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Call for Submissions

Friday February 11, 2005
Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Mpenzi: Black Women’s International Film and Video Festival is seeking film and video submissions from established and emerging Directors and / or Producers and / or Writers, from among Straight, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer or Questioning Black women, and Black Transgendered, Transsexual, and Intersexed women and men.

Entries must be received on or before Tuesday, November 30, 2004. Mpenzi: Black Women’s International Film and Video Festival will be held on Friday, February 11, 2005 at the National Film Board of Canada, 150 John Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Productions for consideration include shorts and long form (60 minutes maximum). Work in all genres including drama, documentaries, educational, experimental and animation are welcome.

Preview tapes must be submitted in 1/2” VHS format (NTSC). The tape must be labeled with: film / video title; running time; year completed; your name; company name (if applicable); mailing address including postal code; telephone number; fax number; email address; and website (if applicable).

Support material required includes: one page synopsis including credits; one page biography; and a self addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage to cover the cost of returning your film / video if it is not selected. Submission is free. You may enter more than one film / video. Include any previous festivals your entry has screened at and any media coverage. , or its sponsors, are not responsible for loss or damages.

The Advisory Committee will determine which entries will be screened at the festival. Should your entry be selected, you will be required to submit a BETA SP screening copy and additional support materials.

Please submit all entries and support material on or before Tuesday November 30, 2004 to:

Adonica Huggins
Program Director
Mpenzi: Black Women’s International Film and Video Festival
IWSGS, New College
40 Willcocks Street, Room 2032
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1C6
Tel: (416) 533-8157
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