[artinfo] Call For Filmmakers!

MadCat Women's Film Festival info at madcatfilmfestival.org
Wed Feb 25 20:17:12 CET 2004


Dear Filmmaker, The MadCat Women¹s International Film Festival is looking
for submissions for its 8th annual Festival. MadCat seeks provocative and
visionary films and videos from around the globe that are original in their
use of the medium. The Festival is committed to showcasing women directors
who challenge the use of sound and image and explore notions of visual story
telling. MadCat screens works of ALL lengths and genres, about any topic and
that are produced ANY year. MadCat sets itself apart from other women's
festivals by curating its programs thematically and thus accepting a range
of films about many different issues.

³MadCat isn't just a women's film festival - it's an arty showcase of
avant-garde experimental films that veer far from the traditional modes of
storytelling.² 
Seattle Weekly 

MadCat entry forms are now available at
http://madcatfilmfestival.org/submissions.html as a word document and a PDF.
If you would like to have a hard copy sent to you please email us your
mailing address. If you are not a filmmaker please pass this onto others you
know.
Thank you for your time.
MadCat Film Festival
info at madcatfilmfestival.org
http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:
March 29, 2004

LATE BIRD DEADLINE:
May 21, 2004

PREVIEW FORMATS: 
VHS 1/2" NTSC or PAL; DVD formats.

EXHIBITION FORMATS:
35mm, 16mm, Super8, BetaSP, Mini DV, 3/4", SVHS, VHS.

For an entry form go to...
http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org
No admission fee for international entrants!

MadCat¹s annual Festival takes place throughout the month of September in
the San Francisco, Bay Area at select locations. MadCat also tours
throughout the US to Art Houses, Museums and Universities. MadCat is
currently touring with the program GOTTA GET IT  a program of international
short films that explore passions and obsessions through documentary,
animated and experimental work. Film descriptions for GOTTA GET IT can be
found at http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org/programs.html#prog1. The Festival
will also tour with the program CUT SNIP OOZE: Contemporary Animated Films
by Women. This is a series of films that explore unsolved crimes and medical
mysteries. Film descriptions can be found at
http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org/programs.html#prog8. Please email us to
book the shows or to find out the tour line-up!
info at madcatfilmfestival.org

Tour Dates 2004!

Date                Venue                        Location             Show

March 17     Columbia College    Chicago, IL        Gotta Get It
March 22    Alverno College        Milwaukee, WI    Gotta Get It
March 25    Stetson University        DeLand, FL        Gotta Get It
March 26    Stetson University        DeLand, FL        Cut Snip Ooze
March 30    Cornell Cinema          Ithaca, NY        Cut Snip Ooze
April 4        University of Michigan    Ann Arbor, MI    Gotta Get It
April 23    Squeaky Wheel        Buffalo, NY        Gotta Get It
May 22    Aurora Picture Show        Houston, TX        Gotta Get It
May 23    Aurora Picture Show        Houston, TX        Gotta Get It


Dates TBA
Pratt College        Brooklyn, NY
CUNY Brooklyn    Brooklyn, NY
Webster Film Series    Webster Groves, MO
College of the Atlantic    ME
Olympia Film Society    Olympia, WA
Hampshire College       Amherst Mass

³The MadCat Film Festival tests, expands, and evolves the traditional,
politically motivated, 20th Century definition of the women's film
festival.¹² 
 Independent Film & Video Monthly

³MadCat isn't just a women's film festival - it's an arty showcase of
avant-garde experimental shorts that veer far from the traditional modes of
storytelling.² 
 Seattle Weekly 

³Ben-Dov has become curator par excellence!"
 Bay Area Business Woman
³As a genre, as a space for talking about, documenting, dramatizing, and
inventing ourselves on camera, women's filmmaking can only grow and improve
through ambitious events like MadCat. MadCat gets a big, big hand for
insight, excellence, attitude, and chic.²
 Art Papers

³At MadCat, being avant-garde is just as important as being female²
- SF Chronicle  

³Female filmmakers have evolved, based on the stellar slate highlighted at
the MadCat Film Festival, where post-feminism morphs into profound humanism.
This is an exciting time for women filmmakers, and for all moviegoers.²
- SF Weekly 

³MadCat Film Festival selected as one of the Œ101 Reasons Why We Love the
Bay Area.¹² 
- San Francisco Chronicle

³Best Film Festival [That Still Caters to the Underground] You probably
won't discover the next big commercial thing at the MadCat International
Women's Film Festival. For those of you looking for that kind of relief,
MadCat delivers. The films are top-notch; they're so creative, in fact, that
you wonder why all movies aren't made for the art of it. Offering content
that only women can provide, MadCat takes the show on the road each year,
but Ariella Ben-Dov started it all in San Francisco.²
 SF Bay Guardian

MadCat Women's International Film Festival
639 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 USA

Phone: 415 436-9523
Fax: 415 934-0642
info at madcatfilmfestival.org
http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org



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