“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the theme for National Women’s History Month 2015. The theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric our nation’s history.
Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Knowing women’s achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today.
There is a real power in hearing women’s stories, both personally and in a larger context. Remembering and recounting tales of our ancestors’ talents, sacrifices, and commitments inspires today’s generations and opens the way to the future.
2015 is also the 35th anniversary of the Women’s History Movement and the National Women’s History Project. After decades of dedicated research and technological advances, the stories of American women from all cultures and classes are accessible and visible as never before. Numerous scholars and activists helped shape the Women’s History Movement, and also provided the research and energy which created and sustains the National Women’s History Project. During 2015, the NWHP will recognize and celebrate the many ways that women’s history has become woven into the fabric of our national story.
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache’ is a documentary work-in-progress about the life and work of the pioneering film director who had, until recently, been forgotten in cinema’s history. To see the trailer for the film and learn more about this project, click here.
Here’s an upcoming event featuring films by women: LunaFest, a traveling film festival that you can host and use as a fundraiser for your non-profit group.
LunaFest travels all over the U. S. so there may be an event near you. This year one of the films is “Granny’s Got Game” directed by Angela Gorsica Alford, whose work-in-progress of her film screened previously at ALICE FEST.
Take a look: www.lunafest.org
Click HERE to see one of the short films from ALICE FEST 2014: Panmela Castro by Heloisa Passos.
Part of GE Focus/Forward. Short films. Big ideas.
Thanks to everyone who came out to ALICE FEST 2014 today!
Links to information from the festival will appear under the Blog tab later this week.
Stay tuned for more ALICE FEST sponsored events coming up later this year.
DON’T FORGET! Spring Forward Time – Set your clocks ahead ONE HOUR before you go to bed on Saturday night so you will be on time on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
You don’t want to miss a minute of 2014 ALICE FEST!
Listen to THE STATE OF THINGS on WUNC Radio on Wednesday, March 5th at noon, to hear Vivian Bowman-Edwards, festival director along with filmmakers Carol Bash and Camden Watts, talk about this year’s ALICE FEST. If you miss it, go to wunc.org/programs/state-things to hear the recorded broadcast.
THE THIRD ANNUAL ALICE FEST IS SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014. Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, March 8th so you won’t miss a minute of the festival!
THE 2014 FILM LINE-UP FOR SHORTS AND WORKS-IN-PROGRESS ANNOUNCED.
The third annual ALICE FEST is March 9, 2014 at the Full Frame Theater (new location) in downtown Durham, NC, in the historic American Tobacco District, 320 Blackwell Street. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. with refreshments. Screenings begin at 1:30 p.m.
FREE and Open to the Public but seating is limited. Reserve a spot by sending your name to:
infoAliceFest @ gmail.com
ALICE FEST is a film festival presented each year in March in recognition of Women’s History Month. The festival showcases curated and submitted work by women with a special emphasis on women’s history and achievements. ALICE FEST features short documentary films, experimental films, animation, multimedia projects and documentary works-in-progress.
ALICE FEST is produced by founder and executive director Vivian Bowman-Edwards and is sponsored by The Alice Project. Co-sponsors include the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC (documentarystudies.duke.edu) and the Southern Documentary Fund. (southerndocumentaryfund.org)
THANKS to everyone who came out to ALICE FEST 2013 and to the filmmakers, volunteers, and sponsors who made it all possible.
If you would like to be a part of the ALICE FEST organizing team, please send a email to: infoAliceFest @ gmail.com.
Check back here for news about exciting events coming up later this year.
DON’T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD before you go to bed on Saturday, March 9th. You don’t want to miss even a minute of ALICE FEST on Sunday!
**The EVENT SCHEDULE for Sunday, March 10, 2013 is up. Just click on the “Event Schedule” tab and check out the recently added “Blog/News” for more details.
Mark your calendars! The second annual ALICE FEST is Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Center for Documentary Studies auditorium at 1317 West Pettigrew Street in Durham, North Carolina. Directions: click HERE.
Come early for the reception at 1:30 p.m. with refreshments and the opportunity to socialize and network with filmmakers and film/media enthusiasts. Screenings start at 2:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
There is no charge to attend but due to limited seating, please reserve a ticket by sending your name to: infoAliceFest @ gmail.com.
ALICE FEST is a film festival presented each year in March in conjunction with Women’s History Month. The festival showcases curated and submitted work by women and girls with a special emphasis on women’s history and achievements. ALICE FEST screens short docs, experimental films, documentary works-in-progress and multimedia projects on a wide range of topics related to or featuring women.
Co-sponsors and supporters are: The Alice Project, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, the Southern Documentary Fund and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
ALICE FEST accepts submissions on a rolling basis. For complete rules on submissions, send an email to: infoAliceFest @ gmail.com.
COMING SOON – ALICE FEST 2013. Check back here for details.
For information about submitting a short film for next March’s festival, send an email to infoAliceFest@gmail.com.
ALICE FEST is a film festival presented each year in March in recognition of Women’s History Month. The festival showcases curated and submitted work by women with a special emphasis on women’s history and achievements. ALICE FEST takes place in Durham, North Carolina, and features short docs, experimental films, documentary works-in-progress, and multimedia projects.
Thanks to everyone who came out to ALICE FEST 2012. See you next year!
In recognition of Women’s History Month 2012
ALICE FEST ~ a film festival and showcase of work by North Carolina women
short docs, experimental films, works-in-progress, multimedia
MARCH 25, 2012
Reception at 1:30 p.m. – Refreshments
Screenings: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (auditorium)
1317 W. Pettigrew Street
Durham, North Carolina
directions: click here.
FREE & Open to the public – Seating is Limited -
Co-sponsored by: The ALICE Project
Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
Southern Documentary Fund
Thank you to the following individuals & businesses who volunteered and/or contributed to make ALICE FEST possible:
- Leanora Minai
- Heather Pownall
- Erica Rothman, Nightlight Productions, LLC (nightlightproductions.net)
- Sandra Jacobi, Oak Drive Video Productions, LLC (sandrajacobi.com)
- Miriam Sauls
- Kendy Madden
- Nancy Kalow
- Rachel Raney, director, Southern Documentary Fund (www.southerndocumentaryfund.org)
- April Walton, Learning Outreach Director, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University (http://cds.aas.duke.edu/)
- All of the Film and Media Makers who participated in the First ALICE FEST!