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|USA Narrative Feature
|Full length (50 minutes or more) USA feature films that were produced, directed, written or edited by a woman. Films by men will be accepted, if the subject matter is about or directly impacts women.
|Short Films less than 50 minutes that were produced, directed, written or edited by a woman. Films by men will be accepted, if the subject matter is about or directly impacts women.
WIFF reserves the right to make this determination.
|USA Documentary Feature
|Documentary films 50 minutes or longer that were produced, directed, written or edited by a woman. Films by men will be accepted, if the subject matter is about or directly impacts women.
|Documentary Short Films less than 50 minutes that were produced, directed, written or edited by a woman. Films by men will be accepted, if the subject matter is about or directly impacts women.
|Reel Girls, Real Women
|This category is for students or for films which depict issues relating to girls.
A current student at a high school or post secondary institution with identification verifying student status may enter as a student.
One student film will be selected as the winner.
|International Narrative Feature
|Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 50 minutes or more. The film must be written, directed, produced or edited by a woman to qualify. In
order to qualify as an International Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and more than half of the project's financing must originate from outside of the United States.
Films directed by men are eligible if a significant portion of the production includes women and or if the subject matter is considered of great significance to women. WIFF has the sole discretion to finalize this determination.
|International Documentary Feature
|Any non-fiction film with a running time of 50 minutes or more, with the exception of entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events.
If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted.
In order to qualify as an International Documentary Feature Film, more than half of the project's financing must originate from outside of the United States.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The mission of the Women's International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) is to empower women's artistic vision internationally.
The goal of (WIFF) is to be the premier international festival that brings together women artists from all over the world to network, to exhibit films and other art forms, and to encourage the marketing and distribution of their work, while providing a forum to address women's issues.
With women representing only 7% of filmmakers, we would like to increase the number of women in the industry and support those women who are actively involved by assisting filmmakers and artists with the development of their craft.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Women's International Film & Arts Festival, Miami 2015 - Reel Art: Reel Business
Celebrating 10 years, The Women's International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) is one of the few international film and arts festivals dedicated to women. This nine-day extravaganza, consisting of indoor and outdoor red carpet film screenings, fashion shows, a conference, and of course, parties, is a celebration of women and all who love women.
Set in sexy South Floridai, WIFF is a great location to screen films, network at parties, sit by the beach, and possibly spot celebrities and industry pros sipping pina coladas and mojitos at one of our outdoor film screenings, while enjoying the sunny South Florida weather with March temperatures averaging 81degrees Fahrenheit (28 C) .
Awarded best 2007 and 2013 Miami Film Festival by the Miami New Times Newspaper, the event has attracted Academy Award Winner Halle Berry, 2007 Oscar Nominee (Babel), Adriana Barraza, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award (American Gangster) winning actress and legend Ms. Ruby Dee, NAACP Image Award recipient, author and actress Victoria Rowell, The Breakfast Club's Alley Sheedy and the beautiful Vivica A. Fox.
As we celebrate our 10th annual event with days complete with panels and workshops, and evenings filled with red carpet film screenings, we anticipate WIFF 2015 to be better than ever!
Estrella Eguino (Assistant to the Director); Yvonne McCormack-Lyons (Festival Registrar)
Films must be produced, directed, edited or written by a woman. Films by men are accepted but they must be about women's social, economical, geographical, political or health issues. WIFF reserves the right to determine whether a film qualifies for this exception.
All non-English language films must have English subtitles
First and second time directors encouraged
Florida premieres given extra points
Students should enter their films under the Reel Girls: Real Women category. Films entered under this "student" category must include a copy of the a current student ID to be considered eligible.
For the WIFF 2015 10th anniversary celebration, at least one person from the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival in person in Miami to participate in the Q&A for their film screening.
A kick off gala is taking place February 28 and films begin March 1-March 8th, 2015.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I have read all of the Women's International Film Festival rules. I understand and agree to those rules.
I warrant the submission of my original work, and there are no disputes regarding the ownership or distribution or exhibition rights of the submission in part or in entirety. I also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and I fully indemnify the Women's International Film Festival against any claim made for such violations of law.
To the best of my knowledge, the statements herein are true and correct. I understand that failure to adhere to festival rules will result in disqualification of screening and forfeiture of entry fee.
The festival reserves the right to use a clip, and or clips or photos from accepted entries for up to three minutes in length for promotional purposes. The festival reserves the right to screen accepted entries as part of the Women's International Film & Arts Festival.
I agree and hold The Women's International Film & Arts Festival, Inc. harmless from and defend them from all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether groundless or not, based on any film submitted to the festival.