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SCAD Savannah Movie Competition and Amazon Workforce on LGBTQ+ Brief Movie Competitors

scad Recognizing the necessity for extra inclusive storytelling in filmmaking, the 2023 SCAD Savannah Movie Competition (SAVFF) and Amazon Studios have created a devoted SAVFF LGBTQ+ Brief Movie Competitors, which is able to premiere throughout the competition, which runs October 21–28, 2023.

The collaboration creates a platform for rising queer filmmakers to share their tales and acquire mentorship and publicity, whereas onsite programming will supply networking and academic alternatives and drive dialog round equitable filmmaking. It’s a sensible software of Amazon Studios’ Inclusion Coverage and Playbook, which builds DEIA into the content material greenlight course of and invests in applications to develop expertise from traditionally excluded communities in any respect levels of the profession pathway.  

Because the official presenting sponsor of the SAVFF LGBTQ+ Brief Movie Competitors, Amazon Studios will donate $10,000 for the jury-awarded Finest General Movie and $5,000 for an Viewers Award, with winners introduced throughout the official Competition Awards Brunch. Additionally on the competition, Amazon Studios will lead a panel dialogue on the way forward for LGBTQIA+ storytelling, host instructional alternatives for SCAD college students and alumni, in addition to a networking session for filmmakers.

To submit a movie to the SAVFF LGBTQ+ Brief Movie Competitors, a director, author, or producer contributing to the movie should establish as a part of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. Movies ought to characterize excellence in storytelling and execution whereas remaining beneath 40 minutes in size. Submitted movies ought to replicate distinctive perception into LGBTQ+ themes, points, or concepts in both narrative or documentary codecs. The movie’s content material ought to embody a private connection to the topic and showcase the filmmaker’s inventive strategy to visible storytelling. filmmakers can submit their movie to the competitors through FilmFreeway.

“At Amazon Studios we now have lengthy prioritized amplifying underrepresented voices; it’s a part of the fairness work we’re dedicated to doing,” mentioned Latasha Gillespie, International Head of DEIA, Amazon Studios and Prime Video. “We acknowledge the enjoyment, complexity and energy of LGBTQIA+ storytelling and we’re thrilled to assist these filmmakers by means of our collaboration with SCAD.”

Christina Routhier, Govt Director, SCAD Savannah Movie Competition mentioned, “We’re grateful that Amazon Studios has joined us to assist transfer the needle on this very essential problem. This competitors and its mentorship impact can assist the subsequent technology of LGBTQ+ storytellers obtain new artistic {and professional} targets and construct sustainable careers, and we hope to encourage different establishments and festivals to observe our lead with comparable devoted applications.”

Supply: SCAD Savannah Movie Competition

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Whitney is a contract author specializing in VFX-driven fantasy movie & TV in addition to preschool animation.



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