To let your short film further the movement toward gender equality in the film industry. In this industry, women make up only 19 percent of directors, producers and writers. The imbalance between men and women is deeply rooted, and though it has been acknowledged and studied for years, there has been virtually no improvement. Audience Awards is committed to helping fuel the #FemaleLens. If disparity is caused by lack of opportunity, we are hell bent on providing opportunity and exposure to female filmmakers.