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Albany FilmFest Presents: Pride! 3 Short Films by Bay Area Women Filmmakers + Q&A

  • Albany Library, Edith Stone Room 1247 Marin Avenue Albany, CA, 94706 United States (map)

WHEN: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7pm

WHERE: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany CA

ADMISSION: Free + free popcorn!

We celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with three short films by two outstanding Bay Area women filmmakers. We are excited to have both Florencia Manovil and Kat Cole in attendance to talk about their films and answer your questions.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires Argentinia, Florencia Manovil is a feminist filmmaker passionate about independent film, social justice, environmentalism, and queer identities. Florencia is committed to bringing underrepresented communities to the screen, as well as showcasing Oakland and the Bay Area at large. Her film Encuentro screened in over 25 film festivals, including Albany FilmFest 2018.

Kat Cole, Maybe and Grandmother and Me, is a filmmaker, dancer, and co-director of the Tiny Dance Film Festival who interrogates Queer and mixed race histories through live performance and film. Her recent short films have screened at Hot Docs, CAAMFest, NewFest, New Orleans Film Festival and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, as well as at Albany FilmFest 2019.


 Kat Cole, Maybe (Narrative, 10:00) A young girl questions her sexuality and must find bravery on her own terms.

Florencia Manovil, Encuentro (Narrative, 16:19) When Claudia meets another Latino women in bar, her understanding of herself is challenged.

Kat Cole, Grandmother and Me (Documentary, 7:00) With her wedding approaching, Kat Cole creates a visual letter to her fiancé's only living grandparent, Jean, the 100-year old grandmother whom she will never meet. In this intimate documentary, Cole exhumes long-kept secrets to capture the complexities of familial love and the subtle effects of transphobia in the home