18th Annual

Through Women's Eyes

April 01, 2017 to April 02, 2017

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1859 Loma Linda St.
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Documentary
EMPHASIZING FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN and/or PRODUCED BY WOMEN. We will consider all topics but prefer films about women's stories and issues affecting women. We will not exclude films directed by men if the topic is one of significance to women.
Feature
EMPHASIZING FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN and/or PRODUCED BY WOMEN. We will consider all topics but prefer films about women's stories and issues affecting women. We will not exclude films directed by men if the topic is one of significance to women.
Shorts
EMPHASIZING FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN and/or PRODUCED BY WOMEN. We will consider all topics but prefer films about women's stories and issues affecting women. We will not exclude films directed by men if the topic is one of significance to women.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

We are an international film festival featuring films directed and/or produced by women, with a focus on women's issues, stories and lives throughout the world.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 2017 festival will be our 18th annual festival. Our typical audience is 100 to 150 people for each film.

In addition, for the eighth year, we will be partnering with the Sarasota Film Festival (SFF). All of TWE's films will be listed in SFF's printed and online programs, and tickets will be available through SFF's ticketing system. Feature length narratives and documentaries selected by TWE will also be shown one additional time during the week of the Sarasota Film Festival (March 31 - April 9, 2017).

Each of our films is considered in the voting for the Audience Award by category (shorts, narrative features, documentary features). The voting includes films screened by our partner, Sarasota Film Festival. In 2015, one of our documentary feature films, "The Surgery Ship", won the audience award, and one of our short films, "Pony" won the audience award out of over 280 films screened during both festivals.

We invite all our filmmakers to attend TWE for Q&As after the screening of their film, which affords a great opportunity to publicize the film with our audience, and to meet and network with others in the filmmaking community in attendance.

Our festival is a fundraiser benefitting the US National Committee for UN Women. The US National Committee supports the work of UN Women.


ORGANIZERS

Ann Fries (Artistic Director); Mary Dailey (Chairperson); Terry Brackett (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

EMPHASIZING FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN and/or PRODUCED BY WOMEN. We will consider all topics but prefer films about women's stories and issues affecting women. We will not exclude films directed by men if the topic is one of significance to women.

It is acceptable that films submitted to TWE may have distribution deals in place prior to TWE 2017. However, no film submitted to TWE may have been viewed or distributed publicly, either in theatrical release or through electronic media or DVD sales, prior to April 10, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS.

All film submissions must have been completed AFTER April 1, 2016.

Please indicate if your film is a student film by including a note with your submission.

TWE's partnership with the Sarasota Film Festival means that all feature length documentaries and narratives chosen for screening at Through Women's Eyes will also have one additional screening during the week of the Sarasota Film Festival.

EXHIBITION FORMAT -- DCP ONLY. DCPS MUST BE PROFESSIONALLY AUTHORED. COST OF AUTHORING DCP COPY IS STRICTLY THE MONETARY RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FILMMAKER.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I give permission to screen my film at the festival and to use press materials for any media at the discretion of the festival committee. I also give permission for the festival directors to excerpt my film at their discretion for public service announcements.

In the event of any technical problems with my DVD, the festival may dub the DVD to another format for exhibition purposes only.