From: MadCat Women's Film Festival (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 12 2006 - 10:51:40 PDT
The MadCat Womenıs International Film Festival FINAL DEADLINE is rapidly
Final Deadline: POSTMARK by May 15, 2006. If your submission is postmarked
within a week or two of the deadline we will accept it.
MadCat turns TEN. Be part of history and submit your film today.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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 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. Final Deadline: May 15, 2006. Email us for an entry
form or go to www.madcatfilmfestival.org
Past filmmakers include: Nancy Andrews, Alice Guy Blaché, Germaine Dulac,
Emily Hubley, Jennifer Reeves, Su Friedrich, Lynne Sachs, Jane Wong and so
many more! MadCat 10 will take place this September around the San
Francisco, Bay Area. Keep an eye out for details at
MadCat is on tour now with 2 programs of short avant-garde films by women.
1) AMOK-IMATION - Wry, dark and painfully funny, these animated works from
Sweden, Mexico, the Netherlands and the Philippines are not your typical
Saturday morning cartoons. This program is available on Mini-dv.
2) MOOD ALTERATIONS - These alternately loving and disturbing 16mm portraits
hail from Austria, France, Germany, Mexico and the US. Filmmakers use
editing, optical printing and camera movement (or lack there of) to create
an ethnographic study of Romania, a musical peek at a girl on the verge of
puberty and a pulsating found footage bonanza among other stories. This
program is available on 16mm.
To book the tour email us or go to our web site for more information
Founded in 1996 the MadCat Womenıs 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 at select San Francisco and Berkeley venues throughout
the month of September.
The Festival was founded to create a forum the highlights women artists. The
Festivalıs 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 has established a strong reputation for programming series of acute
and insightful films audiences would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
MadCat sets itself apart from other womenıs festivals by curating its
programs thematically as opposed to looking for films solely about womenıs
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. The Festivalıs distinct curatorial approach allows audiences to make
their own connections between films and aids them in developing a film
vocabulary by the mere act of watching a program.
MadCatıs unique angle on programming often refreshes and surprises its
audiences. MadCat allows viewers to look into the vast array of topics women
film and videomakers are wrestling with and expand traditional notions of
³womenıs issues². The audience will not sit back and wait for the images to
wash over them nor for a simple narrative to tell its story. Whether the
audience is watching a documentary, narrative, animation or experimental
film they will be on the edge of their seats grappling and participating
with the visual texts set before them. 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 the womenıs film
festival." 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
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.