It was 100 years ago when the United Nations put forth a day to celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. In places such as China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a National Holiday. This marks the 6th year WIFTI joins in that celebration with our Short Film Showcase.
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2011
Doors open at 12:00pm
Show starts at 1:00pm
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55413
$12 for non-members
$10 for members
About WIFTI: http://www.wiftichapters.org/
About The Ritz: http://www.ritzdolls.com/
For more information about the films, filmmakers, and program contact Meighan McGuire at Meighan@BestGirlFriday.net
What Kind of Planet Are We On? / 4 minutes
Director/Co-Writer: Varda Hardy
Chapter: Los Angeles, USA www.wif.org
Film Synopsis: An alien applies for social security benefits. She is so happy to qualify, but an unexpected hitch turns her life upside down.
Abandon ME / 19 minutes
Writer/Director: Sayer Frey
Chapter: Minneapolis, USA www.mnwift.org
Set in 1947 rural America, a desperate woman haunted by childhood memories abandons her aging mother in a cornfield.
Picking Up Feets / 3 minutes
Writer/Producer Illustrator: Debrainna Mansini
Chapter: New Mexico, USA www.nmwif.com
Feets, an adventurous cat, teaches a family of girls about challenging the order of things and the magic of a hug.
This is Her / 12 minutes
Director: Katie Wolfe
Chapter: New Zealand www.wiftnz.org.nz
In life there are no fairytale endings, one woman’s account of what the future holds for her.
BraveHeart / 5 minutes
Writer/Producer: Khadijah Kuranga
Chapter: The Foundation for Women in Film and Television in Nigeria www.wiftin.org
BraveHeart is a small portion of a Television Docudrama series about people in the midst of poverty that have refused to be burdened, clamed down, affected or loose focus. In this piece Mama Emma, a recent Widow & Mother of three, has had all the money her husband left her stolen from her. Now she must find a way to survive.
Sis /11 minutes
Writer/Director: Deborah Haywood
Chapter: UK www.wftv.org.uk
What happens when the older sister in charge of them ignores two innocent young girls?
Small Currents / 19 minutes
Director/Producer: Carolyn Combs
Chapter: Vancouver, Canada www.womeninfilm.ca
Tabitha, a single mom, has moved to a larger city to start again. Caught between a desire for intimacy with Hassan, a new acquaintance, and her sense of tradition and responsibility as the daughter of a fundamentalist Christian, she relies upon the insight of her six year-old daughter to help change her life.
Leger Probleme (Little Inconvenience) / 9 minutes
Writer/Director: Helene Florent
Chapter: Montreal, Quebec Canada www.fctnm.ca
The life of an ordinary man becomes very different on a day that seemed like every other.
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