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The CWVFS was founded to honor and empower female filmmakers and fans. Our mission is to create a new forum for visionary creators, so that their works—with the power to heal, transform and transcend—may reach wider audiences, and make the impact they were destined for.
About the Festival
The CoSM Women’s Visionary Film Symposium is a four-day showcase of new and established female artists making an impact in filmmaking worldwide. From groundbreaking industry panels to workshops, premiers of feature length films to shorts, we will explore what it means to be a woman today through powerful and thought-provoking discussions and works of art. The Symposium will focus on our collective wisdom, our families, communities, and our future.
What to Envision
This immersion into women’s visionary film will take place at CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, a sanctuary of visionary art founded in upstate New York by Alex Grey & Allyson Grey. A celebration of life, personal growth, social responsibility, healthy living, and creative expression, this gathering of conscious women will include daily yoga, guided meditations and holistic healing workshops, juxtaposed with screenings and panels on content, industry culture and distribution. To honor this one-of-a-kind gathering, a New Moon Ceremony on Sunday night will celebrate the Divine Feminine; offering an opportunity for the creators, taste-makers, thought leaders, and fans of women-powered cinema to connect like never before.
Jury awards will be given for the following categories:
Audience Award for Best Film of the Weekend
Socially conscious media, and media focusing on the mind/body/spirit connection, are highly encouraged. Experimental & visionary content also encouraged.
Films must be produced, directed, edited or written by a woman or non-binary person. Trans people are encouraged to apply.
All non-English language films must have English subtitles or dubbed in English.
First and second time directors encouraged!
Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2012, and must not have been publicly screened in New York. Selected works can be screened from region 1 BluRay or (preferably) Quicktime file. Submissions must be submitted via online screener.
Submission of an entry indicates acceptance of all regulations, guarantee that a screening copy in the format specified will be made available for the dates of the event, and authorization to publicly exhibit the work at Cosm Women's Visionary Film Festival 2019. If screening copy is to be provided by a distributor or agent then entry must be submitted by that distributor/agent, along with any criteria or conditions.
Please do not send stills or press kits. If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image at that time.
You may enter more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay an entry fee for each film.
Film selection for the festival will be made by the Festival Committee.
The selected filmmakers will be responsible for all shipping fees.
All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.