Women in Film.Dallas presents Short
Flicks by Texas Chicks!
The Short Film Competition on Thursday, October 3, will be showcasing short films by female filmmakers from across the Lone Star state.
We will be awarding a Jury Award and a Student Award for the films selected by our Chick Flicks Judges: Dallas Actor & Producer Farah White, Executive Director of SAG-AFTRA DFW Local Trish Avery and Dallas Film Critic Julie Fisk (full bios below).
There will also be a chance to vote on the Audience Award. So come out to make your pick!
Mix n' Mingle at 6:30 p.m. - People's Last Stand
(5319 E Mockingbird Lane, Suite 210 Dallas, TX 75206)
*Light appetizers served and happy hour prices on wine, beer and classic cocktails.
Screening at 7:30 p.m. - Angelika Dallas
(5321 E Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230, DALLAS , TX 75206)
A Quiet Strength
(Directors/Cinematographers/Editors: Bobbie Baird & Deborah Hammond)
A single, working mother in the heart of the Mississippi Delta sees hard work, education and faith as the foundation for raising her three high school daughters. She is neither a hero nor a victim of society, but rather a simple, hardworking woman who puts one foot in front of the other each day with quiet strength.
(Writer/Director/Editor: Iris Lopez, Producer: Margie Ramirez)
At the point of starvation, a homeless young girl copes with hunger and her harsh reality by her imagination. Cielo Lindo deals with hope, and shows how strong ones imagination can be during hard times.
(Writer/Director: Leah Chen Baker)
A 1940's Film Noir, boy-meets-girl vignette that explores the romanticism of classical cinema.
Mail (Male) Order
(Writer/Director/Lead Actor: Janet Spencer)
A little old lady is preparing for a not so typical afternoon. She is in a sexy nightgown and peignoir, puts on her makeup and wig, reads from the “Kama Sutra” and does a little dance. The bell rings: it is her mail (male) order!
My Super Valentine
(Writer/Director: Jing Yang)
Imaginative 7-year-old Ashley's fantastical adventure in an art class on Valentine's Day. And yes, there are boys involved.
Right of the Line
(Producer: Maddy Johnston and Sound Designer - Reyna Cuellar)
Kent, a seasoned Marine, is returning home after his last tour in Iraq. He has been diagnosed with PTSD and now must learn to adjust to life at home with his wife and son.
Sex and Septuagenarian
(Writer/Director: Carolyn Banks,
Cinematographer/Editor: Jessica Gardner)
Benjamin is an old, henpecked guy who is miraculously revived when email from an old flame reminds him that he was once quite the stud.
(Lead Actress: Morgan Alana Taylor, Supporting Actress: Elise Baughman, Casting Director: Katrina Cook)
Made for the 2012 168 Film Project, "Static" is about a young girl who struggles to reconnect with her father, an astronaut in a damaged space station.
The Loving Dead
(Writer - Stephanie Pertuit and Lead Actor - Maredith Zaritski)
A physical therapist obsessed with her patient finally gets what she wants when the object of her affection becomes one of the undead. She now has the perfect boyfriend. Or does she? Love is never having to say you're sorry...
When It's Your Time
(Director/Producer: Carolyn Hodge, Producer: Sharon Garrison, Writer: Cathy Bible, Composer/Associate Producer: Angie Thompson)
Russell works in a bookstore in his small town, but the only thing tolerable about the job is the pinball machine in the corner. He prefers playing pinball over dealing with customers, except a beautiful young woman who strolls in. Then, a stranger with something else on his mind enters the store.
2013 Chick Flicks Judges
With her varied skill set and dedication, Farah White has worn many different hats in the motion picture industry for well over a decade (including writing, directing and acting) but has recently turned her focus to producing. Through her company, Femmewerks Productions, the past five years have seen her producing on five different feature films (Ladies of the House, Wuss, Champion, Traveling, Hold) as well as the shorts Hellion (an official Sundance 2012 selection) and Slash (Fantastic Fest 2013).
Up next, two features - The family drama (About Mom and Dad) and the action thriller (Daylight's End). White’s diverse film experience culminates with her extraordinary talent at stretching the low-budget film dollar, while staying true to the original spirit of the project. When it comes to producing, Farah’s steadfast approach is that there is no such thing as a job too small or a hurdle too large.
Trish Avery loves short films. Some say it’s because she suffers from ADHD. Others say it’s because she’s only 5’2”. Truth is, she just likes films and filmmakers. Trish has been in the storytelling biz for over 25 years as performer, writer, and producer.
Currently she is an integral resource for the industry as the DFW Local SAG-AFTRA Executive Director. Short in stature but long in vision, Trish believes in helping artists and producers incubate their indigenous projects. It’s her mission. Helping the community understand the dance between art and business, is her goal. Trish serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA) and recently won the WIF.D Topaz Advocacy Award for her work to increase production incentives in Texas. In brief – Trish is a strong supporter of Women In Film and its mission to empower, promote and mentor. Nuff said.
Julie Fisk started her radio career in Atlanta, Georgia in 1990. Radio has taken her from Charleston, South Carolina to Albuquerque, New Mexico before landing in Dallas, Texas. She’s been on the air in the Metroplex since 1998 and is currently the Film Critic for 103.7 KVIL and 1080am KRLD. She also hosts "Zazza & Julie in the Mornings on 103.7 KVIL" with Tony Zazza.
Julie is married with 2 little girls, who ask her the most bizarre questions daily. Julie likes to spend her spare time exercising, then cooking & eating food that negates the earlier exercise.