* First meeting: September 13, 2006
The Woman's Angle is a short film project specifically designed
for the new or established woman director that desires an opportunity
to gain a fuller understanding and appreciation of her voice as
Over the course of the project, participating filmmakers will create
a short film (10-15 minutes in length, depending on the number of
participants). These films will be publicly screened at YourACT's
screening room circa June 1-3, 2007. Efforts will be made to get
the films reviewed/publicized in the local press.
As a common theme, filmmakers are encouraged to explore the idea
of the "male gaze," and use their films to contradict
or comment upon the idea that movies (even women's films) have traditionally
been presented from a male perspective, subtly imposing status quo
gender roles upon its characters. A more detailed discussion of
this theoretical concept (illustrated with film clips) will be presented
in one of the early sessions.
At monthly meetings between September 2006 and May 2007, filmmakers
will have the opportunity to workshop their scripts with the group,
network, and discuss other issues related to independent filmmaking
in Atlanta. These project development sessions are open to the filmmaking
community, and are not exclusively for women/participating filmmakers.
There is no fee to participate in The Woman's Angle. We do require
that each script be read and discussed at least once during one
of the meetings. YourACT will be compensated by the ticket sales
from the screenings. Filmmakers will retain all rights and control
of their work. The project is open to everyone in the community,
but the films screened at The Women's Angle must be directed by
women.. No restrictions are imposed upon other cast/crew positions.
The Women's Angle, Illustrated Films and YourACT do not provide
cast, crew or financial assistance, but can be an invaluable resource
in making contacts in the filmmaking community and building a solid
team of collaborators.
Filmmakers will be expected to submit their finished film to the
point producers by the deadline in order to be circulated for review
and included in the final screenings.
The organizational meeting is being held September 13, 2006, 7:00
pm at YourACT. The schedule of monthly meeting dates/times will
be available at that time.
For further information contact:
Tracy Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to YourACT: www.youract.tv