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Feminine Creativity in Focus at SFC Women’s Film Festival

The third annual St. Francis College Women’s Film Festival, featuring short films that celebrate women’s creativity and bringing together female filmmakers from across the globe, will be March 19-23 in Brooklyn Heights.

The festival will feature films in the areas of documentary, narrative, animation and virtual reality.

Highlights include a screening of the silent film master Lois Weber’s “Shoes” (1916) with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model. There will also be panel discussions on the past, present and future of women’s media production, how to pitch a project and maximize its social media presence and a demonstration of virtual reality.

“The best way to experience a film festival is to be there,” said festival director and co-founder Augusta Palmer, assistant professor of communication arts at St. Francis College.

“The networking and sharing of ideas creates a vibrant community that is bigger than the sum of the individual filmmakers and films. Women’s rights are human rights, and women’s media production is important to all of us, regardless of gender. This celebration of women is open and accessible to all.”

The festival is committed to creating an artistic and social dialogue among women and supporting emerging and established female filmmakers. It is organized by the communication arts department, the center for entrepreneurship, the women’s and gender studies minor and the office of the college’s academic dean.

The festival is being supported by Seed & Spark, The Alamo Drafthouse, ScreeningRoom.org, Cinematcher, the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), and has partnered with the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College.

For more information, visit sfc.edu or call 718-522-2300.

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