2nd Annual

Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase

September 23, 2017 to September 23, 2017

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

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Narrative Short
Open to narrative shorts under 30 minutes long.

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, but not limited to, stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Documentary Short
Open to documentary shorts under 30 minutes long.

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, but not limited to, stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Experimental Short
Open to experimental shorts under 30 minutes long.

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, but not limited to, stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Animated Short
Open to animated shorts under 30 minutes long.

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, but not limited to, stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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, but not limited to, 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 2nd Showcase beginning Sept. 23rd, 2017 in El Paso, TX, then going on tour and sharing the selected films across the country. We are seeking short films made by women that empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and most especially, but not limited to, stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Femme Frontera is a coalition of six women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region of El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Our mission is not only to celebrate women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border, but most importantly to challenge public perception about our border region.

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. In 2017, the filmmakers took the Showcase on tour:
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, Relativity School, Los Angeles, CA, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, and as part of Visiones at the Indie Grits Film Festival, Columbia, SC. The screenings at Echo Park and Indie Grits played to packed houses.

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 2nd annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase, 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 that empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and most especially, but not limited to, stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.

ORGANIZERS

Angela Tures (Filmmaker); Angela Tures (Showcase Director)

GENERAL RULES

The Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase welcomes short film submissions made by women that empower and give voice to women, immigrants, minorities, the LBGTQ community, and/or most especially, but not limited to, stories that take place on the U.S.-Mexico border.
For 2017, priority will be granted to filmmakers from the El Paso, Las Cruces, and Juarez border region as well as films whose subject matter is about or takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border. We encourage submissions from both emerging as well as established filmmakers.

Only current students qualify for the Student Fee special rate. To verify your student status, please email your current student ID card to femmefrontera@gmail.com.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All submissions must be short films under 30 minutes made by women, or those who identify as women. All genres are accepted.
For 2017, priority will be granted to filmmakers from the El Paso, Las Cruces, and Juarez border region as well as films whose subject matter is about or takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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.