6th Annual

Bluestocking Film Series

July 14, 2016 to July 16, 2016

 
Category

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
March 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
May 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
May 22, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 30.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 29, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in World

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
First place award will be awarded to a film chosen by the jury and will be presented at the annual event. Exact value is TBD.
Sponsor:TBD

2nd Place
Second place award will be awarded to a film chosen by the jury and will be presented at the annual event. Exact value is TBD.
Sponsor:TBD

Audience Choice Award
The Audience Choice award for "Best in Fest" will be chosen by highest number of votes by blind ballot. Voting is conducted directly after screenings during our annual event. All films in competition from either category are eligible for the Audience Choice Award.
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 50 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Movies depicting complex blue collar working women are as rare as movies that depict professional working women who aren’t lonely.

And so the Bluestocking Film Series Blue Collar Heroine Challenge is born.


For purposes of specifying what we mean by Blue Collar, the Blue Collar female protagonist of the film will be defined as a woman who works for wages doing skilled manual labor.

For purposes of specifying what we mean by Heroine, we use the word only in reference to the principal female character. She is not required to be particularly admirable or brave. Remember that there are many ways to be an ordinary heroine.

Other than fast food server or waitress, chain store or retail associate, unionized factory line or construction worker, a main character could alternatively be employed in a so-called “pink collar” job such as postal worker, health aide, housekeeper or maid, secretary, phone operator, receptionist, child-care provider, or hair stylist, just to name a few. Let your imagination lead your research into the various wage-earning fields in which women are employed – and be creative!

CHALLENGE REQUIREMENTS:
• The film must feature a complex female protagonist in the leading role
• The film must also pass The Bechdel Test which means it features at least 2 women characters who talk to each other about something other than a man (or men or boys)
• The main action of the film must be set in the female protagonist’s workplace

REMINDER: NO documentaries will be considered in either category.

All inquiries, please contact bluestockingfilmseries@gmail.com.