Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival
270 West 96 Street
10025
New York, United States

2021, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Fri 18th Jun 21
Sat 23rd Oct to Sun 24th Oct

2020, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Fri 19th Jun 20
Sat 24th Oct to Sun 25th Nov

2019,
Sat 19th Oct to Sun 20th Oct
Submission deadline: Fri 14th Jun 19

Festival Overview

The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is a two-day annual film festival founded by African Voices magazine and LIU Brooklyn. Established in 1997, Reel Sisters (www.reelsisters.org) is dedicated to providing opportunities for women of color filmmakers to advance their careers in the film industry. Reel Sisters is the first Academy Qualifying Film Festival for women and accepts to films directed, produced and written by women of color. Gender non-conforming filmmakers are welcomed to submit women centered films to the festival. Reel Sisters is annual film festival is held in October in NYC. Visit website for updates on dates and venues at www.reelsisters.org.

Awards

Reel Sisters is the first Academy Qualifying Film Festival for short narratives devoted to women of color. Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Original Soundtrack and Reel Sisters Spirit Awards are a few of the words presented each year.

Genres

Action Adaptation Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Children Comedy Documentary Drama Erotic Experimental Family Fantasy Gay and Lesbian Historical Horror Independent Mystery Noir Political Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Carolyn Butts
Administrator

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:

Women of African, Latina, Caribbean, Asian, Indian and Native American descent. Films must be either produced, directed, or written by a women of color or co-produced, co-directed or co-written by a women of color.

Formats:

Digital forms via Film Freeway.

Fees:

DEADLINES: $40 (EARLY - March 8), $45 (REGULAR - May 10) and $50 (EXTENDED: June 14).

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