In celebration of Women's History Month, St. Francis College held its first Women's Film Festival on March 7 & 8, 2016.
After opening remarks, the audience heard from Duana Butler, Program Coordinator from New York Women in Film and Television.
That was followed by a series of SFC student work. Then, films curated by Lili White of the acclaimed Manhattan screening series Another eXperiment by Women Film Festival (AXW). The program featured experimental films by women from Taiwan, France, Italy, and the U.S. and will be paired with work by SFC student filmmakers.
The second day fell on International Women's Day and featured a sneak peek of the Women Deliver Conference Cinema Corner which will take place in May in Copenhagen, Denmark. That conference is one of the world's largest with a focus on women's struggles and resilience around the world. the Emmy winning filmmaker, Lisa Russell, curator of the Cinema Corner, will introduce the films and answer questions. Additional work from the SFC community will follow.
The festival, organized by Communication Arts Professors Augusta Palmer and Magaly Christopher-Colimon, featured screenings of short films by women, recognizing new and original voices within the SFC community as well as multi-generational, cross-cultural, multi-racial female voices beyond our campus.
The St. Francis College Women's Film Festival was co-sponsored by the Communication Arts Department and the Women's Center.