Auntyland Film Festival is the newest addition to Narrative Network’s platform. Created during the current Covid19 pandemic, for women and BIPOC artists, the Festival adds a new layer to a multicultural and multi-generational storytelling mission. The Festival is an extension of Auntyland.com, a website that features multidisciplinary arts and literary stories about aunts and new holiday called, Real Aunties Day.
“The pandemic has caused us to live restricted lives and sometimes in isolation since 2019. We must use our creative digital resources to stay connected and share our stories in every way possible. We believe our new digital film festival is a great way to expand our connections to each other,” said Sylvia Wong Lewis, CEO and Festival Director.
Deadlines & Dates
Early Bird Deadline: October 15, 2021
Regular Deadline: January 30, 2022
Extended Deadline: February 17, 2022
Notification Date: February 24, 2022
Event Dates: March 8- March 31, 2022
The festival is set to launch on March 8, 2022, International Women’s Day and throughout March which is Women’s History Month.
Film Fest In the Press
From a feature story in Final Draft, a film industry blog:
“The new Auntyland Film Festival (AFF) is accepting short-length indie films by and for women and BIPOC artists for its inaugural film festival now through January 30, 2022. The film festival touts itself as the only film festival that “embraces mature women filmmakers and artists of diverse cultures and backgrounds.”
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From the Tribeca Citizen feature:
“Sylvia Wong Lewis had always been a story teller, but her first foray into filmmaking was several years ago, when she received a phone call from a stranger asking her a simple question: “Who am I?” To read more, click here
Send Short Films on any Topic
We welcome short films, 20 minutes or less. “Yes, we want your auntie stories. We welcome stories, trailers too, on any topic including food, cooking, gardening, sports, family, politics, home life, pets/animals, climate change, environment, LGBTQ themes, ‘Only in New York’ and more. Filmmakers are encouraged to bring a bold realness that aunties bring to our lives. We offer cash prizes, special events, and a distinguished panel of judges who will choose the films,” Lewis added.
Submit your film here
Auntyland Film Festival is proudly sponsored by FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests. To submit a film, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/AuntylandFilmFest
A community-based Tribeca film event
Auntyland Film Festival, a community-based Tribeca, New York City event, is part of a multidisciplinary arts platform that operates at the intersection of identity, gender, and age. Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), Aunties, and artists on the margins from all background are encouraged to participate, according to Sylvia Wong Lewis, an award-winning BIPOC filmmaker, journalist and community volunteer.
Auntyland is a non-profit organization, fiscally-sponsored by Fractured Atlas. Tax-deductible donations help pay women and BIPOC artists and help defray costs for public community events. To contribute, go to: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/auntyland
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