SHOW 4: Think Pink! Bay Area Women Directors Talk Filmmaking

4:30pm • Sunday, March 26 | Albany Twin Theatre

Five very different films showcase the talents of five Bay Area filmmakers, members of Cine Femme and Film Fatales who mentor each other, share resources, collaborate, and build a supportive film community in an industry where less than 5% of the top box office films are directed by women. Q&A follows films

Real Artists • Narrative • Cameo Wood (11:58)

In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern “creative” process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film. Wood, director of the documentary Dukha in the Summer, has been making films since she was seven.

Washed Away • Documentary • Dana Nachman (18:04)

One man's struggle with crippling chronic pain drives him to create. But his masterpieces are temporary, washed away by the tides within hours of completion. Nachman’s work includes the award-winning 2015 documentary Batkid Begins.

Verde • Experimental • Angela Diamos (5:00)

Veteran effects animator Diamos (Fantasia 2000, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Atlantis, Battlestar Gallactica, and others) created this visual time and nature-based abstraction using photographic imagery, computer-generated imagery, and hand-painted media with a bluegrass soundtrack.

The Fetch • Narrative • Cheryl Isaacson (7:49)

This micro-thriller was inspired by modern water scarcity that disproportionately impacts women and girls around the world. In an alt/future California in severe water crisis, one determined mother (Kathleen Wilhoite, Gilmore Girls) is on a mission to eliminate a predator from her community.

Where We Stand • Documentary • Kristine Stolakis (19:48)

This BAFTA-nominated short documentary follows a controversial group of Mormon feminists fighting for women’s ordination in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Stolakis is an award-winning director at Paper Bridge Films, a documentary production company based in San Francisco.