WIFF Announces "Pitch Miami" Filmmakers compete to win $5000 towards their Miami based film

Top Quote As part of its 7th season, the Women's International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) announced its first "Pitch Miami" competition for filmmakers who would like to have their idea considered for a $5,000 contribution toward their film. End Quote
  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) February 20, 2012 - The competition will take place during the 7th Annual Women's International Film & Arts Festival, March 28-April 1, 2012. Ten lucky finalists will have 5 minutes to present their idea to a panel of investors, industry representatives and a live audience. The winner will be announced that day. The film ideas can be of any genre but must be shot in Miami and have a woman play a major role in the production of the film (director, producer, screenwriter, etc.)

    "We are so excited about our Pitch Miami project. It serves to develop our local film industry and economy while providing opportunities for women in film," said Yvonne McCormack-Lyons, WIFF president and founder also known as Film Fest Diva. "The Pitch Miami concept really falls in line with our mission to empower women artists and increase the number of women in the film industry," she added.

    Filmmakers must submit their idea to wiffpitchmiami2012 ( @ ) womensfilmfest dot com by this Friday, February 24, 2012 to be considered dot Complete contest information and contest rules can be found on www dot womensfilmfest dot com dot

    Pitch Miami and the Women's International Film Festival will be showcased in the first-ever Miami Film Month promotion organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
    The Miami Downtown Development Authority and the Miami Community Redevelopment Agency are also partners in Pitch Miami.

    About the Women's International Film & Arts Festival
    In its 7th year, The Women's International Festival is a non-profit organization designed to bring women together from around the world to showcase women's visions and voices and to address women's issues through film and art. With women only comprising 5% of directors and 15 % of producers, our festival's mission is to increase the number of women in the industry and to empower women artists internationally

    For more information about the Women's International Film & Arts Festival, please call 305-653-9700 or log onto www.womensfilmfest.com

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