10th Annual

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

February 28, 2019 to March 03, 2019

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4824 NE 42nd #127
Portland OR 97218
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Feature
Narrative feature over 40 minutes TRT. Film must be directed by a woman or non-binary filmmaker.
Documentary Feature
Documentary feature over 40 minutes TRT. Film must be directed or co-directed by a woman.
Young Women Directors (18 & under)
Film directed by young women/non binary filmmakers 18 years and younger. **Please email info@powfest.com for a youth director submission waiver**
Experimental Short
Experimental Short under 20 minutes TRT. Film must be directed by a woman or non-binary filmmaker.
Animation
Animation Short under 20 minutes TRT. Film must be directed by a woman or non-binary filmmaker.
Narrative Short
Narrative Short under 20 minutes TRT. Film must be directed by a woman or non-binary filmmaker.
Documentary Short
Documentary Short under 20 minutes TRT. Film must be directed by a woman or non-binary filmmaker.
Music Videos
Short videos under 8 minutes TRT, set to music. Film must be directed by a woman or non-binary filmmaker.
Web Series
Short videos under 10 minutes TRT and produced specifically for distribution via online media (website, youtube, etc). Film must be directed by a woman or non-binary filmmaker.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

In recognition of the power of women's voices in film, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POW Film Fest) places a spotlight on women and non-binary directors from around the world by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film. Our overall goal is to provide space where these filmmakers can thrive as media makers.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

POW Film Fest is Portland's premiere film festival showcasing films directed by women. In it's 11th year, the festival features the work of some of today's top women directors, while honoring the true pioneers and recognizing the next generation of leading women filmmakers. We also offer film workshops for girls and non-binary youth ages 15 -19 with our POWGirls program.

The Festival has had the honor of hosting a variety of emerging filmmakers and accomplished Directors including Kathryn Bigelow, Cheryl Dunye, Catherine Hardwicke Gillian Armstrong, Amy Heckerling, Allison Anders, Irene Taylor-Brodsky, Penelope Spheeris, Ondi Timoner, Joanna Priestley, and Barbara Kopple.

During our festival season, which includes both a 4-day festival in March and an extended festival throughout the year, we promote and create professional development and networking opportunities for women and non-binary filmmakers of every level. We value filmmaker participation throughout the season and strive to bring Portland audiences programming that is thought-provoking and that will engage them well beyond the theater.

It is POW Film Fest’s goal to be inclusive of all women’s voices, regardless of race, class, age, religion, abilities, sexuality or gender presentation. We respect each individual’s right to gender self-identification.

POW Film Fest is produced by Sour Apple Productions in partnership with The Hollywood Theatre.


ORGANIZERS

Nora Colie; Nora Colie; Tara Johnson-Medinger; Tara Johnson-Medinger

GENERAL RULES

Submission Guidelines:

*Films and videos of any length or genre: narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, young filmmakers are accepted by POW Film Fest.

*Submissions must be directed by a woman or a non-binary filmmaker.

*POW Film Fest accepts pieces completed within the last three years (music videos 2 years). Works in progress must be near completion.

*A separate entry form and fee is required with each submission.

*Short film preview formats: Shorts must be submitted via WAB Online submission tool.

*Feature length preview formats: Features may be submitted via WAB Online Submission tool

*Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

*Checks no longer accepted. Online payment only.


Submission Materials:

*POW Film Fest only accepts online submissions




TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree that to the best of my knowledge, all information in this document is true; I confirm that a woman has directed or co-directed the film submitted; I have all necessary legal authority and rights required to submit this film to The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival; I have read and accept all of the entry guidelines and rules; I acknowledge that my entry materials may not be returned to me; I hold The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival/Sour Apple Productions harmless from damage to or loss of the submission package en route to The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival; If accepted, I grant The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival/Sour Apple Productions the royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to exhibit my film or video and to use, reproduce, publish, translate and exhibit any and all publicity materials related to the film, including but not limited to stills, press releases, bios, trailers in whole or in part without limitation to territory, and/or to include said publicity materials with other works in any form, media, or technology, for the year of entry.