Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Screening of Never Odd or Even and free tickets to the opening night party of the NY Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Hey Broads,

Remember Julia Camara’s invitational short film Never Odd or Even at the 2009 Broad Humor Film Festival?

The free invitationals are a way to encourage the Broads to keep producing new work and develop their craft with a guarantee that the finished film would get at least one festival screening. That many of the films have gone on to have a life after Broad Humor is now a proven testament. Julia Camara’s Never Odd or Even can count as one. To quote Julia: “I´m very excited to see the film has gone to more festivals than Broad Humor and I´m still very thankful I got off my butt and made this little film.”

Her film will have its third festival screening this coming Saturday at the NY International Film Festival in Culver City!

And in April the film is also going to be screening at the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival.

Julia still has some complimentary tickets to the NYIFF opening night networking party this Thursday. If interested, email her directly at juliamcamara at yahoo dot com.

For more information on the screening and the party, read further.

Never Odd or Even Screening:

Saturday, February 27th at 2PM

Culver Plaza Theater

9919 Washington Blvd

Culver City, CA 90232

Phone: (310) 836-5511

You can buy tickets here:

OPENING NIGHT: NYIFF kicks off with a film market and networking party

Thursday, February 25th from 6pm-10pm.

Cabana Club

1429 Ivar Ave Hollywood, CA 90028

21 and over only. Dress Code: Nightlife attire or business casual. NO T-SHIRTS, SNEAKERS, JERSEYS, BASEBALL HATS, BAGGY JEANS, SWEATS, etc

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Broad Humor Film Festival in Wikipedia

We are now officially listed in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Very exciting! Another positive sign that the Festival is widely recognized.

Check out the Broad Humor Film Festival Wikipedia entry. Forward to other filmmakers and writers. Edit and add links as appropriate to Wiki rules and NPOV (neutral point of view) standards.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Workshop on Self-Distribution (and more)

Tamar Halpern, (BH '07, '08, '09) is an alumna of Hedgebrook, a women's writers' retreat in Washington State.  She's helping organize a fundraiser for the beloved place at St. Mary's College in Brentwood with workshops on 2 Saturdays -  March 6 and March 13.  The workshops are $40 each and will support Hedgebrook.

For example, Judith Dancoff, who had great success with self-distribution of her documentary, will pass on an easy, how-to-self-distribute method to filmmakers on March 13.   More info and sign-up here.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Web Series Anyone?

Here's an article from Patrick Bardwell of Slebisodes offering some web series guidelines. I talked with Patrick today, and he's taking an idea - a sort of TV Guide for web series - and making it happen for himself.  Kinda like we do. So read his article, and if you have web content, go to his website,, and click through to submit to him to be included. 

I know, I know you want somebody else to give you the green light.  But in the meantime, why not green light yourself on the web?  Yes, it will be a lot of work and who knows if anyone will watch.   Yet you may find if you keep at it that you connect with your core audience, and that is bankable.   Meanwhile, you get lots and lots of practice, which will make your work better, guaranteed.  

I'm going to be saying a lot more here about women using the web to produce their work instead of sitting and waiting for Prince Charming a green light. For now, check out 

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow becomes Award-season frontrunner

Kudos to Kathryn Bigelow for winning the top prize from the Directors Guild of America last Saturday! Even more, she is the FIRST woman to win the guild’s top honor!

And there is a change she might even take home an Academy Award for Best Director for The Hurt Locker.

Not that the Academy tends to generously honor women in top categories…

Kathryn Bigelow is only the 4th female director to be nominated in the directorial category. Six years ago it was Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation. No woman has ever won a Best Director Oscar.

More over, Bigelow’s under-the-radar, very manly, war thriller The Hurt Locker is competing with James Cameron’s 3D blockbuster Avatar for Best Picture. And Cameron is none other than her ex-husband. Both are also running for Best Director.

Get ready for the battle of the exes!

Read more in these articles.

Monday, February 01, 2010

The Los Angeles Comedy Festival, another festival for funny people!

A reminder that submissions are now officially open for the 5th Broad Humor Film Festival taking place June 11-13, 2010.

We are looking for humor created for the screen generated by women. Women writers. Women directors. It is our goal to showcase the female comic vision. Save money by submitting your work before the early deadline, March 14, 2010.

We also invite you to check out another festival in town that embraces humor and comedy: The Los Angeles Comedy Festival. It is open for creations by both women and men!

The LA Comedy Festival is the place for all things funny! Bringing you the best sketch, improv, standup and film from LA, nationally and around the globe. You’re in for great comedy every night! The Festival will be held from May 6-23 at the beautiful ACME Comedy Theatre. Final deadline to apply is March 5, 2010.