ATLANTA, GA (November 11, 2011) –The Women of Color Arts & Film Festival (WOCAF) is gearing up for its 7th annual festival holding in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The four-day festival is scheduled for March 15 –18, 2012 at various locations around Atlanta. The only one of its kind in the Southeast, The Women of Color Arts and Film Festival (WOCAF) is a multi-discipline event that includes film screenings, a visual arts exhibition and a music showcase – all celebrating women of color artists and media makers. “The immense growth of the festival confirms a need for a platform that celebrates women of color and their creativity. We are growing every year and are continuously impressed by the array of independent films out there that have a woman of color in a key creative position whether it is behind, or in front of the camera”” states Festival Director Mojisola Sonoiki.
The WOCAF 2012 festival is now open for press features and media listings. The festival director, Ms. Mojisola Sonoiki is also available for interviews.
CALL FOR FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS
Our call for submissions for the film festival segment is now open. The theme for the 2012 edition is “Celebrating the African Woman”. Eligible works must have been completed after January 1, 2009 and films should have an African woman in a key creative position in the production either in front or behind the camera. The WOCAF festival will accept original, creative, outstanding, thought provoking work. Entry guidelines are on our website at http://www.wocaf.org/wocaf-2012/film-submissions
Submissions will be accepted beginning November 1, 2011 through December 23, 2011; late entry deadline is February 3, 2012. This year’s festival promises to be just as exciting as the previous WOCAF festivals and is a ‘must attend’. Save the date and stay tuned for the schedule of events for WOCAF 2012.
Now in its seventh year, The WOCAF festival’s schedule of films and artistic events attract a diverse audience of women and men. The film festival is produced annually by WOCAF International, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts organization. The Women of Color Arts & Film Festival is the only festival of its kind in the Southeast that focuses on the achievements of Women of Color filmmakers and artists. Founded in 2005, WOCAF International is dedicated to promoting cultural, political and social issues about and/or related to women of color. The WOCAF festival provides a platform for women of color who do not normally have a platform to exhibit their work by showing a broad spectrum of films and artistic events. The WOCAF festival’s goal is to utilize the arts as a powerful vehicle to inform, enrich and entertain.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Phone: 347 69-WOCAF (347.699.6223)
Fax: 347-493 3598