Considering the novel CoronaVirus pandemic, screenings and award shows have been postponed or moved to virtual delivery formats. This hasn’t stopped the momentum for the Daughters of Solanas film which we recently learned was nominated for Best Comedy, alongside fellow Women’s Weekend Film Challenge alum, Pretty Dead. Both films premiered at the MoMi (Museum of Moving Image) in April 2019.
Daughters of Solanas is a drama/comedy short created by an all-female cast and crew. I worked as the BTS / Unit Photographer and established the digital footprint for the film. Thus far, the film has been selected for the Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival, 2020 Uptown Women’s Festival of New York, 2020 Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta, Queerly Film Festival and others.
The Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Department of Media, Journalism and Film (MJF) at Howard University presents its annual, invite-only, Year End Student Film Screening for 2019/2020. The screening is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 10th to Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Introducing G-Pilot by Briana M. Andrews is among the undergraduate and graduate student projects selected for feature at the screening.Briana worked as the Shreditor (shooter, producer, editor) and the mini-documentary features an interview, in-studio performance and music video featuring up-and-coming hip-hop recording artist G-Pilot.
Daughters of Solanas continues to take off! The dramedy short was recently accepted into two additional film festivals. What great news to kick off Women’s History Month!?!? It is an official selection of the 2020 Uptown Women’s Festival of New York which runs May 14-17th 2020 at New Stage Theater. The film was also recently selected for the 2020 Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta.
Directed by Angele Cooper of Alpha Female Films, this dramedy short was created as part of the New York iteration of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. It premiered in April 2019 at the Museum of Moving Image in New York. I had the pleasure of working this entire female cast and crew as a BTS / Unit Photographer. I also managed socials and established digital presence for the film. Read more about the film by clicking here => #DaughtersofSolanas or visiting the IMDB page.
Location: CoSM: Chapel
of Sacred Mirrors – 46 Deer Hill Rd., Wappinger, NY 12590
CoSM Women’s Visionary Film Symposium includes a four-day
program jam-packed with student films, shorts and feature-length films from both
new and established female artists making an impact in filmmaking. The
event will feature panels and workshops on crowdfunding, media funding and distribution, cinematography
and camera work.
Location: AMC Empire 25 – 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
40+ films, a conference, Sunday Awards brunch and more. This organization is known for its efforts to
empower women’s visions and voices in film, television and entertainment. This
event will include a Women in Film & Entertainment Conference and panels featuring
some of the top women and men in the industry.
Be sure to check out these upcoming events in the New York City and Philadelphia area. Established and aspiring female filmmakers alike can benefit from these opportunities to network, learn, engage and support fellow women in television and film.
Location: National Black Theater Inc. – 2031 5th Avenue – Floor 3R, New York, NY 10035
The Harlem Film House Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization holding an event
where donations are used to help fund and provide resources for independent
filmmakers. This organization is known for
operating year-round workshops and offering consulting to filmmakers and
content creators in underserved communities.
out this collaborative fundraiser to spark investment in local Black Women in
film. This event supports the works of 3
female filmmakers in Philadelphia, PA. The goal of Sisters in Film &
Television [SIFT] is to “amplify the work of and create opportunities for Black
Women content creators.”
I’d like to pass along information on a few upcoming events
in the New York City area. Established
and aspiring female filmmakers alike can benefit from these events. Check
these events out for opportunities to network, learn and support fellow women
in TV and film.
This program has shown continuous commitment to emerging and
established women in film. Their stated
goal is to “create a bridge between female college filmmakers and professional
female filmmakers which will encourage collaboration, cooperation and coordination.”