The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival Call For Entries is Now Open!

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March 7, 2014
March 29, 2014

The Women’s Film Institute proudly presents its 9th annual San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFIWFF)! The festival will showcase a special program of shorts directed by women, to help commemorate Women’s History Month (approximate date: March 29, 2014). SFIWFF accepts films of all genres 20 minutes or less in length: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation and new media. Films must be directed or co-directed by women.

Deadlines & Submission fees:
Earlybird – August 31, $30
Regular – October 15, $40
Late – December 15, $50
Extended –  January 31, $60

This event is part of an international holiday called SWAN Day and is designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. There have been over 1,000 SWAN Day events in 23 countries in the first six years of this new holiday.

Festival History
The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFIWFF) has a long tradition of providing the community with some of the best films directed and co-directed by women from all over the world. Since 2004, the SFIWFF has presented an elective program of narrative, documentary and international features and short films. SFIWFF film screenings serve as a catalyst for creating and facilitating dialogue through the power of independent filmmaking, and represent a range of perspectives, both locally and globally. SFIWFF is a vital and much-needed community forum that is widely reviewed and attended. The festival celebrates the exceptional contributions of women in the world of cinema, and represents a convergence of excellence in filmmaking from around the globe.

SFIWFF 2012 Festival schedule, Flickr and Trailer:

(via the Women’s Film Institute)