I’m very proud to announce this event that I’m curating and producing for Women In Film and the Advanced Imaging Society:
“AROUND THE WORLD”
WOMEN 3D DIRECTORS
AN EVENING WITH THE LEADING WOMEN IN 3D STORYTELLING
FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH DIRECTOR JENNIFER LEE & SPECIAL GUESTS!
PARAMOUNT PICTURES LOT
7:30 – 9:30 PM Screening + Q & A
(Screenings of clips from award-winning films, by Women 3D Directors: including: Live Action, Animated, Shorts, Music Videos and more.)
Join Women In Film International Committee and the Advanced Imaging Society, as we take you “Around the World” showcasing 3D clips, which demonstrate excellence in stereoscopic storytelling. Various genres and formats will be presented that were selected by a jury composed of specialist 3D filmmakers. The screenings will be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and other leading women in 3D storytelling. We are thrilled to announce that one of Hollywood’s most successful directors, Jennifer Lee, director of the “Frozen” franchise, will be joining with special guests to share her perspective as well!
Seating is limited and you will need a photo ID to enter the Paramount lot. We look forward to seeing you there!
Why women directors?
Across 1,300 top-grossing films from 2002 to 2014, only 4.1 percent of all directors were female. This calculates into a gender ratio of 23.3 male directors to every 1 female director.
Excerpt from “Exploring the Careers of Female Directors: Phase III” by the Female Filmmakers Initiative Co-Founded by Sundance Institute and Women In Film, Los Angeles
Since the resurgence of 3D in 2006, between 200 and 300 3D films were released theatrically. Only 1.5% of these 3D movies were directed by women, the worst diversity result of all the film industry. This situation a lot worse than in other male-dominated industries like construction (9% of U.S. construction workers are women) or mining (13%).
FILM LINEUP: AROUND THE WORLD: 3D WOMEN DIRECTORS
“OK Go: All Is Not Lost” Trish Sie (music video) – 4min – USA
Indie rock band and viral video kings, OK Go, team up with innovative dance company, Pilobolus, and long-time collaborator Trish Sie to create a gravity-defying head-spinning alternate universe. Nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the category of Best Short Form Music Video.
“Forget Me Not” Josephine Derobe (live action short film) – 15min – FRANCE
Thomas, thirties, returns to his childhood home for a strange face to face…
“Little Postman” Dorota Kobiela (animation short film) – 3min – POLAND
Little Postman, set to Fryderyk Chopin’s Revolutionary Etude, by Dorota Kobiela, is the world’s first painting animation in 3-D. A precociously fresh and appealing way of using 3-D, Little Postman tells a touching story set in World War II of a little boy who is delivering mail around war-torn Warsaw. In a bombardment our little postman finds assistance from a magic broken piano.
“Elysian Fields” Ina Conradi Chavez (animation short film) – 11 min – SINGAPORE
Inspired by the sacrifices made by generations preceding us and expanding upon an exploration of World War II, Elysian Fields fuses fantastical and historical into a surreal reconfiguration of the present. The experimental stereoscopic 3D animated short film is winner of 15 international awards. http://www.elysianfieldsfilm.com
“U23D” Catherine Owens (live) – 10 min – USA
U2 3D is a 2007 American-produced 3D concert film featuring rock band U2 performing during the Vertigo Tour in 2006. Among several cinematic firsts, U2 3D was the first live-action digital 3D film.The project was created to experiment with a new type of 3D film technology pioneered by producer Steve Schklair. Although set in Buenos Aires, U2 3D was shot at seven concerts across Latin America, and two in Australia. The film’s complex setup involved shooting with up to 18 3D cameras simultaneously and capturing the footage digitally.
The film received widely positive reviews, with critics praising the 3D technology and innovation.
“The End of Pinky” Claire Blanchet (animation short film) – 8 min –CANADA
This short animation adapted from a short story by Heather O’Neill, who also narrates the film, follows three fallen angels seeking companionship in Montreal’s red-light district. The survivor of traumatic childhood experiences, Johnny is a handsome thief who finds himself drawn to Mia’s fragile beauty. Both have a soft spot for Johnny’s best friend and partner in crime, Pinky. But when one of Pinky’s endearing quirks sets off a tragicomic chain of events, Johnny plots his revenge with methodical detachment. Peopled with characters living on the margins of society, this film casts light on the frailty of human relationships. The film features hand-drawn pencil and pastel animation rendered in stereoscopic 3D.
“Spirits of The Piano” Magdalena Osinska (animation short film) 4min – POLAND
Weird and wonderful spirits bring a flying machine which has crashed on the cliffs back to life. 3D puppet animation set to Opus 25. No. 4 etude by Frederic Chopin.
“Lapse of Time” Celine Tricart (live action short film) – 15min – FRANCE
In the course of a hide and seek game, a kid finds shelter in the most unlikely of places: the huge astronomically-tuned clock of a cathedral. He accidentally gets his jacket stuck into the mechanism blocking the entire system… and of time itself.