2012 CALL FOR ENTRIES APPLY NOW MISSION & OBJECTIVE To showcase films which are centered around the theme of Linkages: Women, Their Families, Neighborhoods, and the Global Community, and to support the artistic development of Women filmmakers of African Descent by providing a supportive exhibition platform, offering stipends to participants, and seeking industry opportunities that will help to expose the filmmakers' works and further their careers.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The Women of African Descent Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2011. The Festival is presented each May in Brooklyn, NY by The Brooklyn Chapter of the Links. In 2002, to mark the milestone of its 50th Anniversary, and to continue its legacy of showcasing the talent and accomplishments of African American artists, the Brooklyn Chapter began sponsoring this film festival for women filmmakers. This tradition has continued annually since then and takes place at the Spike Lee Screening Room at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University in May of each year. Formed in 1952, The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links, Inc., an organization of African American professional women, is dedicated to the support of educational, civic, and cultural activities in Brooklyn. A chapter of The Links, Inc., an international organization comprised of 276 chapters and over 11,000 members in 42 states, the District of Columbia, South Africa, the Bahamas and Germany, the Brooklyn Chapter works under the guidelines of the national body in providing services to its Brooklyn community in four mission areas: services to youth, health and wellness, the arts, and civic involvement. The foundation for all of the chapter's programs and services is rooted in the African American tradition of giving and volunteerism. Members share a deep sense of communal responsibility, and for the past 50 plus years have been committed to actively initiating and supporting educational, cultural, and civic programs, that positively impact the lives of people from Brooklyn's African American/Caribbean communities.
GENERAL RULES All films must be produced, written or directed by a female filmmaker of African descent, and must have been completed on or after June 1, 2010. Please send entries in a padded envelope with your WAB tracking number clearly written on the DVD. Entries will not be returned unless sent with a self address stamped envelope. APPLY NOW