Citizen Jane Film Festival


When:10/26/2017 - 10/29/2017 (All Day)
Where: Stephens College, East Broadway, Columbia, MO
Contact: Citizen Jane Film Festival
Website: http://citizenjanefilmfestival.org/

Founded at Stephens College, the second oldest women’s college in the country, Citizen Jane is changing opportunities for women in film through an internationally known Film Festival, Film Series and a Filmmaking Camp for young women.  Through education, connection and artistic/unique experiences, Citizen Jane celebrates independent film by independent women.

Citizen Jane Film Festival is more than a film fest. It’s an artist’s retreat, a holistic experience designed to entertain, enlighten and energize audiences into action and encourage, engage and embolden filmmakers into continuing to ensure that women’s stories are told.

The festival screens narrative, documentary and short films, hosting panel discussions with the filmmakers. It begins with the Citizen Jane Summit, an afternoon discussion that allows industry experts and a public audience to brainstorm ways to better support female filmmakers through crowd funding, mentoring and activism.

The fest is a mix of experienced professionals, up-and-coming talent and beginning filmmakers who are forgoing expectations and testing social norms. They come in person to discuss their films and help strengthen the community of female filmmakers.

CJFF also hosts an opening reception, dance performances, interactive skits, a dance party, Sunday morning brunch and an afternoon film school for those wanting to know more about the industry.