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November 7-9, 2014

Submit a Film to the Festival

The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival is a curated festival, so we generally solicit the films that appear in the festival. However, we do encourage unsolicited filmmakers to send us material.

ONLINE ENTRY FORM (https://rmwfilmfest.submittable.com/submit)
DEADLINE:  June 30th
ENTRY FEE:  $25 per film

Our online entry form will allow you to include a YouTube, Vimeo, or other URL for online previews.  However, in additon to any digital or streaming media please send two preview DVDs (NTSC preferred, PAL accepted) to the RMWFF offices (address below).  DVDs will not be returned unless accompanied by an addressed and PREPAID return envelope.

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
Attention:  Programming
421 S. Tejon, Suite 333
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
Phone:  719.226.0450

Film Selection Process

Each year the Film Selection Committee selects over 300 films for consideration.  Approximately 75 films are then passed on for the full RMWFF organization to view and review. Most films that are still in the running at the time of final programming will have been previewed and evaluated by ten to twelve people.

This unusual jury process–complete with spirited discussion–ensures a breadth and depth of films–all stories well told and well produced for our filmgoers.

Our submission criteria includes films directed, produced and/or edited by women.  We will also consider films made by a man, but only when the subject of the film reflects our mission statement ("celebrating the drive, spirit and diversity of women"). We preview and select short form and feature length dramatic and documentary works, experimental films, and animation.  

Madelyn's Choice Award

On February 15, 2005 our dear friend Madelyn Osur lost her battle with breast cancer. Madelyn had been an active member of the Festival's Operations Committee for the past ten years, served on the Board for seven years and for five years served as Chair of the Film Selection Committee. In her memory, the Festival has decided to select one film every year from the Festival line up that we feel best exemplifies Madelyn's spirit - her zest for life, her caring and generous nature, and her ever-optimistic attitude.

"Madelyn loved films that were a poignant but never sloppy examination of the human condition--from a woman's perspective. Films that explored relationships--especially between women, most especially between mothers and daughters--were high on her list, as were films on subjects of personal interest--dance, animals (especially cats) and anything Jewish. If it was a little quirky or unusual, that was good, too--she gravitated toward the new take on everyday life realities and honest treatment of universal truths. No matter the subject, however, Madelyn never compromised her commitment to excellence in filmmaking and film quality in choosing festival films." Jody Alyn, Past Board Member.

It is our hope that with every "Madelyn's Choice" selection we are all reminded of the kind of person she was, the values she held and the unparalleled commitment she had to not only this event, but to everything in her life.

Click here to read about past winners