Call for Entries – CineWomen: A Refreshing Showcase of Women in Film

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Attention women student filmmakers! March is Women’s History Month and the UMKC Women’s Center has many fabulous programs lined up to celebrate it with all of you. One of our most anticipated events is the CineWomen film showcase and panel discussion. See below for information on submitting entries.KCWIFT_Logo_finalizations

Collaborating on this special Women’s History Month project are the Her Art Project, Kansas City Women in Film & Television, UMKC Department of Communication Studies , the Paris of the Plains International Student Film Festival group, Avila University, and University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies. Together, we are organizing a remarkable evening of discussion and CommStudiesnetworking, as well as a screening of short films to showcase the talent of the Kansas City area’s emerging female filmmakers.


CineWomen will be held at The Screenland Theatre in the Kansas City Crossroads District on Thursday, March 14th. There will be a reception at 6pm, followed by a discussion with a few of Kansas City’s highly regarded female filmmakers and professors beginning at 6:30. We will then take a look at the work of some of Kansas City’s most talented student filmmakers before we come together to end the evening with mingling and an opportunity to network. Light refreshments will be provided as well as a cash bar. This event is free to the public – no RSVP required.

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Entries for short films written/directed by female students are being accepted until 5pm on February 21st.  Filmmakers, get your work sent in quickly! Official regulations, procedures, and entry forms available at the Women’s Center or for download here. For more information, please contact Morgan Elyse Christensen at or the UMKC Women’s Center at or 816.235.1638.

This event was designed to celebrate the wonderful things that women of the Kansas City area have accomplished and are accomplishing within our arts community as well as help inspire our younger generation to achieve their dreams as they also develop into important role models by giving them screen time in front of Kansas City’s art and film enthusiasts and the opportunity to listen to and speak with their experienced mentors. We hope you’ll join us and show your support for female artists of every generation in the Kansas City area.