Femme Revolution Film Fest ()



Deadlines

23 Apr 2018
Call for entries

23 Jul 2018
Festival closed

20 Oct 2018
Notification date

20 Nov 2018
25 Nov 2018

Address

Linares 42 int 504, Colonia Roma Sur, Delegación Cuauhtémoc,  06760, Ciudad de México, DF, Mexico


Festival description
Short Films 40'<
Feature Films >60'


Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Festival start: 20 November 2018      Festival end: 25 November 2018

Is the first international film festival that celebrates female creation in all areas of the film industry. It privileges the exhibition of films by national and international women directors, as well as films by filmmakers who have, throughout history, contributed to the creation of nuanced female characters, free from stereotypes.

2. OFFICIAL AWARDS
The following prizes and recognitions will be awarded:

• Jury Award for the Best International Feature. Winner will receive both a festival statuette and a monetary prize.
• Jury Award for the Best International Short. Winner will receive both a festival statuette and a monetary prize.
• Jury Award for the Best Construction of a Female Character in an International Feature Film. Winner will receive a festival statuette.
• Jury Award for the Best Construction of a Female Character in an International Short Film. Winner will receive a festival statuette.
• Audience Award for the Best Feature Film
• Audience Award for the Best Construction of a Female Character in a feature film.

Monetary prizes will be awarded to the filmmakers of the winning films and special mentions will be awarded as the Jury sees fit.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Femme Revolution Film Fest
First Edition

Femme Revolution Film Fest invites filmmakers and/or producers of feature length and short films from all over the world to submit their films to the competitions that will take place during the festival’s debut edition.

1. OFFICIAL COMPETITION SECTIONS

1.1 OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION
We will consider all feature-length films (fiction and/or documentary) produced in any part of the world, with a completion year of 2017-2018 as long as they have not been previously exhibited in Mexico City, either commercially or in film festivals or public screenings and have a running time of at least 60 minutes, including credits. These features will be considered provided that their script, and/or directing, and/or lead acting is a carried out by a woman.

1.2 OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL SHORTS COMPETITION

We will consider all short films (fiction and/or documentary) produced in any part of the world, with a completion year of 2017-2018 as long as they have a maximum running time of 40 minutes, including credits. These shorts will be considered provided that their script, and/or directing, and/or lead acting is a carried out by a woman.

In the competition sections, we will not accept films made for promotional purposes, or those that have been aired on television, distributed via DVD or Blu-Ray, or via internet.

2. OFFICIAL AWARDS
The following prizes and recognitions will be awarded:

• Jury Award for the Best International Feature. Winner will receive both a festival statuette and a monetary prize.
• Jury Award for the Best International Short. Winner will receive both a festival statuette and a monetary prize.
• Jury Award for the Best Construction of a Female Character in an International Feature Film. Winner will receive a festival statuette.
• Jury Award for the Best Construction of a Female Character in an International Short Film. Winner will receive a festival statuette.
• Audience Award for the Best Feature Film
• Audience Award for the Best Construction of a Female Character in a feature film.

Monetary prizes will be awarded to the filmmakers of the winning films and special mentions will be awarded as the Jury sees fit.

3. GUIDELINES

1.- The first edition of Femme Revolution Film Fest will take place in Mexico City from November 20-15, 2018.

2.- Reception of submissions will be open as of Monday, April 23, 2018 and will close on Monday, July 23, 2018. No work submitted after the deadline will be considered.

3.- The selected films in the various competitive sections of the festival will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of experts within the film industry and their decisions will be final.

4.- The official results of selected works will be made public on Monday, September 3, 2018 on the festival website: www.femmerevolutionfilmfest.com as well as on festival social media accounts.

5.- The films that make up the competitive sections of the festival will be evaluated by an expert Jury comprised of recognized experts in the national and international film industries and their decision will be final.

6.- Submitted films may be invited to participate in parallel non-competitive sections of the festival.

7.- The selected films may be included in national and international exhibitions in which Femme Revolution Film Fest participates throughout 2018- 2019.

8.- All submissions assume the acceptance of the rules and requirements outlined in this call for submissions.

9.- If questions and concerns regarding the rules of this call for submissions arise, please contact: programacion@femmerevolution.mx.

4. RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

4.2 OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL SHORTS COMPETITION
We will consider all short films (fiction and/or documentary) produced in any part of the world, with a completion year of 2017-2018 as long as they have a maximum running time of 40 minutes, including credits. These shorts will be considered provided that their script, and/or directing, and/or lead acting is a carried out by a woman.

1.- Fill out the registration form available on the official festival website www.femmerevolutionfilmfest.com by Monday, July 23 2018 17:00 (5:00 pm) Mexico City time at the latest.

2.- All links and passwords of the registered films must remain active from the first day of registration through November 25, 2018 at the conclusion of the festival.

3.- The selection of films will be made by a committee comprised of experts within the film industry and their decisions will be final.

4.- No films submitted after the registration deadline will be considered for inclusion in the festival.

5.- The official results of selected works will be published on the festival website: www.femmerevolutionfilmfest.com as well as on festival social media accounts on Monday, September 3, 2018.

6.- Once accepted, a film may not be withdrawn from the Official Selection.

7.- The screening format of selected films must be, without exception DCP and/or Blu-Ray.

8.- The representatives of the selected works are responsible for sending a copy of the film in DCP format (if it exists) and two Blu-Ray copies.

9.- The projection copies of the selected films must be subtitled in Spanish if their original language is not Spanish, and in English if their original language is Spanish.

10.- The shipping costs of the projection copies, as well as of printed promotional materials for the purpose of dissemination will be assumed by the participants.

11.- Femme Revolution Film Fest may use clips of up to one minute from the selected
films for the purpose of promoting the festival in media circuits.

12.- Femme Revolution Film Fest will award the Best International Short in competition with the festival statuette along with a monetary award. The prize will be awarded to the filmmaker, according to the Jury’s decision.

13.- Femme Revolution Film Fest will award the Best Construction of a Female Character with a festival statuette. The prize will be awarded to the creative team responsible for the winning film: scriptwriter, director and actress, according to the Jury’s decision.

14.- The Jury will be comprised of recognized experts in the national and international film industries and their decision will be final.

15.- The Jury has the ability to award special mentions.

16.- All submissions assume the acceptance of the rules and requirements outlined in this call for submissions.

17.- For all questions or comments, please contact: programacion@femmerevolution.mx.

5. DISPUTES
Femme Revolution Film Fest reserves the right to modify the call for submissions as necessary. We recommend checking for updates and consulting the current version on the official website.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
FEMME REVOLUTION FILM FEST
FEMME REVOLUTION / WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION
1st Edition

With the objective of stimulating and promoting the production, completion and exhibition of films written by and/or directed by and/or with leading roles for women, Femme Revolution Film Fest invites filmmakers and producers to submit their projects to Work In Progress 2018, dedicated to films produced or co-produced by Latin American countries, whose creation depends on women in the aforementioned categories and that are pursuing funding outlets for the completion of post-production.

A maximum of 7 feature films will be selected. The filmmaker or producer of each selected film will be invited to attend Femme Revolution Film Fest that will take place on the 20th- 25th of November 2018 in Mexico City, where they will present their project to a Jury comprised of recognized experts in the national and international film industries.

RULES

1.- Only projects that have a producer and that meet the registration requirements will be accepted

2.- We will exclusively accept projects in the post-production stage that are Latin American productions or co-productions and are written by and/or directed by and/or with leading roles for women.

3.- The participating projects must be feature-length fiction and/or documentary films that have a first cut of at least a 60-minute running time, including credits.

4.- Reception of submissions will be open as of Monday, April 23, 2018 and will close on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 17:00 (5:00 pm) Mexico City time. No work submitted after the deadline will be considered.

5.- The selected projects will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of experts within the film industry and their decisions will be final.

6.- The official results of selected projects will be made public on Monday, October 15, 2018 on the festival website: www.femmerevolutionfilmfest.com as well as on festival social media accounts.

7.- Femme Revolution Film Fest will extend an invitation to one member of the creative team, be it producer or director of each selected work, with the expectation that this person attends the festival and presents her/his project to the Jury.

8.- The Jury will be comprised of recognized experts in the film industry. Their decision will be final.

9.- An in-kind prize will be awarded for post-production of the work that the Jury selects.

10.- Femme Revolution / Women in Construction 2018 will be carried out in two stages:

a) The representatives of the selected projects will have a day of one on one meetings with each of the Jury members. These presentations must be in either English or Spanish.

b) The representative of the selected projects will have a day for pitching with questions and answers before the Jury and industry representatives at large. These presentations must be in either English or Spanish.

REQUIREMENTS

1.- Submit a project file as a single PDF with the following information:

• Title of the project in Spanish and English.
• Brief synopsis in Spanish and English (No more than 6 lines with Arial 12 point Font, single-spaced).
• Bio-filmography of the director in Spanish and English.
• Bio-filmography of the producer in Spanish and English.
• Technical Specs: Genre, country of origin, final format, language, color or b&w, running time.
• Production team (Director, producer, script, executive producers, photography, art, sound, editing, music).
• Cast.
• Outline of total post-production budget. Values must be presented in U.S. dollars (USD).
• Total cost of post-production. Values must be presented in U.S. dollars (USD).
• Total amount of secured post-production funding. Values must be presented in U.S. dollars (USD), additionally there should be a breakdown of percentages.
• Total amount of post-production that still needs funding. Values must be presented in U.S. dollars (USD), additionally there should be a breakdown of percentages.
• Specific needs for finalizing post-production. In Spanish and English.
• Plan and strategy for distribution.
• Territories available for distribution.
• Contact information (Name of the production company, name of the contact person, contact email, website address).
• Link and password on Vimeo of the latest cut of the film.

2.- The project file must be submitted by Monday, July 23 2018 17:00 (5:00 pm) Mexico City time at the latest to the email address: programación@femmerevolution.mx.

3.- The official results of selected works will be published on Monday, October 15, 2018 on the festival website: www.femmerevolutionfilmfest.com as well as on festival social media accounts.

4.- Once the official results are published, Femme Revolution / Women in Construction will notify the representatives of the selected projects and may ask for additional materials not mentioned in the call for submissions.

5.- The project that the Jury deems winner must include the logo Femme Revolution Film Fest in the opening or closing credits of the film, as well as in all promotional materials and press kits with the label “Femme Revolution / Mujeres en Construcción 2018” between laurels.

6.- All submissions assume the acceptance of the rules and requirements outlined in this call for submissions.

DISPUTES

Femme Revolution Film Fest reserves the right to modify the call for submissions as necessary. We recommend checking for updates and consulting the current version on the official website.

CONTACT

Femme Revolution Film Fest
programacion@femmerevolution.mx


  

 
  

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