2nd annual St. Francis College Women’s Film Festival set for March 28, 29
58 Bold, Expressive, Thought-Provoking Films by Women
After reviewing more than 1,000 submissions, the judges of the 2nd Annual St. Francis College Women’s Film Festival selected the 58 films that will be screened on March 28 and 29 in the college’s Founders Hall. The festival offers two days of thought-provoking panels and workshops with industry professionals as well as bold and expressive films created by women from 27 countries.
“The outpouring of talent, creativity and meaning in the films that were submitted was almost overwhelming,” said festival co-founder and St. Francis Professor Augusta Palmer, a director of multiple documentaries including her forthcoming film, “The Blues Society,” about the historical Memphis Country Blues Festivals of the late ’60s. “By bringing together all these works and the female college and professional filmmakers who made them, we are building a bridge that will become a real pipeline for talent moving into the film industry.”
This mission is also being made possible through the support of several partners of the festival, including The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP); Cinematcher, a new app that brings together producers and the people looking for jobs in film, TV and digital media; Screening Room.org, a platform for filmmakers to showcase and get feedback on their work; The Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point; and Seed and Spark, an innovative crowdfunding platform for female filmmakers.
The festival is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between the Communication Arts Department, the Women’s Studies Center and the Center for Entrepreneurship. “It really takes a village to create a film festival,” added Palmer. “Faculty from many disciplines helped us in reviewing the submissions.”