For Immediate Release
London 5th September 2023: Submissions Open and Date Announced
Women Of The Lens Film Festival CIC announces submissions for its sixth Festival. Submissions are open for British and international films. Submissions will close on 31st December 2023.
Women Of The Lens Film Festival invites British and international producers and filmmakers to submit their films, web-series and broadcast productions for screening in its sixth festival, which will take place in March 2024.
Women Of The Lens Film Festival will continue to programme important stories from established as well as burgeoning filmmakers. As well as British stories, Women Of The Lens Film Festival is keen to see other representations of black women, in front of and behind the camera from around the world – as we continue to programme international content.
As well as film screenings, the Festival will feature high-impact discussions with professionals that tackle the interests of the industry and an audience of film lovers.
Submissions are open for: Features-Documentary/Narrative, Short-films- Narrative/Documentary, Animation and Anime in all genres. Included in submissions are broadcast, web-series and podcast productions in all genres.
About Women Of The Lens Film Festival
Since its 2017 debut, Women Of The Lens has been a Festival dedicated to showcasing the talents of Black women in the film industries. Founded by Jenifer G. Robinson, Women Of The Lens accepts British and international productions. The Festival was created to facilitate industry partnerships; develop audience engagement with rarely seen images of Black women; highlight and celebrate achievement and contribute to the wider discourse around representation and media education. Whilst our stories are by and for Black women, the Festival sincerely welcomes working with others who will support the ethos and spirit of Women Of The Lens through their own work.
Founder and Director Jennifer G. Robinson says: “…I’m really proud of the amazing support that the Festival continues to receive from all different types of people and organisations. This helps us to make deeper impacts when serving our industry’s communities. Especially since the SAG-AFTRA strikes and the ripple effect we’re all feeling across the globe, now more than ever, independent filmmaking and its supporting industries such as festivals, should come into the fore to deliver authentic and powerful stories that are reflective of a diverse society, and an industry that aims to build nurturing environments for those in front of and behind the camera…”
About Founder/Director Jennifer G. Robinson
The brainchild behind Women Of The Lens is Jennifer G. Robinson. She has over 25 years of experience working in the creative industries. In 2015, Jennifer was the Festival Coordinator for one of the longest running UK black film festivals – the Black Filmmaker International Film Festival created by the late filmmaker Menelik Shabazz. As well as Women Of The Lens Film Festival, Jennifer also has a communications consultancy specialising in film. To say that Jennifer is ‘passionate’ about the industry is clichéd, but it is the best word to use that describes her innate commitment and loyalty to create and deliver a Festival of integrity which grows to fulfil its and her vision.
Want to find out more about Women of the Lens? Visit the following links:
All media and press enquiries email: [email protected]