To learn more about Lynn Campbell, and view a summary and photos of this past year’s event, click here.
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works for social, racial, and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. Our grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights.
The Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund was established in memory of Lynn, a friend and supporter of Astraea. During her brief 28 years, Lynn devoted her immense talents and energies to many social justice issues, including the women’s, labor, and lesbian and gay political movements. Each year, a grant is designated by Astraea’s U.S. Community Funding Panel that reflects Lynn’s activism and commitment to social justice.
Only one film will be selected based on its relevance to lesbians, queer women and LGBTI social justice. The selected film will be shown before an audience of 300 people in NYC, and will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker/s.
Astraea will provide transportation and lodging if the filmmaker is not local to NYC. As a fundraiser all proceeds from the Benefit will go to the Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund of the Astraea Foundation.
We encourage applications from, but not limited to, young women, and women of color.
What we are looking for:
- Film must be written, directed or produced by a lesbian/queer woman or women.
- Film subject matter must relate to lesbian/queer women’s identity, community or issues; antiviolence against women/LGBTI people; or social justice and human rights.
- Film must be feature-length (60-90 minutes).
- Filmmaker/s must be able/willing to attend the screening in NYC.
- Screening must be the first large-scale NYC premier, no NYC festival screenings within 3 months.
How to submit a film:
Send film synopsis, filmmaker CV, and a cover letter explaining how your film suits the Lynn Campbell Benefit and Astraea’s mission to Candace Hewitt, Astraea Foundation, 116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003 or email Candace@astraeafoundation.org. All materials must be received by March 1, 2005.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND VIDEOTAPES OR DVDS UNLESS WE REQUESTED.