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Nationwide – Women and Hollywood Short Film Contest For First-Time Female Filmmakers Open For Submissions – Free

Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry. The site was founded in 2007 by Melissa Silverstein and in  celebration and recognition of their 10th anniversary, the Women and Hollywood will conduct a short film contest for first-time female filmmakers.

The objective of the contest is to give female filmmakers the opportunities to have their work featured on a large digital platform and event. Submissions are due by August 6, 2017.


Awards & Prizes

There will be two winners as well as several runners up.

Winners will each get $300.

Runners up will all receive $100.

All the winners and the runners up will have their shorts shown at the Women and Hollywood events in NY, LA and London.


Rules & Terms

– Filmmaker must be at least 18.

– Filmmaker must be self-identified as a woman.

– All entries must be a digital.

– Only one entry per filmmaker.

-The length should not exceed 15 minutes

– Films can be narratives or documentaries.

– Filmmaker cannot have been employed or made money as a director.

– Films can have been shown publicly at a festival where the filmmaker was not paid.

– Films will be judged for quality and potential in combination with a compelling narrative.

– Content should emulate the Women and Hollywood mission.

– Women on the crew is a plus.

– The project can also be a series.


For more information and to enter, click here. For more information on Women and Hollywood, click here.