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S.P.I.C.E. has set the date for their fourth annual Hotter Than July Film Festival, set to take place on July 20 at the Focus: HOPE Conference Center, located in Detroit.
Now, they just need more film entries.
Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films to be considered for screening. As an organization for women of color, the group is especially looking for films by women and about women’s issues.
“The S.P.I.C.E. HTJ! Film Festival showcases inter-generational films and videos by or about people of color in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning community locally and globally,” the group explained in their e-newsletter. “We present exceptional films and videos that span racial identity, sexuality, science-fiction, crime, mystery, relationships, politics, history, empowerment, healing, hip-hop, cultural traditions, spirituality, love, animation and experimental art. The festival allows us to reach communities which have little or no access to progressive and independent films and videos.”
Specific guidelines include:
– Films should be by or about LGBT people of color
– Those interested should submit two DVD copies for jury viewing purposes
– Entries should include a synopsis of the film, picture from the film, filmmaker bio and history of the film
There is no entry fee, although DVDs will not be returned. Films must be received by May 31 and should be sent to S.P.I.C.E. at 3430 E. Jefferson, Suite 437 in Detroit. For more information, visit http://www.spiceonline.org.