The Women in Film International Committee is pleased to present 'Out of Africa: A Night to Celebrate: Short Films by Kenyan Filmmakers' being held at Universal Studios, in Los Angeles, California USA, on 5 March 2011.
The Women in Film International Committee is pleased to present 'Out of Africa: A Night to Celebrate: Short Films by Kenyan Filmmakers' being held at Universal Studios, in Los Angeles, California USA, on March 5th, 2011. Through a diverse program of short films, the Women In Film International Committee's 5th short film series will celebrate and support the creative talents of Kenyan/ Kenyan-American filmmakers. Every filmmaker has a unique perspective on their culture and their world. The films selected both narrative and documentary, will provide views into the psyche of these communities and deepen the understanding of Kenyan life, lands, and cultures. The short films shown at this special event are the apexes of an entire evening of artistic expression.
All films in the festival should have representation by someone of Kenyan descent in one of the key filmmaker positions - director, producer, scriptwriter, cinematographer, and/or lead actor. The films can come from any place in the world. Please find a call for entries forms and the submission guidelines attached. Additional details may also be found on the following website: http://wif.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=645&Itemid=443
The Submission deadline is December 15th, 2010. There is no submission fee.
Filmmakers in Kenya may drop off submissions at the Kenya Film Commission (information is in the submission packet). All submissions are to be mailed to Women In Film, Los Angeles. Films’ run time must be between 1 minute and the maximum of 30 minutes. The films are not limited to topic or genre. All entries must either be in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles or with supplementary printed translations will automatically be disqualified. A filmmaker can submit more than one short film for consideration but you have to complete a separate submission form for each film in order for each film to be considered.
There may be an opportunity for filmmakers to attend the event as guests of Women In Film. Travel is NOT guaranteed. Appointments for travel visas are available at respective U.S embassies between January 20, 2011 to January 31st 2011. ONLY selected filmmakers are to receive invitations letters from Women In Film. Those not selected should ensure cancellation of their appointments.
A filmmaker may submit more than one short film for consideration, but has to complete a separate submission form for each film. Selected filmmakers are required to provide an artist biography as well as promotional stills from their films for the program.
For any questions please contact Emily Butali at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Out of Africa - A Night to Celebrate: Short Films by Kenyan Filmmakers- Produced by Wanjiru Njendu
About Women In Film
Women In Film (WIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communications, and media industries and to preserving the legacy of women within those industries. Founded in 1973, Women In Film and its Women In Film Foundation provide for its members an extensive network of contacts, educational programs, scholarships, film finishing funds and grants, employment opportunities, mentorships and numerous practical services in support of this mission.
About Women In Film, International Committee
The Women In Film International (WIFI) Committee fosters interactive cultural bonds with other countries by discovering, promoting and supporting the efforts of entertainment professionals (especially women), throughout the world. Our programs include panels on co-production, screenings and participation in international film festivals. Networking does not stop at our borders so WIFI also serves as a resource for foreign consulates, film boards, visiting filmmakers and dignitaries.