Take a 15 Minute Break..

Posted Monday 20 Jul 2015

And enjoy this TED talk from Tracey Spicer - she will make you laugh (which is always good) but more importantly she will make you think about the hours you can save by refusing to be a slave to outrageous beauty routines.

How much time can you save by ditching the hair straighteners?  Enough to make a feature film we reckon! (Well... enough to apply for some funding anyway.)

Tracey is a respected journalist and a Woman in Television in Australia and a great performer SO

Have yourself a cup of tea (or a g and t) and enjoy this thought-provoking talk...

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-lady-stripped-bare-Tracey-S (any problems opening this, paste it into your browser)

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Submissions open for Chick Flick Festival

Posted Monday 20 Jul 2015

Women In Film Dallas is excited to announce submissions are now open for the 14th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival. The Festival of short films will take place on Thursday, October 22 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. 

The link to their website to submit is:
http://www.wifdallas.org/event-1989017

The deadline to submit your short is

September 4th.

See below for submission dates and discounts.

CATEGORY GUIDELINES

The 2015 categories are Female Filmmakers and Short Flicks by Texas Chicks.

Female Filmmakers is open to shorts directed by a woman. Shorts are also eligible if women are in two (2) or more of the following above-the-line positions: writer, producer, director of photography or editor. Official selections in this category qualify for the Best of Fest Award and the Audience Choice Award.

Short Flicks by Texas Chicks requires all of the above and ties to Texas. Official selections in this category qualify for the Best of Fest Award, Texas Award, and Audience Choice Award.

WIFD members and Students (ID required) should enter in one of the two categories and pay the discounted fee.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All official selections will be notified the end of September/early October 2015.

Screenings will be held at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.

The Best of Fest winner will receive a cash award.

The Texas Award winner will receive a cash award.

Audience Choice winners will receive prize packages.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

We accept narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental short films in any genre with a runtime of 25 minutes or less. Films must have been completed after January 1st, 2011. No premiere status required.

DEADLINES & FEES

Regular Deadline: August 14, 2015

Non-WIFD Member: US $30.00

Student: US $25.00

WIFD Member: US $20.00

Final Deadline: September 4, 2015

Non-WIFD Member: $35.00

Student: $30.00

WIFD Member: $25.00

WIFD MEMBERS - This year your entry will also be considered for submission to the Women in Film and Television International Showcase that will screen around International Women's Day 2016 in various cities around the world. MUST BE A MEMBER OF WIFD TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WIFTI SHOWCASE.