2020's November Festival Returns Online!
Be sure to read submission details on our website: www.womenofthelens.com
Women Of The Lens is a live Festival of Film, Broadcast and Digital programming. It was created to celebrate and highlight the achievements of black women and women of colour in the UK creative industries.
We showcase firstly British productions and we include productions from outside of the UK that are reflective of black women in front of and behind the camera. This platform was created because the underrepresentation of black women in the creative industries remains stubbornly low. We want to reveal the complexity, diversity and multiplicities of these women, which is ordinarily overlooked in the conventional media-sphere. We arrive because their stories are our stories, human stories with varied narratives - and as such, wider audiences beyond those of colour can truly engage with complex tales, which move beyond the common tropes reserved for these women in typical media representations.
At Women Of The Lens, we want to create a space, which attracts industry professionals and those who have vested interests outside of the industry that build reciprocal relationships that nurture and builds careers. We want to share knowledge which signposts opportunities and develops ideas.
Whilst our stories are by, of and for black women, we sincerely welcome allied women - and men, who will support the ethos and spirit of Women Of The Lens through their own work.
We look forward to another event later in 2020 which will be held online in November. Stay close to social media for immediate updates. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @womenofthelens
To start 2021
Please ensure that you read the submissions guidelines found on our website.
2020's Festival will be held online with a third party details of which will be provided by October.
The Festival will be in November 2020, specific dates are to be advised.
Productions are open to any genre i.e. romcom, anime, animation, drama, thriller, comedy, children, romance, sci-fi, noir, web series, podcasts.
Productions are open for lengths between 2 minutes and 2 1/2 hours.
In most instances we will not have any specific restrictions on productions which have already premiered, however, productions with premier status at the Festival’s programming will be factored into our selection.
Productions may not be withdrawn from the programming after selection.
Productions may not be screened any time before the Festival's programming once it has been selected.
We reserve the right to use any material provided to us as part of our PR, marketing and promotional activities.
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Ensure that you read the submissions guidelines prior to entry on our website: www.womenofthelens.com
Response from festival:
It was a pleasure to programme your film The Sycamore Gap. It brought a unique creative element to the Festival. It is pleasing to know that you felt welcomed and it is an element the Festival will endeavour to maintain - however big it gets!
Very much look forward to seeing the progress of your promising career and working with you again in the future.