For Immediate Release
Monday, July 9, 2012
Vancouver, B.C. – The Early Bird Deadline is fast approaching for the 8th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival (VWIFF). Filmmakers receive a reduced entry fee by submitting by July 15, 2012.
The highly popular festival is set for March 7 – 10, 2013.
Since 2006, VWIFF has showcased an impressive lineup of short and feature films (narrative, documentary, experimental and animation) by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world. The four-day celebration is organized by Women In Film & Television Vancouver, a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to celebrate and promote women working in screen-based media.
All films screened at the VWIFF have a woman in at least three of the key creative roles: writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor, composer, and lead performer (one woman may serve in more than one role). Films completed after March 2010 are eligible.
In addition to offering independent filmmakers a professional screening opportunity, the festival pays artists’ fees to all filmmakers and all films are entered to win cash awards.
Short films under 15 minutes in length, submitted by members of Women In Film & Television Vancouver, are entered into the Women in Film International Showcase.
“The Vancouver Women in Film Festival has become an important festival for women filmmakers,” said Mary Bissell, President of Women In Film & Television Vancouver and Women in Film Festival Committee Chair. “This is a world-class film festival that highlights a range of genres and topics of interest. It also puts a spotlight on some of the world’s best female filmmakers.”
Established in 1989, Women In Film & Television Vancouver is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing and celebrating women in screen-based media. They have been producing the Vancouver Women in Film Festival since 2006, which showcases the work of women in key creative roles.
For more information about the VWIFF, please visit: http://www.womeninfilm.ca
For an interview with Mary Bissell, please contact Ruth Atherley of AHA Creative Strategies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.303.1052.
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