Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is seeking films directed, written or produced by women of color. Reel Sisters is celebrating its 14th year anniversary and the festival has screened more than 400 films since its inception. “From Cleopatra Jones to First Lady Michelle Obama: Exploring Feminism in Film & Media” is the theme for this year’s festival.

Film shorts, animation, works-in-progress, narratives, features, documentaries and experimental works are eligible. Filmmakers will have their original works viewed at a public screening Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus from October 15-16, 2011.

Please include a short biography and film synopsis. Entries must be submitted on 1/2″ NTSC VHS videotape or PAL DVD (Region free DVDs. Entry fee is $20. All entries must be received or postmarked by June 10, 2011.

Reel Sister Website For information call (347) 534-3304 or (212) 865-2982. Please note the application will be available by next week.
Reel Sisters is presented by African Voices magazine. The festival is committed to providing opportunities for women of color in the film industry. Reel Sisters provides professional workshops for emerging women filmmakers wishing to improve their craft and gain access to the resources they need to succeed in the film industry. The festival offers workshops and panels on financing film projects, documentary filmmaking, screenwriting and exploring new opportunities in film on the Internet.

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