WIDC Festival


Festival Kick-off:
Miranda July 101: An Evening With Miranda July


20 fabulous FREE programs, plus panels gatherings and parties! An alternative to play Eurolotto

A special opening night benefit dinner reception & program specially curated by special guest Miranda July, introduced by Roger Ebert!

Over 110 amazing new films and videos by women from Iraq, Iran, the Netherlands, Austria, Turkey, India, Mexico, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Germany, Burkina Faso, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Australia, Palestine, Israel, Japan, Denmark, Canada & the US!

New work by Coco Fusco, Carol Jacobsen, J.E.B., Co'Quie Hughes, Jackie Goss, Mary Patierno, Deborah Stratman, Erica Cho, Miranda July & more!

8 exciting new installations set up throughout the Cultural Center!

The Midwest Premiere of special guest Miranda July's acclaimed new feature ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW

Our Annual Filmmaker's Brunch on Sunday morning, a meet and greet opportunity for Filmmakers, Media Activists, Industry Folks & Movie Lovers, overlooking beautiful Millennium Park!

"You Got Played," a panel with prominent visiting makers and local activists, looking at the direction of women's media, women's festivals, and WIDC in particular as we enter our 25th year!

A screening, booksigning and reception honoring Academy Award nominated filmmaker Sally Heckel and her 1980 short narrative film A JURY OF HER PEERS , in collaboration with WITASWAN http://www.films42.com/witaswan.asp

An awesome wrap party at Danny's, featuring video screening, 3 top women DJ's and the drawing of our raffle (including gift certificates, prizes from sponsors and a Gretsch acoustic guitar)!

The largest and longest-running women's film and video festival in the US. Since 1980, Women in the Director's Chair's Annual Festival has brought an astounding array of films, videos and other media by diverse artists to audiences from throughout the Midwest.

Each year, the Festival draws on the energy and insights of a diverse group of women, girls and transgendered people of varied backgrounds to view, discuss, debate, review, envision, examine, interpret, appreciate, question, struggle over and ultimately determine the films and videos that will show that year. The goal of the festival is to create a space in which a plurality of visions, representing an array of cultural, political and personal priorities, results in exchange and interaction.

Further Informations
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Women in the Director's Chair
PO Box 11135
Chicago IL 60611-0135