By Zanna Shapiro
Communication Arts professor Dr. Augusta Palmer, consulting curator Roberta Bonisson, filmmaker coordinator Pascale Zamor, volunteer coordinator Shala Franciosa, and SFC student interns Marina Esparza and Elizabeth Ogbu have been hard at work planning and organizing the 3rd Annual SFC Women’s Film Festival, which runs from Monday March 19 until Thursday March 22.
At 2pm on Monday in Founders Hall, Shoes (1916) by Silent Film director Louis Weber will be screened with live music accompaniment by pianist Ben Model! At 4pm the same day, there will be a panel on the Past, Present, and Future of Women’s Film Production with Academy Award nominee Immy Humes and VR Innovator Theresa Loong.
In addition to film screenings, on Tuesday workshops on how to craft a personal brand in social media and how to pitch a film or business will be held by Seed & Spark crowdfunding guru Christina Raia. Tuesday evening will feature an interactive panel called #ActToo: Capturing the Momentum of the #MeToo Movement and will be run by Breakthrough.
Another panel, Manage your Entertainment Business with Thembisa Mshaka and Lauren Magura of Cinematcher, is planned for the last day of the film festival, Thursday March 22. Afterwards, there will be a screening and a ceremony during which the winners of the 3rd Annual Women’s Film Festival are awarded.
The 3rd Annual Women’s Film Festival would like to acknowledge and thank Academic Affairs, The Communication Arts Department, The Center for Entrepreneurship, The Honors Program, and the Women and Gender Studies Minor for making this possible!