[artinfo] Call for Submissions

MadCat Women's Film Festival info at madcatfilmfestival.org
Sat Feb 12 01:23:44 CET 2005

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The MadCat Women’s International Film Festival is now accepting submissions 
for its 9th annual Festival. MadCat seeks provocative and visionary films 
and videos directed or co-directed by women. The Festival is committed to 
showcasing women directors from around the globe 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. 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.

"At MadCat you too can be treated year after year with Ariella Ben-Dov's 
exceptional curatorial savvy, dedication, intelligent cultural 
contributions." - Frances Nkara, Independent Filmmaker

Past Filmmakers Include: Christina Battle, Patty Chang, Frédérique Devaux, 
Valie Export, Beatriz Flores, Su Friedrich, Shumona Goel, Jacqueline Goss, 
Sharon Greytak, Sarah Jane Lapp, Marie Losier, Yoko Ono, Jong Lim Ro, 
Carolee Schneemann, Phoebe Tooke, Jane Wong and the list goes on!

MadCat entry forms are now available at 
http://madcatfilmfestival.org/submissions.html as a word document and a PDF.

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MadCat Film Festival

March 25, 2005.

May 13, 2005.

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

35mm, 16mm, Super8, Beta SP, Mini DV, VHS.

For an entry form go to...

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

MadCat’s annual Festival takes place throughout the month of September at 
select San Francisco, Bay Area locations. Each Spring MadCat tours 
throughout the US to Art Houses, Museums and Universities. MadCat is 
currently touring with the following programs:

1) THE EXPERIMENTALISTS - Directors manipulate the medium and share visual 
delights in this series of gorgeous 16mm contemporary avant-garde films.

2) THE TRUTH of the MATTER - Using animation, documentary and experimental 
filmmaking this series reveals how these artists question their governments 
and challenge their actions. This program can be provided on one mini-dv 

Please email us to book the shows or to find out the tour line-up!
info at madcatfilmfestival.org

Tour 2005
For updates go to:http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org/festival_info_tour.html
March 8 – Univ. Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI;
The Experimentalists

March 9 – Alverno College– Milwaukee, WI;
The Truth of the Matter

March 18 – Stetson University – DeLand, FL;
The Truth of the Matter

March 22 – Chico St. University – Chico, CA;
The Experimentalists. Curator in person.

March 28 – Moorehead University – Chico, CA;
The Experimentalists. Curator in person.

April 15 or 22– The New School – NY, NY
The Experimentalists

April 20 – University of Rhode Island – Kensington, RI;
The Truth of the Matter. Curator in person.

April 29 - Squeaky Wheel – Buffalo, NY;
The Experimentalists Curator in person.

Dates TBA
Pratt College, Emory College, College of the Atlantic and the list 
continues. For updates and additions go to 

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

"The MadCat filmgoing experience crosses between a history lesson, a 
technical showcase, and a panorama of contemporary film. It has the feeling 
of a much older festival, one with an established direction and a stable 
mission. The festival devotes its resources to programming instead of 
panels, workshops, and parties. The cineaste nature of the MadCat, where 
the most important space is the screen, creates a low-key environment. 
Shaped by Ben-Dov's commitment to showing the best work she can find, 
regardless of age, nationality, or genre, MadCat consistently presents 
historically and culturally relevant programming." - The Independent Film 
and Video Monthly

"Ben-Dov curates inspired programs that combine both historical (and 
historically neglected) films and new works by women." - The Independent 
Film and Video Monthly

  "At MadCat, being avant-garde is just as important as being female."- San 
Francisco Chronicle

"Refreshingly unique!" - Film/Tape World

"MadCat brings a down-home approach to screening with outdoor venues, 
barbeques and live musical accompaniment." - Film/Tape World

"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

This is excellent work. The programming is elegantly unpredictable in the 
best of ways.
- Rick Prelinger, Prelinger Archives

"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 
storytelling." - Seattle Weekly

"I've rarely ever seen a festival that is as engaging or as well put 
together as MadCat."
- Festival goer

"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

Thank our lucky stars that we live in San Francisco-home of the MadCat Film 
Festival. It is chock-a-block with provocative and artistic films and 
videos made by women." - SF Reader

"Both the festivals content and concept are radical in a manicured film 
landscape where only those marginal makers working in standard formats and 
digestible genres can get past the groundskeepers."  - Susan Gerhard, SF 

"I saw notices for MadCat in The Independent, Afterimage, and Release Print 
and thought, right on! This is the revolution." - Barbara Hammer, 
award-winning filmmaker

"MadCat screens some of the best experimental programming I've ever seen!"
- Festival goer

"MadCat shows women's work from around this great, grand world of ours. If 
you tend to poo-poo superfem vaginocentric diatribes, fear not the MadCat 
Film Festival -- it's primarily about high-quality experimental shorts by 
lady-flavored makers. "
- SF Metropolitan

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

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

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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