FILM FESTIVAL CHANGES THE INDUSTRY FOR WOMEN FILMMAKERS
Citizen Jane Unspools Films From Female Directors
Showcasing the work of female film directors, the Citizen Jane Film Festival will run in Columbia, Mo., from Thursday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. This is the only women’s film festival in our state.
Now in its 11th year, Citizen Jane FF has been voted one of “50 film festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker magazine every year since 2016 (along with fests such as Austin, New Orleans, and Seattle)
Citizen Jane will screen 18 features and documentaries and 78 shorts, including animation, in various venues in downtown Columbia. The fest also will offer free workshops and networking sessions.
American and international filmmakers will serve as seminar panelists and conduct Q&A sessions following their screenings. This year’s expected guests include filmmakers from St. Louis County, Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York City, Brooklyn, Austin, Tennessee, Utah, New Zealand, Poland, and the United Kingdom.
WINTER’S BONE, which was filmed in Missouri and marked the breakout performance of Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, screened at Citizen Jane FF. Other past films included work from filmmakers who’ve gone on to win Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and Emmys.
This non-competitive festival is sponsored and coordinated by Stephens College, an historically women’s college with a strong film program.
Women Make Movies, FestAgent, and Hollywomen Diversity Directory all list the Citizen Jane FF as an important filmmaking resource for female directors.