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27-May-2015 10:58pm PDT  

 

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

9 Annual March 03, 2016 to March 06, 2016

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1526 NE Alberta St. #110
Portland OR 97211
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Phone: 503.729.1142
info@powfest.com
http://www.powfest.com

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Feature
Narrative feature over 40 minutes TRT. Film must be directed or co-directed by a woman.
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 or co-directed by young women 18 years and younger. **Proof of age must be submitted with entry.
Experimental Short
Experimental Short under 40 minutes TRT. Film must be directed or co-directed by a woman.
Animation
Animation Short under 40 minutes TRT. Film must be directed or co-directed by a woman.
Narrative Short
Narrative Short under 40 minutes TRT. Film must be directed or co-directed by a woman.
Documentary Short
Documentary Short under 40 minutes TRT. Film must be directed or co-directed by a woman.
Music Videos
Short videos under 6 minutes TRT, set to music. Film must be directed or co-directed by a woman.
Web Series
Short videos under 10 minutes TRT and produced specifically for distribution via online media (website, youtube, etc). Film must be directed or co-directed by a woman.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
In recognition of the power of women's voices in film, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film.

We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
POWFest's overarching goal is to increase the number of women in leadership roles in media by providing resources, education and visibility.

Through this festival platform we promote and create professional development and networking opportunities for women filmmakers of every level. Beyond filmmaker participation, we are also dedicated to bringing to Portland, programming that is thought-provoking and will engage the audience well beyond the theater.

In addition to the annual festival, filmmakers have the opportunity to be selected for our POWMonthly screening series, which extends our ability to bring women's voices to the Portland film scene throughout the year.

POWFest has had the honor of hosting a variety of emerging filmmakers and accomplished Directors like Allison Anders, Irene Taylor-Brodsky, Kathryn Bigelow, Gillian Armstrong, Amy Heckerling, Barbara Kopple, Penelope Spheeris, Ondi Timoner and Joanna Priestley. The 4-day festival, scheduled for March 3-6, 2016 will feature over 50 films, offering attendees a variety of narrative and documentary programming. The experience is enhanced by filmmaker participation in post-screening Q&As & panels.

It is POWFest's goal to be inclusive of all women's voices, regardless of race, class, age, religion, ability, sexuality or gender presentation. We respect each individual's right to gender self-identification.

POWFest is produced by Sour Apple Productions in partnership with The Hollywood Theatre.

ORGANIZERS
Barb Meyers ; Barb Meyers ; Barb Meyers ; Barb Myers (Education Manager) ; Kim Schmucker (Operations Manager) ; Kim Schmucker (Operations Manager) ; Kim Schmucker (Operations Manager) ; Tara Johnson-Medinger (Executive Director) ; Tara Johnson-Medinger (Executive Director) ; Tara Johnson-Medinger (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
Submission Guidelines:

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

*Submissions must be directed or co-directed by a woman.

*POWFest accepts pieces completed within the last three years. No works in progress.

*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 or DVD coded for region 1 or 0

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

*It is unnecessary to send your DVD in a jewel case. Any additional packaging will only be discarded/recycled.


Submission Materials:

*POWFest only accepts online submissions for short films

*DVD submissions for features must be, Region 1 or 0.

*The film title and WAB tracking number must be written on each DVD submitted (2 copies required)

*If sending a check, make payable to PORTLAND OREGON WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL.

*There is a $40 US fee for any check returned due to insufficient funds.

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.