Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan aims to celebrate the achievements of outstanding female talents, to explore different aspects of women's lives as well as to promote equality and rights of all genders. By covering a wide range of genres, issues, and representations of women, the Festival seeks to present and honor women’s survival wisdom and power as they are turned into films and gain mainstream recognition.
◇ Submission is open to feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, experimental films and innovative visual productions for digital media.
◇ We open to all kinds of subjects, but films address the following issues will be preferable: anything related to LGBTQI communities and individuals, women issues, and current events around the world such as same-sex marriage, civil unions and registered partnerships, reproductive technology, women entrepreneurs, sexual violence, food safety, anti-nuclear movements, feminism and post-feminism…etc. We also encourage cutting-edge, daring films that are innovative in cinematic styles and forms, that explore the aesthetic possibilities of the cinematic medium, and that draws on influences from all types of art forms and cultures.
◇ The films submitted need to be directed at least by One Female Director.
◇ The films submitted must be Taiwan Premiere.
◇ The films submitted must have been completed after April 26, 2012.
◇ NO entry fee is required.
◇ System: NTSC/PAL (NTSC highly preferred)
◇ Format: film—35mm, 16mm
video—HDcam, Betacam, Digital Beta, Blu-ray, DCP
The 21st Women Make Waves Film Festival, organized by the non-profit Taiwan Women’s Film Association, will be held inTaipei in October, 2014. A portion of the selected films will be invited on a nationwide tour shortly after the screenings in Taipei city.
REGULATIONS FOR SELECTED FILMS
◇ The selected films will be screened 1~3 times in their original versions during the 21st Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan and will be invited on a nationwide tour shortly after the screenings in Taipei city. WMWFF will NOT provide screening fees for these screenings.
◇ Screening materials already with English subtitles are preferred. Chinese subtitling will be added using a projection system or dubbed on a new copy which will only be used during the festival.
◇ Upon the acceptance or the invitation, all of the requested materials as abovementioned should be sent as soon as possible in order to assist the compilation of the Festival Catalogue.
◇ WMWFF will cover the print’s shipping costs (custom tax included) to and from the original print source only. Please note that WMWFF will NOT be responsible for any shipping costs (custom tax included) for the next destination.
◇ Once a film is selected, the Festival has the right to use its excerpts (maximum 10% of the total length) for publicity purposes. This compilation of footages of selected films will be put on the Internet as well. It is highly recommended and greatly appreciated if a DVD version of the trailer or excerpts of the film can be provided.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan
3F, No.16, Lane 10, Singcheng St.
Datong District, Taipei City 10355
T: +886-2-2557-8631 F: +886-2-2552-9728