June 22, 2005

EVENTS: San Diego Girl Film Festival (USA)

San Diego Girl Film Festival: Aug 1

The San Diego Girl Film Festival, hosted by the San Diego Women Film Foundation, is partnering with Listen Up! to draw support for submissions to the youth media category of the festival on October 7-9, 2005 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California. The festival promotes women filmmakers of all ages, and empowers young women through the films' positive messages about specific social issues including ethnicity, class, culture, race and gender.

This year, we'd like to double the exposure of films by young women across the country and encourage youth to submit their films about a woman, young woman, or around the general theme of girlhood. All genres and lengths will be considered, and there is NO requirement regarding the date the film was produced. Submissions are due by AUGUST 1, 2005 to the San Diego Women Film Foundation (SDGFF).

There will be some cool opportunities ahead, including a call for nominations to participate as a youth juror - to watch, rate and select the submissions online that will screen at the festival in October. Opportunities for young women filmmakers and curators to attend the festival will also be announced in the near future.

This is a great opportunity to get your work shown in an exciting venue, and to celebrate film and women of all ages. Please visit SDGFF's website for submission guidelines and a registration form. In addition to sending a tape to SDGFF, you are required to submit a CD with a Quicktime, MPEG, or Windows Media File. This is required so the Foundation can upload your film to Listen Up!'s website, where a youth jury will watch and rate the films this August. If your film is not selected to the festival, it will still live on Listen Up!'s website in a highlighted collection. More detailed information about the CD requirements is listed on the registration form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Renee Herrell, Executive Director of SDGFF, at 858.531.5390 or reneeherrell@sdgff.org

For more information about the San Diego Girl Film Festival, please visit:

SOURCE: http://www.listenup.org/newsblog/archives/000607.html

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