BABES FEST FILM SHOWCASE | 7 PM TO 12 AM @ AUSTIN SCHOOL OF FILM, 2200 TILLERY ST.
Following our opening reception on August 30, Day One of BABES FEST begins with a film showcase, featuring 20+ women and nonbinary filmmakers in Texas. The evening's film shorts range from comedy to music to narrative to experimental and some of night's longer works will even be accompanied by live performances. Come hang. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased individually or included as part of the festival's 3-day pass.
PERFORMANCES, TALKS AND SCREENINGS BY
7:00 to 7:30 PM
A song and dance performance by comedian Linzy Beltran, accompanied by Natalie Wright, followed by a screening of Beltran's latest film, "Mom Guilt."
7:30 to 9:00 PM
Short Film Showcase (see full lineup below)
We'll be screening two episodes of We Are, co-written and directed by B. B. Araya (which premiered with Issa Rae Productions). "We Are" is a narrative, anthological short film series that offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of women navigating their way through friendships, self-doubt, and quarter-life crises in Austin, Texas. Select We Are short films have been screened for eager audiences across the U.S. and internationally. Screenings include events in Austin, Brooklyn, Charleston, S.C., Peterborough, and the SXSW Official Austin Film Society Shortcase in 2018. The series is screening in it's entirety on Issa Rae's YouTube channel. More on wearefilmseries.com.
🌻We Are Sisters: That moment when it’s time to face the truth. After a long weekend of bickering, two sisters finally find something to bond over.
🌻We Are Artists: That moment when it’s time to claim your artistry. Imposter syndrome has her shook.
Following the screening, members of We Are's production team, B. B. Araya and Tamar Price, will join us for a short Q&A.
A screening of "Come & Take It" directed by Ellen Spiro and PJ Raval: This short documentary film captures the transformation of a young woman to leadership of America’s most inspired anti-gun violence movement called #CocksNotGlocks. After concealed carry of handguns is legalized on the University of Texas campus, Jessica Jin posts clever humor on social media, and with the help of a tight-knit group of young female students, a movement is born: The Great Texas Dildo Revolt. Following the film, the documentary's subject Jessica Jin will join us for a Q&A.
Performance and Installation by Night Glitter. Night Glitter is a dreamy psychedelic synth-pop band from Austin, Texas. The band consists of John Michael Schoepf (Guitar, Bass Vi, Vocals) and LouLou Ghelichkhani (Synthesizers, Farfisa and Vocals).
sHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Room 1, screening narrative shorts by
🌻"East Side Like I Knew It To Be" from Fum Fum Ko
🌻"Lillie Mae and the Weird New World" from Kathryn Van Buren
🌻"Memory Box" from Angie Reza Tures
🌻"Death of a Nation" from Allison Lopez
🌻"Martha P. Cotera" from Fembeat
Room 2, screening comedic shorts by
Room 3, screening experimental and musical shorts by
🌻"Without" and "To You" from Faiza Kracheni
🌻"Blackdog" from Mireydi
🌻"She Feels Like Sand" from Jinni J
🌻"Le 27 Juillet" from Deborah Valcin
🌻"Interstate Vision" for Lomelda by Illyana Bocanegra and Jenni Kaye
🌻"Company" from Urzulka and Shannon Wiedemeyer
🌻Selections from "Cassadaga" from Brittany Reeber
Tickets for BABES FEST Film Showcase are $10 individually and included complimentary in the $50 3-day package.