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.
OPEN TO WiFT LOUISIANA & WIFTI CHAPTER MEMBERS ONLY
All submissions this year will be processed through FilmFreeway.com. 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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In celebration of International Women's Day, Women In Film & Television Louisiana and Loyola University present a showcase of WIFT LA Member films:
- Victoria Greene / Monster in the Bayou*
- Daneeta Jackson / Mr. Joe Lives Alone
- Cindi Knapton / Equal
- Andrea Kuehnel / Us Against The World
- Milena Martinovic / Vesna Goes To Work
- Dawn Streeck / Sugar And Ink
- Mary Thoma / Dandelion
For more information about the WIFTI Short-Case click here
In celebration of International Women's Day, Women In Film & Television Louisiana and Indywood present the winners of the 2015 WIFTI Short-Case and the WIFT LA finalist - Eden House: Keeping the Promise.
Eden House : Keeping the Promise (Documentary)
Directors: Sandy Parker & Jency Griffin Hogan
Keeping the Promise exposes the underworld of human trafficking and how two women helped each other escape and are now helping others. The average age of entryinto prostitution forAmerican girls is 12 to 14. Worldwide, human trafficking has surpassed guns and is second only to drugs in illegal trade. Eden House is a unique two-year program in New Orleans that provides a home for women who have been commercially and sexually exploited, giving them an opportunity to reclaim their lives.