Month: April 2016

Women In Film Los Angeles Opens 2016 Grant Applications

‘AWOL’
Gal Deren and Jessica Bennett
For their Finishing Fund grants, WIF will award winners up to $25,000.

Women In Film Los Angeles has begun accepting applications for their 2016 Finishing Fund grants.

WIF will give up to $25,000 in grants for films, animations, documentaries and experimental shorts of longform cinema by women or films about women.

The Fund, which was founded in 1985, has awarded money to over 220 films.

The grants have assisted in completion of numerous award-winners, including Freeheld, the 2008 Oscar-winner for best documentary short; Circumstance, the 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner; and American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, a 2015 Peabody winner.

Past grant winners could be seen in the recent Tribeca Film Festival lineup. Deb Shoval was at the fest with the drama AWOL, while Priscilla Anany screened her latest film, Children of the Mountain.

Applications close on June 30, with winners to be announced in November. Applications for a grant can be found here.

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Queer Women of Color Film Festival 2016

QWOCMAP’s 12th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival conjures up a spellbinding combination of 38 films, with a Festival Focus “Wages of Injustice: Queer & Trans Dollars and Sense” that reveals the sleight of hand we use to make a living, as well as a remarkable international program of queer & trans films from Latin America.

Schedule

Opening Screening

Magical Fantastical

Friday, June 10, 7:30pm

Opening Night “Magical Fantastical” bestows the night with sparkling delight, from the sorcery of stereotypes that threaten a bisexual Chicana and the loving allure of femme friends to the rites of queer community through Cumbia, these charming films summon the fanstastic.
filmmaker roundtable

Filmmaker Roundtable

Exponential Hustle

Satuday, June 11, 3pm

Film builds power. It can either reinforce bias, or amplify the voices of the unheard and the forcibly silenced. It is also the most expensive art form in the world. Costs for Hollywood films are at $1 million per finished minute, and rising. The high costs of filmmaking equate to de facto censorship. Join independent queer women of color and transgender people of color filmmakers as they talk about the impact of money and the magic they invoke to create authentic images of our vulnerable communities.
featured screening

Featured Screening

Wages of Injustice

Saturday, June 11, 7pm

“Wages of Injustice” reveals the sleight of hand it takes to live and love amidst poverty and income inequality. From a young man without money to honor his imprisoned father’s death, to the toxic harbingers of maqulidoras, from the sparkle of nail salons to queer & trans sex workers, these films reveal the smoke and mirrors of work, and wages.
Sunday centerpiece screening

Centerpiece Screening

Encuentros Con Amor

Sunday, June 12, 2pm

“Encuentros Con Amor” is a remarkable international program of queer & trans films from Latin America that includes QWOCMAP Films from Tijuana, Mexico. From a Trans Latina’s promising dream to a chance encounter with an inner child, from the summoning of liberation from gender roles, to powerful incantations of self, these films manifest encounters with love.
closing night screening

Closing Night Screening

Haven Bound

Sunday, June 12, 6pm

“Haven Bound,” summons the blessings of family from an Asian mother and daughter facing loss to safe havens for Black women, from the grace of Lebanese-Palestinian families to the adoption of all kinds of kids, these films invoke the blessing of wholeness.
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