Thank you for being a supporter of the Women's Film Institute. I write because I know you're a big fan of having more women dircting films and more female presence in cinema globally. WFI has a long history of facilitating media analysis workshops for young women. In 2006, WFI launched Generation HERstory as an active and collaborative approach to fostering the next generation of media makers. WFI offers the Generation HERstory intensive filmmmaking and mentoring workshop free of charge to at-risk women from low-income backgrounds in the San Franciso Bay Area. The next workshop will be held on Saturdays throughout the month of November 2013. Films created by youth in the workshop will premiere at the 9th Annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 2013).
To make it happen this year, we need your help! We received a matching grant of $2,000 to go toward funding the workshop. I'm asking you to help us today by donating $50, $100, $250 or $500 to help us reach our goal and make this workshop possible. Your gift of $100, for example, becomes $200. We have very little time to raise the necessary funds to receive the matching grant, and hope you will consider making a donation today. If we don't reach our goal by Oct. 5th the matching grant will expire.
Your contribution places a camera into the hands of a girl who needs her voice heard! We want to be sure we don't have to turn anyone away due to limited means.
Support Generation HERstory today: http://www.womensfilminstitute.com/donate
Here's what some of our alumni have to say about their experience collaborating
with Generation HERstory:
"Generation HERstory gave me the drive to follow my goals. The program helped me realize exactly what I wanted to do with my life." - Chiah Connolly
“I was able to not only get my first hands-on experience with filmmaking, but also work
with people who had far more filmmaking experience. Generation HerStory also allowed
me to share my work in a festival, which was an empowering experience. WFI’s
Executive Director, Scarlett Shepard has continued to serve as a mentor even several
years later. Meeting Scarlett created so many opportunities for me. She has been a
constant inspiration and has helped me on my way to New York University to continue
studying filmmaking.” – Fifer Garbesi
Please help us secure this important funding for Generation HERstory—every single dollar counts! Your generous support to Generation HERstory makes stories like these possible.
9th Annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival - Call For Entries Women's Film Institute proudly presents its 9th annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (SFIWFF)! The festival will showcase a special program of shorts directed by women, to help commemorate Women's History Month. SFIWFF accepts films of all genres 20 minutes or less in length: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation and new media. Films must be directed or co-directed by women. Regular deadline: October, 15. Entry/WAB Fee: $40.
Submit your film: http://www.sfiwff.com Film Screenings & Festivals
October turns out to be an unexpectedly exceptional month for film screenings and film festivals.
Mill Valley Film Festival - Oct 3-13 http://www.mvff.com
LUNAFEST - Oct 10
United Nations Film Festival - Oct 17-27
Symphony of the Soil screens at the Smith Rafael Film Center - 10/2 http://ow.ly/oIaUN
Highlights from the WFI Blog Catherine Deneuve to receive European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award http://bit.ly/18lpRXL
Saudi's First Female Director Says Women Aren't Victims http://bit.ly/14ShjmO
20 Directors to Watch - Dee Rees, Sarah Polley & More http://nyti.ms/19qV8aD
5 Tips for Filmmakers on How to Navigate the Film Festival World http://bit.ly/1dPra2v