[artinfo] Call for Submissions MadCat Women's Film Festival

MadCat Women's Film Festival info at MADCATFILMFESTIVAL.ORG
Mon Apr 30 16:23:09 CEST 2007

Dear Filmmaker, The 11th Annual MadCat Women's International Film Festival
is seeking submissions! Please spread the word. MadCat seeks films directed
or co-directed by women that are produced ANY year. MadCat accepts ALL
GENRES - experimental, documentary, animated, narrative, hybrid, etc. The
Festival favors work that pushes the genre and expands notions of visual

Please go to http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org for an entry form.  Please
read it over, fill it out and submit it along with your submission tape or
dvd. You can also find our guidelines and frequently asked questions on our
web site. Please be sure to email us your street address, phone numbers etc.
as well as sending in your submission form and preview.

Please pass the MadCat Call for Submissions on to other filmmakers you know.
We are always seeking a diverse body of filmmakers.
Thank you.
MadCat Film Festival

MadCat seeks provocative and visionary films and videos directed or
co-directed by women. Films can be of any length or genre and produced ANY
year. MadCat is committed to showcasing work that challenges the use of
sound and image and explores notions of visual story telling. All
subjects/topics will be considered. Submission Fee: $10-30 sliding scale.
Pay what you can afford. International entrants may disregard the fee. For
more details go to www.madcatfilmfestival.org or call 415 436-9523. Preview
Formats: VHS or DVD. Exhibition Formats: 35mm, 16mm, Super8, Beta SP, Mini
DV, VHS, DVD. All entries must include a self addressed stamped envelope for
return of materials. Previews will not be returned without a self addressed
stamped envelope. Late Deadline: May 21, 2007.

MadCat is currently on TOUR with a portion of last year's Festival. We will
let you know if MadCat plans to travel to your area. Or let us know if you
want to set up a screening near you.

Private Eyes
"Private Eyes," the first program in curator, Ariella Ben-Dov's series
features an eclectic selection of experimental documentaries and animated
works from the UK, Czech Republic, Norway and the US. The Intimacy of
Strangers, follows a clandestine film crew that prowls the streets,
capturing phone conversations. The filmmaker "steals" these intimate moments
and explores the ever-shrinking gap between private and public spheres. Deep
Woods is a performative video that lures male participants through evocative
advertisements. These innovative works reveal the power of modern
technologies to upend of notions of privacy. www.madcatfilmfestival.org

Fools Tricks
The second program in curator Ariella Ben-Dov's series - "Fools Tricks,"
highlights experiments in avant-garde filmmaking. Optical printing, painting
on film and other tricks of the cinematic trade create an intriguing body of
work. Set against the background of real and imagined calamities, Boll
Weevil Days re-conceptualizes the disaster narrative. A fragile paper city
and yellowing pictures of rescue workers from the 1930s creates an
elliptical portrayal of intimacy in the face of oblivion. Blending
documentary and conceptual audio Tune-In uncovers the world of amateur radio
operators. Also see an abstracted lunar eclipse, the inner workings of a
monastery's bakery and the re-creation of planets, among other stories.

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

P. 415 436-9523
F. 415 934-0642
E. info at madcatfilmfestival.org

MadCat Women's International Film Festival
Screening the best films by women directors from around the world

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