Thursday, February 28, 2013

2013 Women In Cinema SXSW Panel

With SXSW less than two weeks away, we know you're in a frenzy planning your schedule....and we're here to add another must-see event!  We had such a stellar time last year at our SX panel, we couldn't resist doing another one this year.  This year's SXSW Panel features five ladies who are kicking ass and taking names at film festivals this year and we can't wait to here them talk!


Lola Bessis, Director/Screenwriter
Swim Little Fish Swim, Narrative Feature
SXSW Screening Times: March 11 @ 11:00am, March 12 @ 1:45pm, March 13 @ 9:00pm
Lola Bessis, 23, is a French screenwriter, director, producer and actress. After attending some of the most prestigious film schools – UCL (London), The New School and NYU (New York) – and working on several documentaries and TV shows, Lola co-wrote a multi-awarded short film, "Checkpoint", which was selected at more than 100 renowned festivals around the world. She has also directed several fiction and experimental short films. At only 21, Lola co-directed, produced, wrote and starred in her first feature film, "Swim Little Fish Swim", which will premiere at SXSW ‘13. In 2012, along with Ruben Amar, she founded her production company, Les Films de la Fusée. She’s currently developing two new feature scripts and a TV series. She lives between Paris and New York. 

Frances Bodomo, Director/Screenwriter
Boneshaker, Narrative Short
SXSW Screening Times: March 9 @ 11:15am, March 11 @ 2pm, March 13 @ 4:30pm
Frances Bodomo is a Ghanaian filmmaker based in New York City. She grew up in Ghana, Norway, California, and Hong Kong before moving to New York to study filmmaking. "Boneshaker" is her first film.

Lauren Wolkstein, Director/Screenwriter
Social Butterfly, Narrative Short
SXSW Screening Times: March 9 @ 1:45pm, March 11 @ 4:30pm, March 13 @ 1:45pm
Lauren Wolkstein received her MFA in directing from Columbia University. She was named one of the top emerging filmmakers by The Film Society of Lincoln Center. Her film, "Cigarette Candy", won Best Narrative Short at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. Her last short film, "The Strange Ones", co-directed with Chris Radcliff, screened at SXSW in 2011.

Celia Rowlson-Hall, Director/Screenwriter
The Audition, Narrative Short
SXSW Screening Times: March 9 @ 11:15am, March 11 @ 2pm, March 13 @ 4:30pm
Si Nos Dejan, Narrative Short
SXSW Screening Times: March 9 @ 1:45pm, March 11 @ 4:30pm, March 13 @ 1:45pm
Celia Rowlson-Hall is a filmmaker, choreographer and Bessie Award winning performer.

Jillian Schlesinger, Director
Maidentrip, Documentary Feature
SXSW Screening Times: March 10 @ 1:45pm, March 12 @ 11:00am, March 13 @ 2:00pm, March 14 @ 1:30pm
Jillian Schlesinger is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker making her directorial debut with "Maidentrip" (World Premiere SXSW 2013). She has worked in various capacities on documentaries, including writing, story development, and archival research. She has also written, directed, and edited numerous on-air promotions for television networks, including AMC, Sundance Channel, and BBC America. Her work on Sundance Channel's Dysfunctional Family Thanksgiving earned a 2010 Promax BDA Award in the "Something for Nothing" category. Jillian grew up in Santa Cruz, CA and graduated from Brown University, where she studied dramatic writing and linguistic anthropology.

Julia Pott, Director, Animator
The Event, Animated Short
SXSW Screening Times: March 9 @ 11:00am, March 12 @ 4:15pm, March 13 @ 9:30pm
Julia Pott is a British animator and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. Following a BA in Animation and Illustration at Kingston University in 2007, Julia completed an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art in 2011, where she completed ‘Howard’ and her award winning film ‘Belly’ which was officially selected for the Sundance Film Festival 2012 and over 60 other festivals worldwide. She has been named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine, one of the Indie Film Breakouts of 2012 by Indiewire and is an an ADC Young Gun. Her clients include Bat for Lashes, Channel Four, Etsy, Hermes, J.Crew, MTV, and Toyota. She is represented globally by Hornet Inc.

Panel Moderator:
Kat Candler, Director/Screenwriter
Black Metal, Narrative Short
SXSW Screening Times: March 9 @ 11:15am, March 11 @ 2pm, March 13 @ 4:30pm
Kat Candler's award winning films have screened at Sundance, SXSW, Slamdance, San Francisco International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and on PBS. She’s in development on two features, "Nikki is a Punk Rocker" and "Hellion". Candler is a film Lecturer at the University of Texas.

Wednesday, March 13
7:30 - 9:30 pm
CMB Studio 4D, UT Campus (Corner of Dean Keaton & Guadalupe)
Free admission and open to the public
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