BABES FEST 2017 LINEUP

 

/comedy

July 27 @ The North Door

Doors @ 7 PM

 

/film

July 28 @ Austin School of Film

Doors @ 7 PM

 

/music

July 29 @ Empire Control Room & Garage

Doors @ 6 PM

/art:

surprise performances, installations, weird combinations throughout. come and see.

 


~film~

July 28 @ Austin School of Film

Doors @ 7 PM, with films starting at 7 PM

presented in partnership with the Austin School of Film, featuring:

No Sleep, No Breaks  from Fum-Fum Ko

Fum Fum Ko is the photographer and director of Art is Cool; she is also the director of Nneka the Uber Driver.

Fum Fum Ko is the photographer and director of Art is Cool; she is also the director of Nneka the Uber Driver.

O, My Aching Heart from Illyana Bocanegra

Illyana Bocanegra is a filmmaker and graphic designer living in Texas with her two cats Cowboy and Disco.

Illyana Bocanegra is a filmmaker and graphic designer living in Texas with her two cats Cowboy and Disco.

Austin While Black is a webseries sharing the stories of Black Austinites. These are the stories that often get left out of discussions about Austin’s past, present, and future. There have always been Black people doing amazing things in Austin, and there always will be. Created by two UT Austin journalism grads, Evelyn and Doyin., Austin While Black's just reminding people that we outchea.

Austin While Black is a webseries sharing the stories of Black Austinites. These are the stories that often get left out of discussions about Austin’s past, present, and future. There have always been Black people doing amazing things in Austin, and there always will be. Created by two UT Austin journalism grads, Evelyn and Doyin., Austin While Black's just reminding people that we outchea.

Leather Daddy  for Sailor Poon by Allie Lane

"Leather Daddy" is an official music video for Sailor Poon directed by Allie Lane. Allie Lane is an intersectional feminist and voyeur, interpreting her political views into art to disseminate into the creative community through various formats: short films, music videos, dance performance and installation art. Additionally, she runs an art gallery collective in Austin, TX called MILK + cereal, where she has independently designed and directed various activist installations and performances.

"Leather Daddy" is an official music video for Sailor Poon directed by Allie Lane. Allie Lane is an intersectional feminist and voyeur, interpreting her political views into art to disseminate into the creative community through various formats: short films, music videos, dance performance and installation art. Additionally, she runs an art gallery collective in Austin, TX called MILK + cereal, where she has independently designed and directed various activist installations and performances.

Huerta de San Vicente
 
by Patricia Vonne

Directed by Patricia Vonne, Huerta de San Vicente is a homage to Federico Garcia Lorca. Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright and theatre director who, in a career that spanned just 19 years before his untimely death, resurrected and revitalized the most basic strains of Spanish poetry and theatre.

Directed by Patricia Vonne, Huerta de San Vicente is a homage to Federico Garcia Lorca. Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright and theatre director who, in a career that spanned just 19 years before his untimely death, resurrected and revitalized the most basic strains of Spanish poetry and theatre.

Blue Flower and Slumberland  by Terry Winchell

Terry Winchell is a singer songwriter who grew up on the East End of Long Island, NY, surrounded by farmland and the ocean. From the beginning, her love of nature , activism and her experience as a traveling balladeer have infused her music, as well as her On the heels of finishing her 2016 album release, “Blue Flower,” Terry moved to the Southwest and makes her home in Austin, Texas.

Terry Winchell is a singer songwriter who grew up on the East End of Long Island, NY, surrounded by farmland and the ocean. From the beginning, her love of nature , activism and her experience as a traveling balladeer have infused her music, as well as her On the heels of finishing her 2016 album release, “Blue Flower,” Terry moved to the Southwest and makes her home in Austin, Texas.

Bubblegum  for Capyac from Helmut Studio

Urzulka is a photographer and art director based out of Austin. She is a visual designer with Helmut Studio. 

Urzulka is a photographer and art director based out of Austin. She is a visual designer with Helmut Studio. 

Beta and Move directed by B. B. Araya

B. B. Araya is a filmmaker based in Austin, TX. Born and raised in Dallas, TX to Eritrean & Ethiopian parents, she started catching the feels from movies at an early age. Her film Beta premiered in Issa Rae's YouTube series #ShortFilmSundays in March 2017. She is currently working on a film series titled We Are that will premiere on a computer screen near you in Fall 2017. 

B. B. Araya is a filmmaker based in Austin, TX. Born and raised in Dallas, TX to Eritrean & Ethiopian parents, she started catching the feels from movies at an early age. Her film Beta premiered in Issa Rae's YouTube series #ShortFilmSundays in March 2017. She is currently working on a film series titled We Are that will premiere on a computer screen near you in Fall 2017. 

Petals and Stems  preview by Alison Week

As a freelance field producer and production manager based in Austin, TX, Alison Week recently started Third Voice Productions to support under represented voices in both narrative and documentary films. PETALS AND STEMS is a short film inspired by real life experiences having grown up in a flower shop in Hawaii. Alison previously wrote and directed the narrative short film PUSHING OUT DAISY which premiered at the Alaska International Film Festival 2015. 

As a freelance field producer and production manager based in Austin, TX, Alison Week recently started Third Voice Productions to support under represented voices in both narrative and documentary films. PETALS AND STEMS is a short film inspired by real life experiences having grown up in a flower shop in Hawaii. Alison previously wrote and directed the narrative short film PUSHING OUT DAISY which premiered at the Alaska International Film Festival 2015. 

Project: Girl Episodes I & II by Kate Tolo and Connie Saltzman

Project: Girl is a new film series about girlhood and identity, a movement for female empowerment and self-expression and the perfect place to overshare. Project: Girl was started by a group of women who found that sharing their most personal stories led to their deepest connections. We want to tell these stories to create community, dispel shame, and deepen the conversation around what it means to be a girl.

Project: Girl is a new film series about girlhood and identity, a movement for female empowerment and self-expression and the perfect place to overshare. Project: Girl was started by a group of women who found that sharing their most personal stories led to their deepest connections. We want to tell these stories to create community, dispel shame, and deepen the conversation around what it means to be a girl.

Doctor Foster,
Nevermore (Toad's Home)
and Oracle of Ambrosia
by Jeanne Stern

Jeanne Stern creates bizarre cinematic worlds using a hybrid of animation and puppetry. Her work has screened internationally at venues including the Smithsonian, Heather Henson's "Handmade Puppet Dreams," South by Southwest, PBS, Berlin’s Werk-Raum Gallery, the Toronto Film Festival, Savannah College of Art and Design, Athens Video Art Festival, Moving Things Festival in Capetown South Africa, and UMIMA World Puppet Day in New Delhi India. She animated Ruth Fertig’s documentary “Yizkor,” which won the Student Academy Award Gold Prize for Documentary, and the CINE Gold Eagle Prize in 2010.

Jeanne Stern creates bizarre cinematic worlds using a hybrid of animation and puppetry. Her work has screened internationally at venues including the Smithsonian, Heather Henson's "Handmade Puppet Dreams," South by Southwest, PBS, Berlin’s Werk-Raum Gallery, the Toronto Film Festival, Savannah College of Art and Design, Athens Video Art Festival, Moving Things Festival in Capetown South Africa, and UMIMA World Puppet Day in New Delhi India. She animated Ruth Fertig’s documentary “Yizkor,” which won the Student Academy Award Gold Prize for Documentary, and the CINE Gold Eagle Prize in 2010.

Naive for Monte co-directed by Jinni J

"Naive" is the official music video for Monte co-directed by Jinni J and Garson Ormiston. Jinni J is a contemporary filmmaker, photographer and art director based in Austin, Texas.

"Naive" is the official music video for Monte co-directed by Jinni J and Garson Ormiston. Jinni J is a contemporary filmmaker, photographer and art director based in Austin, Texas.

The Boy  from Mireydi Nunez

Mireydi is an Austinite filmmaker. She's a Writer/Director who is dedicated in spotlighting POC stories that are often ignored. Mireydi is currently working on "The Way It Goes" web series and her next short film. This web series depicts Queer-Latinx Austinite's who are attempting to navigate their professional and personal lives in a very different city than the one they grew up in.

Mireydi is an Austinite filmmaker. She's a Writer/Director who is dedicated in spotlighting POC stories that are often ignored. Mireydi is currently working on "The Way It Goes" web series and her next short film. This web series depicts Queer-Latinx Austinite's who are attempting to navigate their professional and personal lives in a very different city than the one they grew up in.

Plans  directed by Lauren Bruno from Shape Agency

Shape Agency is an advocate, a resource, and a support system. Their mission is to nurture the creative spirit of our clients, and provide a pathway to shape and reveal visionary success. They offer management, consulting, and photo/video production.

Shape Agency is an advocate, a resource, and a support system. Their mission is to nurture the creative spirit of our clients, and provide a pathway to shape and reveal visionary success. They offer management, consulting, and photo/video production.

Maisie Crow's Jackson

Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America. 

Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America. 

Beach Dance by Brittany Reeber

Brittany Reeber is a filmmaker who uses a variety of different visual approaches including music video, installation, narrative film and documentary. Her most recent project, You Are When You Sleep, is a 4 piece video art installation examining identity crisis and the divided, gendered self. It just completed its exhibition with Co-Lab projects in Austin, Texas. Her short narrative films, Psycho Billy (2013) and The Rapture and Gammy Gwen (2014), have been honored at the university level and screened around the U.S. She also works as a production manager, line producer and coordinator for feature films, music videos and commercials. She produced visual artist Mark Flood’s double-feature film project, Art Fair Fever, that has played in galleries worldwide including San Francisco, Berlin and London.

Brittany Reeber is a filmmaker who uses a variety of different visual approaches including music video, installation, narrative film and documentary. Her most recent project, You Are When You Sleep, is a 4 piece video art installation examining identity crisis and the divided, gendered self. It just completed its exhibition with Co-Lab projects in Austin, Texas. Her short narrative films, Psycho Billy (2013) and The Rapture and Gammy Gwen (2014), have been honored at the university level and screened around the U.S. She also works as a production manager, line producer and coordinator for feature films, music videos and commercials. She produced visual artist Mark Flood’s double-feature film project, Art Fair Fever, that has played in galleries worldwide including San Francisco, Berlin and London.

Without and Untitled by Faiza Krachen

Faiza Kracheni (Education & Programming Director at Austin School of Film) is a born and raised Texan who currently serves as Austin School of Film's Education & Programming Director. In October 2015, Faiza founded two new programs for the Central Texas community including a sister-program to premiere under the Motion Media Arts Center umbrella, Austin Cinemaker Space in 2016. Austin Cinemaker Space will merge media arts education and community, demand fluency with ever evolving technologies, create and foster a more active learning process and directly serve as a reflection of the changing norms in educational and creative environments in digital media and film for the Austin Community. In addition to her involvement with MMAC, she is an active artist and musician within the Austin community.

Faiza Kracheni (Education & Programming Director at Austin School of Film) is a born and raised Texan who currently serves as Austin School of Film's Education & Programming Director. In October 2015, Faiza founded two new programs for the Central Texas community including a sister-program to premiere under the Motion Media Arts Center umbrella, Austin Cinemaker Space in 2016. Austin Cinemaker Space will merge media arts education and community, demand fluency with ever evolving technologies, create and foster a more active learning process and directly serve as a reflection of the changing norms in educational and creative environments in digital media and film for the Austin Community. In addition to her involvement with MMAC, she is an active artist and musician within the Austin community.

Keep the Fire Lit Trailer produced by Fox Redsky

A Independent documentary that promises to expose the cultural history of Texas’ indigenous people that has secretly survived the brutal occupation of Spaniards. A window into the hearts and minds of Indigenous people of Texas. Though many tribes have been annihilated due to the historic colonization, many still practice their spiritual ceremonies. Passing on traditions through oral stories; educating the younger generations about their family’s rich history.  Keep the Fire Lit will dive deep into this fascinating society with interviews from the people of these descendants. Connecting the dots of the social, political, and environmental implication of a lost identity re-emerging. First-time filmmaker, Texas veteran, and full-time mom. Fox RedSky is a member of the Austin Film School and the Austin Film Society. Inspired by her involvement with Native American church and her own Texas indigenous heritage; she found the courage to come forward with her idea for this film.

A Independent documentary that promises to expose the cultural history of Texas’ indigenous people that has secretly survived the brutal occupation of Spaniards. A window into the hearts and minds of Indigenous people of Texas. Though many tribes have been annihilated due to the historic colonization, many still practice their spiritual ceremonies. Passing on traditions through oral stories; educating the younger generations about their family’s rich history.  Keep the Fire Lit will dive deep into this fascinating society with interviews from the people of these descendants. Connecting the dots of the social, political, and environmental implication of a lost identity re-emerging. First-time filmmaker, Texas veteran, and full-time mom. Fox RedSky is a member of the Austin Film School and the Austin Film Society. Inspired by her involvement with Native American church and her own Texas indigenous heritage; she found the courage to come forward with her idea for this film.

Santa MadresSálvanos  by Andrea Zarate

Andrea Zarate is a Latina director and cinematographer whose work examines the hardships in women’s lives. In creating her films, she gravitates towards abstract imagery, archives, and cinéma vérité to uniquely tell her stories. Her most notable projects include the short documentary, Susana Almanza: The Life of an Activist and short experimental film, Santa Madre Sálvanos. She is currently filming an experimental documentary following three Tejana artists.

Andrea Zarate is a Latina director and cinematographer whose work examines the hardships in women’s lives. In creating her films, she gravitates towards abstract imagery, archives, and cinéma vérité to uniquely tell her stories. Her most notable projects include the short documentary, Susana Almanza: The Life of an Activist and short experimental film, Santa Madre Sálvanos. She is currently filming an experimental documentary following three Tejana artists.

Fembeat Episode 4 : Counter Balance Premiere

Based in Austin, Texas, FemBeat is a documentary series that amplfies the stories, perspectives, and work of feminists and self-identifying women. From musicians and magazine editors, to fashion designers and grassroots organizers, the feminists we follow are out to dismantle the everyday discrimination and marginalization faced by women with their tact and craft.

Based in Austin, Texas, FemBeat is a documentary series that amplfies the stories, perspectives, and work of feminists and self-identifying women. From musicians and magazine editors, to fashion designers and grassroots organizers, the feminists we follow are out to dismantle the everyday discrimination and marginalization faced by women with their tact and craft.

Token Support Group by Alexandra Thomas

Alex Thomas is a writer, director, film teacher, and executive director of the Austin Youth Film Festival here in ATX. 

Alex Thomas is a writer, director, film teacher, and executive director of the Austin Youth Film Festival here in ATX. 

 

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