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!
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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 theDocumentary 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.
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! 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
We had an incredible time in Seattle! Thank you everyone who came out to our screenings, panel and Superheroine Happy Hour. The energy was absolutely amazing. WONDER WOMEN! also received some more great press.
Here are pics from our SIFF adventures. Enjoy!
Welcome to the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)
WONDER WOMEN! Producer Kelcey Edwards and Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan with SIFFtv’s Megan Griffiths
Film character, Wonder Woman collector, scholar, activist and enthusiast, Andy Mangels with Kristy
WONDER WOMEN! Q&A at Everett Performing Arts Center
Executive Producer Erin Prather Stafford, Andy, Kristy and Kelcey at Everett screening
Kristy, Kelcey, Beth Barrett, Director of Programming for SIFF and Andy at Everett screening
Kelcey improvises to hang up a WONDER WOMEN! poster at Seattle’s Pike Place Market
“Sheroes in Media: Women and Girls Changing the Game” Panel: Megan Gaiser, Maile Martinez, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Jennifer K. Stuller, Daniel Tayara and Marta Smith
Jennifer Stuller’s awesome Wonder Woman shoes
Kelcey with Director Kirby Dick. His documentary “The Invisible War” also screened at SIFF
Line outside the Egyptian Theatre for the second screening of WONDER WOMEN!
Inside the Egyptian Theatre for WONDER WOMEN!’s second screening
WONDER WOMEN! team on stage for Q&A after Egyptian Theatre screening
Kelcey, Kristy and Erin at Superheroine Happy Hour following Egyptian Theatre screening
The WONDER WOMEN! of Superheroine Happy Hour!
Erin meets Wonder Woman fan Erin at Superheroine Happy Hour
Andy shows off his love for the Wonder Woman character
On the streets of Seattle, our new favorite pizza advertisement
Kristy and Jenn before taping interview with Q13 FOX Seattle
Inside the Q13 FOX Seattle television studio
WONDER WOMEN! segment for Q13 FOX Seattle
SIFF sign for Harvard Exit theatre
Line for WONDER WOMEN! at Harvard Exit theatre
Dustin Kaspar, Film Programmer/Educations Program Manager for SIFF, Kristy and Kelcey at Harvard Exit screening
WONDER WOMEN! Q&A following Harvard Exit screening
On top of the Space Needle. Thank you SIFF and Seattle!