March is Women’s History Month. It will also act as the period of time where the Oscar’s aftershock permeates throughout pop culture media, continuing the conversation of the iconic awards show’s lack of diversity amongst nominees. Considering the theme of the month and females’ ongoing struggle to gain equality in the world of cinema, March will be the perfect time for the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival right here in Miami, Florida.
Sourcing Hollywood’s leading female minds, the festival takes a refreshingly feminist approach to the classic international film festival format. The festival itself works as a non-profit organization geared towards the promotion and encouragement of female arts across the board. Aimed to be the leading event for women to share and market their films, the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival is a one-of-a-kind event.
The weekend will consist of a variety of educational and networking events alongside the screenings. The networking elements pose great significance to the spirit of the festival by offering female creatives from any and all pockets of the arts industries to get together and make acquaintances and connections. These events also extend beyond the festival and take place on the third Thursday of every month at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse.
Be sure to snag a Premiere Three-Day Pass to the festival soon. According to the festival’s site, passes include: “Three full days of workshops & panels, master classes, 2 passes to opening film and gala, priority seating to all movies, access to filmmakers den, networking and more.”
The widespread appeal of the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival stands tall against the outdated cinematic limitations of Hollywood and the Oscars. Be sure to check out what this progressive organization is reaching toward and accomplishing at this year’s festival.
Women’s International Film & Arts Festival
March 23-25, 2015
16701 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160