Women Of The Lens Film Festival 2020 Call For Entries

Women Of The Lens Film Festival announces submissions for its fourth Festival.

Women Of The Lens Film Festival invites British and international producers and filmmakers to submit their films, web-series, and broadcast productions to its fourth festival which will take place from 7th November to 28th November 2020 with a third party online platform (TBC).

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 race, diversity, and media education.

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. Along with 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.

Robinson says: “…2020 truly will go down in the history books. It’s not so much that humanity was faced with a new bug, but it was the response to Covid19 that revealed the gaping inequity in our societies. No doubt, many of us will experience and see great loss, personally and otherwise, but it is not a time to be afraid. As the film and its peripheral industries slowly come out on the other side of the pandemic, we should find better ways of living, ways that are more in tune with our humanity – and the storytelling that is film will underline this.

Lockdown brought change and with that, new ways of communicating and congregating and connecting with each other – who knew what Zoom or Verzuz was just a few months ago! This year excitingly, Women Of The Lens Film Festival will be delivered online as a result of these new ways of reaching out. I look forward to seeing an era of filmmaking that is borne out of our ‘special’ times. Whilst we’ll be online, the same networking events will take place to connect audiences and industry and I look forward to revealing our exciting line-up…”

Robinson has over 25 years of experience working in the creative industries and education. She was the Festival Coordinator for one of the longest-running UK black film festivals – the Black Filmmaker International Film Festival created by filmmaker Menelik Shabazz. As well as Women Of The Lens Film Festival, Jennifer also has a communications consultancy specialising in film, communications and media education.

Submit your film via filmfreeway.com/WomenOfTheLensFestival – Submissions will close on 30th October 2020

Find out more about Women Of The Lens Festival here.


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