Five Winners Will Receive Prize Money and the Chance to Create Films for Major Brands
Just 11 percent of directors for the 500 top-grossing domestic films are women. And when it comes to short films, that number is only slightly higher: 32 percent. To help close that gender gap, Glamour has joined forces with Girlgaze to launch the #NewView film competition (as part of Glamour‘s larger #PoweredbyWomen initiative) to provide young female filmmakers with the thing they most want: the chance to work.
To enter, directors will submit a short film (3 to 5 minutes) that highlights their own perspective on the world: on their own life, on an issue, or on our culture. Five winners will be selected by a panel of judges—led by Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive and Girlgaze CEO and founder Amanda de Cadenet—that includes Netflix vice president of content acquisition Bela Bajaria; actor and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Geena Davis; filmmaker Gia Coppola; actor, director, and producer Rashida Jones; director and director of photography Ellen Kuras; photographer Inez van Lamsweerde; director Victoria Mahoney; actress and activist Chloë Grace Moretz; filmmaker Crystal Moselle; president of HBO documentary films and family programming Sheila Nevins; journalist, filmmaker, and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy; Condé Nast Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff; writer, director, and producer Kimberly Peirce; writer and director Dee Rees; writer and executive producer Shonda Rhimes; actress and activist Tracee Ellis Ross; producer and documentary filmmaker Regina K. Scully; entertainer Lilly Singh; actress, producer, and activist Jada Pinkett Smith; artist Jill Soloway; actress, activist, and artist Amandla Stenberg; director Sam Taylor-Johnson; and actress and recording artist Zendaya. Birchbox CEO and co-founder Katia Beauchamp will serve as an entrepreneurial adviser for the competition.
Eligible entries must include all of the following: a private link to an original short video (3 to 5 minutes) created after June 30, 2016, that showcases your own perspective on an issue, on your life, or on our culture, a brief biography, a description of your video, a brief statement about your goals as a filmmaker, a category selection, and the title of your video.
Judges will score entries based on production quality, originality, representation of the concept/theme, and voice. Five winners will be selected and will receive a prize of $3,000 and the opportunity to direct a short video for one of five brands: Birchbox, LuMee, THE OUTNET.COM, South Coast Plaza, and Glamour Women of the Year.