SU4H2020 call For Submissions


Stand Up For Her: RISE 2021

A Celebration of Middle & Eastern North African women and culture

Streaming on Saturday December 11th, 2021


Calling all Middle Eastern & North African women filmmakers, comedians, poets, artists, storytellers, performers and musicians!


This year has been an unusual and extraordinary one, requiring us to Stand Tall. We call on you to share what you have done to get to the next level! As always, with our Stand Up For Her Events, we would like to spotlight the enormous talent of our community.


Please submit your best clip in line with the theme of Rise 2021, to be considered for WCC’s 3rd annual extraordinary online celebration of meaningful work showcasing MENA women, stories and culture.


Submissions may include monologues, poetry, music, short films, comedy, dance, visual arts, and more.
We highly encourage you to collaborate with other MENA artists, performers, and creators. 


Accepted works created in collaboration between MENA artists will be eligible to win WCC’s Collaboration Prize


SU4H 2020 was streamed live globally! Check out the amazing artists who participated in it from around the world:


Stand Up For Her 2020


SU4H 2019 was sold out! Check it out:



Please make sure to follow the submission and format guidelines:

Submission Guidelines:

  • Theme: Rise 2021
  • Submissions accepted by MENA female artists only
  • MENA Collaborations are highly encouraged!
  • Pre-recorded performances must be a max of  3 mins for standard submissions and 5 mins for stand-up comedy.
  • We would love for this event to be inspirational and positive, please refrain from submitting anything political.


Please try your best to follow these format instructions:

  1. Horizontal video is required to fill the frame
  2. Leave 10 seconds at the beginning and end of the performance
  3. Check and review the audio of your clip with headphones or in a car
  4. Send the file in a way that doesn’t compress the video
  5. Format: mp4 or mov. Resolution: 1920×1080


Women Creating Change is hereby granted the permission to use any video, stills, or excerpt from any clip submitted, on the Women Creating Change social channels, website and media outlets, without any monetary compensation and for perpetuity throughout the world.



Submission Deadline: 11/01/2021 at 12 pm PST

The submission fee is $10. All proceeds will go towrds championing MENA female filmmakers.
Use the PayPal button below to pay your submission fee, and record your PayPal confirmation number.
Then fill out the submission form below.
You can email us for any questions at


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