The 6th annual Cinema Sisters International Film Festival (CSIFF) is coming March 11-13, 2022! We continue with our tradition of showcasing the works of female filmmakers all over the world in an effort to encourage and support our sister filmmakers. We encourage filmmakers who identify as a woman and gender-fluid/non-binary folks who identify with womanhood to submit their films!
We are asking our sister filmmakers to share their short films – narratives, docs, experimental, animation, any genre – we want to see it all! Join us as we celebrate the power of female filmmakers!! This three-day, laid-back festival is all about films made by women (including persons identifying as women).
Films must be complete, no longer than thirty-nine minutes, and must be directed or written by women.
Cinema Sisters is dedicated to cultivating a diverse environment where women can realize their artistic cinematic visions. While less than 10% of all films are made by women, by empowering each other through educational opportunities, mentoring, and a supportive creative community, CSIFF aims to galvanize and expand women's contribution to filmmaking.
Proceeds from our event go to grants for local filmmakers or filmmakers shooting their films in North Carolina. See csiffilm.com for more details about our grant program.
Prizes* will be awarded for:
Best Animated, Dance, Musical
*a special jury will select the winners of the first 3 categories. More details to follow.
Categories are subject to change.
Guidelines for submission:
-Films must be completed (no works in progress).
-Must be under 39 minutes (we do curate one feature film per season, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
-Must be directed or written by a woman. or gender-fluid/non-binary person who identifies with womanhood
-Films and videos of any genre: narrative, documentary, animation, experimental...
-Films must be submitted via an online submission method.
- Films must have been completed in the current or previous year (2020/2021)