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  • Title: MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: .. home.. /.. general info.. festival info.. sponsor us.. submissions.. contact.. MADCAT 13.. MadCat 13 is here!.. Join us for a special MadCat screening outdoors under the stars at.. El Rio.. in San Francisco -.. Wednesday, September 16, 2009.. at sun down.. Rain or shine! Live music by TARTUFI and so much more.. MadCat 13 Press Release.. MADCAT TOURING FESTIVAL.. MadCat is a highly acclaimed festival that exhibits independent and experimental films and videos directed by women from around the globe.. The Festival emphasizes work that is inventive and visionary.. This is an exciting year of change at MadCat.. We are transforming from an annual event to an expanded seasonal touring festival.. As always we will continue to seek out and show the best avant-garde work by women directors everywhere.. The 2009 touring festival will offer all our wonderful programs to more venues across the country.. The  ...   Museum of Art, Harvard Film Archive, PRATT, the RISD Museum of Art, and University of Michigan, among others.. SUBMISSIONS.. MadCat seeks provocative and visionary works directed or co-directed by women.. The Festival screens works about any topic that are of all lengths and genres.. Works can also be produced ANY year.. MadCat emphasizes innovative works that challenge the use of sound and image and explore notions of visual storytelling.. Please see MadCat's.. guidelines.. for information.. Filmmakers, audience members, donors, sponsors, and venues.. VOLUNTEER.. Get involved.. today! Learn the ins and outs of putting on a film festival.. Join the MadCat internship program today.. You can even earn college credit.. >> Sign Up for our Mailing List NOW!.. Become a fan on.. MadCat tests, expands, and evolves the traditional, politically motivated, 20th Century definition of 'the women's film festival.. - Independent Film and Video Monthly.. >>See more Press clippings..

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  • Title: MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: Mission.. Press.. Volunteer.. T-Shirts.. MAD MISSION.. The MadCat Women s International Film Festival seeks to exhibit provocative and visionary works that are original in their use of the medium.. The festival s goal is to emphasize innovative works by women that challenge the use of sound and image and explore notions of visual storytelling.. This international festival advances an alternative vision by emphasizing work that exploits the medium.. A NEW LOOK AT THE CURATORIAL PROCESS.. MadCat has established a strong reputation for programming series of acute and insightful films audiences would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.. MadCat sets itself apart from other women s festivals by curating its programs thematically as opposed to looking for films solely about women s issues.. Thus, with each year comes a completely new  ...   programming incorporates experimental films with more accessible works and links them thematically to draw in a diverse audience and allow viewers to understand the films set before them.. MadCat encourages viewers to be active participants.. The audience will not sit back and wait for the images to wash over them nor for a simple narrative to tell its story.. Whether the audience is watching a documentary, narrative, animation or experimental film they will be on the edge of their seats grappling and participating with the visual texts set before them.. The MadCat Film Festival tests, expands, and evolves the traditional, politically motivated, 20th Century definition of the women s film festival.. Independent Film and Video Monthly.. Its time for some lean and mean cinema at the MadCat Film Festival.. San Francisco Examiner..

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  • Title: MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: MadCat 13 Program.. Movies Under the Stars.. Special El Rio screening of the 13th Annual MadCat Women's International Film Festival.. LIVE performances by Silian Rail and Tartufi.. September 16, 2009.. Doors Open 6:30pm.. Films 8:30pm.. Rain or Shine.. 3158 Mission St @ Precita, San Francisco.. (415) 282-3325.. 21 and over.. Dress warmly!.. Tickets $8 $20 Sliding Scale.. Available at the door.. Cash only.. www.. elriosf.. com.. VENUE DIRECTIONS.. Astroland.. Samara Halperin.. 2009 3:10 min Color mini DV US.. World Premiere Filmmaker in Person.. Take a ride through pre-demolition Astroland in this free-wheeling celebration of the fabled Coney Island amusement park.. Shot on glorious 16mm color film.. Original score written by Stormy Knight.. The Horses.. They Came.. Harriette Yahr.. 1990 4 mins Color 16mm Bay Area Premiere.. Bay Area Premiere.. A film about the destructive nature of obsession.. Seattle Solstice.. Caryn Cline.. 2008 2:40 min Color 16mm.. West Coast Premiere Filmmaker in Person.. Hydrangea, Geranium, Nandina, Camillia, Snapdragon, Cyclemen, Violet, Linden.. Birch Bark.. Mapping a Seattle landscape in deep winter with its surprising array of flora, this film is a series of optically printed, handmade frames that unfolds into a gorgeous swath of color and movement.. 1 to 8.. Amy Schwartz.. 2008 5 min Color 16mm.. West Coast Premiere.. A rhythmic play on light and color, this film consists of Super-8 frames, each 30-seconds in length, reworked in the optical printer.. Lively Lovely (and the rest).. Eve Gordon..  ...   Spectrology.. Kerry Laitala.. 2009 11 min Color 16mm.. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher's.. Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae.. described for the first time how images could be projected onto a screen by means of a magic lantern.. Using this apparatus, 18th century showmen like Paul de Philipsthal and Etienne Gaspard Robertson conjured up the spirits of the recently deceased to spellbind and spook their unwitting audiences.. Calling upon the secret repertoire of these early conjurors,.. simulates the creation of the bygone phantasmagoria, recasting them in a modern-day illusion.. Motion Studies.. Fernanda D'Agostino.. 2009 12 mins Color mini-DV.. San Francisco Premiere.. Using an eye-popping color palette, D'Agnostino digitally transforms the original footage of migrating wild birds and the motion studies taken by Dr.. Bret Tobalske's flight lab at the University of Portland.. At times, an undulating abstract painting, other times, the birds in flight and the wake of their movement becomes more apparent.. Either way, it's mesmerizing.. Cobra Mist.. Emily Richardson.. 2009 9 mins Color Anamorphic 16mm.. Orford Ness sits on the Suffolk Coast of Great Britain, looking out at Europe across the North Sea.. Formerly a military base, this spit of land was the site of Cold War radar experiments.. Dotted by the extraordinary architecture of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, the place has a sinister atmosphere, accentuated by its moody soundtrack that layers ominous industrial din with the sounds of nature.. BACK TO TOP.. TO HOME PAGE..

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  • Title: MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: sponsor info /.. benefits.. /.. ad rates.. tshirts.. SPONSORS.. MadCat is partially funded by:.. National Endowment for the Arts.. San Francisco Arts Commission.. Zellerbach Family Foundation..

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  • Title: MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: Submission Forms.. Frequently Asked Questions.. GUIDELINES.. Every year, MadCat seeks to find and exhibit provocative and visionary works that are original in their use of the medium.. MadCat is committed to showcasing women directors who challenge the use of sound and image and explore notions of visual story telling.. MadCat sets itself apart from other women's festivals by curating its programs thematically and thus accepting a range of films about many different topics.. OVERVIEW.. MadCat accepts films and video of all lengths and genres: experimental, narrative, documentary, animation, collage and whatever else you can think of.. MadCat also accepts pieces produced in any year.. Our only parameter is that the films and videos are directed by or co-directed by women.. NEW and EXCITING CHANGES AFOOT!.. MadCat has been revamped and there are exciting changes in store for both filmmakers and audiences.. The Festival will expand its touring program and make all of the curated programs available to venues across the United  ...   submissions continues but we are just changing our schedule a bit.. Our call will open in September and our final deadline is now in January 2009.. We begin accepting submissions in early as September.. MadCat will continue to curate between 9 and 13 programs annually - the difference is, all programs are eligible for the touring program, which will reach over 25 venues each Fall and Winter.. Come and be a part of this thrilling new chapter in MadCat's exciting journey!.. DEADLINES.. Early Bird Deadline: Nov 17, 2008.. Late Bird Deadline: Jan 25, 2009.. EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 20, 2009.. ENTRY FORM.. Filmmakers must include an entry form for each film submitted.. ENTRY FEE.. Sliding scale $15-$40 - pay what you can.. International entrants have the option to request a fee waiver when submitting.. Preview formats: VHS 1/2" NTSC or PAL, or DVD format.. Exhibition formats: 35mm, 16mm, Super8, BetaSP, Mini DV, DVD.. NOTIFICATION:.. August 2009.. or.. Download a.. MadCat submission form.. (doc)..

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  • Title: MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: home.. general info.. festival info.. sponsor us.. submissions.. CONTACT.. ADDRESS:.. MadCat Film Festival.. 575 Pierce Street, #606.. San Francisco, CA 94117.. USA.. 10 South Portland Avenue.. Brooklyn, NY 11217.. EMAIL:.. info@madcatfilmfestival.. org.. PHONE:.. (415) 436-9523..

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  • Title: MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: / festival info /.. current program.. volunteer.. tour.. press.. archive.. Wed Sept 16 El Rio 8:30 pm..

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  • Title: MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: home /.. general /.. festival info /.. sponsor us /.. submissions /.. tour.. PRAISE FOR MADCAT.. The MadCat Film Festival tests, expands, and evolves the traditional, politically motivated, 20th Century definition of the women's film festival.. Independent Film & Video Monthly.. If you free associate the descriptive phrase "woman filmmaker" with Penny Marshall, and if the word "independent" causes you to draw a blank, the MadCat Women's International Film Festival aims to expand your consciousness and refine your discretion.. SF Reader.. read the article.. MadCat isn't just a women's film festival - it's an arty showcase of avant-garde experimental shorts that veer far from the traditional modes of storytelling.. Seattle Weekly.. Refreshingly unique!.. Film/Tape World.. Ben-Dov has become curator par excellence!".. Bay Area Business Woman.. As a genre, as a space for talking about, documenting, dramatizing, and inventing ourselves on camera, women's filmmaking can only grow and improve through ambitious events like MadCat.. MadCat gets a big, big hand for insight, excellence, attitude, and chic.. Art Papers.. MadCat shows women's work from around this great, grand world of ours.. If you tend to poo-poo superfem vaginocentric diatribes, fear not the MadCat Film Festival -- it's primarily about high-quality experimental shorts by lady-flavored makers.. Metro Active.. Thanks to  ...   and for all moviegoers.. - SFWeekly.. - SF Examiner.. Best Film Festival [That Still Caters to the Underground] You probably won't discover the next big commercial thing at the MadCat International Women's Film Festival.. For those of you looking for that kind of relief, MadCat delivers.. The films are top-notch; they're so creative, in fact, that you wonder why all movies aren't made for the art of it.. Offering content that only women can provide, MadCat takes the show on the road each year, but Ariella Ben-Dov started it all in San Francisco.. SF Bay Guardian.. MadCat Film Festival selected as one of the 101 Reasons Why We Love the Bay Area.. - San Francisco Chronicle.. I've rarely ever seen a festival that is as engaging put together as MadCat.. - Festival goer.. Both the festivals content and concept are radical in a manicured film landscape where only those marginal makers working in standard formats and digestible genres can get past the groundskeepers.. - Susan Gerhard, SF Guardian.. I saw notices for MadCat in The Independent, After Image, and Release Print and thought, right on! This is the revolution.. Barbara Hammer, award-winning filmmaker.. MadCat screens some of the best experimental programming I've ever seen!.. OTHER ARTICLES.. Hoard Magazine..

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  • Title: ****WELCOME TO MADCAT INTERNATIONAL WOMENS FILM FESTIVAL****
    Descriptive info: JOIN THE MADCAT MAILING LIST!.. * All fields marked with an * are required.. *.. First Name.. :.. Last Name:.. Organization:.. Street Address:.. City:.. State/Province/Region:.. Zip/Postal Code:.. Country:.. Home Phone:.. Work/Cell Phone:.. Email Address:.. your info.. will.. be kept private.. Re-Type Your Email Address:.. Who Are You?:.. (check all that apply).. Filmaker.. Audience Member.. Sponsor.. Other.. Title of Film/ Video?.. How did you hear about MadCat?.. (Please be specific).. Comments:..

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  • Title: MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: mission.. volunteer.. t-shirts.. Metro Active..

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  • Title: WELCOME TO MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Descriptive info: BE A MADCAT VOLUNTEER!.. MadCat is an all-volunteer organization -- Help keep the arts strong in the Bay Area and get involved today! We are looking for committed, responsible people to help MadCat with various aspects of the organization and preparation for the festival.. Get college credit, do an independent study or just get great experience in the work world by interning for the MadCat Film Festival.. We need volunteers in the following categories.. YEAR ROUND FUNDRAISING:.. MadCat is looking for a grant writer to help research and write grants.. Prior experience is a plus, strong written skills a must! Be prepared to intern for at least 3 months.. WEB SITE MAINTENANCE:.. Are you a wiz at HTML? Help keep the MadCat web site updated.. You must have access to a computer to do these updates.. MadCat will email the information and you will do your magic! Although this is not a constant project MadCat will need to update the website at least 4 times a year.. We need someone who can do this and feels confident with HTML.. There will be no design changes needed.. TOUR COORDINATOR:.. Help organize and book the MadCat  ...   other organizations in the Bay Area.. PRESS:.. someone with experience in promoting events and pitching articles.. Good written and interpersonal skills a must!.. FLYERING:.. Help put up posters and hand out flyers announcing MadCat for our festival in September.. This is something you can do on your own or with friends.. It s a great way to meet people and spread the word about MadCat on a grass roots level.. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE:.. MadCat needs office help in the following areas: database entry, updating mailing lists, outreach to filmmakers and to assist with mailings.. AT THE FESTIVAL SET UP CREW:.. Help us out at the screenings of MadCat in the Bay Area.. We need folks to help set up the screening area at El Rio our outdoor venue: put out rugs, benches and chairs, set up the sound equipment, film screen and projectors.. *We need folks that can commit to two or more screenings in September.. USHERS/TICKET TAKERS:.. We need volunteers at all the venues to: take tickets, sign folks up on the mailing list and hand out programs.. Please see our venues regarding when we need you!.. Send MadCat a resume and letter of interest..

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