Women Stand Up and Shoot: A Comedic Film Competition

“Women Stand Up! A Comedy Cabaret” & IFP Minnesota are pleased to announce…Women Stand Up and Shoot: A Comedic Film Competition!

The purpose of Women Stand Up and Shoot is to promote and encourage women writers, actors and directors in film comedies. Send in your best woman-made, woman-starry short comedy films!

Films will be judged by our amazing panel of nationally-known funny Minnesota-bred women: Lizz Winstead, Jackie Kashian, and Mary Jo Pehl!

The submission deadline is April 21, 2010. Films will be screened at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in May 2010. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place.


1) films must have a female writer or director;
2) films must feature a female lead or leads;
3) films must be comedic; and
4) films cannot be longer than 10 minutes.


Please send the following information in an email to Dana Buchwald at [email protected]:

1. Your name, address, phone number, and email address.
2. Title of the film.
3. Length of the film.
4. A brief synopsis of the film (no more than 50 words).
5. A short bio (no more than 50 words).

You may submit your film on a DVD or as a URL.

– If you are submitting your video online, include the link in the body of your email. You do not need to submit a DVD if your work is available online.

– If you are submitting a DVD, you need to send FOUR copies of the DVD.

Each DVD must be labeled with:
o The title of the film
o Length
o Your name
o Your phone number

– Send or bring 4 copies of the DVD to:

IFP Minnesota
2446 University Avenue West, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55114

Contact Lu Lippold, [email protected], 651-644-1912 x106, or Dana Buchwald, [email protected] , 612-384-7793.



about 13 years ago

Do the submission have to be on actual film rather than video?


about 13 years ago

No, video is fine! You can submit it on DVD or as a URL. See the guidelines here: www.ifpmn.org

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