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Winner Best U.S. Latino Film Award

The 4th Annual Cinema Tropical AWARDS  has honored WONDER WOMEN with the Best U.S. Latino Film award. We are proud to share the prize with  MOSQUITA Y MARI by Aurora Guerrero. Congratulations to all of the winners.

         

         

 

Best Feature Film: VIOLA (Matías Piñeiro, Argentina)

Best Documentary Film: EL ALCALDE / THE MAYOR (Emiliano Altuna, Carlos F. Rossini, Diego Osorno, Mexico)

Best Director, Feature Film: Carlos Reygadas, POST TENEBRAS LUX (Mexico)

Best Director, Documentary Film: Jose Luis García, LA CHICA DEL SUR / THE GIRL FROM THE SOUTH (Argentina)

Special Jury Mention: Ignacio Agüero, EL OTRO DÍA / THE OTHER DAY (Chile)

Best First Film: TANTA AGUA
 (Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, Uruguay)

Best U.S. Latino Film: MOSQUITA Y MARI (Aurora Guerrero) & WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES (Kristy Guevara Flanagan)

WONDER WOMEN! Takes Home Audience Award for Best Doc at SpIFF

We’re ecstatic to announce WONDER WOMEN! took home the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Spokane International Film Festival! Kristy also won the Most Promising Filmmaker award. Thank you SpIFF and everyone who came out to see the film!

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WONDER WOMEN! also screened at the Victoria Film Festival. Film character Trina Robbins traveled to British Columbia to be part of a screening’s Q&A. She also participated in a book signing/meet-and-greet with fans and a did recorded interview with CFUV, 101.9 FM.

Here’s a fabulous picture of Trina and some fans at the WONDER WOMEN! screening. trinavicfilmfest

 

DOC NYC Q&A, International Screenings And One Powerful PSA

As we approach Thanksgiving, the WONDER WOMEN! team would like to extend its gratitude to everyone who made this project possible. You truly helped us get this far.

Recently we’ve had a lot of exciting events, including international screenings in Canada, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Taiwan and Poland. Also, the folks at DOC NYC were gracious enough to tape the Q&A after our Nov. 11 screening in New York City. Producer Kelcey Edwards, film character Katie Pineda, editor Melanie Levy, and editor Carla Guttierez answered questions from both a moderator and the audience.

Additionally, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media launched a new PSA in support of its See Jane campaign. We applaud their work and wanted to share this powerful video with you. You can also read their latest research on the topic.

Last week Davis did a great Q&A with Ms. Blog. We’ll leave you with this quote,

“Feminism simply means equal social and political status for men and women. There’s nothing radical about it or about using that word or having that as a goal. We’re simply trying to elevate the status of the female characters to equal. We take up half the space in the world so it would be great to see roughly half of characters be female.”

Kristy Awarded Best Directing at BendFilm Festival, Film Also Wins Best Documentary

There was quite a bit of jumping up and down by the WONDER WOMEN! team this weekend.

The BendFilm festival announced its winners in 12 categories Saturday evening at an awards gala in downtown Bend. Film Director Kristy Geuvara-Flanagan won Best Directing and WONDER WOMEN! also was awarded Best Documentary.

WONDER WOMEN! in NYC

We’re thrilled to announce our first New York City screening! WONDER WOMEN! will be playing at the DOC NYC film festival, at the IFC Center in Manhattan, Nov. 8-15.

DOC NYC, now in its third year, has quickly become one of the premiere documentary festivals in the United States. Screening times are Sunday, Nov. 11, at 12 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:15 p.m.

This will be a home-town screening for Producer Kelcey Edwards — so please come out to show your support for Kelcey and for the project, and get a chance to see the movie on the big screen!

Documentary Feature Award, Upcoming Screenings

Things continue to be at full speed for WONDER WOMEN! Next weekend the film will be screening at both the Mill Valley Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival. We’re also a few days out from announcing a future November screening in New York City.

Additionally jurors at the Dallas Videofest honored WONDER WOMEN! on Sept. 30 with the Documentary Feature award. The festival celebrated its 25th anniversary, below is its fantastic opening credits:

 

 

WONDER WOMEN! also continues to receive great attention from the press. In August Sadie Magazine did a Q&A feature with Kristy about the film. San Francisco Magazine named it one of the best five documentaries at Mill Valley.

Dallas Morning News blogger Jaron Hataway said, “My hopes, and I’m sure the creators of this documentary feel a like sentiment, is that this film and others like it can put a more female empowering message out into the culture.”

The team is also preparing for the Producers Institute for New Media Technologies at the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) in San Francisco. We’re ecstatic to be moving forward with a gaming component to complement the film and will have a lot more to report after October.

Bay Area Screenings, VideoFest Roundtable and WW Cover

WONDER WOMEN! will have its first San Francisco Bay area, home-town screening at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, California. Screening dates are Saturday, October 13 (at 9:15 pm) and Sunday, October 14 (at 3:00 pm).

Since Kristy and most of our production team are based in the San Francisco Bay area, we’re hoping to see a lot of our friends, family members and colleagues at these shows. We’d love to share the film with you, get your feedback, and take the opportunity to thank you in person for all your support.

Soon we’ll also be able to announce another home-town screening in New York City (where Kelcey lives). And we’re excited about our screening this weekend at the Dallas VideoFest, in Dallas, Texas, home of Executive Producer Erin Prather Stafford. Erin talked about the film at the Dallas VideoFest roundtable.

Of course we also have to mention the anniversary cover of Ms. Magazine. With Wonder Woman at the helm, the issue celebrates 40 years of fearless reporting with 40 Ms. and key feminist moments that shaped the publication’s history; birthday letters from dozens of life-long readers; and essays from founding editors Gloria Steinem and Letty Pogrebin, and current Executive Editor Kathy Spillar. Congratulations Ms. Magazine!

 

WONDER WOMEN! Wins Audience Award – Feature Film! at Indy Film Fest!

The 2012 Indianapolis International Film Festival Award winners were announced tonight at the festival’s closing event. We are ecstatic to post that WONDER WOMEN! received the Audience Award for Feature Film.

The Indy Film Fest has quickly grown into one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing and most-watched film festivals — and one of the most valued annual cultural events in Indianapolis.

Check out the amazing promo video the festival created to capture its 2012 films:

Hello Australia and Revelation Perth International Film Fest


WONDER WOMEN! made its Australian debut at the 15th annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival. The fest runs every July in Western Australia and specializes in both independent and documentary film.

Photo by Anthony Tran

Producer Kelcey Edwards flew out to Perth and took part in a Q&A with Australian comedian Judith Lucy after WONDER WOMEN’s first screening.

The film also received some great press:

RTRFM Radio, July 12, 2012, “The Wonder of Women

artsHub, July 11, 2012, “Review Wonder Women!

The Thousands City Guides, July 3, 2012, “Revelation Film Fest 2012: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

SCREEN-SPACE, July 2, 2012, “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Two Shores and Overseas

WONDER WOMEN! followed its time in Seattle with screenings in Philadelphia and Mendocino. The Philadelphia screening was at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art and part of a Comic Con Philadelphia after party.

In California WONDER WOMEN! was an official selection of the Mendocino Film Festival. The film had a festival screening at Crown Hall and Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan also showed it to students at the local high school.

Photo courtesy of Mendocino Film Festival

Afterwards, many came up to speak with her and shared their interests in Women’s rights and making documentaries.

WONDER WOMEN! then traveled overseas for its first internationl screening at the Belfast Film Festival in Northern Ireland. Immediately following the show viewers shared the following Tweets:

“Just came back from seeing this at #BFF and I absolutely adored it.” ~Emy

“@WonderWomanDoc is a brilliant film that should be on everyone’s watch list. It was informative, uplifting, funny and had true heart.” ~Lynne

Our next stop is the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in Australia. WONDER WOMEN! will screen Thursday, July 12, at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the festival’s main site.

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