Ever wonder what it might be like to put on an international film festival entirely focused on horses? Then 2015 will be your year thanks to Janet Rose and the EQUUS International Film Festival.
Rose is one of just fifteen remarkable women Huff/Post50’s new series “This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015,” is following throughout the year as she prepares and presents EQUUS. Huffington Post editor-at-large Rita Wilson spearheaded this series to highlight women over 50 who are planning radical life changes in 2015, and to remind us all that it’s never too late to shake things up! Rose was selected from close to 2,000 submissions from women across the United States.
Her film festival will gallop into Montana on September 18-20, 2015, in the historic town of Missoula, Montana. Until then, Rose tells readers in her latest Huff/Post50’s article that the team is really coming together and that they have selected a very strong theme for this year’s festival: ‘The Role of the Horse in Native American Life, Culture and History.’ Also, with the deadline for submissions almost here (June 1st), Rose and her volunteers are enjoying screening the diverse selection festival films.
If you’d like to follow along in Rose’s journey to bring the world an all equine film fest, jump over to her article on Huff/Post50’s: How This 59-Year-Old Woman Is Planning A Major Film Festival On A ‘Shoestring Budget.
And if you have a film to share with the EQUUS team, it’s not to late! Consult the film festival website for submission details: EQUUS International Film Festival.
We wish Janet Rose good luck with the festival, and we can’t wait to follow along on the journey to launch!