Women Behind Bars at Trail Dance Film Festival!

Women Behind Bars will be screening at the Trail Dance Film Festival on Jan. 27 at 7:15pm. Venue details are above. 

Individual tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased at the time of the screening. Pass rates are below and can be purchased at http:// traildancefilmfestival.com/box_office.asp

2012 Friday Pass Jan 25, 2012 $20.00 $1.49
2012 Saturday Pass Jan 25, 2012 $25.00 $1.62
2012 Weekend Pass Jan 25, 2012 $40.00 $1.99





You’ve got to see this! Introducing our brand new website, designed by Amina and created by the talented Catherine Kerley. Over the past couple of months myself (Cassie here!), Amina, and Catherine met to decide what was the most important information for the site. After re-working the information architecture and content, we are proud to introduce the new and improved Women Behind Bars site! Stay tuned for bonus footage from the film, audience reactions, and future screenings. Thank you again for your support!

You’ve got to see this! Introducing our brand new website, designed by Amina and created by the talented Catherine Kerley. Over the past couple of months myself (Cassie here!), Amina, and Catherine met to decide what was the most important information for the site. After re-working the information architecture and content, we are proud to introduce the new and improved Women Behind Bars site! Stay tuned for bonus footage from the film, audience reactions, and future screenings. Thank you again for your support!


Our first international screening acceptance letter showed up in our inbox the other day! We are so excited about the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival screening! Wish we could go…maybe, just maybe a miracle will happen!
Dear Cassie Ketrick,
I  am writing to let you know that your documentary will screen at the  10th Anniversary of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival this coming  November 2011. We are finalizing our screening schedule and you will get  an “official” letter from us very soon with more details. We  are awaiting sponsorship confirmations so we cannot promise any travel  assistance right now but it would be great if you could attend WAFF 2011. In the meantime we encourage you to apply to local arts organizations for travel funding.Talk soon,Rachel Bach Festival Coordinator 
Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

Our first international screening acceptance letter showed up in our inbox the other day! We are so excited about the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival screening! Wish we could go…maybe, just maybe a miracle will happen!

Dear Cassie Ketrick,


I am writing to let you know that your documentary will screen at the 10th Anniversary of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival this coming November 2011. We are finalizing our screening schedule and you will get an “official” letter from us very soon with more details. 

We are awaiting sponsorship confirmations so we cannot promise any travel assistance right now but it would be great if you could attend WAFF 2011. In the meantime we encourage you to apply to local arts organizations for travel funding.

Talk soon,

Rachel Bach Festival Coordinator 

Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

Screenings, funding apps, indiegogo OH MY! We are cooking something up…and we are excited to see where this takes the film. We are currently applying for post-production funding via Chicken and Egg Pictures and The Fledgling Fund. These are two highly regarded indie filmmaking sources, so our chances are pretty slim. But ya know that hasn’t stopped us before! The applications are due by September 30 so we have our work cut out for us. In other WBB news, we are looking into setting up an IndieGoGo campaign to help with the cost to put the film on DVD so the world can have it! A percentage of the proceeds will go the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That will probably be launched within the next month, so look out for more ways you can get involved with this issue and support Oklahoma documentary filmmaking. Thank you for your continued support!

Screenings, funding apps, indiegogo OH MY! We are cooking something up…and we are excited to see where this takes the film. We are currently applying for post-production funding via Chicken and Egg Pictures and The Fledgling Fund. These are two highly regarded indie filmmaking sources, so our chances are pretty slim. But ya know that hasn’t stopped us before! The applications are due by September 30 so we have our work cut out for us. In other WBB news, we are looking into setting up an IndieGoGo campaign to help with the cost to put the film on DVD so the world can have it! A percentage of the proceeds will go the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That will probably be launched within the next month, so look out for more ways you can get involved with this issue and support Oklahoma documentary filmmaking. Thank you for your continued support!


We’ve been entering film festivals…

The following is an amazingly kind and encouraging letter notifying our crew that we did not make it into the Austin Film Festival. Though disappointing, I felt it helped to place our hard work into perspective - we’re doing the best we can, and hopefully someone out there caught a glimpse of the film and loved it, even though it didn’t make the final cut.

Thank you Austin Film Festival! We were honored just to have been considered!

September 14th, 2011

 

Dear Amina Benalioulhaj,

 

Thank you for submitting your film Women Behind Bars to the 2011 Austin Film Festival. With over 2,500 submissions, it has been extremely challenging to determine selections for this year’s competition.  Regretfully, we must inform you that your film was not selected for screening at the festival this year.

 

Please know how much we appreciate the filmmaking process, the labor of love and the trials and tribulations that come with taking a story and transforming it into a film that can be shared with the world.  To ensure that each film was given fair and careful consideration, each work was watched and evaluated at least twice.  However, judging film, at any level, is a very complicated process and one that is, by nature, extremely subjective. Also, as with every festival, we are limited by the number of films we can fit into a program each year.

 

Do not let this discourage you.  Your talent and the measure of your film’s success in the marketplace are not subject to the outcome of a single competition.  We encourage and challenge you to continue working to get your film recognized.  Competitions are a great start, but don’t stop there.  This is an industry that demands persistence.  If filmmaking is your passion, pursue it relentlessly.

 

The Austin Film Festival and the programming team wish you all the best in your future endeavors and we hope that we can continue to be a resource for you in the future. Our door is always open for someone with a new story to tell.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Stephen Belyeu                                                 Stephen Jannise

Film Competition Programmer                          Film Program Director

Austin Film Festival                                           Austin Film Festival