Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival is open for submissions.
The Festival celebrates and awards the best films from around the world that highlight women’s rights issues and stories of women that inspire social change. Filmmakers compete for $10,000 in cash prizes, media features, and the opportunity to have their films added to the Women’s Voices Now Film Archive, the “Netflix of feminist films,” for global promotion and viewing. This year WVN is adding the category of Outstanding Youth Film ($500 cash prize), awarded to the best film produced by a young filmmaker up to age 18.
“One year into the viral, online #MeToo movement, the repercussions within huge commercial industries and in the political sphere are matched only by the unprecedented strides in education and activism concerning the global women’s rights struggle. We are living in an exciting and frightening time. We must do everything we can to ensure that this is the dawn of a new era and not merely a moment in the history of the evolution of humankind. Social impact film plays a huge role in this momentum and Women’s Voices Now seeks to recognize and celebrate these works, and to share them globally . ” – Heidi Basch-Harod, Executive Director, Women’s Voices Now
Each year, films are selected from over 174 countries and generally focus on the alarming realities of the ongoing struggle for women’s rights. These films confirm the imperative role of the WVN Online Film Festival in bringing these issues to the foreground of public discourse.
Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Documentary Short, Narrative Short, Youth Filmmakers
September 10, 2018 (Submissions Open)
October 1, 2018 (Earlybird Deadline, $15.00)
January 31, 2019 (Regular Deadline $20.00)
Submit Via Film Freeway http://bit.ly/2yQnqyj by January 31, 2019.
MORE ABOUT WOMEN’S VOICES NOW
Women’s Voices Now (WVN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, uses the medium of film to advocate for global women’s rights. WVN carries out its mission with an annual online film festival, a free streaming archive of international women’s rights based films, educational programs, screening events, and multimedia workshops. Using the medium of film, we foster awareness of women’s rights issues and provide clear channels of action that encourage our viewers to join the global women’s rights movement. With our Fiscal Sponsorship and Mentorship Programs, WVN supports the important work of filmmakers striving to create impactful and timely cinema. WVN has held special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2017.
WHAT WE DO
Women’s Voices Now connects artists, activists, content creators, educators and audiences worldwide with our annual film festival which awards $10,500 in cash prizes to support filmmakers; through our expansive online film archive, with films available 24/7 to stream for free; with our free educational screening packages and curriculum; our ambassador program where individuals can screen our films and host advocacy events; through our workshops for underserved communities of people and young women; and with our filmmaker fiscal sponsorship program and other resources. Using films from our annual online film festival we are able to promote women’s rights awareness, host advocacy events, create community and foster dialogue about pressing women’s rights issues worldwide.