We're excited to announce the details to our Film Festival Scholarship! Women in Cinema is offering waived fees to the following film festivals to three lucky winners chosen by a panel of filmmakers including Heather Courtney (Where Soldiers Come From), Lauren Wolkstein (The Strange Ones, Social Butterfly) and Laura Kincaid (Texas Film Commission).
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Citizen Jane Film Festival
Oxford Film Festival
Lone Star Film Festival
Previous winners have gone on to play festivals including Sarasota Film Festival, deadCenter Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, AFS SXSW Shortscase and even win the IDA for Best Student Documentary.
To apply for the scholarship, you MUST be a paid member of Women in Cinema and submit your film by .
You can find the application along with the officials rules on our 'Scholarship' page at the top.
Lauren Wolkstein is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened worldwide. Her film THE STRANGE ONES (co-dir. Christopher Radcliff) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, and has since screened at over 100 festivals worldwide, including SXSW, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, and Tokyo and has received numerous awards, including several Oscar-qualifying festival wins. Lauren Wolkstein has also directed the acclaimed short films CIGARETTE CANDY (best short film, SXSW 2010), and SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She earned her MFA in film from Columbia University, where she received the Plum Pictures Most Promising Filmmaker Award. Lauren was also recently selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film.