10th Annual M.A.L.I. Women's Film & Performance Arts Conference

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The Media Arts & Literacy Institute is looking for female performers and bands to perform at their annual film, music and literary conference in Austin, TX. One performer will be selected "Best of the Fest" and eligible for a $2000 cash prize or equivalent rewards. Only bands with 50% women members or more will be considered./n/nThe Media Arts & Literacy Institute recognizes the parallels between the film, music, literary and performance industries. All are dominated in such a way that women must continue to strive for positive media acknowledgment. The M.A.L.I. Women's Film, Music, and Literary Conference is doing its part in closing the gender divide within the entertainment industry. Running for its 10th year, the 2011 festival will take place from May 26 to 29, 2011 in Austin, Texas.

All women musicians and performers should submit their EPKs for consideration. Participating in the M.A.L.I Women's Film & Performance Arts Conference will provide you with exposure to industry professionals who will have the ability, connections and influence to help jump start your career. Past performers have signed valuable licensing deals at the festival and have subsequently had their music featured in award winning indie films.

A peer board will check out each band's performance and select a "Best of the Fest." Prizes for being selected Best of the Fest consist of either $2000 cash for your next production, a free travel pass, 20 hours of free studio time or a professionally designed CD cover, winner's choice. Typically 2,000 people attend the festival each year so in addition to a great potential payout, there is the chance for some great exposure. All selected artists will be placed on a Q&A feedback panel to discuss their work at the festival and are featured on the M.A.L.I SPRING complication CD. Only bands with 50% women members or more will be considered.

This event is funded in part by the City Of Austin and produced by the Media Arts & Literacy Institute of Texas. This is a non-profit event. There will be four days of fabulous films, performances and industry workshops that are designed to showcase talented female individuals and groups from across Texas, the United States and the world.

Please note: The "Best Of The Fest" offer applies to all who enter. In addition, every artist who submits will be also be required to fill out an entry form to be in compliance with the city Of Austin copyright laws and mail it in by March 1, 2011