The Blue Roses Festival is a film and theatre festival created to showcase works about women promoting themes of inclusivity, diversity and community through responsible storytelling. Our goal is to highlight films and plays that encapsulate the women who we don't often see on screen but admire in life. To quote Frances McDormand ""Female characters in literature are full, they're messy, they've got runny noses and burp and belch. Unfortunately, in film, female characters don't often have that kind of richness." Those are the types of women we want to showcase, ones who are empowered, independent, raw and 100% themselves.
Awards will be given out in the categories of:
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
ACTRESS IN LEADING ROLE
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
ACCEPTING: Plays 20 minutes (20 pages) or less that MUST feature one main female character. The plays selected will be read virtually in a Zoom reading featuring members of the ensemble of FACE TO FACE FILMS.
ACCEPTING: Films 20 minutes or less that MUST feature one main female character. The films selected will be showcased in a three day long film festival.
ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN TO FILMMAKERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS OF ANY AGE.