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For a number of years this was the official website for the Everett Women’s Film Festival. The main focus of the Everett Film Festival is to showcase films made by women or films that contain a strong female lead. Documentaries, animations, narrative features and shorts will all be considered.

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Content is from the site's 2007 archived pages offering a snapshot of the festival for this year.

In 1997 a group of visionary women banded together in the firm belief that the time had come for Everett and Snohomish County to experience quality international film in a festival setting.

With this idea in mind, the Everett Women’s Film Festival was born. The festival was dedicated to highlighting the strength, humor, and creativity of women through provocative and entertaining films. Over the years, the festival broadened its view to embrace not only films primarily crafted by women but also to present movies offering insight into the lives of women from various cultures, times and experiences as they meet the challenges of work, family, aging and love. With changing times, the name of the festival changed to the Everett Film Festival.

Even though the festival name has changed, the Everett Film Festival continues to offer engaging and thought provoking films from around the country and across the globe with a unique look into the lives of women through documentaries, feature films, animations and film shorts.

 

Editor's Note: This event drew enthusiastic supporters from around the globe, as the recognition of the work of talented women gained prominence universally. The work of female artists in all related fields was not only recognized, but showcased in a venue that gained both respect and stature over time. One incident we recall demonstrated the devotion to the cause like no other. When a mysoginistic post appeared in a prominent theatrical periodical and then was magnified by Google's search results when searching for the festival by name, there was immediate outrage. But that anger also triggered action. Many other groups as well as innocent people have been harmed by Google's unaccountable, monopolistic dominance of the search environment. Many stories confirm this. Thousands rose up with a letter writing campaign to force Google to acknowledge the inappropiate listing of search results which insinuated a negative agenda residing in this festival. This drew the attention of newly formed organizations like Regulate Google Now! which sided with our constituents and garnered significant press coverage. The humiliation eventually forced Google to remove those negative results in the US. Europe was already on the way to having legislation requiring Google to remove personal information upon request. As of this writing the US still does not have such a requirement, but if the sentiments expressed by our cohort is any measure, our Congress should take note - law makers here need to address this - too much damage is being done daily to both individuals and businesses. We know that this story is the subject of several films underway, at least one should make its way into the festival before long.

 

About EWFF

The Mission of the Everett Women's Film Festival is to provide 
a venue for the presentation of Women's work in cinema.

By dedicating our energies toward this end, we honor women's 
spirit, drive, creativity and diversity.

Mission Statement EWFF is a non-profit organization founded 
in 1997 to give creative women the opportunity to present their 
film works in Everett, Washington.

 

2007 Festival Films

Through Hell and High Water
Documentary by Elly M. Taylor
Scotland, 2005 (84 min.)
Two young women find themselves hiding in a cave in Norway, waiting for rescue by Allied Forces during World War II. When rescue does come, in the form of the British Navy, Nancy Kelly's life is changed forever.
Eve and the Fire Horse
Feature film by Julia Kwan
Canada, 2005 (95 min.)
To be born in the year of the fire horse is not necessarily a good thing for a girl. Nine-year-old Eve's life becomes even more complicated when her older sister decides they both must convert to Catholicism.
Three Women and a Chateau
Documentary by Catherine Ryan
and Gary Weimberg
United States, 2005 (81 min.)
Chateau Carolands is a 100 room architectural masterpiece, built over 100 years ago in Hillsborough, California. This is the story of incredible wealth, financial disaster, great loves, bitter divorce, and one amazing house.
Phoenix Dance
Documentary by Karina Epperlein
United States, 2006 (22 min.)
What happens when a dancer loses a leg? If he's Homer Avila, he just keeps dancing.
Life in Living Color
Documentary by Maria Bruce
United States, 2006 (8 min.)
Imagine hearing colors and seeing music. What if you could feel the letter E? For people with synesthesia the stimulation of one sense causes a perception in another.
Finding Thea
Documentary by Nancy Bourne Haley
and Lucy Ostrander
United States, 2006 (30 min.)
Thea Foss immigrated to the Pacific Northwest from Norway in the 19th century. She established the largest tugboat company on the West Coast, became the inspiration for the character Tugboat Annie, and was a pillar of her community.
Abortion Diaries
Documentary by Penny Lane
United States, 2005 (30 min.)
Abortion is a topic fraught with emotional, political, moral, and religious controversy. Twelve women share their abortion stories.
If There Were No Lutherans…Would There Still Be Green Jell-o?
Documentary by Gayle Knutson
United States, 2005 (12 min.)
How an offbeat Lutheran pastor changed his corner of the world and the local traffic pattern, one church yard sign at a time.
Brats: Our Journey Home
Documentary by Donna Musil
United States, 2006 (90 min.)
What's it like to grow up as a military brat? Musil's film explores what military life is like from a child's point of view, and depicts the struggle to fit in after leaving an environment that is both idealistic and authoritarian, supportive and stifling.
Touch the Sound
Documentary by Thomas Riedelsheimer
United States, 2005 (81 min.)
Grammie winning percussionist Evelyn Glennie is deaf. For her, sound is a form of touch, and Riedelsheimer captures Glennie's art, immersing us in a world where we can see, hear, and feel the sounds that she creates.
Drawing Lessons
Animation by Maureen Selwood
United States, 200? (6 min.)
When Selwood's mother died, she found many, many drawings her mother did for the upside-down exercise from Betty Edwards' book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.
Puccini for Beginners
Feature by Maria Maggenti
United States, 2006 (82 min)
Allegra's love life is a mess. Her lesbian lover ends their relationship because Allegra can't say "I love you." Then she meets Philip, and things start to get interesting. When she meets Grace, the situation goes from interesting to incredibly complicated. Her friends think she's an idiot. A warm and amusing story that shows the perils of love are the same no matter who you are.

 


 

2007 Festival Schedule

FRIDAY EVENING • SATURDAY AFTERNOON • SATURDAY EVENING

March 2, 2007
FRIDAY EVENING 

6:00-7:00 pm
Join us for the opening Gala

in the Monte Cristo Ballroom,
1507 Wall Street, Everett.
Hors d'oeuvres and punch.

7:10 pm
Festival Committee Welcome

at Historic Everett Theatre

7:10 pm
Through Hell and High Water

Documentary by Elly M. Taylor
Scotland, 2005 (84 min.)
Two young women find themselves hiding in a cave in Norway, waiting for rescue by Allied Forces during World War II. When rescue does come, in the form of the British Navy, Nancy Kelly's life is changed forever.

8:50 pm
Eve and the Fire Horse

Feature film by Julia Kwan
Canada, 2005 (95 min.)
To be born in the year of the fire horse is not necessarily a good thing for a girl. Nine-year-old Eve's life becomes even more complicated when her older sister decides they both must convert to Catholicism.

March 3, 2007
SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Coffee and other refreshments available for purchase from concessions stand.

12 noon
Brief Introduction


12:15 pm
Three Women and a Chateau

Documentary by Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg
United States, 2005 (81 min.)
Chateau Carolands is a 100 room architectural masterpiece, built over 100 years ago in Hillsborough, California. This is the story of incredible wealth, financial disaster, great loves, bitter divorce, and one amazing house.

1:45 pm
Phoenix Dance

Documentary by Karina Epperlein
United States, 2006 (22 min.)
What happens when a dancer loses a leg? If he's Homer Avila, he just keeps dancing.

2:15 pm
Life in Living Color

Documentary by Maria Bruce
United States, 2006 (8 min.)
Imagine hearing colors and seeing music. What if you could feel the letter E? For people with synesthesia the stimulation of one sense causes a perception in another.

2:30 pm
Finding Thea

Documentary by Nancy Bourne Haley and
Lucy Ostrander
United States, 2006 (30 min.)
Thea Foss immigrated to the Pacific Northwest from Norway in the 19th century. She established the largest tugboat company on the West Coast, became the inspiration for the character Tugboat Annie, and was a pillar of her community.

3:00 pm
Abortion Diaries

Documentary by Penny Lane
United States, 2005 (30 min.)
Abortion is a topic fraught with emotional, political, moral, and religious controversy. Twelve women share their abortion stories.

3:30 pm
Break


3:45 pm
If There Were No Lutherans…Would There Still Be Green Jell-o?

Documentary by Gayle Knutson
United States, 2005 (12 min.)
How an offbeat Lutheran pastor changed his corner of the world and the local traffic pattern, one church yard sign at a time.

4:00 pm
Brats: Our Journey Home

Documentary by Donna Musil
United States, 2006 (90 min.)
What's it like to grow up as a military brat? Musil's film explores what military life is like from a child's point of view, and depicts the struggle to fit in after leaving an environment that is both idealistic and authoritarian, supportive and stifling.

SATURDAY EVENING

7:00 pm
Brief Introduction


7:10 pm
Touch the Sound

Documentary by Thomas Riedelsheimer
United States, 2005 (81 min.)
Grammie winning percussionist Evelyn Glennie is deaf. For her, sound is a form of touch, and Riedelsheimer captures Glennie's art, immersing us in a world where we can see, hear, and feel the sounds that she creates.

8:30 pm
Drawing Lessons

Animation by Maureen Selwood
United States, 200? (6 min.)
When Selwood's mother died, she found many, many drawings her mother did for the upside-down exercise from Betty Edwards' book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

9:00 pm
Puccini for Beginners

Feature by Maria Maggenti
United States, 2006 (82 min)
Allegra's love life is a mess. Her lesbian lover ends their relationship because Allegra can't say "I love you." Then she meets Philip, and things start to get interesting. When she meets Grace, the situation goes from interesting to incredibly complicated. Her friends think she's an idiot. A warm and amusing story that shows the perils of love are the same no matter who you are.

 



 

Past Festivals

 

2006 Films - 9th
The Heart of the Game Documentary by Ward Serrill
Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity Feature film by Mina Shum
A Touch of Greatness Documentary by Leslie Sullivan
Dysenchanted Short Subject, written and directed by Terri Edda Miller
Argentina-Hope in Hard Times Documentary, Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Documentary, Judy Irving
Fruits of Our Labors Documentary by Lynn Shelton
In the Realms of the Unreal Documentary by Jessica Yu
Mad, Hot Ballroom Documentary by Marilyn Agrelo and Amy Sewell
2005 Films - 8th
The Story of Mothers And Daughters Documentary by Gary Weimburg And Catherine Ryan
Evergreen Feature Film Directed by Enid Zentelis
Running Madness Documentary by Susan Cohn Schulz
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks Documentary by Lisagay Hamilton
Busting Out Documentary by Laurel Spellman Smith And Francine Strickwerda
Suddenly Naked Feature by Anne Wheeler
2004 Films - 7th
Bird by Bird with Annie Documentary by Freida Lee Mock
Black Soul Animation by Martine Chartrand
Chaos Drama by Coline Serrreau
Without Lying Down Documentary by Bridget Terry
Flight of the Stone (Steinflug) Animation, directed by Susanne Horizon-Fränzel
Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai Documentary, Lisa Denker and Charlotte Legarde
Family Undertaking Documentary by Elizabeth Westrate
Witness to Revolution: The Story of Anna Louise Strong Documentary by Lucy Ostrander
When the Day Breaks Animation by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis
Summertime Drama by David Lean
2003 Films - 6th
Michelle's Third Novel short comedy by Karryn de Cinque
Grit & Polish: Heroines from Hong Kong documentary by Birgit Rathsmann
Are You Popular? 1940's documentary by Coronet Films
Daddy's Girls documentary by Frances-Mary Morrison
A Hero For Daisy documentary by Mary Mazzio
Audience animation by local filmmaker Sharon Shoemaker
An American Rhapsody drama written and directed by Eva Gardos
Family Business documentary by local filmmaker Denise Ohio
Dating Do's and Don'ts 1940's documentary by Coronet Films
Catching Out documentary by local filmmaker Sarah George
2002 Films - 5th
Sweet by Elyse Couvillion
Grown Up by Joanna Priestly
Secret Society by Imogen Kimmel
My American Vacation by VV Dachin Hsu
Ladies in Waiting by Lulu Keating
A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes by Belkacem Hadjadj
Hammering It Out: Women in the Construction Zone by Vivian Price
George and Rosemary by Alison Snowden and David Fine
Bye Bye Blues by Anne Wheeler
2001 Films 4th
Bob's Birthday
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
The Double Dutch Divas!
Funny Ladies: A Portrait of Women Cartoonists
I, Doll
The Language You Cry In
Old Bag's Club
The Personals
Sour Death Ba


Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities for women and men who would like to be a part
of this event from serving on the Executive Board to setting up for the annual
Gala on the eve of the festival itself. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers.

Below are examples of areas of involvement for our totally-volunteer organization.

Film Information - Film Previews
Fund Raising
Publicity/Marketing
Printing - Brochure, Poster, Program, Tickets
Registration - ticket sales
Gala
Luncheon
Art/Design
Executive Board

Volunteer Descriptions

Film Information:

  • researches film sources

  • makes recommendations and seeks total group input

  • arranges with distributors for preview tapes

  • contracts with distributors final film choices

  • submits all invoices to treasurer

  • takes delivery of and returns films before and after film festival

Fund Raising:

  • Assist executive board position

  • seeks business community contributions

  • seeks private individuals contributions

  • coordinates with brochure/program committee for acknowledgments

Publicity:

  • arranges for news releases, interviews, and announcements

  • coordinates with art committee/poster distribution

  • coordinates members attendance at local meetings, community functions, public gatherings to announce and or distribute information

  • write film descriptions for press release and EWFF brochure

Brochure/Program of the Day/printing:

  • coordinates with artist committee

  • gets inf. from film and publicity committees

  • designs brochure, poster, fliers

  • works with art coordination committee re: graphics & poster art

  • arranges immediate time lines with printer

  • submits all invoices to treasurer

  • maintains EWFF website

Registration:

  • makes arrangements for pre-sale (P.O. Box) and brochure distribution

  • establishes database--enters all registrations

  • maintains database information for publicity purposes

  • arranges with Treasurer for deposits of registration fees

  • coordinates member assistance on days of festival

Gala:

  • seeks an underwriter

  • arranges for site and coordinates members for assistance if needed

  • arranges for catering

  • arranges for entertainment

Lunch/Action Group:

  • arranges for site

  • arranges for speaker

  • negotiate with site the food, price and seating availability

  • informs registration board member of capacity and final price suggestions

  • escorts and introduces speaker and arranges for another member to collect tickets and get accurate head count

  • arranges with treasurer for payment at site

Art:

  • advises graphic layout for posters, brochures, and products (T-shirts, cups, etc)

  • coordinates delivery of art for production of T-shirts, cups to manufacturer

Executive Board:

  • oversees the Women's Film Festival



 

 


 

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