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Women In Film & Television Short Film Showcase ("WIFTI Short-Case") is a powerful demonstration of our members’ creativity, vision, and artistry. Founded in 2004, the Showcase presents selected films from WIFTI Chapters around the world; some of the recent Showcase short films have been nominated for Academy Awards, received distribution deals and garnered other recognition globally. WIFTI encourages unique points of view and storytelling that focus on subjects/issues that concern women.


Submissions Process

All submissions this year will be processed through Films must have been completed in the past 2 years, 2015 or 2016. The Director must be female, and we encourage submissions featuring strong female characters and storylines. We would also like to see what other females were involved in the making of the film; Actresses, Producer, Director of Photography, Animators, Editors, etc. The deadline to receive films will be January 7th 2017.


As part of the submission process filmmakers must include which chapter they belong and the contact information for the Membership Director of their chapter to verify their current enrollment. We will contact your chapter to verify your member’s submissions and current membership status. Please provide this information in your Call for Entries announcement.

Filmmaker Awards & Prizes: CASH prizes of $750 may be awarded to the top three films, from chapters in good standing (Best of Narration, Best of Documentary, Best of Animation) selected by the Jury. These prizes will be awarded to the director of the film in Spring 2017.


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2017 Short Film Showcase

Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) is getting ready for the Short Film Showcase (Shortcase) and International Women’s Day. WIFT Louisiana will host their own Short Film Showcase on March 8th, International Women’s Day. The celebration this year marks the 12th Anniversary of the WIFTI Short Film Showcase.


International Women’s Day is an occasion when women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their day. It is a time when women can look back to a tradition that represents years of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.


This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. While International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history, it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose at the turn of the twentieth century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and racial ideologies. Women’s suffrage and calls for peace were the initial reasons behind the declaration of International Women’s Day.


The WIFTI Short Film Showcase is a powerful demonstration of our members’ creativity, vision, and artistry. Founded in 2004, the Showcase presents selected films from Women in Film & Television Chapters around the world. Some recent Showcase films have been nominated for Academy Awards, received distribution deals and garnered recognition globally. WIFTI encourages unique points of view and storytelling that focuses on subjects/issues that concern women.


Showcase Screening & local Chapter Showcase Producers

Screenings are encouraged on or around International Women’s Day on March 8th. Each chapter should appoint one person as the showcase producer, this will be the contact person to the international for your chapter’s screening. Once appointed, this person should contact Meighan McGuire by email to get the process started. Please provide contact name, email, phone number, chapter, chapter website and mailing address.


The Short Film Showcase is a collection that represents women filmmakers from all of our chapters around the world. In order to better realize this vision, a handful of judges will be selected from the WIFTI chapters around the world for the 2017 showcase.


The judges will do all viewing and judging online between January 7th and January 21st. Judges will be required to have access to FilmFreeway to participate. Anyone interested should contact myself at the email below and tell me a bit about yourself and why you would like to participate in judging this years showcase. Please submit your interest by December 10th, 2016.


Meighan McGuire

2017 Showcase Producer

+1-612-599-5726 (-6 GMT)

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