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Women in Film & Video at Artomatic

April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Women in Film 2017

Join Artomatic and Women in Film and Video for a day long festival featuring film and video by local and international filmmakers. In recognition of Earth Day many of the films and video have environmental themes.

Women in Film & Video (WIFV) is dedicated to advancing the career development and achievement for professionals working in all areas of screen-based media and related disciplines.

1:00p -3:00p
WIFTI Short Showcase:

Women in Film and Television International Short Film Showcase – In the space where “all stories are told,” enjoy the best of the short films from around the globe directed, produced, or written in the female point of view. Films shown at Artomatic 2017 selected by the International Committee of Women in Film & Video-DC

Real Artist Cameo Wood, Robyn Forsythe
Never Land Anna Hoghton
Imaginary Landscape Christian Henry
Sympathy and Empathy Frederice Klinge
A Perfect Match Gwen Mason
O Florescer Da Voz Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos
Monster in the Bayou Victoria Greene
Shaping the Public Dawn Mikkelson
Who Are You (Quien Eres Tu) Sheyla Paz Hicks
Writer’s Block Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness
When Music is Medicine Laila Kazmi
Zoo (Volkerschau)​ Monda Webb
Lockdown Lauren Knapp
Lobster fra Diavolo Oriana Oppice, Jane Barbara
3:00p – 4:00p

Extreme Realities: The Link between Severe Weather, Climate Change & Our National Security Narrated by Matt Damon.
Documentary, Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
Unprecedented extreme weather events — severe drought, more intense hurricanes, increased tornado activity — are leaving a trail of death and destruction throughout the world. Are we at a tipping point that is pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff?

4:00p – 4:30p

Three short Documentaries Focusing on Food and Farming by Aditi Desai & Vanina Harel

The Culture of Collards
Aditi Desai & Vanina Harel
Collard greens are more than a simple side dish. Michael Twitty shares the African-American cultural history of this leafy green. Gail Taylor a grower with Three Part Harmony Farm, honors her ancestors and nourishes her community by cultivating this nutritious vegetable. Rebecca Lemos-Otero and Lola Bloom of City Blossoms teach youth to get their hands dirty by growing delicious collard greens from seeds.

50 Years of Farming: For Love & Vegetables
Aditi Desai & Vanina Harel
Tony Newcomb dreamed of farming and his partner Hiu followed him from Ohio to northern Virginia to rent land and start a farm. With Tony’s passing in 1984, Hiu continues to sow the seeds of their collective dream into its fifth decade at Potomac Vegetable Farms with her daughter Hana Newcomb and friend Ellen Polishuk.

Farming for the Future
Aditi Desai & Vanina Harel
What do you do when the next generation does not want to take over the family farm? How do you keep that land in production? These are the questions at the heart of Cliff Miller’s journey to find stewards to care for the land he loves. He finds those persons in Mike and Molly Peterson of Heritage Hollow Farms and Rachel Bynum and Eric Plaksin of Waterpenny Farm.

4:30p to 5:30p

The State of our Ocean’s Animals Narrated by Matt Damon
Documentary, Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner

Why are so many of our ocean’s animals are disappearing? The main culprits are climate change, sea-level rise, over-fishing and habitat destruction.

5:30p to 6:00p

A Series of Short Documentaries Focusing On Science by Marilyn & Hal Weiner, and Lauren Knapp

Meet Tracy Harvey: The Next Generation of Oceanographers
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
Tracy Harvey has always been fascinated by marine and fresh water ecosystems. She brings that passion to her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Marine Science.

I Was Told To Be A Florist… Instead I Became A Scientist
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
These women overcame discouragement and followed their dreams of having academic careers in science. All have achieved great success as professors and funded researchers.

Discovery: Amy Wallace and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
Amy Wallace is a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida. Part of her studies includes examining fish allantois, otoliths (ear stones), and eye lenses to see impacts on fish populations after the Deepwater Horizon event.

Close Encounters With A Sperm Whale
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
Professor Scott Socolofsky (Texas A&M University) witnesses an unexpected visitor of the cetacean kind while conducting deep-sea research in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Star Trek Effect
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
During a break from discussing their serious academic endeavors, Dr. Tamay Özgökmen (University of Miami) and Dr. Chris Reddy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) light-heartedly impart how the television series “Star Trek” inspired them to pursue science and how it still guides them today.

Science for the Masses
Lauren Knapp
Two citizen scientists challenge the monolith of the scientific industry through their own open source experimentation, all from the comfort of their garage.

6:00p to 7:00p

A Series of Short Documentary, Music and Narrative works by Lauren Knapp, Leah Jones, Jennifer Jarrett, Hannah Looney. Mary Rodrigues. Eleazar Stamper, D’Andra Welch

Neighbors in Time
Lauren Knapp
This observational documentary follows four women in their 80s living in the same senior citizen apartment complex. It is an intimate encounter inviting viewers to experience each woman’s personal space while exploring themes of aging, solitude, nostalgia, femininity, and connection as experienced in the later stages of life.

Tied to the System
Leah Jones

High Point
Jennifr Jarrett

Hannah Looney
The music of artist Aylive highlights this modern take on Bonnie and Clyde.

Peculiar Spring
Mary Rodrigues
A future free of pain and sorrow is imagined in this music video celebrating Boston-based band, The Red Telephone.

Shouldn’t Have Let Me Go
Eleazar Stamper
Northern Virginia native, accomplished singer/songwriter, Maddie Assel adds “actress” to her already long list of accomplishments in her first music video.

Underneath the Light
D’Andra Welch
Written and sung by George Mason graduate, Juan Paolo, this touching video captures the grace and beauty of true love.

7:00p to 9:00p

From the Back of the Room
Documentary on DIY Punk, Amy Oden

“Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies continue to help keep DIY together today. This documentary chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk, and has interviews with over 30 women from across the country, ages 17 to 40. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community, and how it affects their daily lives.”


April 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Film Room – 3rd Floor