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|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, or feature a woman in a leading role.
|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, or feature a strong woman lead.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The High Falls Women's Film Festival celebrates the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking, through programs that recognize the best work of female cinematic artists.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
From Rochester, NY, the birthplace of motion picture film and the early women’s activist movement, High Falls Women's Film Festival explores and celebrates artistry and innovation of the most imaginative female cinematic visionaries.
Since its inception in 2001, the High Falls Women's Film Festival has screened more than 600 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, and children's programs. The Festival has also offered programs in film education as well as student filmmaking competitions.
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, cinematographer Nancy Schreiber and Shrek director Vicky Jenson.
The High Falls Women's Film Festival announces an OPEN CALL FOR WORK for all programs:
* MAIN PROGRAM
* SHORTS PROGRAM
All films must be made by, or feature, women in a strong leading role, or films that focus on women and their life experiences.
Preference will be given to films made by women in a leadership role(s); including director, screenplay writer, producer, cinematographer, etc. All genres including live action narrative, live action documentary, animation, experimental, hybrid, etc. may be submitted.
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, cinematographer Nancy Schreiber and others.
Kate Herrmann (ED); Kate Herrmann (ED); Kate Herrmann (ED); Nora Brown
The High Falls Film Festival announces an OPEN CALL FOR WORK for all programs:
* MAIN PROGRAM
* SHORTS PROGRAM
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 DVDs 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.