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Submissions Open for Alice Fest 2014

Still from "Madame a des Envies" by Alice Guy-Blaché

Still from “Madame a des Envies” by Alice Guy-Blaché

Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual Alice Fest, a film festival held in recognition of Women’s History Month that showcases curated and submitted work by women, with a special emphasis on women’s history and achievements. Works include short documentary films, experimental films, animation, multimedia projects, and documentary works-in-progress. This year’s festival will be held March 9, 2014, at the Full Frame Theater on the American Tobacco Campus.

For more information, including submissions guidelines, go to the Alice Fest website at alicefest.org. Final submissions deadline is January 15, 2014.

Alice Fest is named for filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968). Her career spanned more than twenty-five years, during which she directed, produced, wrote, or oversaw more than seven hundred films. From 1896–1906, she was Gaumont Film Company’s head of production, and is generally considered to be the first filmmaker to systematically develop narrative filmmaking. Watch clips from some of Alice Guy-Blaché’s films and learn more about her life and career here

Alice Fest cosponsors and supporters include the Alice Project, the Center for Documentary Studies, the Southern Documentary Fund, and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.


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