Seeking Short Films #DirectedbyWomen for our 5th annual night of screenings this Labor day, Monday September 2 at Crystal Lake event space in Brooklyn, NY. The Shorts Of All Sorts event is organized and curated by Jennifer Dean and Eric Rice as a part of the worldwide Directed by Women Celebration.
Directed by Women is an initiative begun by Barbara Ann O'Leary five years ago which inspires people to create their own grassroots events celebrating film directed by female filmmakers #DirectedbyWomen: September 1-30, 2019 (http://directedbywomen.com/). During this celebration, film lovers will gather together in their communities around the world for film screenings and guest filmmaker visits, all designed to focus attention on women film directors and their work.
Last year Shorts Of All Sorts screened at Videology in Brooklyn to a sold-out crowd. This year we are moving to a larger screening room in Crystal Lake Bar (https://www.crystallakebrooklyn.com/), also in Brooklyn.
Great chance to network with other women in film and simply have fun watching movies!
We are looking for shorts of all sorts less than 10 minutes in length - directed by women. For those who are able to attend there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers after the event.
Jennifer Dean and Eric Rice are also working on a feature documentary celebrating the history of female filmmakers in the U.S. and exploring the challenges they face - the2ndSexandthe7thArt.com.
There will be no charge for admission to the screenings. The celebration is purely for the art of watching and talking about the work!
The films need to (a) be directed by women, (b) not exceed 10 minutes in length and (c) be available for screening (no exhibition conflicts of any kind).
The shorts must have English subtitles/dialogue or be able to be viewed by an English speaking audience sans subtitles
Response from festival:
This really means a lot. We thoroughly enjoyed HELEN'S BIRTHDAY. I confess it brought tears to my eyes (and I learned a lot watching it). I am so glad I had the chance to see it. I wish we could have included it in the screening (not being able to include all the great stuff is the hardest part of curation). Thank you for sharing!