The Women's Resource Center is now accepting submissions for their 9th annual Feminist Film Festival. They are looking for student-submitted films between 5 and 15 minutes long, that explore social justice, feminism, and and social identity. Check out a past Smile Politely feature on the festival here, and see more details below.

The Annual Feminist Film Festival is a grassroots event that uses art and alternative media to bring social issues to the fore. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent film spanning documentary, narrative, and experimental genres in order to explore perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture. The festival strives to serve as a space for underrepresented artists and filmmakers to raise consciousness concerning issues related to gender, race, class, sexuality, ability and other dimensions of social identity.

The University of Illinois Annual Feminist Film Festival is organized and hosted by the Women’s Resources Center, in collaboration with a variety of campus units and departments.

Submission is now open for the 9th Annual Feminist Film Festival. We invite student-made films between 5-15 minutes in length exploring social justice, social identity, and feminism(s). Films are due on April 4, 2018 at 11:59pm. Submit films here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZNvavIoH5beCvA452

If you’d like to learn more about submitting a film or getting your organization involved, please contact Sylwia Dutka at dutka2@illinois.edu or via phone at 217-333-3137.