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NYWIFT at 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival:
Call For Submissions: Deadline July 24

Submissions must be RECEIVED by Thursday, July 24, 2014

The 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival: Women Calling the Shots will host a screening of short films made by Women In Film & Television members from around the world at the 21th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival.

A joint venture of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) and New York Women In Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women Calling the Shots is in its 12th year of screenings. This series gives voice to the creative visions of women through film and video, including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental works.

NYWIFT invites its members, as well as members from our US and international sister chapters, to submit their short films, no more than 20 minutes in length. Please download and fill out the 2014 Women Calling The Shots application (link is above in the right hand corner of this article) and forward two copies to our office in New York, along with two DVD copies of your work (NTSC only—PAL will not be accepted or viewed). The  deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 24, 2014.


Now in its 22nd year, the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) has screened the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner in 5 of the last 6 years and is the only Festival on the East Coast with such a distinction. The Festival, with an impassioned and uniquely influential audience, attracts over 15,000 visitors to theaters across the picturesque New York communities of East Hampton, Southampton, Montauk, and Sag Harbor. With cash prizes handed out totaling more than $45,000, HIFF continues to attract some of the best films of the year.

HIFF continues to figure into the annual awards season race, with films in the 21st edition having received a record 32 Oscar nominations, including four Best Picture nominations. Films screened also featured eight of the eventual Acting nominees, as well as two of the Best Documentary nominees. 2013 was also the fourth year in a row that the Festival’s Audience Award-winning film was nominated for Best Picture, with two such films (The Artist and The King’s Speech) eventually taking home the honors. Overall, films in the last 6 editions have received 150 total Oscar nominations.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts