CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS
The 2007 Black Lily Film & Music Festival (â€śThe Lilyâ€?) will be the first event of its kind in Philadelphiaâ€”a film and music festival wholly focused on the contributions of women. It will take place May 4-6 in Philadelphia. Recognizing the parallels between the music and film industriesâ€”both male dominated fieldsâ€”in which women continue to strive for the acknowledgement and recognition often taken for granted by their male counterparts; this international, multi-racial, non-competitive festival seeks to highlight groundbreaking women filmmakers and musicians.
The films in this section will make up the bulk of programming and may be short-form (0-30 minutes) or feature-length (31-90 minutes) in any of the following genres:
We are accepting works of fiction that deal with any topic or theme, provided that the work is directed and/or produced by a woman. Preference will be given to recent works, but it is not mandatory.
We are accepting works that donâ€™t fit into the narrative/documentary binary. Works that employ alternative technology and/or structure are encouraged to submit to this category. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to mount video installation, so please only submit works that are meant to be screened in a theater.
These works may include shorts and features from 0 to 90 minutes. Works not originally produced in English must have English subtitles.
These works may feature artists that are signed or unsigned as long as the director has festival rights to screen the work. They should not exceed 5 minutes in length.
Peace & Justice
Black Lily is collaborating with non-profit group Spearhead Soldier to present works celebrating the global struggle for peace and justice for individuals, families, communities and nations. We welcome narratives, documentaries and experimental works dealing with this topic. Priority will be given to works dealing with violence against women but all will be viewed and considered.
Women in Music
Given the history of the Black Lily organization and our hometown of Philadelphiaâ€™s rich legacy contributing to American music, weâ€™ve decided to have a special focus on films dealing with women in music. These films can be narratives or documentaries about musicians, composers, vocalists, promoters or related artists.
Girls aged 19 and under are encouraged to submit film & video works that will be shown in conjunction with the Open Call, but will receive special attention for a Black Lily Honor on closing night and also be screened as part of the Girls Workshop.
The Five Spot: Paying homage to the home of our original music series, five  works created by local women filmmakers who live in Philadelphia and the surrounding area will be showcased. Artists must have lived in the city for at least six months prior to submission. Any pieces 45 minutes and under are welcome for this showcase.
PRIORTITY DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS DECEMBER 1, 2006
Late deadline is December 31, 2006
Download Submission Guidelines HERE
Download Entry Form HERE
Please mail submissions (and a postage-paid return envelope if desired) to:
Black Lily Film & Music Festival
c/o Painted Bride Arts Center
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA
Submission fees must be made out the Painted Bride Arts Center
(Please include â€śBlack Lily Festivalâ€? in the memo line)
For updates and more information, check out blacklilyfilm.org and myspace.com/blacklilyfilm
** PLEASE NOTE THAT A SEPARATE CALL FOR MUSICIANS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DECEMBER **