Friday, August 5, 2011

Call for submissions: Girls Just Wanna Have Phones at FNC

To celebrate the Festival du nouveau cinéma's 40th anniversary, Quebec City's Vidéo Femmes invites women filmmakers from around the world to create short films from smart phones based on the theme “40”. The best works will be screened at the Festival in October.

Films must draw upon the theme of "40," be directed by a woman and be shot on a cell phone. The final film should be no more than two minutes long.

Vidéo Femmes will accept submission forms any time before September 20, with instructions for delivery to follow. The 40th Festival du nouveau cinéma runs October 12-23 in Montreal.


Girls Just Wanna Have Phones

For the 40th Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), Vidéo Femmes invites women filmmakers around the globe to create short films from smart phones based on the theme: "40". A jury of industry professionals will select works that will be screened at FNC in October!

The cell as a means of exploration in video

In 2011, communications technologies are completely embedded in everyone's life, artists included. Through this project, Vidéo Femmes encourages exploration of the medium with a touch of immediacy. This creation tool transforms the video images, mixing the direct with the orchestration.

Submitted films must meet the following criteria:
  • Be directed by a woman;
  • Follow the theme "40";
  • Be shot with a cell phone;
  • Be a maximum of 2 minutes;
  • If the film is in a language other than English or French, it must be subtitled in English or French by the artist.
For submissions, complete the application form and send it to before September 20, 2011.*

For any questions, please contact or 1-418-529-9188.

*Instructions for sending the film will be sent as we receive the complete form.

About Vidéo Femmes
Founded in 1973, Vidéo Femmes is an artist-run centre for the production of independent videos created by women, as well as a distribution centre. Its mission: to support and stimulate the creation of original, independent video works, primarily documentaries, and ensure wide exposure for the works and their creators.

About the Festival du nouveau cinéma

The Festival du nouveau cinéma is dedicated to the dissemination and development of new trends in the field of cinema and new media. It offers a springboard for original and largely unseen works, placing emphasis on promoting cinemad'auteur and digital production. For 40 years, the Festival has annually welcomed Quebec, Canadian and international artists in a convivial atmosphere that prizes public and professional exchange.

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