Women’s Voices Now Call for Submissions

Women’s Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival

US$35,000 IN CASH PRIZES

Categories: Documentary, Fiction, Experimental and Student.

Deadlines: Submissions are OPEN until November 24, 2010. EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 17, 2010

Women’s Voices Now (WVN), a New York-based not-for-profit social enterprise is calling for film submissions for Women’s Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival. The Festival is open to filmmakers of all genders, nationalities and faiths.

 

Subject Matter: The Festival aims to give voice to women of ALL FAITHS living in Muslim-majority countries and Muslim women living as minorities around the globe.  The Festival is a unique project that will highlight pro-women voices from within the Muslim World and present an unfiltered and honest account of these women’s stories–focusing on the struggle for freedom of expression and inalienable human rights.  The scope of the films’ subject must be pertinent to the spirit of the Festival and should address the experiences that shape these women’s lives, the challenges that must be overcome before gender equality becomes the status quo, and the people who are making this transformation happen.

Submission: The Festival accepts submissions from both amateur and professional filmmakers.  Pursuant to WVN’s goal of reaching and educating people around the world, WVN requests that films be made available for viewing on-line. Filmmakers may apply and upload their films via the WVN website.

Membership: WVN is a nonprofit organization.  Please become a member and support our work.

Contact Information: info@womensvoicesnow.org
Women’s Voices Now, 119 W. 72nd Street #167, New York, NY 10023