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Imagine This Productions (ITP) launched Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival (ITWIFF) aiming to celebrate and empower independent and aspiring women filmmakers from around the world.

Imagine This Women's International Film Festival (ITWIFF) is a Brooklyn, NY-based film festival devoted to showcasing the work of women storytellers from every corner of the earth. The festival will gather filmmakers and community together for a rich experience.

Join us in continuing to bring our mission to life!   

We held our first film festival at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY, on November 12-13, 2016. The two-day event featured 29 shorts and 6 feature films from female storytellers from 15 countries.    

Among the festival selection, 8 films made their international debut and 5 were shown in the US for the first time. A number of films touched on themes related to personal struggles within political and social conflicts across the world. 

2016 ITWIFF
2016 ITWIFF

 

We tried to host some of our selected filmmakers last year but unfortunately, we couldn’t afford to host our filmmakers. Luckily, some of our wonderful filmmakers were able to organize their own last- minute funding to participate, including Lone Falster & Iben Haahr Andersen (Denmark) - Best Documentary Film.
Lone Falster & Iben Haahr Andersen (Denmark) - Best Documentary Film
Lone Falster & Iben Haahr Andersen (Denmark) - Best Documentary Film

 

                             
We Are Magnolia(Brazil) - Best Experimental Short
We Are Magnolia(Brazil) - Best Experimental Short

 

                             
Venise Stephenson(USA) - Leave Remain and Natasha Soto(USA) - Cloud Kumo w/ host Sydney Leigh Soliz
Venise Stephenson(USA) - Leave Remain and Natasha Soto(USA) - Cloud Kumo w/ host Sydney Leigh Soliz

 

This campaign will help us fund our second annual Imagine This Women's International Film Festival. Over 200 films have been submitted from over 35 countries. The Festival will be held at the Wythe Hotel on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn, NY, on November 4th-5th, 2017. The two-day event will feature an opening night mixer, screenings, and a closing Award Ceremony. 

Breaking the Statistics 

According to a study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, there remains a substantial gender disparity in the mainstream film industry, with female directors working on only 7% of the top 250 movies of 2014. The study showed that even among independent films at 23 film festivals during 2014-15, women made up only 25% of the directors, writers, producers, editors, and cinematographers. 

 

 

Support Women storytellers from different backgrounds showcase their films. Back ITWIFF everywhere you can. All contributions help! 

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The intimate interaction between our storytellers and our audience, and bringing films from across the world to ITWIFF is truly the most rewarding parts of the festival. And with your help, Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival will be able to bring filmmakers and film lovers together to the Williamsburg waterfront for 2017 ITWIFF.

*To help pay our crew and staff

*To secure the beautiful Wythe Hotel on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn, NY 

*Promotional materials 

*Crystal Awards

*Bringing our filmmakers and storytellers to Brooklyn

*Accommodations for our filmmakers and storytellers 

*And ultimately to help fund 2017 ITWIFF 

We know that there are a lot of film festivals out there, but there aren’t many film festivals devoted to the underdog women and young women filmmakers and storytellers.  

Gabriela Staniszewska(UK) - Best Sci-Fi/Horror
Gabriela Staniszewska(UK) - Best Sci-Fi/Horror

"Our experience with Imagine This Festival was brilliant, and not just because they gave an unknown, homemade, four-minute short with a budget of £200 their Best Horror / Sci-Fi Award in 2016. Their unending support for I Should Have Run is not surprising, considering that Imagine This is a consummate supporter of the underdog. Female filmmakers have found it much harder to create and showcase their work than their male counterparts, for a myriad of complicated socio-political and sometimes plainly misogynistic reasons. Imagine This represents that little bit of positive discrimination that is needed to boost female voices within the film conversation, and its existence is absolutely essential if female filmmakers are ever going to be able to approach creative processes in a level playing field. Since winning Best Horror / Sci-Fi with you guys, I Should Have Run has been premiered by Blumhouse.com and has recently gotten into its 28th film festival and won its sixth award! Thank you, Imagine This for your unerring support for our little horror film from Bristol, we have come so far thanks to your help. Festivals such as yours are crucial in the struggle for equality in the film industry. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"- Gabriela Staniszewska: Writer / Director / Producer, I Should Have Run Winner: Best Horror / Sci-Fi at Imagine This Film Festival 2016.

“Thank you very much for the best and sweetest festival in the world :)” – Lone Falster and Iben Haahr Abderse, winners of Best Documentary Feature for In Light of the Revolution

Imagine This Women's International Film Festival Tote Bag

 

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Two Tickets for One Screening
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Fat and the Moon and Weleda
Fat and the Moon and Weleda

 

We are excited to have original artwork signed by Nick Galetta. Nick was commissioned to paint these stunning paintings exclusively for Imagine This.  The Imagine This Collection features 5 paintings of 7 authentic, beautiful, diverse, carefree women in their own elements. 

Imagine This Collection  *In Digital Download  and in Physical Sizes  6x4 Postcard and 11x17 Poster

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Who We Are

Hi, we’re Patrice and Susie Francois, dynamic daughter and mother duo! Together we started Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival. 

Our Mission is simple! Imagine This Productions is dedicated to providing aspiring women storytellers and filmmakers a space to encourage and develop creative projects by women. ITP's goal is to support women by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, and serving as a resource informative network. 

 

 

2016 ITWIFF Volunteers
2016 ITWIFF Volunteers

 

Risks and challenges

Our mission is simple and we stand by it — To support women storytellers and filmmakers and to provide a platform to showcase their creative work.

Overall our risk is minimal; With 2016 ITWIFF under our belt, we feel confident enough to run our 2nd annual Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival. We have backer incentives that involve tickets to the festival, original artwork, and other rewards that will be mailed out in a timely manner.

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Funding period

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