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Enter your film now for the 10th-annual WAMMfest!

TU’s Women and Minorities in Media Festival (WAMMFest) celebrates and encourages diversity
in media production.

Student and professional filmmakers can now submit their short film and media for
Women and Minorities in Media Festival (WAMMFest), an international film and media
festival held annually in April by the Towson University Department of Electronic Media and Film (EMF). The festival celebrates and encourages diversity in media production. 

“Last year, we had over 1,000 entries come in from Baltimore, Towson and over 80
countries” said Elsa Lankford, associate professor in EMF and WAMMFest director and

Submissions are open through October 15 at Check the website for submission requirements and entry fees.

Films must be 20 minutes or less (audio max length is category specific), with women
and/or minorities in creative production roles. Preference will be given to fictional
and non-fictional stories that feature the everyday lives of women and/or minorities
(including LGBT) with three-dimensional, well-formed characters.

“We’re adding two new categories, LGBTQ and virtual reality, to our existing categories
of animation, comedy, documentary, music video, narrative and our audio-only categories
of audio documentary, audio narrative, and music production,” said Lankford.

Not entering WAMM this year, but want to be involved? Become a WAMM judge or pre-screener. 

“It’s also time for me to ask if you’d like to help by judging for the festival and/or
becoming a member of Team WAMM where you help with organizing the festival,” said
Lankford.  “Judging is online at your convenience. On average, the workload for judging
is about 20 hours over the fall. For faculty the work can count towards service for
promotion and tenure. It’s also a lot of fun and an incredible learning experience.”  

Judging takes place through January. Visit if you’d like to become a member of Team WAMM or serve as a judge.

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