Short Film Showcase – Documentary Feature Film Night

WIFTA’s commitment to bringing women’s work to the big screen!

Each year Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts a short filmshowcase that highlights the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond.

We accept entries from independent filmmakers from all genres – drama, comedy, action, sci-fi animation, spiritual / gospel, documentary and experimental.

This year, for the first time, WIFTA accepted both short films and documentary features for the WIFTA Film Series on September 14 & 15, 2015 at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta.

Monetary prizes for $500 will be awarded for Best Short Film and Best Documentary Feature. 

Additional Awards:

Best Actor

Best Director 

Best Female Representation

 (An award for a film that fully utilizes women both in front of and behind the camera – will also be presented)

In 2015, we’ve received an unprecedented amount of entries from all over the US and beyond! The winning short film in each category will be included in the Short Film screening on Monday, September 14.

The runner up and winning feature-length documentaries will be shown on Tuesday, September 15. WIFTA Film Series September 14 & 15, 2015 at the Plaza Theatre.

THIS YEAR’S JUDGES:

  • Kristy Breneman, Creative Director, Atlanta Film Festival 
  • Jennifer Brett, Entertainment Journalist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 
  • Felicia Feaster, Editor-in-Chief, HGTVGardens.com; Arts Writer 
  • Jonathan Harris, Assistant Professor of Communications & Media Studies, Clayton State University 
  • Paula Martinez, Atlanta Producer
  • Tina O’Hailey Dean of Digital Media, SCAD 
  • Matt Rodriguez Editor/Senior Writer, Shakefire.com 
  • Michele Schreiber Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies, Emory University 
  • Eddy Von Mueller Lecturer, Film & Media Studies, Emory University 
  • Gabe Wardell Atlanta Producer, 48 Hour Film Project

THIS YEAR’S MC:

Cassidy Proctor, Star 94
Cassidy Proctor, Star 94

Purchase Tickets Today

Members are invited to attend both receptions for free.  Invitation to Follow.


Short Film Showcase – Short Film Winners Screening

WIFTA’s commitment to bringing women’s work to the big screen!

Each year Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts a short filmshowcase that highlights the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond.

We accept entries from independent filmmakers from all genres – drama, comedy, action, sci-fi animation, spiritual / gospel, documentary and experimental.

This year, for the first time, WIFTA accepted both short films and documentary features for the WIFTA Film Series on September 14 & 15, 2015 at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta.

Monetary prizes for $500 will be awarded for Best Short Film and Best Documentary Feature. 

Additional Awards:

Best Actor

Best Director 

Best Female Representation

 (An award for a film that fully utilizes women both in front of and behind the camera – will also be presented)

In 2015, we’ve received an unprecedented amount of entries from all over the US and beyond! The winning short film in each category will be included in the Short Film screening on Monday, September 14.

The runner up and winning feature-length documentaries will be shown on Tuesday, September 15. WIFTA Film Series September 14 & 15, 2015 at the Plaza Theatre.

THIS YEAR’S JUDGES:

  • Kristy Breneman, Creative Director, Atlanta Film Festival 
  • Jennifer Brett, Entertainment Journalist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 
  • Felicia Feaster, Editor-in-Chief, HGTVGardens.com; Arts Writer 
  • Jonathan Harris, Assistant Professor of Communications & Media Studies, Clayton State University 
  • Paula Martinez, Atlanta Producer
  • Tina O’Hailey Dean of Digital Media, SCAD 
  • Matt Rodriguez Editor/Senior Writer, Shakefire.com 
  • Michele Schreiber Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies, Emory University 
  • Eddy Von Mueller Lecturer, Film & Media Studies, Emory University 
  • Gabe Wardell Atlanta Producer, 48 Hour Film Project

THIS YEAR’S MC:

Cassidy Proctor, Star 94
Cassidy Proctor, Star 94

Purchase Tickets Today

Members are invited to attend both receptions for free.  Invitation to Follow.


POP UP Networking Event

Live music from Georgia native band von Grey and a beer selection from local Atlanta brewery,

Orpheus Brewing as well as spirits from

Old Fourth Distillery

RSVP Required for FREE Entry for WIFTA members:

RSVP Now!


Ready to Write for Scripted TV?

WIFTA is excited to host Pilar Alessandra with her ground-breaking and TV PILOT AND NEW SERIES WORKSHOP.

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Learn how to break story on your half-hour and one-hour pilot.  This is a four and a half hour intensive workshop designed to help writers:

  • Identify the tone and scope of their series.
  • Break story on the original pilot
  • Make decisions about structure
  • Define your characters and prospective relationships

Member Spotlight

Board Member, Lisa Moore discusses overcoming discrimination.

Like many professional women, Lisa Moore has fought through discrimination based on gender and/or appearances. Of all places Lisa encountered it, she was most surprised to find it in a university law professor’s office. Lisa, who has just finished 12 years as the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts’ executive director and now returns full-time to her legal practice at The Moore Firm, recounts her Crossroads at Virginia when her professor doubted her candidacy for a federal clerkship. In our 100-second video, she describes how the episode led her and others to encourage women to push back when encountering male chauvinism.

-Chris Schroder, SPR

 

Published on Apr 29, 2014

video by Mehran Moin

In our effort to hold true to the WIFTA mission, WIFTA strives to support our members, helping them to network with one another and to showcase the vast talents and capabilities that they possess.

Members: Want to be featured? Email us at wifta@wifta.org and tell us why!


Networking the Networks With Aspire TV and Atlanta CW

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WIFTA welcomes Director of Programming at Aspire TV, Tina Thompson and Public Affairs Director at the CW, Keisha Lancelin to our monthly program series.  As the Atlanta entertainment industry continues to grow, we are committed to helping our members understand how to get original content on the air.


Tina Thompson
Director of Programming at Aspire TV

Ms. Thompson is responsible for acquiring new movies, television series and documentaries for Aspire TV.  She will speak to the membership about what the network looks for when acquiring original product.  She will also discuss this different types of production deals that networks enter into with producers and production companies.

Keisha Lancelin
Public Affairs Director

Ms. Lancelin will primarily discuss her role as Executive Producer of the local program, Focus Atlanta.  Her program airs on the CW69 which acquires local programs and broadcasts syndicated programs as well.   She will continue the discussions on syndicated programming and will have a candid conversation about pitching and selling television shows.

 

Registration

  • Non-Members – $20.00 (USD)

Register Now


Call for Submissions: WIFTA Short Film and Documentary Showcase

 

Call For Submissions

 

Be a part of WIFTA’s commitment to bringing women’s work to the big screen!

Each year Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts a short filmshowcase that highlights the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond.

We accept entries from independent filmmakers from all genres – drama, comedy, action, sci-fi animation, spiritual / gospel, documentary and experimental.

This year we’re accepting entries for feature length documentaries

 AND CASH AWARDS.

$500 FOR BEST SHORT FILM

$500 FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

Eligible works must have:

  • Short Films:
    – a woman director, producer, writer, lead actress or cinematographer. Films with a heavily-female cast will also be accepted. 
    – For films in the short films category, a run time of 20 minutes or less (including opening titles/credits and closing credits) 
    – been completed in 2013 or later
  • Documentary Features:
    – a woman director, producer, writer, cinematographer, or a female subject. 
    – For films in the documentary films category, a run time of 60 – 120 minutes (including opening titles/credits and closing credits 
    – been completed in 2013 or later

    More Info: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WIFTAFilmSeries

    Submission Period
    Now – July 23, 2015

    Early Bird Registration, July 23, 2015

    $35.00  Non-Members
    $20.00  WIFTA / WIF Members

    Regular Deadline, August 7, 2015
    $45.00  Non-Members
    $30.00  WIFTA / WIF Members

    Late Registration, August 15, 2015

    The short film showcase will take place

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

     

    The documentary series will take place 

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    This year the showcase will be held 

    General Assembly 

    @ the new Ponce City Market – 

    675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30308

    **Opening Reception Each Night**

    More Info: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WIFTAFilmSeries

    Questions? Contact

    Leslie Hochsztein – leslie@wifta.org


     

 


Networking the Networks

Are you a producer, writer, or interested in how the Networks succeed in the world of Television?  Come by on Wednesday, June 24 to meet and hear Tina Thompson speak about Aspire TV.

ASPiRE delivers enlightening, entertaining and positive programming to African-American families with a diverse slate including movies, documentaries, short films, music, comedy, visual and performing arts and faith and inspirational programs.

The network launched June 27, 2012 to millions of customers on Comcast’s digital basic tier with additional distribution to be announced. ASPiRE’s principal owner is Magic Johnson Enterprises and the network’s Chairman and CEO is Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Ms. Thompson will deliver an in-depth look at how this network acquires new programming and their negotiations with 3rd party producers.  She will also discuss pitching and the process of getting scripts from paper to screen.

This promises to be a great evening for all those looking for inspiration both personally and professionally.  Join us at the beautiful General Assembly Room, on the 2nd floor of the Ponce City Market, Wednesday June 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

This event is FREE for WIFTA members, $25 for Non-Members

Register Now


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