SPECIAL SCREENING OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS DURING LOWELL WOMEN'S WEEK

Contacts: Gloria Polites 

 LTC/Lowell Women's Week

gpolites@ltc.org  | 978-364-5154

                                                                                                                       

                                                                             

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

SPECIAL SCREENING OF  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS DURING LOWELL WOMEN'S WEEK

 

Women in Film and Video New England (WIFVNE), Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) and The Lowell Film Collaborative are sponsoring a special screening of the Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) 2016 film contest Short-Case winners on Saturday, March 12th at 2 PM. The screening will be held in the LTC gallery at 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA.

 

The WIFTI-sponsored contest encourages unique points of view and storytelling that focus on subjects/issues that concern women. Nearly 1400 films were submitted from around the globe and winners were selected by a jury of industry professionals from 34 chapters. Presentation of the winning films will celebrate International Women’s month and be a featured event of the 21st annual Lowell Women’s Week.

 

The event is free and open to the public and will include the screenings along with  networking, special guests and refreshments.

 

The winning films, which will receive cash prizes and a worldwide screening by WIFTI chapters in honor of International Women's Day are:

 

·               Best Narrative Film: Director Monda Webb, Washington, DC WIFV: (Zoo (Volkerschau);

·               Best Documentary (tie), Director Dawn Mikkelson, Minnesota WIFT: (Shaping the Public) & Director Victoria Greene, Louisiana WIFT: (Monster in the Bayou);

·               Best Animation, Director Zainab Zaher. Germany WIFT: (I Want to be Shahmama).

 

WIFTI is a global network of 40 member chapters worldwide with more than 10,000 individual members dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, digital and other screen-based media.  Past Short-Case short films have been nominated for Academy Awards, received distribution deals and garnered other recognition globally. Lowell Women's Week, LTC, and The Lowell Film Collaborative are honored to be sponsoring this prestigious media event that showcases the work of women in a field that has such impact on culture and society.

 

For more information about:

Lowell Women’s Week: http://lowellwomensweek.org/

Lowell Telecommunications Corp: http://www.ltc.org/

The Lowell Film Collaborative www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org

The films, the female directors and the finalists: www.wifti.net
Women in Film & Television International:wwwiwiftichapters.org 

 

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