EXTENDED DEADLINES - UPDATE: TO OUR FILMMAKERS FROM ALL COUNTRIES
We are taking our lead from the Academy Awards - COVID19 is spiking again and theatre festival seating does not allow room for proper and safe distancing. The Hollywood Women's Film Festival 2020 events will be online this year. Winners of our Jury Prizes will get their laurels and we will screen the official film selections online in September. Winners will be notified in JULY. Our top prize winners will also be interviewed on our show SHE TALKS CINEMA. Notifications will be sent out.
Due To The Global Pandemic We Are Moving The Hollywood Women's Film Festival Public Events And Public Screenings To September 20/20 - This Move is To Protect The Health and Safety of Our Filmmakers and Staff. We Will Be In Contact With Our Filmmakers. Please Stay Safe. We Are All In This Together.
DEADLINES WILL BE EXTENDED AND OUR JURY VOTING CONTINUES REMOTELY
THE WINNER'S LAURELS AND CERTIFICATES WILL STILL BE SENT IN JULY 20/20
We are the women of New Hollywood. In Their Footsteps: Women Pioneers of Old Hollywood Light the Way
The Hollywood Women's Film Institute is a Los Angeles based non-profit feminist arts and education organization, bringing together women in film, music, TV, Academia and media, from all over the world through our Global Sisters Program. The Institute provides all inclusive platforms for women in the arts. The Hollywood Women's Film Festival is a program of the Hollywood Women's Film Institute. We were established to provide a forum for women from all countries to come to Los Angeles and show their films. Our goal toward change is to engage both men and women in raising awareness through working together and participating in panel discussions and workshops to balance the power scales and end gender and racial inequity. Our panels and workshops are focused on filmmaking, directing, writing, producing, composing, costume design, artistic support, financing, distribution, activism in the arts, and ending the systemic culture of sexism in our industry.
Our board members are writers, directors, producers, activists, professors, actors, attorneys, artists, authors and journalists. It is our goal to bring together the film and Television industries with academia, music and media, in order to facilitate substantial and lasting change for women in the arts. Our educational programs include panels, lectures, workshops and new filmmaker program.
The Women of New Hollywood are keeping the vision of the women pioneers of Hollywood’s golden era alive by re-inventing Hollywood. The success of women in film is an homage to their genius. We invite you to join us. Walking in the footsteps of the women pioneers in writing, directing and producing, Mary Pickford, Alice Guy Blache, Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino, Hedy Lamar, Lucille Ball, Marion Davies, Tressie Souders, Marion Wong and all the women film pioneers, we bring you The Hollywood Women’s Film Institute and The Hollywood Women’s Film Festival.
The Hollywood Women's Film Festival is presented by and for women, celebrating women in film, television and media. We honor the game changers and we honor diversity and inclusion. We believe that intersectionality needs to have greater visibility in film,TV and media. Our celebrity and academic guest speakers will focus on women in film, environmental and social justice issues. Panel topics will include race, gender and sexuality in film, TV and media.
The festival runs every year as a Southern California event and hold educational panels and screenings in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Our panels and workshops are designed to facilitate changes in our industry and empower women. The screenings allow filmmakers to share their vision and introduce their work to audiences. Our celebrity guest speakers will join some of the panels and the pre-festival party and after party will offer a place to meet fellow artists and lovers of cinema. The venues are located in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Westwood and Santa Monica. Our mission is to empower women filmmakers in all aspects of Motion Pictures and Television.