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Submissions Open for Alice Fest 2016

Film still from Alice Guy Blaché's "The Ocean Waif." Photograph by George Willeman.

Still from “The Ocean Waif,” a 1916 film by Alice Guy-Blaché. Photograph by George Willeman, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Submissions are now being accepted for the fifth 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 13, 2016, 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 February 2, 2016.

Alice Fest is named for filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968). 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 Guy-Blaché’s films and learn more about her life and career here.

Alice Fest is produced by founder/director Vivian Bowman-Edwards and is sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University with support from the Southern Documentary Fund.

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