As we, the film festival industry, emphasize the importance of parity within our programming, FFA has partnered with Film Fatales, to help make more films directed by women of all backgrounds available to more film festival programmers.
Together, we are excited to announce the launch of a beta phase of the Parity Pipeline, a programming initiative accessible to both FFA and Film Fatales members. This database is a tool designed to help festivals reach more historically under-represented filmmakers and more diverse content, and to allow filmmakers to reach a broader range of festivals and a wider audience.
We hope that this database of films will help our members who are striving towards, or who have already pledged for, parity in programming, and eliminate some of the barriers that come with traditional festival submission.
How it works: Login to the Member Resources section of our website > Parity Pipeline links. This will take you to a database of current films – both features and shorts – directed by members of Film Fatales. (All members of Film Fatales have directed at least one feature length film or episode of television.)
There, you can sort the films by a variety of categories, including completion date, running time, premiere status, film genre and filmmaker demographics. You can also read loglines, watch trailers, identify key talent and reach out to the Film Fatales programming team to offer waivers or request screeners for specific titles. (Please note: per industry standard, if you invite a film to submit to your festival or ask for a screener, that you waive any submission fee.)
As the Parity Pipeline expands beyond the beta phase, additional projects will continue to be added to this database, to diversify both the films and the filmmakers represented.
More details are coming soon: www.paritypipeline.org
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