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Join us for the 2nd Annual Women On The Dark Side Film Festival.
Call for Entries Opens February 14th 2020
Women On The Dark Side began as a very popular panel at pop culture conventions including San Diego Comic-Con International, WonderCon, Long Beach Comic Con, Silicon Valley Comic con and many others. We are delighted to expand the brand into featuring female filmmakers (and those who identify as female) who create on the darker side.
Women are often discouraged from expressing their darker side. We think you should embrace it. Dark doesn't mean just horror. Thrillers, dramas and even comedies can be as dark as horror, if done right.
The festival is open to short films (under 20 minutes) and stand-alone episodes of web series (12 minutes or under), both live action and animated.
Entries must have a significant amount of women in above-the-line positions -
producer, director, writer, cinematographer, lead actors, etc.
We encourage you to think outside of the usual tropes of women in darker-themed films and see if you can break those tropes.
Our plan originally had been to showcase finalists at the Long Beach Comic Con in September, 2020 but the recent cancellation of that particular convention has just been announced. We are looking at another on-location screening in Los Angeles in November, barring issues with COVID regulations. Stay tuned for updates.
Participants are responsible for their travel expenses to Los Angeles.
Films will be judged by industry professionals, including Mette Norkjaer from Boom! Studios, Isabella Mastrodicasa from Heroes and Villains Entertainment, Bhavani Rao Bhavani Entertainment and FirstGlance Film Festivals.