HerStory Cinephilia Society
 
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thank you to everyone who made the festival an amazing experience!

A WEEKEND FULL OF FILMS SUPPORTING FILMMAKERS WHO HAPPEN TO BE WOMEN.

LUNAFEST 2019 COMING SOON

WATKINS COLLEGE OF ART

 

 
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The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.
— Ayn Rand

HERSTORY CINEPHILIA SOCIETY

WOMEN PASSIONATE ABOUT FILM

SUPPORTING FILMMAKERS WHO HAPPEN TO BE WOMEN

  Photo by Bruce Dixon

Photo by Bruce Dixon

 

 

The HerStory Cinephilia Society, a sponsored project of the Arts and Business Council of Nashville, is a safe haven for filmmakers and cinephiles.  

 

As emergent digital technologies plot new lines of connectivity and establish new modes of participation and viewer behaviour, expectations surrounding audience interaction and event experiences are shifting.  The HerStory Cinephilia Society will participate in the shift. 

 

Film festivals have long been held as a refuge for a classic form of cinephilia.  The HerStory Cinephilia Society primarily supports filmmakers who happen to be women.  Yet we abhor discrimination of any kind.    

 
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
— Marilyn Monroe

 

MEN ARE WELCOME

However, if the director happens to be male, two of the following key roles must be held by a woman for the Society to consider your project for participation in our events:

Producer

Screenwriter

Cinematographer

Production Designer

Editor

AND

the project must be in support of women.

 

 

 

 Photo by Alex Jones

Photo by Alex Jones

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At the Academy Awards and Golden Globes ceremonies held every year, filmmakers who happen to be women gain recognition yet continue to be underrepresented.  Are the skills needed to make a major film truly restricted to the male majority? 

Empowering past, present and future generations of artists currently underrepresented in front of and behind the camera, HerStory Cinephilia Society, will present arts and entertainment created from a woman’s point of view

Celebrate self-expression. 

Claim your voice. 

If you want something said, ask a man.
If you want something done, ask a woman.
— Margaret Thatcher