Wednesday, February 10, 2010


The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender invites original shorts from women filmmakers living in the Rust Belt region.

Buffalo, NY is indelibly marked by the booming birth and excruciatingly slow death of the manufacturing industry in the United States. Rust permeates our architecture, our politics and our economy, as well as our daily lives and the art that we create. This screening poses the broad question: Does this slow rusty death--this creaky slam of factory gates--engender a particular voice, sound, shape, color, environment, his/herstory, mood or texture? We will consider 3 to 10 minute films of any genre that provide some commentary on or offer some interpretation of life and/or art of and by women living in a Rust Belt city.

About the event:
For the fifth year in a row, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender presents a collection of recent original short work by women filmmakers. Taking as its broad theme the concept of the Rust Belt,this year's films will continue themission to confound narrow, mainstream perceptions of women's cinema in order to excite, provoke, and challenge. This is a cinema of the women, by the women and for everybody!

Deadline for screeners (to be considered for inclusion): February 10th, 2010
Deadline for completed work: March 5th, 2010
Theme: Rust Belt Reels
Format: DVD or MiniDV for screeners & MiniDV for exhibition

Event Date: March 25th, 2010
Venue: Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre
639 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.
Duration of Works: 3-10 mins

We prefer to consider work that has not yet been exhibited extensively in Western New York

Send Screeners to:

Ruth Goldman
Programmer, International Women's Film Festival
Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender
UB Commons, 520 Lee Entrance, Suite 207
The State University of New York at Buffalo, North Campus
Amherst, NY 14228-2567

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