START ORGANIZING YOUR TEAM NOW! WOMEN IN FILM & VIDEO/NEW ENGLAND & HARVARD SQUARE SCRIPT WRITERS ANNOUNCE FLICKS4CHICKS SHORT FILM CONTEST
Harvard Square Script Writers and The New England Chapter of Women in Film and Video are presenting an exciting film contest – Flicks4Chicks, launching for sign-ups in early 2016.
Flicks4Chicks will be the first contest held as part of the film festival Different Faces, Different Voices. This international competition will challenge teams of filmmakers to create a unique short (ten minutes or less in length) featuring a female as its major character.
The Flicks4Chicks contest will open for sign-ups on February 14th via Film Freeway. What it’s 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 list of dramatic “situations” to choose 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 HSSW will have $25.00 off the submission fee of $100.00.
The crew may come from anywhere in the world but must complete their film in English (or with English subtitles) and must have a female in at least one of the following creative roles: producer; director; director of photography; writer; editor.
We will be sponsoring hands-on workshops and meetups in preparation for the contest in hopes of bringing creative types of both genders together. The screenings/festival will be held in Cambridge, MA on June 29th and 30th with major awards and prizes offered. Producers of these films will retain full ownership as the festival organizers hope that they will then submit and share these stories around the world. Watch for details and more dates to follow.
Link to Flicks4Chicks FB page: https://www.facebook.com/