NIFTY Links of the Week – July 31st

Women in Film & Television International Showcase 2013

WIFTI will be accepting two films from eligible Chapters across the globe. Its selection committee and Showcase Producer will YOUR film to represent our Chapter in the 2013 Showcase screenings around the world!


Eligible films will have a completion date after 2010. They should be under 15 minutes in length and should highlight the work of Women in two of the following categories; Director, Producer, Actor, Writer, Director of Photography, Animator, and/or Editor. First preference will be given to film submissions Directed by Women.  Submissions featuring strong female characters and stories about women are strongly encouraged.

 WIFT-AT members: please email for more information or to submit your film.


Registration OPEN for WIFTI Summit 2012
Early Bird Registration is now open for the Women in Film & Television International Summit, November 30-December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC.  Save $50 if you register by September 7.  Click here to register today

Preliminary Program-at-a-Glance is here

For more info on the WIFTI Summit, including travel and hotel discounts, go to


Call for WIFTI Summit 2012 Panel Proposals
Women in Film & Video-DC (WIFV) encourages your chapter to submit a Panel Proposal for potential inclusion at the Women in Film & Television International Summit, November 30-December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC.

We are seeking proposals that Grab Technology, Leverage Partnerships, Demonstrate Expertise and get us all ready to face the revolution in production, distribution and audience-directed programming.  Panels will be 90 minutes in length and can be WIFTI Chapter centered or aimed at all media professionals.

Preliminary Program-at-a-Glance is here.  We saved you a space!

Panel Proposal Form is here.  Email your proposal to or fax it to 202-429-9440 by August 10, 2012 for review by the Programming Committee.  You will be notified by August 31 if your proposal has been accepted.


25th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is currently accepting entries for its 2012 edition. 

Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival.

Submission format: DVD
Competitive: Yes
Entry Fees: No

Information and registration process

Deadline for documentaries completed after April 1, 2012 : August 1, 2012

Deadline to submit a project to the FORUM : September 1, 2012


  • Creative documentaries of any length;
  • Films and videos at the festival will screen in English or in their original versions with English subtitles;
  • Screening formats accepted: 16 mm, 35 mm, HDCam, Betacam SP PAL, DigiBeta PAL and DCP. Presentation of other formats and video systems requires the authorisation of the festival.

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam was founded in 1988 in order to stimulate the national and international documentary culture. Since its foundation, IDFA has developed into one of the most important documentary film festivals in the world. The festival is an exciting meeting place for directors, producers, buyers, financiers and audiences alike.

IDFA looks for documentaries that are interesting from a stylistic point of view, or are particularly innovative and relevant to social issues. IDFA programmes some 250 new documentaries divided among more than twelve programmes, including five competition programmes in which films are rewarded with cash prizes. 

Parallel to the festival is Docs for Sale, a marketplace where producers and sales agents offer creative documentaries to buyers during the IDFA, and the FORUM, Europe’s largest gathering of filmmakers, television commissioning editors and independent producers specialized in documentary.


Canada Pavilion at MIPCOM 2012
Cannes, France, October 8 to 11, 2012

Telefilm Canada is currently soliciting applications from Canadian production and distribution companies for MIPCOM 2012. MIPCOM is an international market for funding, co-producing, buying and selling entertainment products intended for all platforms. MIPCOM offers greater opportunities for meeting people, enjoying visibility, and experiencing a wide range of distribution platforms than any other industry event in the world.

In 2011, MIPCOM attracted 12,500 industry professionals, including 4,250 buyers and 4,211 companies from 102 countries. Canadian presence represents the fifth in importance after the U.S., United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Please note that Reed MIDEM in partnership with Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund is presently considering making a FOCUS ON CANADA at MIPCOM.  More to come.


Submit and track your application online using eTelefilm.

Deadline : August 17, 2012

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Sundance Film Festival  

2013 Sundance Film Festival

Park City, Utah, January 17 to 27, 2013
Feature-length films of 50 min: all genres

Deadline with Telefilm Canada: August 22, 2012


Berlin International Film Festival

63rd Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale 2013)

Berlin, Germany, February 7 to 17, 2013
Feature-length films of 60 minutes: all genres

Deadline with Telefilm Canada: August 22, 2012


London Feminist Film Festival

London, UK, November 29-December 2, 2012


• Women directors from any country may enter.
• Films should deal with feminist issues and/or be feminist in their representation of women.
• Films can be of any length or genre.
• Non-English language films must be presented in English-subtitled versions.

Click here for submission information.

Deadline for submissions: August 27th 




The Vancouver Women in Film Festival aims to:

  • facilitate opportunities for audiences to engage in the artistic vision of women filmmakers
  • initiate opportunities for women filmmakers and audiences to interact
  • create opportunities for the local, Canadian and international filmmaking community, including industry representatives, to interact
  • stimulate dialogue among audiences
  • showcase and celebrate the achievements of women working in screen based media

Submission deadlines and fees:

Shorts (under 20 minutes)
Regular: September 15th, $30

Mid-length (between 20 and 75 minutes)
Regular: September 15th, $40

Feature (over 75 minutes)
Regular: September 15th, $50

Click here for more information.


SJIWFF Films On The Go is ready to roll!

First stop: Twillingate!

Films On The Go, an annual cross-provincial film tour organized by The St. John’s Women’s Int’l Film Festival, is bringing the best short films from last year’s film festival to towns across the province. Featuring Joel Thomas Hynes’ “Clipper Gold,” Mark O’Brien’s “Kathy,” Lynn Kristmanson’s “Rescue Wife,” and Darcy Fitzpatrick’s “Meters,” they’re hosting movie nights in Twillingate (July 31), Fogo Island (August 1st), Gander (August 2nd), Bonavista (August 8th), and more. Screenings are $10 for regular admission, and $7 for students and seniors.

For the complete schedule, click here



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