From: MadCat Women's Film Festival (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 28 2006 - 11:41:44 PST
Hello Frameworkers, please come see MadCat¹s animation program entitled
AMOK-IMATION screening this week in Indiana and Massachusetts. More
screenings to come also watch out for our experimental 16mm film program
MOOD ALTERATIONS which includes films by Vivian Ostrovsky and Mary Beth Reed
among others. More announcements to come. Thanks for your time, Ariella
Wellesley College presents:
The MadCat Women's International Film Fest Tour
Wednesday, March 29 at 12:30 pm
Jewett Arts Center, Room 450
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
(free and open to members of the Wellesley community)
Indiana University presents:
The MadCat Women's International Film Fest Tour
Thursday, March 30 at 8 pm
The MadCat Women¹s International Film Festival is curated by Ariella J.
Wry, dark and painfully funny, these animated works from Sweden, Mexico, the
Netherlands and the Philippines are not your typical Saturday morning
Who is Gunnar? Tilda Lovell
2004 € 5:40 min € Color € Sweden
Observe Gunnar, a sad grasshopper who is maimed by an unwanted surgery.
Follow him as he looks for his stolen body part and finds new friends.
Woman Without a Past Lisa Barcy
2004 € 5 min € Color € US
Using stop-motion animation, the filmmaker deconstructs the romance
novel‹literally. Text comes alive to create an enigmatic portrait of a
mysterious woman with a rich past.
One Minute Interview Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
2004 € 1 min € B/W € US
A young child embodies one inner city ghost in this hand drawn
Síndrome de Línea Blanca Lourdes Villagómez
2005 € 7 min € Color € Mexico
A young girl is killed by a car. Villagómez uses stop-motion animation,
cutouts of people within life size sets and live-action footage to tell the
story of a life that never was.
Silig (Undertow) Vivian Limpin
1996 € 7:26 min € Color € Philippines
Using white ink on black paper, Limpin ruminates about all the ways one can
end it all.
Small & Deep, Love Stories Hsin-Ping Pan
2005 € 6:40 min € Color € US
A visual poem of love and passion.
Emblem Cecilia Lundqvist
2001 € 2:27 min € Color € Sweden
Women in bathing suites and socks doing gymnastics. What are the posh
British men so sorry about? Look closely.
The Guilt Trip, or The Vatican Takes a Holiday Lisa Barcy
2004 € 14 min € Color € US
In a dilapidated church, icons of Catholicism run amok, Jesus and Mary
Magdalene steal away for an adventurous road trip, and the Pope tends his
restless herd with an iron fist. Told with stop-motion animated puppets and
mixed media, The Guilt Trip examines the notion that you can always leave,
but you can never really escape.
Gum and Tea Samuael Topiary and E.E. Miller
2005 € 4:50 min € Color € US
A meditation on oral fixation and the presidency, this short features an
artist as she talks about her fanciful project for the president of the US.
Ero Sawhang Blues Kay Lee
2004 € 4:25 min € Color € South Korea
A gun, a little girl, a man and a masturbating older womanŠsomething is
bound to happen.
Cosmetic Emergency Martha Colburn
2005 € 9 min € Color € The Netherlands
This music-driven film takes viewers on a humorous and politicized hip hop
tour of the cosmetic surgery obsession. Sequences are created with
paint-on-glass animation, found footage and documentary techniques. Dutch
Ambassador of Cosmetic Surgery Marijke Helwegen makes a rare cameo. Original
music by New Zealand¹s, Coco Solid and Half Japanese founder Jad Fair,
British radio artist Mick Hobbs, and trombonist Hilary Jeffery.
Jack and Jill Andrea Shear
2004 € 1:26 min € Color € US
A fresh look at this classic nursery rhyme.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The 10th Annual MadCat Film Festival 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. For an entry form and 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. All
entries must include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of
Early Bird Deadline: March 24, 2006. Final Bird Deadline: May 15, 2006.
Founded in 1996 the MadCat Women¹s International Film Festival (MadCat) is a
highly acclaimed international festival that exhibits independent and
experimental films and videos directed by women from around the globe. The
Festival emphasizes work that is inventive and visionary. Our annual
Festival takes place in San Francisco and Berkeley throughout September.
The Festival was founded to create a forum the highlights women artists. The
Festival¹s primary goal is to bring these works to a range of San Francisco,
Bay Area venues and across the country to audiences who would not normally
be exposed to this kind of work. MadCat exhibits films by women that
challenge the use of sound and image and explore notions of visual
A NEW LOOK AT THE CURATORIAL PROCESS
MadCat sets itself apart from other women¹s festivals by curating its
programs thematically as opposed to looking for films solely about women¹s
issues. Thus, with each year comes a completely new set of films and topics.
MadCat seeks to educate spectators about the art of cinema through
programming that incorporates both experimental films and more accessible
works. MadCat allows viewers to look into the vast array of topics women
filmmakers are wrestling with and expand traditional notions of ³women¹s
issues². We hope you will not sit back and wait for the images to wash over
you, nor for a simple narrative to be told. Whether you are watching a
documentary, narrative, animation or experimental film we hope you will be
on the edge of your seats grappling and participating with the visual texts
set before you. By providing a dedicated exhibition venue in the San
Francisco, Bay Area, MadCat encourages women and girls to take creative
control behind the camera, increasing visibility and opportunity for women
in the arts.
³The MadCat Film Festival tests, expands, and evolves the traditional,
politically motivated, 20th Century definition of Œthe women¹s film
festival." The Independent
MadCat Women's International Film Festival
639 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 USA
Phone: 415 436-9523
Fax: 415 934-0642
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.