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December 9, 2011 / ivytechartspartner

Attention Filmmakers: Call for Entries for Sarasota Girls Inc. Global Film Festival!

Dear Filmmaker,

The ICMC announces the Sarasota Girls Inc. Global Film Festival, the first festival of films for, by and about girls.

Scheduled for March 26-April 1st 2012, the SGIGFF will feature films from 20 countries in weekend and weekday screenings at Girls, Inc. and other theaters in Sarasota, Florida.


-Films must be appropriate for girls ages, 8-10 or 11-14.

-The story, point of view or topic of the film must be relatable, original and impactful for girls.

-The film should portray girls as strong, smart and bold, and feature high artistic quality in: cinematography, scripts, sound, acting and editing.


The SGIGFF will program live action and animated short films, documentaries and youth produced films. Feature films will also be considered.

Festival Prizes:

The 2012 Sarasota Girls Inc. Global Film Festival will award two prizes:

SGIGFF Girls Jury Prize to the film that best embodies the mission of Girls, Inc. by encouraging girls to be strong, smart and bold.

New Beginnings Prize for the film that is most successful in introducing girls to challenges or activities they have not undertaken before.

How to Submit:

In order to proceed, we first need you to fill out the attached ENTRY FORM  and provide a full version of your film on DVD as soon as possible.  We must receive your film and entry fee of $60 per short film or $100 per feature film no later than January 18, 2012. 

Send films to:

Nicole Dreiske
ICMC/Girls Global Film Festival
3817 N. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Office Tel: 773-528-6854

If accepted, you will need to provide a festival quality DVD to be sent to Girls, Inc. in Sarasota. Participation in the Sarasota Girls Inc. Global Film Festival will be facilitated by the International Children’s Media Center (

Additionally, your film may be eligible to participate in other high profile festivals and cultural events produced by the ICMC. You will be notified of other opportunities as they arise.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you every success.

Kind regards,

David Orlikoff
Submissions Manager
International Children’s Media Center

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