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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Women of African Descent Film Festival

The Women of African Descent Film Festival is a showcase for films which are centered around the theme of Linkages: women, their families, neighborhoods, and the global community, and to support the artistic development of women filmmakers of African descent by providing a supportive exhibition platform, offering stipends to participants, and seeking industry opportunities that will help to expose the filmmakers’ works and further their careers.


All films must be produced, written or directed by a female filmmaker of African descent, and must have been completed on or after June 1, 2011. Please send entries in a padded envelope with your WAB tracking number clearly written on the DVD. Entries will not be returned unless sent with a self-addressed stamped envelope

Deadline: March 15, 2013




The Women of African Descent Film Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary in 2013. The Festival is presented each May in Brooklyn, NY by The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links, Inc. In 2002, to mark the milestone of its 50th Anniversary, and to continue its legacy of showcasing the talent and accomplishments of artists of African descent, the Brooklyn Chapter began sponsoring this film festival for women filmmakers. This tradition has continued annually since then and takes place in the Media Arts Department’s Spike Lee Screening Room, at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University.

Formed in 1952, The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links, Inc., an organization of professional women of African descent, is dedicated to the support of educational, civic, and cultural activities in Brooklyn. A chapter of The Links, Inc., an international, not-for-profit corporation, comprised of 276 chapters and over 12,000 members in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the Brooklyn Chapter works under the guidelines of the national body in providing services to its Brooklyn community in five facet areas: The Arts, Services to Youth, Health and Human Services, National Trends and Services, and International Trends and Services.

The foundation for all of the chapter’s programs and services is rooted in the African American philanthropic tradition of giving and volunteerism. Members share a deep sense of communal responsibility, and for the past 60 years have been committed to actively initiating and supporting educational, cultural, and civic programs that positively impact the lives of people of African descent residing in Brooklyn.