Calling the Shots - in New York

Posted Monday 08 Jul 2013

WIFTI members are once again invited to participate in WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS, a programme of short films by women from Women in Film chapters around the world to be shown at the Hamptons
International Film Festival.

Now in its 11th year, New York Women in Film & Television together with the
Hamptons International Film Festival will screen WIFTI members' selected
(October 10 - 14, 2013) in East Hampton, New York. NOTE: There is no
submission fee.

NYWIFT and Hamptons International Film Festival formed an alliance to
provide WIFTI members worldwide with an opportunity to screen their works at
a major international film festival.

WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS is a rare, unique and timely platform for WIFT
member filmmakers worldwide to show their multi-faceted talents in the area
of shorts.  The selected shorts comprise the varied genres of fictional
narratives, animations, documentaries and experimental films, television and
videos. These exceptional works bring distinctive, unorthodox perspectives
to challenging and uplifting experiences of women from all walks of life.

WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS provides a unique opportunity to showcase the skills
and filmmaking forte of women internationally. Previous submissions included
countries of Australia, New Zealand, Europe and USA.  At the Hamptons
International Film Festival, members from the film and television
communities and general audiences enthusiastically received the selected
works and some were also included in the Women in Film and Television
International Showcase, which gave even more universal exposure to the

We invite you to participate in this series of collected filmmaking talent
by visiting the New York Women in Film & Television website at: to download the NYWIFT/HIFF
application.  Please remember that you must submit the paper application in
duplicate and you must submit 2 copies of your film (DVD NTSC NOT PAL) with
English subtitles if your film was not produced in English.

All films must be twenty minutes or less and must have been completed after
May 2011. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Films chosen for the NYWIFT/HIFF Series WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS, are first
selected by a panel of NYWIFT member filmmakers and then finalized by the
Programming Department of the Hamptons International Film Festival.

WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS is an excellent path to international visibility for
extraordinary women filmmakers from around the world. In addition to
submitting to WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS, the submitted shorts may also be
eligible for selection to next year's 2014 WIFTI Showcase as well as our
SWAN DAY celebration and screenings, held in New York City.

Entering WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS does not automatically also enter your film
into The Hamptons International Film Festival Category.  If you wish to be
considered for the HIFF Festival, in addition to "WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS" ,
then you need to submit directly to HIFF Shorts Category at ,

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Maria
Pusateri at: and we very much look forward to
receiving your submission for WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS.