Submit a Film

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Would you like to be a part of Citizen Jane 2017?  Then click the button below and submit your film!


Dates & Deadlines

Opening Date: December 12, 2016
Earlybird Deadline: February 1, 2017
Regular Deadline: April 1, 2017
Late Deadline: May 8, 2017
Extended Deadline: June 5, 2017
Notification Date: September 30, 2017
Event Date: October 26 – 29, 2017

Rules & Terms

*Submissions must be directed or co-directed by a woman.

*FIlmmaker has all necessary legal authority and rights required to submit this film to the Citizen Jane Film Festival

*If a feature film is accepted, we ask that one female filmmaker attend the festival to represent the film during the audience Q&A and participate in the festival experience.

*Films and videos of any length or genre: narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, dance, student and young filmmakers are accepted by Citizen Jane Film Festival.

*CJFF is not a “premiere” festival meaning that your film does not have to be a premiere to be accepted. We only accept completed films and prefer to wait until the following year for works in progress.

*Preview formats: we STRONGLY prefer the online screener for environmental reasons. If you cannot do this, please send 2 DVDs coded for region 1 or 0.

*Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

*Because of a small staff, we cannot return any materials submitted. Screeners are not shared outside of our office and submissions committee.

*Please use paper cases for DVDs. It is unnecessary to send your DVD in a jewel case or include any press materials. Any additional packaging will only be discarded/recycled.

*If sending a check, make payable to Citizen Jane Film Festival.