3rd Annual

Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase

September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018

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1083 Esplanada Circle
El Paso TX 79932
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Phone: 9154126443
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https://www.femmefrontera.org/

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Short
Open to narrative shorts under 20 minutes long.

The theme for 2018 is “Storytelling: Empowering the Female Perspective”. We are looking for stories of hope, perseverance, and resistance. Projects must be directed by female, or those who identify as female, filmmakers. All genres accepted. Though priority will be given to residents of El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and their nearby surrounding communities, we accept shorts made by women that empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and most especially stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Documentary Short
Open to documentary shorts under 20 minutes long.

The theme for 2018 is “Storytelling: Empowering the Female Perspective”. We are looking for stories of hope, perseverance, and resistance. Projects must be directed by female, or those who identify as female, filmmakers. All genres accepted. We accept shorts made by women that empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and most especially stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Experimental Short
Open to experimental shorts under 20 minutes long.

The theme for 2018 is “Storytelling: Empowering the Female Perspective”. We are looking for stories of hope, perseverance, and resistance. Projects must be directed by female, or those who identify as female, filmmakers. All genres accepted. We accept shorts made by women that empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and most especially stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Animated Short
Open to animated shorts under 20 minutes long.

The theme for 2018 is “Storytelling: Empowering the Female Perspective”. We are looking for stories of hope, perseverance, and resistance. Projects must be directed by female, or those who identify as female, filmmakers. All genres accepted. We accept shorts made by women that empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and most especially stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.

If you are an active student, you qualify for a discount waiver. Simply send a copy of your student ID card to femmefrontera@gmail.com to receive the waiver.
Music Video
Open to music videos under 5 minutes long. The content of the video and lyrics should empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and/or most especially stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Projects must be directed by female, or those who identify as female, filmmakers.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Femme Frontera is a coalition of six women filmmakers from El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. We organize the annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase and will be having our 3nd Showcase on September 15th, 2018 in El Paso, TX, then going on tour and sharing the selected films at universities, indie theater houses, and film festivals around the world. We are seeking short films made by women that amplify and empower the voices of women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and most especially stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Femme Frontera is a collective of six women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region. We advocate for the amplification of films made by female filmmakers from our region as well as borders around the world. We celebrate these unique voices through showcasing work locally and nationally and educational initiatives.

The first Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase premiered on August 1st, 2016 at Alamo Drafthouse in El Paso, Texas and sold out a few days prior to the event. Since then, the 2016 and 2017 Showcases have gone on to screen at these locations:
Echo Park Film Center Los Angeles, CA, Relativity School Los Angeles, CA, Southwestern University Georgetown, TX, Indie Grits Film Festival Columbia, SC, UWM Milwaukee, WI, 516 ARTS Albuquerque, NM, Cine Las Americas Austin, TX, San Diego, CA, Art Theater Champaign, IL and Cine Festival San Antonio, TX.

In 2017, Femme Frontera received national media attention featured in Variety Magazine, NBC News, and Texas Monthly magazine, among others. The Showcase, as reviewed by the Indie Grits Film Festival, has been described as "Resisting stereotypical, hyper masculine depictions of the Latina experience that so often reduce characters of color to the status of flimsy cardboard cutouts, the directors of Femme Frontera prioritize feeling and style ahead of plot, cultivating tactile emotional realities onscreen that address–in part–the illogic behind man-made walls."

For the 3rd Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase, the theme for 2018 is empowerment through the female perspective. We are looking for stories of hope, perseverance, and resistance. Though priority will be given to filmmakers who were born, live, and/or created their short films in El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and their surrounding communities, FFFS welcomes short film submissions made by women from around the world.

ORGANIZERS

Angela Tures (Showcase Director); Jazmin Harvey

GENERAL RULES

Open to shorts under 20 minutes long.

The theme for 2018 is “Storytelling: Empowering the Female Perspective”. We are looking for stories of hope, perseverance, and resistance. Projects must be directed by female, or those who identify as female, filmmakers. All genres accepted. We accept shorts made by women that empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and most especially stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.

If you are an active student, you qualify for a discount waiver. Simply send a copy of your student ID card to femmefrontera@gmail.com to receive the waiver.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All submissions must be short films under 20 minutes made by women, or those who identify as women. All genres are accepted.

The theme for 2018 is “Storytelling: Empowering the Female Perspective”. We are looking for stories of hope, perseverance, and resistance. Projects must be directed by female, or those who identify as female, filmmakers. All genres accepted. We accept shorts made by women that empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and most especially stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.

If you are an active student, you qualify for a discount waiver. Simply send a copy of your student ID card to femmefrontera@gmail.com to receive the waiver.

The Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Showcase for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Femme Frontera from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.