Women Make Waves Film Festival 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 honour women’s survival wisdom and power as they are turned into films and gain mainstream recognition.
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The 17th Women Make Waves Film Festival, organized by the non-profit Taiwan Women’s Film Association, will be held in Taipei in October, 2010. A portion of the selected films will be invited on a nationwide tour shortly after the screenings in Taipei city.
Submission to the festival is open to feature films, short films, documentaries, animation, experimental films and innovative visual productions for digital media. There is no entry fee to submit films to Women Make Wave Film Festival. We welcome any recent works (produced up to 2 years before the Festival) by a female director that has not been shown in other festivals in Taiwan. Films that address women-related issues and/or have innovative visual style are preferable.
We have four main themes in 2010 WMWFF:
- Nature, ecology and eco-activism: Global warming and environmental disasters have alarmed us to become more aware of our relationships with nature and ecofeminists have reminded us of the common ground between environmentalism and feminism. This year we seek films that address the interrelationships between humans and their living space.
- Women and media: How women are represented in the media? As we return to the significant issue of gender representations in media, we are particularly interested in the degree to which women’s involvement in the media industry would complicate the politics of representation. We look for provocative works done by female directors with ambitions that challenge the mainstream media representations of race, gender, class, and age and/or critically comment on media industries.
- Women and popular music: We would like to hear stories of female music makers to know how they produce their own subjectivity in all music genres. We also welcome films or video works that explore the issue of commodification/objectification of women in the music industry. (Documentaries on female rockers, punks, pop-stars, hip-pop MC, folk musicians, reggae artists, electronic, classical or experimental bands are all welcome.)
- Queer Flame: We look for films whose theme celebrates gender beyond the binary of female and male and/or explores nonheteronormative sexualities. Films that portray lives and struggles of queer individuals or feature queer cultures and communities around the world are welcome.
Women Make Waves Film Festival
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10353 Taipei City