CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
2012 Great Lakes International Film Festival Call for Entries
Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the 11th annual Great Lakes International Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries for the 2012 Festival.
We shall accept submissions internationally of independently produced feature length and short length films and scripts in the genres of documentary, horror, experimental, Religious/Spiritual, animation, and all genre of music videos and Gay/Lesbian films for the 2012 festival.
Showcasing the best films of the 2012 season, the Great Lakes International Film Festival will be held LIVE in the great city of Erie Pennsylvania in September 2012, with our online festival taking place September 20th thru September 30th, 2012.
We shall accept all ranges of music videos, along with entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays of all genres and niches.
The 2012 Great Lakes International Film Festival shall accept Music Videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall accept Music Videos of all Ranges from Pop, Punk, Rock, Alt-Country, Country-Western, Folk, Reggae, Hip-Hop to Electronica, Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Industrial, Metal, Hardcore, Gothic, Karaoke, Avant-Garde, World Music, and Experimental.
The 2012 Great Lakes International Film Festival will accept all forms of Religious, Christian, and Spiritual films including African, African American, Gay/Lesbian, Black, Hispanic, Islamic, Latino, Native/Aboriginal and student films from the United States and around the world.
The Great Lakes International Film Festival Horror categories for scripts and films will include Horror, Thrillers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Supernatural, Grindhouse Horror, Horror Documentary, Horror Animation, and student films and scripts.
The annual screenwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to possibly get the break they need.
The Great Lakes International Film Festival, having produced one successful film festival after another while showcasing more than a thousand films has paid out thousands of dollars in awards and prizes for our scriptwriting competition, not to mention the countless films and filmmakers who have gone on to bigger and better things after screening at our festival.
The Great Lakes Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition offers a $1,500.00 cash award to our first place winner of the 2012 competition among other prizes. The winning script will be forwarded to agents and industry professionals for consideration.
For more information, rules, deadlines and fees please visit www.greatlakesfilmfest.com