SCAD Savannah Film Festival Announces LGBTQ+ Short Film Competition

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival will debut the SAVFF LGBTQ+ Short Film Competition throughout this yr’s pageant which runs from Oct. 21 to twenty-eight.

The competitors will broaden out there assets for rising queer filmmakers by mentorship and publicity. Each filmmaker may have entry to networking and academic alternatives all through the length of the competitors. 

SCAD is at present accepting submissions through FilmFreeway for the competitors. Directors, writers and producers who determine as LGBTQ+ are eligible to use. 

Per the official phrases, “films should be under 40 minutes in length and represent excellence in storytelling and execution. Submitted films can be in narrative or documentary formats, reflecting unique insight into LGBTQ+ themes, issues, or ideas. The film’s content should embody a personal connection to the subject and showcase the filmmaker’s artistic approach to visual storytelling.”

Amazon Studios will sponsor the brief movie competitors, donating a complete of $10,000 for the jury-awarded Best Overall Film and $5,000 for an Audience Award.

“At Amazon Studios we have long prioritized amplifying underrepresented voices; it is part of the equity work we are committed to doing,” stated Latasha Gillespie, Global Head of DEIA for Amazon Studios and Prime Video. “We recognize the joy, complexity and power of LGBTQIA+ storytelling and we are thrilled to support these filmmakers through our collaboration with SCAD.”

“We are grateful that Amazon Studios has joined us to help move the needle on this very critical issue,” stated SCAD Savannah Film Festival government director Christina Routhier. “This competition and its mentorship effect can help the next generation of LGBTQ+ storytellers achieve new creative and professional goals and build sustainable careers, and we hope to inspire other institutions and festivals to follow our lead with similar dedicated programs.” 

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