Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival

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Welcome to the Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival in beautiful Sarasota, Florida! Our next festival is March 10-14, 2022. Now in our 23rd year, we are a mission-driven festival, dedicated to showcasing women filmmakers and films that address issues inadequately represented in mainstream media. We are an international festival with significant numbers of films from all over the world. We frequently select films that go on to commercial success (RBG), publicize the work of voices that need to be heard (Nobel Winner Nadia Murad, On Her Shoulders), and remind the world about issues that need more attention (SEWA, violence as an act of war in the DRC featuring Nobel Winner Dennis Mukwege). In 2021, TWE successfully launched on a virtual platform, permitting our most successful festival ever. Our audience expanded to viewers from 33 US states and 12 countries. PLEASE READ OUR SUBMISSION CRITERIA WITH CARE We actively seek films that showcase important social themes and current events, films that reflect the LGBTQ experience, films reflecting the full diversity of global women, and films that show efforts to bring about gender equality. We welcome films from any country. All of our films must be entertaining and, if there's some humor, that never hurts! We want films which are: - made by female filmmakers (on any topic); or - focus on issues of particular interest to women (by any filmmaker); or - focus on women's stories and lives (by any filmmaker). In 2022, we will show our films virtually, with the opportunity for worldwide audiences, and include some in-person events in our home town of Sarasota, Florida. We strongly encourage selected filmmakers to attend TWE; it is a great opportunity to publicize the film, answer questions from the audience, and participate in our receptions and panel discussions with other filmmakers. We have a very engaged base of supporters who host filmmakers and appreciate the entire weekend. TWE is all-volunteer production of the non-profit UN Women USA Gulf Coast. All net festival proceeds support the work of UN Women, the premier agency working for gender equality and women's empowerment in over 90 countries.


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