[artinfo] Call For Women Film and Videomakers PLEASE POST

MadCat Women's Film Festival info at madcatfilmfestival.org
Wed May 12 17:17:26 CEST 2004

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Deadline Approaching
The MadCat Women s 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. Films can be directed or co-directed by 
women. 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. MadCat is also committed to finding the most diverse 
group of filmmakers possible and is doing extensive outreach to 
international filmmakers and filmmakers of color. Please note international 
filmmakers do not need to pay any entry fee!

Past Filmmakers Include: Su Friedrich, Sarah Jane Lapp, Jane Wong, Alice 
Guy Blaché, Patty Chang, Eva Aridjis, Louise Bourque, Betzy Bromberg, Jong 
Lim Ro, Donna Cameron, Abigail Child, Frédérique Devaux, Rita Gonzalez, 
Jacqueline Goss, Shirley Clarke and the list goes on!

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

LATE BIRD DEADLINE (aka Final Deadline):
May 21, 2004

Entry Fee: $10-30 Sliding Scale. Pay what you can afford.
No submission fee for international entrants!

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

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

MadCat s 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
April 10-15     Olympia Film Society    Olympia, WA            Gotta Get It
April 21       College of the Atlantic  Bar Harbor, ME         Gotta Get It
April 23    Squeaky Wheel                Buffalo, NY           Gotta Get It
April 28    Hartford University          Hartford, Conn        Gotta Get It
April 29    Pratt College               Brooklyn, NY           Gotta Get It
May 7-8     Guild Cinema                Albuquerque, NM        Cut Snip Ooze
May 22    Aurora Picture Show            Houston, TX           Gotta Get It
May 23    Aurora Picture Show            Houston, TX           Gotta Get It
June 2    Girl Fest Hawaii               Honolulu, HI         Selections 
from MadCat
June 10   Webster University             Webster Groves, MO     Gotta Get It
June 17   Webster University             Webster Groves, MO     Cut Snip Ooze
The MadCat Film Festival tests, expands, and evolves the traditional, 
politically motivated, 20th Century definition of the women's film festival.
Independent Film & Video Monthly

MadCat 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 
Seattle Weekly

Ben-Dov has become curator par excellence!"
Bay Area Business Woman
As 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.
Art Papers

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

Female 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 
- SF Weekly

MadCat Film Festival selected as one of the 101 Reasons Why We Love the Bay 
- San Francisco Chronicle

Best 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.
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

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