This year’s festival had over 500 submissions this year from around the world, yet the festival is only showing a total of 33 films. How did we come to choose these films? What made them stand out? Here’s a behind the scenes look at what a film goes through to get into the festival.
For a film to be qualified for the festival, women must hold at least three key creative positions including: director, producer, cinematographer, lead actor, composer, editor, etc. It was fine of course for one woman to hold all three roles, but if the film even had two women involved in key creative positions, no matter how good it sounded, it did not qualify.
Choosing which film to go to see at a film festival is tough–there’s only one screening, and tickets for films are sold in a block of time so you want to know the screening you pick is the best one. To help you decide which film to see, here are some comparisons to some beloved films and shows already out there so you can see which must-see film could be added to your list of favorites.
If you like Orange is the New Black you’ll love Pretty Bitch
Pretty Bitch by Rebecca Coley is the first film that will be shown during our festival. It is a hard film, but so worth the watch: the main character is a young woman in prison whose sense of divine justice makes Pennsatucky’s religious fervor pale in comparison…