Film screening begins March 1, 2022, awards ceremony March 24, 2022 with keynote speaker Jaina Lee Ortiz
ROLLING HILLS ESTATE, CA, USA, February 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Join sponsors Sony Pictures, Filmocracy, The Lantos Foundation and OUT.LI.ER, for the 8th Annual Women’s Voices Now Film Festival on March 24, 2022. Keynote speaker will be Jaina Lee Ortiz. As in the previous year, the festival will again take place virtually. The festival promotes emerging women and female-identifying filmmakers by creating social change films that champion the rights of women and girls around the world. The Women’s Voices Now Film Festival is offering a total of US$10,000 in cash prizes to our winning filmmakers.
“In light of a world rocked by a global pandemic, the immediate backlash felt by women and girls around the world reminds us of the importance of the Women’s Voices Now film festival. We must raise awareness, spark dialogue and inspire action to prevent the backsliding of women’s hard-won rights in these difficult times. The medium of film and its ability to generate empathy is the most powerful tool we have to keep women’s rights issues front and center. – Heidi Basch-Harod, Executive Director, Women’s Voices Now.
Films are submitted for the festival from all over the world, and 2022 saw submissions from nearly 40 countries, including Sweden, Turkey, Argentina and Iran, among others. See the film selections. meet the festival jury and buy tickets to attend virtually.
Women’s Voices Now (WVN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, uses film to spark positive social change that advances the rights of women and girls around the world. We promote, produce and share social change films focused on women’s and girls’ rights issues, actively supporting filmmakers who give voice to unknown women and girls and activating civil society by making move the audience from empathy to action. We envision a global culture shift in which communities and institutions believe in the value of gender equality and adapt their behaviors and actions to support the systematic advancement of the rights of women and girls. WVN has held Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2017.
8th Annual Women’s Voices Now Film Festival