GIRL IMPROVED and GROUND FLOOR THEATRE
present

The First Annual
Girl Improved short Film & Theater Festival
(GIFT Fest)

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.

GIFT FEST

WHAT: A festival showcasing powerful youth creating inclusive content.

WHEN: June 21-24, 2018

Submissions close May 1st, 2018

SUBMIT

WHERE: Ground Floor Theatre

979 Springdale, Austin, TX 78702

THE STEPS

  1. Create your film, play, art or music following the parameters.
  2. Submit your piece and pay the $10 fee.
  3. Wait no longer than a month to hear if you’re in!

DID YOU KNOW?

We’re looking for art submissions for the Gallery in the Ground Floor Theatre lobby and music submissions for the opening night celebration. Submit now!

Need collaborators, feedback or advice? Come to one of our Meet ups!

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