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Women's Film Fests

• US/North America

WIDC proudly sponsors the 2nd Annual Girl Fest Hawaii
Girl Fest Hawaii

Women in Cinema Film Festival Seattle, Washington

Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema Boston, Massachusetts

Crystal Awards for Women in Film Los Angeles, California

Women's Image Network Los Angeles, California

Women of Color Film and Video Festival, Santa Cruz, California
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Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival Colorado Springs, Colorado

MadCat Women's International Film Festival San Francisco, CA

Moondance Boulder, Colorado "promotes and encourages women screenwriters, playwrights, short-story writers and women who make independent films"

Tranny Fest San Francisco, California "transgender and transgenre cinema"

St. John's International Women's Film and Video Festival St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Reel Women International Film Festival

Maid in Cyberspace - Studio XX Montreal, Canada

Herland Festival Alberta, Canada

The Female Eye Film Festival Toronto, Canada

• Central/South America

La Mujer y el Cine Buenos Aires, Argentina [email:]

• Asia

Women Make Waves Taipei, Taiwan

Aichi International Women's Film Festival Aichi, Japan [email:

Korea Women's Film Festival Seoul, Korea

• Europe

Femme Totale Dortlund, Germany

FEMINALE Cologne, Germany

Films de Femmes Creteil, France

Festival International du CinÈma au FÈminin Bordeaux, France

Montreuil International Lesbian Film Festival Montreuil, France "Public screenings of films made by women directors - either lesbian, feminist films - or questionning the social and political role of women in society."

Claire Obscur Assen, Netherlands

Nederlands Transgender Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nordic Glory Festival Jyvaskyla, Finland, showcase of film and video by women from Nordic countries

NouvElles Bern, Switzerland

Women's Animation Film Festival Vienna, Austria

The Flying Broom Ankara, Turkey

International Women's Film Festival Minsk, Belarus [email:]

Lesbian Film Festival Berlin, Germany

Immaginaria - Lesbian Film Festival Bologna, Italy

Festival Internazionale Cinema delle Donne Turin, Italy

Lubljana - City of Women Lubljana, Slovenia

Drac Magic Barcelona, Spain

London Lesbian Film Festival Ontario

• Australia/New Zealand

Women on Women Sydney, Australia

World of Women's Cinema New South Wales, Australia

Women in Cinema Resources and Analysis

Women Make Movies The premier distributor of women's media

Sisters in Cinema a resource guide for and about African American women filmmakers

50/50 includes current statistics and historical information on women directors, and director interviews

The Girls Room some thoughts on low-budget filmmaking

Independent Women Filmmakers a casual network of women working in all aspects of indie film

Womens "The Web's Most Complete Festival Listing For Women"

Women in Cinema, a reference guide thorough women in film bibliography.

She Dances with Wolves Some notes on the delicate balance between the 'terrorist act of directing a camera toward a woman' and the unwillingness of the feminine community to collaborate in patriarchy's plot of rendering women invisible.

woman/Cinema~Women/cinema Women working in Cinema (part of the International Cinema Review)

Angles an excellent publication for women working in film and video

Engender Women in film

Women and Film in Europe Lots of links

Camera Obscura back issues available of this journal of feminism, culture and media studies


Films and Videos about Women in Southeast Asia

SAWNET Movie Page Lists and reviews of South Asian women's films and filmmakers

Article on Asian women directors

Sisters a program of films by Russian women

Polish Women Directors a program of 11 films by Polish women

CHICK FLICKS the homepage of B. Ruby Rich, author of Chick Flicks

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster's homepage an index of women filmmakers plus links to her many excellent books on women filmmakers from around the world

N.Paradoxa the only international feminist art journal exploring feminist theory and contemporary women's art practices

MediaWatch a Canadian feminist organization working to eliminate sexism in the media

Reel Women a Texas-based support network for women in the film industry

CineWomen LA or NY based networking organizations

Great Women of Film book and photo exhibition

WIDC Members

Voices of Cabrini Ronit Bezalel's documentary on the demolition of public housing.

Beyond Media a media voice for women and girls' grassroots activism (also the home of the Women's International Information Project)

Howard Brown Health Center promotes the well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons through the provision of health care and wellness programs, including clinical, educational, social service and research activities.

Jill Evans Petzall award-winning videos on a range of social issues.

Kim McCarten an online 'zine that covers some media issues, focusing on feminism and the representation of women in the media, as well as media analysis and activism.

Video Machete a Chicago organization that trains youth and communities to use media for progressive social change.

Chicago Women's Health Center 25-year-old women's health center, offering a full range of medical, counselling, education and advocacy services.

Yvonne Welbon Sisters in, a resource guide for and about African American women filmmakers.

General Film/ Video Resources

Chicago Film Office a great resource for Midwest productions

Flicker a bi-monthly film fest with various sites around the US

911 media arts center (Washington)

Image Union Chicago PBS program showing short film/videos from around the country

Bay Area Video Coalition The nation's largest video/new media center with access to technology, training, and support to artists and nonprofits

Media Alliance Home Page

NAMAC National Alliance for Media Arts Organizations and Culture

XFactor a coalition for the advocacy of experimental media

Olympia Film Society

Downtown Community TV Center (DCTV)

Consejo Latinoamericano de Cine y Video de Pueblos IndÃgenas

24 Quadros por segundo

National Asian American Telecommunications Association

South African Independent Film Site

International Cinema Review

REEL Independent a film periodical

Independent Feature Project a national organization with local chapters

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF)

WITASWAN is an informal alliance of women who have pledged themselves to helping women filmmakers break through the Celluloid Ceiling that restricts opportunities for women in Hollywood & beyond.


Grants and Fellowships

World Wide Arts Resources

Grants for individuals in film

Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media


Ishtar Films a small independent distributor of films made by women

Joanie4Jackie an alternative distribution system for women moviemakers - every woman who sends her short film or video to Joanie 4 Jackie receives a chainletter tape in the mail

Concentric Media

Arab Film Distribution Page

Berkeleys resource list of producers and distributors The most comprehensive list on the web.

Electronic Arts Intermix

Video Data Bank


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The Latin American Video Archive

The Video Project media for a safe and sustainable world

California Newsreel

Third World Newsreel an outstanding resource for contemporary and historic video

Canyon Cinema

Art House

Bullfrog Films

Mypheduh Films

Diphusa video and electronic art distribution

Film Festival Listings (General)

Sites with lists of festival links:

Beirut Film Festival

Film Scouts Festival Database

Kilima No Entry Fee Film Festivals/International Film Festivals

New York Film and Video Festivals

H-Films list of festival links

Festivales de Cine en Espa³a lista completa

Festivales de Cine (international)

Festivales de Cine en Argentina

Ciudad Futura Festivales de Cine

Festivales y Convocatorias

Film Land film and video festival calendar

MediaArts list of festival links

IMD's Festival and Event Links (lots) tons of links

CinemaSpace (Berkeley) list of Film Fests

Women Film and Videomakers

Chickenopolis the site for animator Sara Varon

Shu Lea Cheang Web Projects the Brandon Teena site

Exoticize My Fist and Slantgirl, very cool site by Mimi Nguyen, postcolonialism, politics of traveling, racism in the punk scene, etc..

Festival Web Sites

Tokyo Video Festival Moving Pictures, list of Film Festivals

Festival de Video de Vitoria

International Video Art Festival of Palermo




Viper film, video and multimeda festival

Dallas Video Festival

Video Festival of Locarno

Festival de Films du Monde, Montreal

African Studies Videos

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Film Festival

VideoBrasil Simply, The Greatest Video Festival in the World

Africa Nel Cinema African Film Festival

Panafrican Film and Video Festival of Ougadougou Largest in Africa, known also as FESPACO

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