From: Charles Chadwick (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 18 2010 - 01:54:59 PDT
This sounds excellent. More power to you. I hope the project is
successful in facilitating the success of more women filmmakers. I'm
in feminist film history class right now, and it's interesting to see
how differently feminine desire and knowledge are portrayed
differently when the person behind the camera is of a different
gender. I'll pass this post on to my professor.
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On Mar 17, 2010, at 6:38 PM, denah johnston <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
> Should you be interested in this project feel free to tell Alex I
> sent you!
> Best Wishes,
> Denah A. Johnston
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alexandra Hidalgo <email suppressed>
> Date: Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 7:55 PM
> Subject: Call for Contributors
> We are looking for contributions to agnesfilms.com, 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:
> Copyright/Legal Advice
> Location/Subject Permission Forms
> Interviewing Techniques
> Filmmaking 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.
> agnesfilms.com is named in honor of Agnès Varda, the French filmmake
> r 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 no
> t surprising, since the film industry is not always supportive of wo
> men 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 merit.
> If you would like to contribute, please email email suppressed
> with a 100-250 word proposal containing the following:
> 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 email suppressed
> Thank you very much,
> Alexandra Hidalgo
> Documentary Filmmaker and Rhetoric Ph.D. Student
> Purdue University
> Department of English
> Purdue University
> 500 Oval Drive
> West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.