GLAMOUR AND GIRLGAZE JOIN FORCES ON #NEWVIEW FILM COMPETITION
TO SHOW HOW YOUNG FEMALE FILMMAKERS SEE THE WORLD
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. That number is only slightly higher—32 percent—for short films. To help close that gender gap, Glamour has joined forces with Girlgaze to launch a film competition to provide young female filmmakers with the thing they most want: the chance to work.
Titled #NewView, the film competition highlights how women see the world. We want your point of view. To enter, directors must create an original short film (three to five minutes) that showcases their perspective—on an issue, on their own life, or on our culture. A panel of judges led by Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive and Girlgaze CEO and founder Amanda de Cadenet will select the five winners. The judges for #NewView include 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; 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 cofounder Katia Beauchamp will serve as an entrepreneurial advisor for the competition.
The winning films will be released on Glamour.com and Girlgaze.tv. Each winner will receive $3,000 in prize money and may be featured in a future issue of Glamour. Winners will also receive a production budget to direct a short video for Glamour or one of the following major brands: Birchbox, LuMee, THE OUTNET.COM, and South Coast Plaza.
“At Glamour, we are committed to celebrating game-changing women in all fields and giving them work,” said Leive. “We don’t want to just talk about the challenges women filmmakers face; we want to help solve those problems in a meaningful way. We cannot wait to see what they create.”
“Girlgaze continues our mission to close the gender gap by creating visibility and tangible job opportunities for girls behind the lens,” said de Cadenet. “We are excited to collaborate with Glamour to launch the #NewView film initiative and champion the extraordinary storytellers in our community.”
The film competition is part of Glamour’s larger #PoweredByWomen initiative, which aims to meaningfully increase the brand’s collaboration with female creative talent in 2017 and beyond. The initiative launched in Glamour’s February 2017 issue, which was entirely created by women—from the first page to the last.
Glamour and Girlgaze are accepting entries through June 30. For more information on competition rules and to submit a film to #NewView, visit www.newviewfilm.com.
Follow the conversation on social using #NewView.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter and for full rules, go to newviewfilm.com. Starts 12:00 NOON ET 4/17/17 and ends 11:59 PM ET 6/30/17. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States/D.C. 18 – 35 years of age, except employees of Sponsor, Girlgaze, South Coast Plaza, LuMee, The OUTNET, Birchbox, their immediate families and those living in the same household. Void outside the 50 United States/D.C. and where prohibited. A.R.V. of 5 prizes: $3,000 each. Sponsor: Condé Nast.
Glamour is one of the biggest fashion and beauty magazine brands, reaching an all-time high of one out of eight American women, with 10 million print readers and 15 million unique users online. Glamour has received a record number of National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year, honoring print and digital excellence, and General Excellence for its category. Its content is available in an iPad edition, apps, podcasts, and books—including two New York Times best-sellers. In 2013 Glamour launched its video channel, which now boasts more than 60 video series and has received substantial critical accolades, including a 2014 National Magazine Award for Video and two Television Academy honors. With a robust social strategy across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and Pinterest, Glamour’s total social media footprint is 131 million touchpoints.
#Girlgaze is a digital media company based in Los Angeles that promotes and highlights the work of female-identifying Gen Z photographers and directors. Our mission is to close the gender gap by creating visibility and tangible jobs for girls behind the lens. With over one million Instagram submissions and counting, #Girlgaze is expanding into original video content, IRL events and eCommerce in 2017. Founded in 2016 by Amanda de Cadenet, the creator of the Conversation, #Girlgaze understands Gen Z and collaborates with brand partners such as Gap, Teen Vogue, Warby Parker, and more.