BY Maggie Carr
on Sep 27, 2013
It's no secret that Hollywood is, uh, not the friendliest place for lady filmmakers--but thankfully, there are badass females doing the damn thing in indie studios and cinemas all over the world.
Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates the incredible work of women filmmakers with three action-packed days of screenings, panels, symposiums, and parties. And you lucky, lucky Midwesterners get to enjoy it!
This year, they're hosting films and filmmakers as diverse as Shannon Plumb (Towheads), Tia Lessin (Citizen Koch), and Yvonne Welbon (The New Black). Read More
BY Casey Krosser
on Sep 12, 2011
A little indie film that was born in Ithaca, NY has been getting lots of attention lately. It began as a senior thesis assignment for four college students, and has turned into what they hope will be a bridge into the film industry. Several months ago, Ithaca College film students Christina Bryant, Allie Taylor, Ayshea Khan, and Kelly Paul made “Jemila’s Tale.” They used local actors, funding from their IndieGoGo campaign, and help from friends as they hand-painted sets and worked tirelessly to produce the film. Read More
BY Casey Krosser
on Aug 31, 2011
Maryam Keshavarz is an unwaveringly determined and passionate Iranian-American filmmaker. She has to be, because she’s created a film that defies expectations of her culture and has instantly created controversy. Every step of the film’s development has been fraught with complications, but Keshavarz and her team have persevered. Keshavarz’s film, Circumstance, takes place in modern-day Tehran, Iran, where a puritanical Islamic theocracy remains in power. Read More