FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Ace and Anxious’ by Bri Castellini
Women Film-makers

FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Ace and Anxious’ by Bri Castellini

Our ‘Women Film-Makers’ segment wants to try to showcase the work of budding women directors. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be making films as a profession, or submitting them to festivals, you can submit something you made for a school project, or just lil experimental stuff you’ve shot by yourself or with friends. All we need is a … Continue reading

FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Twincidents’ Web Series by Jessamyn Leigh
Women Film-makers

FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Twincidents’ Web Series by Jessamyn Leigh

Jessamyn Leigh is a twenty-something woman making web series’ in the Pacific Northwest. Her latest project is called Twincidents and she likes to describe it as “Shakespeare meets The Parent Trap”. Inspired by her own families experiences with adoption—her youngest brother was adopted through foster care—as well as recent films like Lion and Twinsters, Jessamyn wanted to update the … Continue reading

WOMAN FILMMAKER FINDING FUNDING: You’ll Never See it Coming by Bailey Heinonen
Women Film-makers

WOMAN FILMMAKER FINDING FUNDING: You’ll Never See it Coming by Bailey Heinonen

Bailey Heinonen is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California’s Film and Television Production BFA  and the director of over a dozen short films and videos, co-director of one 30-min sitcom pilot, and director of the feature length horror mockumentary Knife Blood Pt.2. With a small but dedicated team of students, recent graduates, and … Continue reading

AAFF56 REVIEW – Strike a Rock: An extraordinary document of women’s solidarity and defiance
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AAFF56 REVIEW – Strike a Rock: An extraordinary document of women’s solidarity and defiance

“When you strike the rock, you strike the woman. When you strike the woman, you strike the rock”   South African documentary Strike a Rock had its US premiere at the 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival this weekend, where it was also the recipient of a Jury Award. The 87-minute documentary founds itself upon the … Continue reading

FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Nottingham’ by Ayelen Barrios
Women Film-makers

FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Nottingham’ by Ayelen Barrios

Our ‘Women Film-Makers’ segment wants to try to showcase the work of budding women directors. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be making films as a profession, or submitting them to festivals, you can submit something you made for a school project, or just lil experimental stuff you’ve shot by yourself or with friends. All we need is a … Continue reading

#BFIGirlfriends: Celebrating Female Friendships in Film
Anything and Everything / Women Film-makers

#BFIGirlfriends: Celebrating Female Friendships in Film

I was fortunate enough to have been invited to London’s BFI on Southbank this week to attend a screening and a tasting of their new menu, curated by London Calling and the BFI. The screening was a part of their current ‘Girlfriend’s’ season which celebrates trailblazing women filmmakers and some of the best portrayals of … Continue reading

REVIEW- You Were Never Really Here: Ramsay’s gripping and all consuming character study see’s Joaquin Phoenix at a career high
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REVIEW- You Were Never Really Here: Ramsay’s gripping and all consuming character study see’s Joaquin Phoenix at a career high

Based on Jonathan Ames’ 2013 novella of the same name, Lynne Ramsay’s fourth feature, You Were Never Really Here, is a gripping and intense sensory overload. Joaquin Phoenix, on top form, plays Joe, a former soldier who now carries out hitman-like retrieval jobs of missing and runaway kids, providing much more discretion and opportunity for … Continue reading