Philly Loves Women In Horror!
a film screening & networking event highlighting the ovarian auteurs of gore
When: Thursday February 7, 2013
Where: The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104
Admission: FREE! - Any donations offered will go directly to the Lil' Filmmakers organization.
Women have been a creative force behind the lens since film's inception. Amidst the peaks and valleys, women in film continue to tell their stories and build an audience, most uniquely in the horror film genre. Philly Loves Women In Horror is about showcasing their efforts so that other women and men alike are inspired, entertained, and motivated by such a vibrant community. Come join filmmakers, fans, and artists alike for an hour of short films by talented women directors and producers in the horror film industry and an additional hour of getting to know women in horror who work, live, and love right in our city.
There will be free giveaways provided by various Women in Horror Month official sponsors that include Too Fast Apparel, Diabolique Magazine, The Dark Art of Mike Vanderhoof, Fangoria Magazine, Sourpuss Apparel, and Ghettosongbird.
Men! We need your voice too!
If you're a dapper fellow in the local film community and enjoy the intellectual rigor and creative, collaborative effort with the opposite sex, your presence is required at Philly Loves Women In Horror! This event is about equality, not exclusion. If you dig the significance of emerging women horror directors, if they play a creative part in the stories you like to tell, develop, and promote, if you just want to expose yourself to great women horror directors you may have just heard about in passing, Philly Loves Women In Horror is for you.
This is an official event in conjunction with Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM), a month long celebration that happens every February wherein people all over the world create events and projects for charity that promote underrepresented female professionals in the film and art industries including directors, producers, cinematographers, FX Artists, painters, sculptors, and more. Women in Horror Recognition Month is a service provided by the Viscera Organization, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that expands opportunities for contemporary female genre filmmakers.
All donations made in support of Philly Loves Women In Horror will go to the She Shoots Movies, a video production program specifically for adolescent girls to learn writing, acting, directing and video production. The young women will be trained to be socially conscience media makers who use video as a tool to ignite healthy behavior and positive mental attitudes in all girls. Through She Shoots Movies, young women will come together to use the power of media to unite, and empower women.
Lil Filmmakers Inc. is a non-profit media and performing arts organization for youth and teens. Since 1999, our organization has been devoted to providing young people access to the resources to create, develop and produce media and movie projects. Our mission is to keep the arts viable in the communities by offering young people the opportunity to create art and give them the outlet to showcase their work. Our students are exposed to 21st century skill sets that will help enhance literacy; strengthen their interpersonal and communication skills; and make them proficient in digital video and computer technology. Lil' Filmmakers' philosophy is to transform our youth into artists and thinkers while nurturing them to become socially responsible community leaders.
Lil Filmmakers founder Janine Spruill is an entrepreneur and artist. A native of Philadelphia, Janine received her BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. Shortly before graduation, Janine volunteered her time teaching youth in disadvantage communities video arts. Over the years, the video clubs have transformed into a thriving production company where youth have the opportunity to learn how to make movies and create professional projects. Janine continues to volunteer her time mentoring youth in her organization and community.