judges' statement

From: Montgomery, Jennifer R. (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jun 22 2006 - 19:09:17 PDT

hi patrick,
we judges were quite pokey getting together our brief statement on female
representation, and now perhaps it is too late, given that you've just
posted on frameworks. perhaps if there are any other press releases or
listserves, you could include this statement:
Judges' Statement:
"We want to call attention to the underrepresentation of women in this year's
festival. While it is not uncommon in both mainstream and alternative
media festivals for the makers to be mainly men, we are aware of the
multitudes of exceptional female experimental filmmakers, both here and
abroad. Hence their relative absence at Onion City, and in our own awards
roster, took
us by surprise. Here's hoping for more equal representation in future years."

we all agreed on the wording of this statement. and i know we all also
agreed that in past years there has been more equal representation, and
that we thought your programming was excellent. so i hope you don't take
this statement too much to heart. it was just something we felt it was
important to point out.
thanks again for including me in one of the best festival experiences i've

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