Re: Call for Contributors for Agnes Films

From: Jodie Mack (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 17 2010 - 20:29:25 PDT

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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 18:38:38 -0700
From: email suppressed
Subject: Call for Contributors for Agnes Films
To: email suppressed

My friend Alex is working on launching this site and I thought some Frameworkers might be interested in contributing - I think it especially important to have experimental/non-narrative voices represent.

Should you be
interested in this project feel free to tell Alex I sent you!

Best Wishes,

Denah A. Johnston

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From: Alexandra Hidalgo <email suppressed>

Date: Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 7:55 PM
Subject: Call for Contributors

 are looking for contributions to, a new website for
 women interested in making documentary films for both personal and
professional consumption.

We seek articles from female filmmakers that will give advice to
beginning filmmakers. This site will cater to women starting their
cinematic journey at two different levels: making films for personal use
 or work to be screened at festivals and other venues.

We invite contributions on the following topics:

 AdviceLocation/Subject Permission FormsInterviewing
TechniquesFundingFilmmaking Narratives (first movie, disaster
experiences, success
stories, being a woman in the industry, etc.)Profiles of women
who have helped shape the history of film
Contributions should be between 200 and 1000 words and accompanied by a
50 to 100-word bio and an author's picture. Photographs, screenshots
and videos can be used as illustrations when necessary. All
contributors will be able to give visibility to their personal websites
and mention their own work in their bios. is
 named in honor of Agnès Varda, the French filmmaker
 who has been making women-centered documentaries and fiction films for
over 50 years. Varda, in spite of the high quality of her work, remains
 an obscure figure to audiences around the world. This is not
surprising, since the film industry is not always supportive of women
who want to work behind, as opposed to in front of, the camera.
According to the 2009 Celluloid Ceiling report, women accounted for only
 9% of directors in 2008, with 22% of films not employing women in any
of the key production roles, while no films failed to employ men in
those positions.

In an effort to provide support to emerging and established female
filmmakers, our site aims to do the following:

We seek to foster a community of female filmmakers who support each
other with advice and information to help us find our way through a
male-dominated industry. We hope for our community to be diverse in
terms of race, class and sexual orientation.

We would like to help women not trained in cinematic techniques be
able to tell stories in this powerful medium.

We seek to shed light on the work of talented and committed female
filmmakers working today, who like Varda don't have the visibility they

If you would like to contribute, please email
email suppressed
 with a 100-250 word proposal containing the

A short description of the topic you would like to address.The
 intended audience (personal, professional or both).

Please also include a 50 to 100-word bio, as well as your website url
 if you have one.

We will get back to you within a month of your proposal. If
accepted, we ask that you send us your piece within two months.

Please forward this to anyone who you think might be interested. If
you have any questions, please write us at (address suppressed)

Thank you very much,

Alexandra Hidalgo


Documentary Filmmaker and Rhetoric Ph.D. Student

Purdue University

 of English
Purdue University
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN
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