4th WOMEN MEDIA ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL
September 9-10, 2017
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 30, 2017

FESTIVAL REGULATIONS
4th WOMEN Media Arts and Film Festival is a new screen culture and audience development initiative by Cinewest in partnership with Sydney Olympic Park Authority to be held during September 2017 at the Armory Theatre and Tunnels. The main program consists of award winning short and feature length films and media arts works produced, written and directed by women from Australia and around the world.

AWARDS
Best Short Film Award

Best Feature Film Award
Best Media Arts Award
Audience Choice Award (Short Film)
Audience Choice Award (Feature Film)

ENTRY CONDITIONS & SCREENING FEE
All works must be by women Producer(s), Director(s) and/or Author(s).  Co-positions are also accepted.
1. OPEN to all countries and nationalities
1. Must register your work online
2. Accepting only Internet links to preview the works (YouTube/Vimeo)
3. No restriction on genre, length and date of production
4. No restriction on a number of films from the same digital media artist or filmmaker
5. All works with dialogue or text other than english language must have English subtitles
6. Installation works are accepted
7. The festival is competitive and requires no entry fee
8. The festival will NOT pay screening fee for selected works

IMPORTANT NOTE: The festival accepts ‘ONLYYouTube, Vimeo and/or URL link to the film’s full version as PREVIEW FORMAT (Screener).  Countries with no access to fast internet connections are exempt.  The screener (DVD PAL) for countries exempt must reach the festival by June 30, 2017.

SELECTION NOTIFICATION / PARTICIPATION FORM
The festival will notify the entrants regarding the final selection before August 2017.  Upon the selection of the work a participation form will be sent to the distributor or producer to confirm the film’s presence. If the participation form is not returned to the festival by due time, the festival will reserve the right to withdraw the invitation for selected works.

TRANSPORT CONDITIONS
The screening format of selected film must reach Cinewest by August 20, 2017. The festival will not be responsible for any damages caused whilst the work is transported and will not cover any cost for the shipment of film to the festival.
If the producer or the distributor is using international couriers to send the work should use the street address rather than post box address unless it is a registered parcel. Please note that the festival does not cover any custom charges or related costs upon the arrival of the work.
NO COMMERCIAL VALUE / FOR CULTURAL PURPOSE ONLY should be mentioned on the parcel before sending the work. Maximum Value must be less than $20 Australian dollars.

(ORDINARY registered MAIL)
Postal Address:
Maryam Kassaie (Festival Director)

PO Box 861
Auburn NSW 1835 Australia

(INTERNATIONAL COURIERS)
administrative Address:
Bradley Barnden (Festival Registrar)

Building 126 / The Newington Armory
1 Jamieson Street Sydney Olympic Park
NSW 2127 Australia

phone: 61 402 707010
Email: festival@cinewest.org
Website: www.cinewest.org