2021 Panel Discussions & Director Interviews
DIRECTOR INTERVIEW: Yuan Yuan / "Heading South"
A Discussion with Yuan Yuan, Director of “Heading South” Moderated by Faridah Gbadamosi.
DIRECTOR INTERVIEW: Caroline Vignal / "My Donkey, My Lover and I"
A discussion with Caroline Vignal, Director of “My Donkey, My Lover and I” Courtesy of UniFrance.
DIRECTOR INTERVIEW: Loretta Todd / "Monkey Beach"
A discussion with Loretta Todd, Director of “Monkey Beach” Moderated by Lyn Dennis
DIRECTOR INTERVIEW: Aimee Long / "A Shot Through The Wall"
A discussion with Aimee Long, Director of “A Shot Through the Wall” Moderated by Susan Lonac, CASCADIA Advisory Board member and Short Film Juror.
DIRECTOR INTERVIEW: Jenn Ravenna Tran / "And Then"
A discussion with Jenn Ravenna Tran, Director of “And Then” Moderated by film curator Isabella Price.
PANEL: The Art of Storytelling in the Documentary
How directors blend storytelling in the documentary form; how they approached the story; how much pre-planning goes into it; how much does she determine the direction the story takes, how they build a story arc, what happens if the story shifts from what was expected and which documentary filmmakers have influenced them along the way and why.
Panelists: Larisa Lam | Director & Producer, “Far East, Deep South” Baldwin Chiu | Producer, “Far East, Deep South” Moderator: Dandan Diana Xin | Writer
PANEL: Crossing the Finish Line
CROSSING THE FINISH LINE Making a film is a demanding and tough process, let alone doing it during a pandemic. So just how did these directors make the challenges of filming, financing, and finishing their film projects under these conditions? What did they do or would they have done differently? How did it change their original productions and post-production plans?
Panelists: Hannah Black | Director, “Drought” Megan Petersen | Director, “Drought”
Moderator: Virginia Bogert | President Emeritus, Women in Film Seattle
PANEL: BIWOC on the Block
(Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color) How have women of color and LGBTQ+ individuals made their voices heard in the film industry, what has been their strategy, where do they see opportunity, how can others support their efforts, and what more does the industry need to address?
Panelists: Robin Cloud | Director, “2 Dollars” Melissa Lowery | Director, “Black Girl in Suburbia” Terra Renee | Executive Director, African American Women in Cinema
Moderator: Abie Ekenezar | Producer, Writer, Actress
PANEL: Directors Discuss "The Back Story"
Every director has a back story. Not only about how they’ve gotten to where they are now, but about how the films they’ve created came to life. Why this story? Why now? Where did the idea come from? What worked and what didn’t? What major challenges did they face during production? Find out the “back story” to these films. PANELISTS: Julie Herlocker / Director, “7AM Wednesday;” Cate Carson / Director, “The Plumber;” Bonnie Discepolo / Director, “Graceland;” Moderator: Rena Priest / Washington State Poet Laureate, CASCADIA Short Film Juror.
2021 Script Studio
2021 SCRIPT STUDIO: "In A Breath"
CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival’s 2021 Script Studio presents: “In A Breath” written by Nicole Groton. CAST: Cal–Zoe Bronstein, Rachel–Eleanor Petersen, Narrator–Daniel Larner. Edited by Jordan Neyens.
2021 SCRIPT STUDIO: "The North Bridge"
CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival’s 2021 Script Studio presents: “The North Bridge” written by Kimberly Buikema. CAST: Joyce–Susie Clark Kate–Cindy Whiston, Cal–Christopher Coombs Young, Kate–Ariel Jose-Solomons, Younger Cal–Paden Koltiska, Samantha–Kellyann Walbek, Teen Kate–Joan Harris, April–Kellyann Walbek, Kelsey–Ariel Jose-Solomons, Larry–Jeffrey B. Stiglitz, Narrator–Daniel Larner. Edited by Jordan Neyens.
2021 SCRIPT STUDIO: "Murphy's Life"
CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival’s 2021 Script Studio presents: “Murphy’s Life” written by Cathleen Trope. CAST: Sarah–Joan Prinz, Jack–Jeff Margolis, Bunny–Rebecca Brabanek, Myron–Ken Gunning, Carol–Cindy Whiston, Judge Lizzie–Rebecca Brabanek, Voice on Phone–Susie Clark, Adam–Sam Johnson, Paolo–Paden Koltiska, Narrator–Daniel Larner. Edited by Jordan Neyens.
2021 SCRIPT STUDIO: "Wild Bird"
CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival’s 2021 Script Studio presents: “Wild Bird” written by Nicole Groton. CAST: Narrator–Daniel Larner, Grandfather–Leon Charbonneau, Olivia–Ariel Jose-Solomons. Edited by Jordan Neyens.
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