Calling all female filmmakers


The 5th Annual CineMujer International Film Festival (that banner up there is from last year), hosted by the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, is seeking your submissions until August 7. Read the press release below for requirements. No dudes allowed:

From Friday, September 4, 2009 to Sunday, September 6, 2009 the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center will present the 5th annual installment of the CineMujer International Film Festival. Last year's festival featured over 20 films from such diverse countries as Australia, Iraq, Mexico, China, Canada, Ecuador, Brazil, Palestine, Israel, Argentina, Spain, Denmark, Afghanistan, Algeria, France, and the United States. For this year's festival, the Esperanza Center has extended the date to receive film submissions to August 7, 2009. Films received after this date will be considered for the Esperanza's ongoing Out, Other, & Beyond Film Series.


CineMujer offers opportunities for unheard women's voices to break the silence using films and videos — providing a platform for alternate perspectives with those films that depict issues of social, economic, and environmental justice.

CineMujer exists to promote critical thinking and questioning of our society in terms of women's issues, to replace ignorance about women with education, and to give San Antonio and South Texas greater access to the beautiful and diverse genre of independent film.

The Esperanza Center requests all local San Antonio, Texas, and international submissions of films about and/or produced or directed by women, for its 5th Annual CineMujer Film Festival.

Submission Requirements

Media artists, film distributors, and producing organizations are invited to apply. Work must have been completed within the last two years. Entries must concern women. Submissions will be accepted in all languages. If English or Spanish subtitles are available, please include in submissions. Entries will be pre-screened by a festival committee. Not all entries will be programmed.

Films or videos may be any genre (documentary, fiction, experimental, animation) or length. Exhibition formats are 35mm, DVD, and ½” VHS (NTSC).

Selected artists/distributors/producing organizations will be notified by email. All DVD copies will be kept for Esperanza Center archiving purposes unless otherwise arranged. One application per title. If submitting multiple works on one tape, please duplicate and complete a separate entry form for each title.

Deadline for Entries: Received by August 7, 2009.

All entries must be on DVD or ½” VHS (NTSC) for preview.

Send Preview DVD or Tapes & Completed Entry Form to:

Esperanza Peace & Justice Center

922 San Pedro

San Antonio, Texas 78212


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