The Citizen Jane Film Festival returns to downtown Columbia for its seventh year.
One of the only film festivals in the nation that headlines the work of women filmmakers, CJFF partners with Stephens, the second-oldest women’s college in the country. Festival passes and individual tickets are on sale for the Nov. 7-9 film festival at citizenjanefilm.org.
The festival kicks off on Nov. 6 with the second annual CJ Summit.The summit brings together national thought leaders from the film industry for presentations and a panel discussions followed by a collaboration workshop led by “Tiny Circus,” an artist collective that travels the country teaching the tools of collaboration. The summit is free and open to the public. CJ Summit guests this year include Seed&Spark CEO and founder, Emily Best; filmmaker and “Film Fatales” founder Leah Meyerhoff, who will also be screening her new film I Believe in Unicorns at the festival; writer and former communications director of the “Representation Project,” Imran Siddequee; and director and producer of LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 Julianna Brannum, whose film will also be showing at the festival.
The Opening Night film will be Hellion by CJFF 2013 filmmaker Kat Candler. Hellion will play at the Missouri Theatre and stars Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad and Juliette Lewis.
Closing Night will be held at The Blue Note and will be Meet the Patels, the laugh-out-loud documentary that has won audience awards around the country.
See a full line-up of the films of the festivals and festival events at citizenjanefilm.org.
Both “Insane Jane” and “Plain Jane” passes are now available. An Insane Jane Pass entitles the pass holder to reserve one ticket to all films, parties and special events within the festival, including the private filmmaker brunch at Historic Senior Hall on the Stephens campus. Pass cost: $100. A Plain Jane Pass entitles the pass holder to reserve one ticket to all films pending availability. Pass cost: $60.
“We fly filmmakers from around the world into Columbia for the weekend, and festival goers get the chance to connect with the filmmakers and with each other in a really intimate environment,” said Paula Elias, festival director. “We have grown by about 50 percent every year but are committed to holding on to the intimate feeling of Citizen Jane.”
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