A note about our venues for 2018
We’re nothing if not determined. Over the years we’ve met many challenges. As a community and as an organization. We’re entirely built on volunteer power; we don’t own our own venue; and we don’t own any technology as a committee, except a laptop. We’ve kept it lean and mean – that poses challenges- but it also makes us ready for change. Our challenge the past few years has been venues. Going back only 15 years when we were at Rainbow Cinemas, the festival grew and one theatre could no longer accommodate all of the women who wanted to attend, so we asked for an additional theatre at Rainbow Cinemas and started watching together, separately. When Rainbow Cinemas was purchased by another company, they upgraded their seating (which is wonderful), but it reduced the number of seats available to the festival so we had to shift last year to TWO theatres and TWO venues. This year, we heard your feedback and wanted to bring back the buzz of having everybody in one place. To do this we’ve had to do a bit more pivoting and to shift the dates to May. To wit, we have arranged to have ONE theatre, ONE location at Western University (sort of, keep reading). We’re excited because it means that we have everyone back together in ONE theatre. This location change also means that other venues will change and we’d like you to watch out for that. Please continue reading
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Our 2017 Festival Audience Choice Winners!
11 Life Lessons from an Awesome Old Dyke
Written, Directed and Produced by Allison Khoury
The trials, tribulations and titillations of a badass named Dorothy.
USA, 2015, 9 Minutes
Director: Susan Jacobson
Rita is about to kick the bucket, but before she does she’s got one final job to do: drag her granddaughter out of the closet.
UK, 2015, 14 minutes
Joanie Queen of the Paradiddle
Director & Writer: Tina Gordon
In 1935, at eight years old, Joani Hannan picked up a pair of drumsticks and beat her path in entertainment history. Joani was a pioneering female jazz drummer who traveled the world in the USO and played alongside Marilyn Monroe in “Some Like It Hot.”