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17-Apr-2014 3:01am PDT  

 

High Falls Film Festival: Celebrating Women in Film

12 Annual April 24, 2014 to April 27, 2014

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45 East Avenue
Suite 400
Rochester NY 14604
USA
Phone: 585-279-8312
Fax: 585-232-4822
contact@highfallsfilmfestival.com
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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

SHORTS PROGRAM -- adult audience, by female filmmakers
SHORTS targeted to an adult audience -- all genres including live action narrative, live action documentary, animation, experimental, etc. are eligible; maximum length is 30 minutes. All SHORTS must have women in a leadership role(s) in the production.
MAIN PROGRAM -- feature-length, must include woman in leadership role in production
FEATURE-LENGTH films targeted to an adult audience -- all genres including live action narrative, live action documentary, animation, experimental, hybrid, etc. are eligible. All Films must include women in a leadership role(s) in the production.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
High Falls Film Festival mission is to feature exceptional work of women in all areas of film, video and new media, highlighting Rochester, New York’s standing as the home of motion picture film (George Eastman) and the women’s rights movement (Susan B. Anthony).



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
From Rochester, NY, the birthplace of motion picture film and the early women’s activist movement, High Falls Film Festival explores and celebrates artistry and innovation of the most imaginative female cinematic visionaries.

Since its inception in 2001, the High Falls Film Festival has screened more than 500 films, spotlighting the cinematic works of women and bringing the finest independent motion pictures and film artists to Rochester and Western New York audiences. The Festival includes features, documentaries, shorts, children’s and young adult programs. The Festival has also offered programs in film education as well as student filmmaking competitions.

In 2010 & 2011, the Festival changed course and adopted a new name and mission. Known as 360|365 George Eastman House Film Festival, the mission of the 360|365 Festival offered broader programming which was open to all independent filmmakers regardless of gender. During a hiatus in 2012, Festival management made the decision to return to its founding mission and name; celebrating women’s achievements under the founding name High Falls Film Festival.

Films from past Festivals have gone on to win Academy Awards®, Golden Globe Awards® and recognition at other festivals, from Sundance to Berlin. High Falls Film Festival includes panel discussions and master classes presented by prominent industry professionals who give our filmmaking audience unique access to advance their own talents in all aspects of filmmaking.

Our celebrity and film industry guests have included: Lynn Redgrave, Rita Moreno, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Christine Lahti, Bill Pullman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Mira Nair, Jane Alexander, Candice Bergen, Joan Allen, Gordy Hoffman, Famke Janssen, Faith Hubley, Stuart Craig, Diane Ladd, John Curran, CCH Pounder, Leslie Stahl, Celeste Holm, Lainie Kazan, Sally Kellerman, voice-over actress Nancy “Bart Simpson” Cartwright, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, Richard Donner, Agnieszka Holland, and Shrek director Vicky Jenson.


The High Falls Film Festival announces an OPEN CALL FOR WORK for all programs:

* MAIN PROGRAM
* SHORTS PROGRAM


BACKGROUND OF FESTIVAL:

The Festival takes place in Rochester, New York, home of George Eastman, Susan B. Anthony, and Kodak. Special recognitions such as the Susan B. Anthony "Failure is Impossible" Award, and the Faith Hubley "Web of Life" Award are presented. Past recipients have included such actors as Joan Allen, Angela Bassett, Candice Bergen, Lynn Redgrave, Christine Lahti, Rita Moreno as well as directors Julie Taymor, Mira Nair, producer Lauren Shuler Donner and others.

Our venues include the world-renowned, state-of-the-art Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, and the historic Little and Cinema Theatres.



ORGANIZERS
Kathy Goll (Festival Manager) ; Kathy Goll (Operations Manager)

GENERAL RULES
The High Falls Film Festival announces an OPEN CALL FOR WORK for all programs:

* MAIN PROGRAM
* SHORTS PROGRAM


CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

* Please label all screeners with your WAB number
* All genres welcome
* Please submit NTSC DVD screeners; PAL DVD acceptable but not preferred
* All screeners must be accompanied by an online or mailed entry form
* No honorarium available
* All possible care will be taken in the handling of entries. However, the Festival cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to entries while they are in our possession or in transit
* Only preview tapes received with a self addressed stamped mailer will be returned

* For more information, contact mary@highfallsfilmfestival.com

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: * No honorarium available * All possible care will be taken in the handling of entries. However, the Festival cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to entries while they are in our possession or in transit * Only preview tapes received with a self addressed stamped mailer will be returned I have read and agree to all the festival rules as specified. I also agree that clips from my film as well as images/text re: the film may be used for promotional purposes.