What We're All About in 2013
We head into the 9th year with lots of great energy. The festival was another big success, with lots of laughter and plenty of fun with Broads meeting Broads. Then we were named one of the 5 "coolest" women's film festivals in the world by Moviemaker Magazine. And finally, we had a successful Kickstarter campaign to greenlight 2014.
We will be announcing our Invitational Challenge soon. Any Broad who makes a film to fit the Challenge can submit to the festival for free. Our goal is to provide ongoing support for our female filmmakers and to encourage the screenwriters to make a film and experience the whole process from concept to screening.
By way of example, this was last year's Invitational Challenge.
BECHDEL TEST CHALLENGE: The 2013 competition invites filmmakers to submit short films under 5:00 TRT that pass the so-called Bechdel Test, a "test" that was part of comic Alison Bechdel's standup routine and which caught on because, simple and minimal as they seem, many films fail at least one of the three.
1. The film must have at least 2 female characters with names who...
2. share a scene where they talk to each other ...
3. ..about something other than men.
See you in the Fall!