3rd Annual

Chicago Feminist Film Festival

February 27, 2019 to March 01, 2019

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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Fiction Shorts
Shorts must be 30 minutes or fewer of any genre. We do not accept submissions for feature-length films. Films must meet at least one of two criteria to be considered for programming: the film was created with an eye toward gender, sexuality, or social justice issues, and/or the film was created by people underrepresented in media fields (women, people of color, queer, transgender, disabled).
Documentary Shorts
Shorts must be 30 minutes or fewer. We do not accept submissions for feature-length films. Films must meet at least one of two criteria to be considered for programming: the film was created with an eye toward gender, sexuality, or social justice issues, and/or the film was created by people underrepresented in media fields (women, people of color, queer, transgender, disabled).
Experimental Shorts
Shorts must be 30 minutes or fewer of any genre. We do not accept submissions for feature-length films. Films must meet at least one of two criteria to be considered for programming: the film was created with an eye toward gender, sexuality, or social justice issues, and/or the film was created by people underrepresented in media fields (women, people of color, queer, transgender, disabled).
Web Series
Submissions for web series may include up to three episodes but the total, cumulative runtime must be 30 minutes or fewer. Films must meet at least one of two criteria to be considered for programming: the film was created with an eye toward gender, sexuality, or social justice issues, and/or the film was created by people underrepresented in media fields (women, people of color, queer, transgender, disabled).

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Chicago Feminist Film Festival showcases independent film, predominantly shorts, spanning documentary, fiction, and experimental genres, and aims to address issues of gender, sexuality, race, and other forms of inequality often missing from mainstream media. This means creating inclusive public spaces for under-represented artists to share their work — particularly women, people of color, queer, and transgender folks, given their struggle for visibility in the mainstream film industry. Another goal is to forge connections between local, national, and international film and filmmakers.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Chicago Feminist Film Festival launched in 2016 on the Columbia College Chicago campus and aims to create an inclusive and interactive space where filmmakers and festival attendees can mingle, and filmmakers can get to know one another. Past guests have included Anna Rose Holmer and Lisa Kjerulff, Director, Writers, and Producer of THE FITS, Roxanne Benjamin, Director of XX, Julie Sokolow, Director of WOMAN ON FIRE, Ky Dickens, Director of ZERO WEEKS, Carol Brandt, Director of PET NAMES, and film historian Ally Acker, among many others.

Films do not need to be directed by women for consideration, as programming is focused on quality content that is in some way feminist in intention.

This festival is free and open to the public, since the festival's over-arching assumption is that art plays a vital role in bringing people together and encouraging them to think deeply about issues of equality and social justice.

ORGANIZERS

Ann Kennedy; Ann Kennedy (Director of Business Applications); Michelle Yates; Michelle Yates (Co-Founder and Co-Director); Michelle Yates (Co-Founder and Co-Director); Michelle Yates (Co-Founder and Co-Director); Susan Kerns (Co-Director); Susan Kerns (Co-Director); Susan Kerns (Co-Director)

GENERAL RULES

Shorts must meet at least one of two criteria to be considered for programming: the film was created with an eye toward gender, sexuality, or social justice issues, or the film was created by people underrepresented in the media field (women, people of color, queer, transgender, disabled).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting a film to CFFF for Festival consideration, the submitter represents that they have obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers, and/or other authorized representatives of the film, including clearing all rights to copyrighted music used in the film. In the case of any rights related to Errors and Omissions, the filmmaker and submitter relieves the festival of any responsibility resulting from copyright infringement or libel.

Submitters grant legal permission to the CFFF to include their name, likeness, stills, and very short portions of their film in promotional materials (festival programs, trailers, news articles, websites, social media, etc.).