GIRL IMPROVED and GROUND FLOOR THEATRE
The First Annual
Girl Improved short Film & Theater Festival
At the GIFT Fest, we believe that young artists who are challenged to create art that is deliberately inclusive will learn that creating entertaining content that is a more accurate representation of our society will benefit their overall development AND make incredible art! By ensuring that girls or people who are gender nonconforming are 50% of the equation, we believe that the projects are improved. Thus, they’re “girl improved.”
THE FIRST-YEAR CHALLENGE:
To create intentionally inclusive art.
– Creative and production teams must be at least 50% female or gender nonconforming;
– At least 50% of the characters in the piece must be female or gender nonconforming;
– And their motivation should be centered outside the realm of romance.
The short films and theatrical pieces must be 10 minutes or less and created by youth ages 8-20. There is no age limit for actors.