The UK’s Women Of The Lens Film Festival Calls For Entries

Women Of The Lens Film Festival announces submissions for its fourth Festival. Submissions are open for British and international films.
Submissions will close on 30th October 2020

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 online. The Festival will take place with a third party online platform (tbc).


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

Women Of The Lens is a Festival of film, broadcast and digital programming dedicated to showcasing the talents of British black women. 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. Whilst our stories are by and for black women, we sincerely welcome allied people who will support the ethos and spirit of Women Of The Lens through their own work.

Founder and Director Jennifer G. Robinson says:


“…Twenty-Twenty 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…”


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 and education. Jennifer 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. 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.


Production submissions are via Filmfreeway visit:
https://filmfreeway.com/WomenOfTheLensFestival


About Women Of The Lens Film Festival visit:
https://womenofthelens.com/the-team/


Website: www.womenofthelens.com


Social Media:
@WomenOfTheLens
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