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Still from Signe Baumane's Rocks in My Pockets
Still from Signe Baumane's Rocks in My Pockets

Philadelphia, PA – Moore College of Art & Design is accepting submissions of animated short films for its 2017 “MooreWomenArtists Film Festival: Women in Animation,” scheduled during Women’s History Month, March 23 – 26 at the College, 20th Street and The Parkway. The deadline for submitting films is December 31, 2016. For information and to submit films: http://moore.edu/2017FestSubmit

Moore continues to honor its legacy as the first and only all women’s visual arts college in the U.S. with its second MooreWomenArtists Film Festival, this year showcasing women working in the ever-growing animation industry. The theme aligns with the first graduating class of its Animation & Game Arts program, which was created to prepare students for careers in an industry where women are often overlooked.

The festival will include feature and short films ranging from early animation to work created for current video games and interactive projects, as well as lectures and panel discussions. Programming announced to date includes: Emily Hubley, presenting the work of her mother, the late Faith Hubley, an animator who received honors from the Cannes, Venice, London and San Francisco film festivals as well as fourteen CINE Golden Eagle awards; Latvian filmmaker Signe Baumane’s Rocks in My Pockets, which raises questions of how family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one's own DNA; Paper Red founding member Jessica Ciocci’s Animation Mix Tape, a fully integrated video collage of work by women animators who she admires; independent Asian-Canadian filmmaker, writer and visual artist Ann Marie Fleming’s Window Horses, featuring the voice of Sandra Oh; and the Game Changers: Women Making Games panel with Kat Webster (Bioware) and Lauren Brown (EA games). The festival will be fully announced in January.

Published on November 14th, 2016