Women in Film Dallas Accepting Submissions for 21st Annual Topaz Film Festival
By: Women in Film Dallas
For twenty-one years, Women in Film Dallas has provided a platform for independent women filmmakers to promote their work through the Topaz Film Festival and is currently the only female focused festival in Texas. Executive Director Connie Lo Ferrara says it is more important than ever to nurture the rise of women in the film industry in various roles. "It is important for Women in Film Dallas to continue to live up to our mission statement which is to empower, promote and mentor female filmmakers,"
The festival consists of several short film blocks including, but not limited to, Texas, comedy, student and narrative shorts and select feature films which will be screened in person during the festival and made available for virtual viewing following the festival premiere. Films are eligible for submission if women are in two or more of the following positions, in the making of the film: director, producer, writer, cinematographer, editor, animator, composer/score, camera department (operator or assistant), sound/audio/
The Topaz Film Festival opens with the Topaz Awards ceremony, which honors distinguished Texas women and men who, through their own visions, have made outstanding contributions to the film and television history. Linda Gray, Debbie Allen, Angie Harmon, Irma P. Hall, Marcia Gay Harden and Shelly Duvall are among past honorees. The festival will conclude with a filmmaker awards brunch celebrating the best of the fest! Awards will be presented for best Comedy, Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Narrative and Texas Centric short films, just to name a few.
For more information about the 21st Annual Topaz Film Festival and Awards or to become a sponsor, visit www.wifdallas.org. To submit a film, visit www.filmfreeway.com/
ABOUT TOPAZ FILM FESTIVAL
The Topaz Film Festival is an extension of the Women in Film Dallas Scholastic Grant Fund, a 501c3 that provides financial support through grants and scholarships to women in the pursuit of media arts degrees and those in the productions of film, television and screen-based media. Proceeds from the festival will serve to fund the scholastic grant. The film festival has raised more than $18,000 for grants and scholarships between 2019 and 2021 with films selected from around the globe including Australia, Peru, Germany, India, Japan, Israel, The Netherlands and Singapore.
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