Founded in 2011 by Tammy Brislin, to coincide with the celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day on March 8th, VOICES is one of the most ambitious and engaging cultural extravaganzas in the United States. Now in its 5th year and spanning 6 days and nights, VOICES continues featuring the best in new documentaries, narratives and short films, centered around women filmmakers, writers and producers.
Together they have merged and expanded the programs of both and in 2014 they re-launched as Women + Film Festival | VOICES. Year-round, the programs offer numerous ways for participants to engage with guest filmmakers from around the world through salons, panels, and parties. The program also includes educational workshops, volunteer opportunties and of course, more parties and receptions.
Each event highlights thought-provoking, empowering and activating stories of women from all walks of life, while raising awareness about social and cultural issues that often fly under the radar of mainstream media. This year, VOICES is launching its first Young Filmmakers Workshop for girls aged 12-18 to embolden and inspire the next generation of great cinematic artists.
Audiences naturally create conversations around these issues, bringing them back to their home and community, These important questions, gleaned from new perspectives and art forms, have us asking, "How will I use MY voice for change?"
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