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Congratulations to our award winners!
Juror's Choice for Best in Show: "Sorry Girl" by Smita Acharyya
Viewer's Choice: "Somebody's Son" by Holly Villaire
Student Award: "Laboring Lament" by Andrea Murphy

Honorable Mention for Juror's Choice: "Trip To The Planetarium" by Stephanie Batailler
Honorable Mention forStudent Award: "Friday Night Fright" by by Ashley Maria



Mission

Female Shorts: Film & Video Showcase celebrates cinematic works of women in the arts. This festival is a collaboration between the Torpedo Factory's Target Gallery and The Art League, and is dedicated and focused to seeking out and promoting cinema created by and for women. The showcase is part of the Virginia Commission for the Arts 2010 state-wide celebration, Minds Wide Open, which celebrates women in the arts.

Juror
Sydney-Chanele Dawkins is an award winning Feature Film Producer (Modern Love is Automatic; Lives and Deaths of the Poets); Commissioner for the City of Alexandria Commission for the Arts and Director of the Alexandria Film Festival.


Schedule and Special Programming:
Our juror, Sydney-Chanele Dawkins, selected 22 films to be a part of our juried showcase. The gallery will be showing these films continuously throughout the days of the event, June 3-6, with the exception for when we break for special programming, (see film order below).

June 3
••10-6pm: Screening of the 22 chosen films by juror

••6:00-9pm:
Opening reception to meet the filmmakers and the
juror, Sydney-Chanele Dawkins


June 4

••10-7pm: Screening of the 22 chosen films by juror

••*7pm: Special Screening of “Who Does She Think She Is?”
directed by Pamela Tanner Boll followed by an audience
discussion mediated by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins and
Pamela H. Viola.

Contact the gallery to purchase advance tickets: 703.838.4565 x4
($5 advance tickets; $8 at the door)


June 5

••10am-1pm: Screening of the 22 chosen films by juror

••1-2pm: Screening of Karen Sosnoski’s “Wedding Advice: Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace,” followed by director’s discussion

••3-5pm: Screening of Karen Cantor’s, “Last Rights” and
“The Danish Solution” followed by director’s discussion


June 6:

••10am-2pm: Screening of the 22 chosen films by juror

••2-3pm: Screening of experimental film “Pandora’s Clock”
and “Danse Maudite” (work in progress) followed by
a director’s discussion with Blanca Gruber and Anne C. Fisher





••5-6pm: Closing reception/awards ceremony with special screening
and director’s discussion of “EcoDude” and “Beauty is Motion” by
local student filmmaker, Sydney Schaedel

*all events are free unless otherwise noted



Daily Schedule of juried film selections (Click here to view the work):
Group 1
In The Garden by Linda Hesh, VA - 1min 48sec
Shadows and Light by Nancy Hendrickson, CA - 12min
Intervention by Nikki Simpson, GA - 24min 34sec
Sorry Girl by Smita Acharyya, CAN - 10min 46sec
Eve by Sarah Lasley, CT - 33min
Amaterasu by Yuko Torihara, NY - 14min
Somebody's Son by Holly Villaire, NY - 8min 23sec

15 Minute Intermission
Let's Dance! By Anna Tsouhlarakis, DC - 15min

Group 2
Little Girl by Elizabeth Tolson, VA - 1min 24sec
Shemming by Kelly Marie Wells, OH - 7min 35sec
Laboring Lament by Andrea Murphy, VA - 13min
Benjamin Rising by Nancy E. Wyllie, RI - 24min 03sec
Friday Night Fright by Ashley Maria, CA - 5min 54sec
Close by Donna Actie, NY - 28min 48sec
Prickle Britches by Jill Johnston-Price, NY - 5min 12sec

15 Minute Intermission
Let's Dance! by Anna Tsouhlarakis, DC - 15min

Group 3
Crows and Branches by Millefiore Clarkes, CAN - 3min 54sec
Miriam's Song by Shabnam Piryaei, NY - 4min 30sec
Trip To The Planetarium by Stephanie Batailler, NY - 23min 26sec
Knick-Knack-Paddy-Whack by Patty Fernandez, CA - 17min 35sec
Can She Be Saved? By Yasmin Shiraz, VA - 27min 31sec
A Hammer Fell In Jerusalem: Anathem by Lori Bowen, FL - 25min 30sec
You Are Not Alone by Arlette Thomas-Fletcher, MD - 3min 60sec



MINDS WIDE OPEN: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts

Female Shorts is part of the Virginia Commission for the Arts 2010 statewide celebration, Minds Wide Open, which celebrates women in the arts. It is a collaboration between the Torpedo Factory Art Center and The Art League. Visit their website for more information: http://vamindswideopen.org.


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