Auntyland Film Festival Now Accepting Entries

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Mon, 11/29/2021 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Auntyland Film Festival is accepting short length independent films by and for women and Black, Indigenous and artists of color now through January 30, 2022, for its inaugural film festival. The festival kicks off on International Women's Day and runs through Women's History Month, March 8- March 31, 2022. The submission fee is $25.

"Auntyland Film Festival is the only film festival embracing mature women filmmakers and artists of diverse cultures and background,” said Sylvia Wong Lewis, the film festival’s director and Auntyland founder, a multidisciplinary arts platform that celebrates diverse aunts. “Mature, experienced women 50-plus, are society's forgotten market segment. Yet, we are the majority world population and most powerful segment regarding net worth and education levels, according to AARP studies. AFF provides a place to reclaim our power to control the narratives about what's going on in ourselves and the world. And yes, we do need women's film festivals, for all ages, in general to embolden women and girls to see value in their stories, and in themselves as artists. We celebrate and amplify women's voices. Our stories help to wake up people, teach life lessons, and envision how we are all connected. Women spark unique conversations. Our AFF film festival is a place for your stories to sparkle and soar into the universe. We encourage filmmakers to join our multigenerational and multicultural festival and submit their films. Now through January 30, 2022. Just like your favorite auntie's home, all are welcome."

"Yes, we want your auntie stories,” Lewis added. “We also welcome stories (trailers, too) on any topic including food, cooking, gardening, sports, family, politics, home life, pets/animals, climate change, environment, LGBTQ themes, ‘Only in New York' and more. Filmmakers are encouraged to bring a bold realness that aunties bring to our lives. We offer cash prizes, special events, and a distinguished panel of judges who will choose the films."

Extended deadline, February 17, 2022; notification date, February 24, 2022.

Auntyland is sponsored by FilmFreeway, the world's number one way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

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