CASCADIA Connects Directors

When Satinder Kaur graduated from Meridian High School just outside Bellingham, WA, she had no idea that she’d return home one day to show her Centennial Circleaward-winning film, “Blood and Glory”, in the 2021 CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival. Yet after serving in the U.S. Army and graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Kaur’s focus turned to film making. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles as a full-time director/writer. Her experience as a CASCADIA director, she says, was one of her favorite festival experiences of all time.

“…What I have gotten out of this festival is the connection and the community because making films is really hard. Every time you meet a filmmaker who’s struggling with something that you’ve struggled with or who has gone past what you’re struggling with and they can give you the advice on how to navigate that; it makes all the difference…” 

Each year more and more women filmmakers like Kaur, discover how CASCADIA raises the profile and distribution of their work, connects them to each other and to opportunities for collaboration and growth, and celebrates the collective artistry represented by the visions and voices of women’s stories.

Centennial Circle Honors Film Makers

CASCADIA’s Centennial Circle began in 2019 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  When you contribute $125 or more, you will honor the work of this year’s festival film makers. Your name will be added to our Centennial Circle donors list.

The first 100 contributors will have the option of reserved seating at the Honored Guest program at the 2022 Festival , May 12-15.  (Tickets for the event will need to be purchased separately.)  Click here to make your contribution or send your check to 1050 Larrabee Ave, Ste 104, #810, Bellingham, WA  98225.

Complimentary Film Pass

Centennial CircleThose who contribute before November 30th will receive a complimentary pass for the documentary feature, “End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock,” directed by Shannon Kring which CASCADIA is screening online through November in observance of Native American Heritage month.

Our goal is to match the CASCADIA Board’s collective pledge of $10,000 this year by December 31.  Your Centennial Circle contribution will count towards that match!  And don’t forget, you may make your donation, or an additional one, in honor of your mother or grandmother or whoever the special woman is in your life.

Click here to make your contribution to CASCADIA’s Centennial Circle!