Call for Entry | 21st Annual SPE Women’s Film & Video Festival


Due October 31, 2015
21st Annual SPE Women’s Film & Video Festival

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Women’s Film Festival has featured innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction by women directors since 1995. The 2016 festival will be screened in Las Vegas, NV, on Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12, at the 2016 SPE National Conference.

Narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts under 30 minutes, directed, produced, edited or shot by a woman are eligible. All rights must be cleared.

There is no entry fee for submissions received by 11:59 PM, October 31, 2015. Early submissions appreciated. Preference will be given to films submitted by the October 1, 2015. Late submissions will be accepted until November 8, 2015, with an entry fee of $15. To submit late, contact for instructions.

Email a web link to the full video to If password protected, include password

Email the following information to with WFF16 as the subject line.
– contact information (name, address, email and telephone number)
– short (no more than 3 sentences) film synopsis
– short director’s bio (no more than 2 sentences)
– awards and festival screenings
– exact running time (do not count color bars, black, etc.)

Accepted filmmakers must provide a Quicktime H.264 file at the original dimensions, up to 1920px x 1080px, by Nov. 18.

All selected work will be screened at the conference plus films will be streamed 24-7 Thursday-Sunday over the hotel TV channel to conference participants’ rooms.

Filmmakers may submit different work to more than one SPE Film Festival (Women’s Caucus Film Fest, Multi-Cultural Caucus Film Fest, LGBTQ Caucus Film Fest) but the same video cannot be submitted to multiple SPE fests.

Contact Information
Lynn Estomin

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Save the Date | SPE National Conference Las Vegas

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Save the Date!

The Society for Photographic Education’s 2016 National Conference, Constructed Realities, will take place March 10-13, at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

SPE’s 53rd National Conference will feature four days of cutting-edge programming including presentations, industry seminars, an exhibits fair, portfolio critiques, a print raffle, silent auction, mentoring sessions, film screenings, exhibitions, receptions, a dance party, and more!

Registration opens on November 2, 2015. Pricing is structured to encourage early registration. SPE conferences have sold out in the past, so it is recommended that you register in advance.

Registration Options

Full Conference Pass: entitles attendees full access to all conference programming

Day Pass: provides full access to conference programming on a single day of the conference (maximum one day pass per registrant)

Session Pass: ticket to a single session (daytime concurrent sessions and/or evening guest speaker presentations only)

Stay tuned as we announce our line-up of evening guest speakers! Visit SPE’s conference page for more details and the conference schedule.