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 non-conforming) are 50% of the equation, we believe that the projects are improved. Thus, they’re “girl improved.”
THE FIRST-YEAR CHALLENGE:
To create intentionally by balancing the sexes involved.
– Creative and production teams must be at least 50% female (or gender non-conforming);
– At least 50% of the characters in the piece must be female (or gender non-conforming);
– 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.
WHAT: A festival showcasing powerful girls, boys and gender non-conformists creating inclusive content.
June 21-24, 2018
Submissions open January, 2018
Submissions close April, 2018
WHERE: Ground Floor Theatre
979 Springdale, Austin, TX 78702