Women’s Rights Nights is a festival which started in 2010 and so far had 7 editions held in March, in Skopje, Macedonia. WE ACCEPT ONLY DOCUMENTARY FILMS DEALING WITH WOMEN’S RIGHTS SUBJECTS AND GENDER ISSUES!
It offers an alternative to traditional celebrations of International Women's Day and through art, it encourages both women and men to critically reflect upon pertaining gender inequalities, while praising the achievements that have been made to date. Previous editions of WRN confirmed the interest of the audience in new forms of engagement with women’s rights and gender equality.

Rules & Terms

WOMEN’S RIGHTS NIGHTS 2017 (8th edition)

1. ORGANIZATION
Women’s Rights Nights is an event which so far had 7 editions held in March in Skopje 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The festival “Women’s Rights Nights” is a result of a collaboration between City of Skopje, UN Women office in Skopje, The Institute of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy at “St. Cyril and Methodius University” and the University of Audio-visual Arts from Skopje.

2. CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION
• Eligible films: WE ACCEPT ONLY DOCUMENTARY FILMS DEALING WITH WOMEN’S RIGHTS SUBJECTS AND GENDER ISSUES
• Eligible countries: There’s no restriction regarding the origin of the films
• Shooting formats: All shooting formats are accepted
• Running time: We prefer films between 40 and 90 minutes
• Deadline: The deadline for submission is 31 December 2016.
• Submission fee: There is no submission fee.
• Screening formats: Preferred screening format is HD 1920x1080 (H264, avi, mp4, mpeg…)

3. SUBMISSION PROCESS
We prefer online submission through the web platform:
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WomensRightsNights
You can, however, still apply directly to the Festival. In this case, it is mandatory that applicants send a link to online screener of their film, along with a filled and signed submission form on the mail info@womensrightsnights.net. For any other form of submission, please contact us by mail.

4. SELECTION PROCESS
The Selection committee is composed of the Festival programmers which are in charge of selecting the films. Every film submitted is watched and considered. Applicants will be informed of the selection of their film by 1 February 2017. The Festival line-up will be announced before 1 March 2017 on the Festival website www.womensrightsnights.net. All the selected film producers or directors will be notified by mail.

5. SCREENING PROCESS
If the submitted preview screener can’t be used as screening copy, the official screening copy (downloadable link from HD file) must be sent to the Festival office before 15 February 2017. All films have to be subtitled in English. There is no screening fee for the films selected for the Women’s Rights Nights.

6. FESTIVAL AND FILMS PROMOTION
The right holders grant the Festival, without compensation, the right to reproduce excerpts of the films (excerpts limited to 10% of the duration of the film and in any case shall not exceed 3 minutes), stills, synopsis and/or any other texts related to their films for promotional purposes of the Festival, on any support and any media, press and the Internet included. The producers also hereby guarantee that they have the legal authority to grant such rights and have cleared all rights related to the films (including, but not limited, to the music).

7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The signatory of the present document certifies to have the full ownership of the rights granted above on the submitted film according to our regulations and acknowledges that the Festival is not liable for any claims or expenses asked from any third party regarding rights matter.

8. ARCHIVE AND USE OF SUBMITTED FILMS
In order to create a film resource center, which is to be located in our office and restricted for use to Women’s Rights Nights members, submitted films will be kept and may be transferred for a better preservation on a new device (digitization or copy).
Women’s Rights Nights may use the films for its educational and non commercial activities.

9. REGISTRATION CONDITIONS
Registering a film to the competition and participating in the Festival implies the full acceptance of the regulations mentioned here above.

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    Sue Useem

    Although I was unable to attend this festival, I found their communication fantastic and their program line up looked great, along with their interesting panel after the screenings. Really honored to be a part of it and was truly sad to miss it -- I would recommend this to anyone working in women's empowerment and peace building around the world.

    March 2017
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    ANDREJKA V. SKRACIC

    A festival you can only dream of... because it's perfect. The organisation, communication, hospitality, audience, info... everything was excellent! I am very happy and honoured for being selected as I have always been committed to the independence, freedom and integrity of women as well as the film as art. Thank you for recognising my work and I wish you a great deal of success in your future activities, so that - some day - this world becomes a better place to live.

    March 2017