Minnesota WIFT: (Shaping the Public) & Director Victoria Greene, Louisiana WIFT: (Monster in the Bayou).
- Best Animation: Director Zainab Zaher. Germany WIFT: (I Want to be Shahmama).
WIFTI is a global network of over 40 member chapters worldwide with more than 13,000 individual members dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, digital and other screen-based media. Past Short-Case short films have been nominated for Academy Awards, received distribution deals and garnered other recognition globally.
For more information about:
Women’s Week in Lowell, click here.
Lowell Telecommunications Corp, click here.
The Lowell Film Collaborative, click here.
2016 WIFTI Short Showcase Winning Directors and the finalists, click here.
For more information about Women in Film & Television International, click here.