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Call: Davis Feminist Film Festival 2013 (Deadline: Dec 15, 2012)


The Consortium for Women and Research is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Davis Feminist Film Festival!

The Davis Feminist Film Festival welcomes films from professionals, students, and community members locally, nationally, and internationally. People underrepresented in the media field are especially encouraged to submit a film for consideration.

The Davis Feminist Film Festival is a short film festival. Films must be shorter than 35 minutes in length.

Films submitted to the festival for consideration must meet at least two of the following criteria:
- Films created with an eye for gender and social justice issues
- Films that link local and global issues
- Films created by people underrepresented in the media field (women, people of color, queer/transgender, disabled)
- Films made by people from the Davis/Sacramento area

A completed application includes:
- Entry Submission Form
- Signed Submission Agreement Form
- Film Synopsis (250 word maximum)
- Short 1-page Cover Letter addressing how your film fits at least two of the submission criteria
- Short 2-page Resume/CV
- DVD of film (must be formatted for the United States, Region 1 or 0)
- Label your DVD with: 1) you name, e-mail address, telephone number 2) the name of the film, 3) Run time in minutes and 4) Format

Please send your application to:

Consortium for Women and Research
154 Kerr Hall
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Applications are due Saturday December 15, 2012.

About the Davis Feminist Film Festival

The Davis Feminist Film Festival is a grassroots event that uses alternative media as a springboard for linking art to social issues. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent film spanning documentary, narrative, and experimental genres in order to explore perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture. Now in its 7th year and increasingly international in scope, the festival provides an inclusive public space for under-represented artists—particularly women and people of color—to raise consciousness about gender, race, class, sexuality, and other dimensions of social inequality. It is a fun, inspiring, community-building event for artists and audiences alike!

The Davis Feminist Film Festival started in 2005 as a fundraiser for international internships with grassroots feminist non-profit organizations run through the Gender and Global Issues Program (GGI) housed in Women and Gender Studies at UC Davis. In 2007, when the funding for GGI ended, the Consortium for Women and Research partnered with other campus units in order to sustain and grow the festival.. That same year, the Margareta Amy Lelea Scholarship was created to support UCD students in their creation and participation in internships which are focused on international gender justice. An online application can be found on the Women’s Resources and Research Center website at:

All proceeds generated go toward operating costs and providing invaluable internship experience for the student organizers.

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