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B!tchFest Film Festival & Screenplay Contest

TO SUBMIT PLEASE VISIT OUR FILM FREEWAY PAGE: https://filmfreeway.com/BtchFestFilmFestivalandScreenplayContest Welcome to the 1st annual B!TCHFEST: An International Women’s & LGBTQIA+ Film Festival & Screenplay Contest with a groundbreaking in-person event for both Filmmakers and Screenwriters in the heart of Los Angeles. At B!tchFest we’re not just breaking glass ceilings; we’re shatterin

B!TCHFEST FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY CONTEST

TO SUBMIT PLEASE VISIT OUR FILM FREEWAY PAGE:

https://filmfreeway.com/BtchFestFilmFestivalandScreenplayContest

Welcome to the 1st annual B!TCHFEST: An International Women’s & LGBTQIA+ Film Festival & Screenplay Contest with a groundbreaking in-person event for both Filmmakers and Screenwriters in the heart of Los Angeles. At B!tchFest we’re not just breaking glass ceilings; we’re shattering them into a million pieces by unleashing the Power of Female and LGBTQIA+ Voices in Film and Television!

Get ready for a cinematic celebration that’s not just a festival – it’s a movement. B!tchFest is on a mission to redefine the narrative by proudly showcasing the BEST Independent Films, Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Animated Films, Student Films, Music Videos, TV Pilots, Web Series, Screenplays, TV Scripts, and Stage Plays crafted by the most Badass Women and LGBTQIA+ Creators in the industry.

In a world where only 26% of key production roles belong to women and a mere 16% of major studio films flaunt LGBTQIA+ characters, B!tchFest is determined to rewrite the script. We invite you to be a part of a whirlwind Film Festival featuring empowering stories, fierce creativity, and unapologetic voices at the forefront of cinema.

By providing a platform for recognition, awards, and promotion; we aim to break barriers, amplify voices, and pave the way for a more inclusive entertainment industry. Join us for a festival that goes beyond screenings—promote yourself and your projects during live panels, flaunt your creations to cheering audiences, walk the red carpet, and forge connections with leading industry trailblazers who share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Our esteemed panel of award-winning industry professionals including directors, producers, agents, managers, executives, and casting directors will meticulously assess all film and screenplay submissions. Expert script readers, filmmakers and story analysts are slated to carefully review all entries. The top contenders are then forwarded on to our executive industry judges, from various sectors within the entertainment and publishing industries, for final evaluations to determine the winners for each category.

The B!tchFest Film Festival & Screenplay Contest is set to take place at the WhiteFire Theatre on Ventura Blvd in Los Angeles on November 24, 2024.  We're gearing up for an in-person event that shines a spotlight on films and screenplays submitted by the most talented Women and LGBTQIA+ Creators from around the world. The winning screenwriters and filmmakers will join our red carpet event, screen their creations in front of a live audience, snag trophies at our awards ceremony, participate in panel discussions that are recorded and streamed on our website for promotion, and engage in an industry meet-and-greet event aimed at making new connections.

Your story starts here— together we can make cinema HERstory! Submit your film or screenplay today and be part of a revolution that refuses to be silent. We welcome you to the B!tchFest family — where Badass B!tches reign supreme!

AWARDS & PRIZES

SCREENWRITING AWARDS:

Best Feature Screenplay (60 - 140 Pages)

Best Short Screenplay (Under 60 Pages)

Best LGBTQIA+ Screenplay (Any Length)

Best First-Time Screenwriter Screenplay (Any Length)

Best TV Pilot Script (1/2 Hour or 1 Hour Script Format)

Best Web Series Script (Up to 60 Pages)

Best Stage Play Script (Any Length)

FILM AWARDS:

Best Feature Film (60+ minutes)

Best Short Film (1 - 60 minutes)

Best Documentary Film (Any Length)

Best Student Film (Any Length)

Best LGBTQIA + Film (Any Length)

Best Animation Film (Any Length)

Best TV Pilot Episode (1/2 Hour or 1 Hour Format)

Best Web Series Episode (Up to 60 minutes)

Best Music Video (1 - 30 minutes)

Best Short Social Content Video (5 minutes or less)

The entry fee is applicable per category. By submitting your film to the categories of Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Animation Film, Best Student Film, Best LGBTQIA+ Film, Best Music Video, Best TV Pilot Episode, Best Web Series Episode, and Best Social Content Video, it not only qualifies your project for festival consideration but it also enables your Cast and Crew to be considered for additional accolades, free of charge.

CAST & CREW AWARDS:

Best of Festival / Grand Jury Award Winner

Best Actress / Actor

Best Supporting Actress / Actor

Best Director

Best Producer

Best Edit/VFX

Best Cinematography

Best Production Design

Best Costume

Best Hair & Makeup

Best Original Score

Winners of all Film Category Awards will have a live screening of their film at the in-person festival on November 24, 2024 at the WhiteFire Theatre in Los Angeles.

Trophy’s will be awarded in-person to all winners of the Film Category Awards, Screenplay Category Awards, and Cast and Crew Awards during the Festival Awards Ceremony. These winners will also be invited to speak about their project during the Festival’s Live-Recorded Panel which will stream on our website, take professional photos on the Red Carpet and attend the Industry Meet-And-Greet Event aimed at making new connections. Additionally, all Official Selections and Winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the festival.

The Best of Festival / Grand Jury Award Winner & Best Feature Film Winner will receive a 1-Hour Zoom Mentorship Meeting with one of our Executive Film Industry Judges.

The Best Feature Screenplay Winner & Best Short Screenplay Winner will receive a 1-Hour Zoom Mentorship Meeting with one of our Executive Screenwriting Industry Judges where they will get feedback on their script and advice on how to move the screenplay into production.

The Winner of Best Actress/Actor and Best Supporting Actress/Actor will receive a 1-Hour Zoom Meeting with a Casting Director from Tiffany Company Casting and free admission to TCC’s next scheduled Virtual Acting Workshop.

For consideration, projects should feature at least one WOMAN in a key production role, such as the Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematoprapher, Lead Actress, ect. Screenplays authored by WOMEN are preferred; however, if written by a man, the script must include at least one FEMALE lead character for submission. While projects helmed by men are welcome, they must either showcase a female protagonist or revolve around women's isues and themes to be eligible.

For LGBTQIA+ category submissions, projects should feature at least one LGBTQIA+ person in a key production role, such as the Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematoprapher, Lead Actor/Actress, ect. Screenplays, to qualify, must either include one LGBTQIA+ character, be authored by a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, or the storyline must prominently involve LGBTQIA+ issues and themes.

TO SUBMIT PLEASE VISIT OUR FILM FREEWAY PAGE:

https://filmfreeway.com/BtchFestFilmFestivalandScreenplayContest

We wish you a B!TCHIN' time on your filmmaking & screenwriting journey and we hope to see you at the the 1st annual B!tchFest!!!

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The 14th TIDF is now calling for film entries!

Festival Dates  We are a biennial! The 14th TIDF will take place from 10 to 19 May 2024.   Film submissions No entry fee. You can only submit your film(s) to the 14th TIDF 2024 using the Online Entry Form on this website. Each film has to comply with the following conditions: Any changes made to the data provided on the Film Submission form must be updated in a timely fashion. You should provide an online preview of the film you are submitting. Failure...

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Garden City, Kansas. Posted By Robin Menken Bob Hurst’s Garden City, Kansas Is a crime documentary about a foiled terrorist attack and a warning against the violence of Trumpist America. We meet Angie Haflich, the content editor of High Plains Public Radio which broadcasts to Kansas and four other states. Interviews with Haflich and other local citizens portray a conservative Middle American small town (mostly Republican) which, because of it reliance on farming and meat p...

Celebrate Diversity in Film! 12th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Call for Entries

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Hot Docs 2023: Theatre of Violence

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NatureTrack Film Festival 5th Anniversary

NatureTrack Film Festival Announces Dates for 5th Anniversary Edition

New Festival Team Revealed

First Time in Goleta at Fairview Theatre and Return to Los Olivos

Submissions Open Now - Calling for Nature-Centric Films

 

(Goleta, CA) Celebrating the return of the beloved NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF) for its 5th year is cause to break out the champagne.  Lots of exciting news to reveal like new co-directors for the fest, addition of a development director to the team, add in a new location, official dates, plus call for open submissions to the nature-centric film festival.  Most of all, it’s an in-person gathering for the fabulous fifth year.  

 

This great little festival that can is curated with a focus on nature and outdoor-related films – its tag line is Igniting Passion for Nature Through Film. The program will include both feature-length and short films in a wide variety of genres and subjects including documentary, narrative, animation, experimental, conservation, outdoors adventure, student films, and more. Sue Eisaguirre, Founder and Executive Director of NatureTrack Foundation, announced the festival dates will be October 6-8 at Metropolitan’s Fairview Theatre in Goleta for the first time. Eisaguirre stated, “Environmental concerns are in the forefront of our community’s collective conscience, and I believe this festival will further inform all those interested in the natural world about other people who are doing great things around the world. The films will also excite attendees to get outdoors, connect with the natural world and enjoy the elixirs nature offers!”  Fun for the family.  In addition to the three-day event in Goleta, NTFF will screen the award-winning films in Los Olivos, where the festival all began, for a ‘Best of the Fest’ one day event the following weekend.  Location for this event will be announced soon.

 

Leading the emerging film festival are the new Festival Directors, Mitchka Saberi and Francisco Lopez. They both graduated from UCSB where Eisaguirre connected with them through Film & Media Studies professor Chris Jenkins. The team went on to collaborate on a short documentary co-produced by NatureTrack, and the 15-minute short doc made the rounds to film festivals in 2022 picking up several awards.  Saberi said, “We found working with Sue was a great experience.  When she asked us to consider becoming the directors of the festival, we didn’t have to think very long to say yes!”  Joining them is the new Development Director Gareth Kelly who has also collaborated with Lopez and Saberi in the past on several film projects as a producer. They are all looking forward to bringing the film festival to the Goleta and Santa Barbara communities.

 

Film submissions are open now on FilmFreeway. The early deadline for submissions is March 5th, and submissions will stay open until the last deadline of June 30th.

 

For more information about ways to get involved, upcoming ticket and pass sales, submissions, and more- check out the NTFF website (naturetrackfilmfestival.org).  Follow us for updates on Instagram (@naturetrackfilm). 

 

 

Igniting Passion for Nature Through Film

 

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NatureTrack Film Festival was founded in 2018 by Sue Eisaguirre, who conceived the idea as an extension of, and fundraiser for, the non-profit NatureTrack Foundation, which she started in 2011. NatureTrack introduces schoolchildren and wheelchair users of all ages to outdoor spaces from the seashore to the inland oak woodlands of Santa Barbara County by providing cost-free outdoor field trips. Since it began, NatureTrack has provided more than 35,000 outdoor experiences for school-aged students. More information about NatureTrack Foundation can be found at www.naturetrack.org

 

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NatureTrack Film Festival Announces Dates for 5th Anniversary Edition Oct. 6-8, 2023

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Regular deadline approaching soon!

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BKK DOC 2022, documentaries competing for an Official Selection

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CANNES WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - REMEMBER THE FUTURE

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We are a hybrid festival, we run a monthly & annual competition of all genres for international Filmmakers, Songwriters, Singers & Bands, dedicated to Feature & Short Films, Indie, Documentaries, Experimental, Animations, Music Videos, Songs, Commercials, Web/TV Series and many more.

The mission of our golden fairy, who is the symbol of our festival, is to unearth rare gems, to highlight a new generation of emerging talents and a new wave of Filmmakers.

​Our Annual Award Ceremony is scheduled to take place in 2023 at the "White House", a luxurious Villa located in Cannes.

​On the same day, we will organize special screenings of some of the Annual Grand Winners at a famous theater in Cannes, the world's capital of Cinema.

The Festival's Jury composed of 7 members from the film industry, music industry and other artistic & cultural fields, who have no relation to the films in competition, will award in each category the best films through private screenings.

​All Official Selections, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, Nominees & Winners receive Official Laurels.

​All Finalists, Nominees & Winners are listed on our website and social networks.

Monthly award winners also receive a digital Official Certificate and may upload their credits on IMDb.

All monthly winners are automatically entered in the annual competition for a chance to receive a prestigious custom-made golden statuette designed on the French Riviera and the opportunity to have their film screened at a famous theater in Cannes, the world's capital of Cinema.

Projects of all genres are welcome.

 

The Territory, Alex Pritz, Documentary, 2022

Alex Pritz’s case study of an indigenous Brazilian Amazon rain forest tribe focuses on the perspectives of the tribe, defending their existence and their forest. The documentary reflects the current systemic problems faced by many others in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia; the disappearance of rain forests, destruction and disregard of indigenous cultures, absence of medical services for tribal and other minority groups, and the domination of policy making by powerful economic int...

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DOC NYC 2021 Interview with Alessandro Rossellini, Director of THE ROSSELLINIS ~ By Claire Varney

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