It's that time of year again! Time for Jingle Mingle, Central Florida's biggest industry event of the year!

Location:  DubsDread Golf Course 

549 West Par Street, Orlando 32804

Time: 6:00p - 10:00p

Theme: Caddyshack! Have fun with it... 

Early Bird ticket pricing will be available through December 1. Pricing will increase beginning December 2 so be sure to register for the event early!*Note WIFT and Film Florida members need a password to access your ticket sales - please refer to your organization's newsletter for the password or feel free to contact us directly. As always, there will be food and drink, silent auction and 50/50 raffle with proceeds benefiting our scholarship programs. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Dinner & Dailies

February 7th, 2018- (Rain Date Feb. 21st)

6-9 p.m.

Rock & Brews - Oviedo 7131 Red Bug Lake, Oviedo, FL 32765

Free for WIFT members

$10.00 non-members

This is an event where members can showcase their pet project that is in the works. Each presentation would be followed by a brief Q&A/discussion.

 The event would take place on the outdoor patio/screening area adjacent to the main dining room. There is a large TV screen and picnic tables as well as individual chairs. 

 Submissions deadline of January 15th, 2018. Entries are 5-10 minutes long with 5-10 minutes discussion afterward -


  • MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL
    March 9-18, 2018
    • Access to a maximum of 3 public screenings per festival day (including Opening/Closing)
    • Access to MASTERCLASS Seminars
    • Daily Happy Hours and networking opportunities
    • Access to Industry/Filmmaker invite only events
    • Access to online library of films from Friday, March 9, 2018. All industry access will be available for two weeks after the close of the Festival (Sunday, April 1, 2018)
    • Industry Guide Listing, Rights List, Festival Publications
    • Official Industry Gift Bag
    All registered delegates will have access to our password-protected digital screening library. Passwords will be provided to registered delegates when they check in at each Festival.


2018 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (#VIWIFF).

WIFTV is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the 2018 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (#VIWIFF). This five day celebration, happening March 7 - 11, 2018, will be showcasing an impressive line-up of short, and feature films (narrative, documentary, experimental and animation) by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world. Regular Deadline is July 31, 2017. 

Film Freeway link: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/VancouverInternationalWomeninFilmFestival

Womeninfilm.ca link: http://www.womeninfilm.ca/Film_Festival.html


Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI)
2018 Short Film Showcase and International Women’s Day

Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) is getting ready for the 2018 Short Film Showcase and International Women’s Day.  Each WIFTI Chapter can host their own Short Film Showcase on or around March 8th, International Women’s Day.  The celebration this year marks the 13th Anniversary of the WIFTI Short Film Showcase. 

International Women’s Day is an occasion when women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their day.  It is a time when women can look back to a tradition that represents years of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday.  While International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history, it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men.  The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose at the turn of the twentieth century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and racial ideologies.  Women’s suffrage and calls for peace were the initial reasons behind the declaration of International Women’s Day.

The WIFTI Short Film Showcase is a powerful demonstration of our members’ creativity, vision, and artistry.  Founded in 2004, the WIFTI Short Film Showcase presents selected films from Women in Film & Television Chapters around the world.  Some recent Showcase films have been nominated for Academy Awards, received distribution deals and garnered recognition globally.  WIFTI encourages unique points of view and storytelling that focuses on subjects/issues that concern women.  The Showcase is exclusively for WIFTI Chapter Members


Submissions Process
All submissions this year will be processed through FilmFreeway.com. Films must have been completed in the past 2 years, 2016 or 2017.  Films should not exceed 15 minutes in length. The Director must be female, and we encourage submissions featuring strong female characters and storylines. We would also like to see what other females were involved in the making of the film;  Actresses, Producer, Director of Photography, Animators, Editors, etc.  The deadline to receive films will be January 10th 2018. We will contact your chapter to verify your member’s submissions and current membership status.  This year we are asking that each member submit from their chapter a letter verifying they are a member in good standing to their chapter.  This can be screen grab of an email or a PDF document on letterhead.  This verification letter must include contact information to an Executive or Membership Director of the chapter.  This letter must be uploaded with the films press kit.  Also this year we have added a code only for submitting to the festival please use WIFTI2020 Please provide this information in your Call for Entries announcement to members only.  Your filmmakers films need to be available in a hi-res format until the end of the calendar year 2018 for download. 

Filmmaker Awards & Prizes
CASH prizes of $500 may be awarded to the top three films, from chapters in good standing. (Best of Narration, Best of Documentary, Best of Animation) selected by the Jury.  These prizes will be awarded to the director of the film in Spring 2018. 


    

BOR DAY WEEKEND
September 1-3rd, 2017
West Orange Cinemas




 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
September 1-3rd, 2017
West Orange Cinemas
Ocoee, Florida



 

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