Citizen Jane Film Festival returns to Columbia

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago November 07, 2014 Nov 7, 2014 Friday, November 07 2014 Friday, November 07, 2014 1:50:00 PM CST in News
By: Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Hundreds of people filed in and out of Stephens College Thursday to prepare for the big weekend ahead. This weekend, Nov. 7-9,  marks the seventh annual Citizen Jane Film Festival. The festival highlights women filmmakers and will feature 25 films or shorts over the weekend. There will also be workshops, dance performances, panels and dance parties. 

Executive director of Citizen Jane Film Institute Paula Elias said the festival is important for women filmmakers and for others to be exposed to their work.

"The reason it's a women's film festival is because we show films made by women," Elias said. The problem is last year only 6% of the top 250 grossing films were made by women so that means 90% of what we see in a multiplex is made by a man." Elias said that doesn't mean only women can attend this weekend, though. "We want everyone to see the films," Elias said.

Elias said every year is different at the festival. There are always different films and a new theme. "Our theme this year is 'dream' so all of our art reflects that and it's our inspiration for doing the festival," Elias said.

This time of year is the end of the film festival season, so Citizen Jane offers something different for filmmakers as well.

"We consider it to be a retreat for filmmakers," Elias said. "We don't have awards, we don't have any competition. We really just bring filmmakers in from all over the world to hang out with film lovers and our volunteers."

Documentary Crew Leader and Media Director for Citizen Jane Meredith Jacob said she enjoys the film festival because it serves as an outlet for women filmmakers to really shine.

"This festival is geared toward helping women have a voice and, as an aspiring filmmaker myself, it's great," Jacob said.

Jacob said she feels like people leave the festival every year changed by what they see.

"I feel like everyone comes out of these films with just a different outlook on their day," Jacob said.

In addition to attending Stephens College, Jacob, 21, has been working on a special documentary film with another filmmaker. The pair traveled across the United States for the story. They went to 50 states in 50 days and interviewed everyday Americans.

She said she learned a lot about the people in our country.

"It's amazing that wherever you go in the U.S., people are always going to be friendly," Jacob said. "It's amazing the inspirational stories that every individual has."

Tickets can be purchased at the box office at Stephens College or on their website, Citizen Jane Film Institute. Tickets are required for all events throughout the weekend, and there are different tickets depending on what a person wishes to attend, however, there are a few free events.

For opening night at Missouri Theater, tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and seniors. All other films are $8 for the general public and $6 for students and seniors.

More News

Grid
List
TROY, Mo. (AP) — A trial is set to get underway near St. Louis over allegations by a young woman... More >>
21 minutes ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 9:09:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As Kansas City deals with gray areas in herbal supplements and regulated pharmaceutical medication, the... More >>
37 minutes ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 8:53:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man wounded while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a... More >>
1 hour ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 8:18:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members are trying to ban local lobbyists from giving gifts to elected officials,... More >>
1 hour ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 7:42:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members are advancing a proposal to spend roughly $242 million more than expected... More >>
1 hour ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 7:34:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is signing a bill to change the standard for vetting... More >>
2 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 7:26:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - An expansion joint on the I-70 Rocheport Missouri River Bridge popped up Monday causing multiple flat tires, according... More >>
3 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 6:27:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - With the second half of the 2017 Missouri legislative session officially underway as of Monday, here is... More >>
3 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 6:10:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members are trying to ban local lobbyists from giving gifts to elected officials,... More >>
3 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 5:51:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said two people have been found dead inside a Kansas City home after a... More >>
3 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 5:40:00 PM CDT in News
GRANT CITY - Ranching can be a rough-and-tumble job. For Missouri farmer Sheila Hunt, it got even harder after she... More >>
3 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 5:37:02 PM CDT in News
GASCONADE COUNTY - Human remains recovered by divers last Wednesday have been identified as James H. Holt Jr. Holt,... More >>
5 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 4:23:00 PM CDT in News
COOPER COUNTY, Mo. - A man was charged Monday with multiple crimes related to three robberies. Dallas Franklin, 21,... More >>
5 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 3:45:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA Updated 4:40 p.m. - Police have charged a second man in connection to last week's fatal shooting on Madison... More >>
6 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 2:59:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Some Missouri groups want to reinstate mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat products following a sanitation scandal involving... More >>
8 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 1:26:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo . (AP) — Students at a Kansas City-area high school are being evacuated as authorities investigate a... More >>
9 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 11:43:48 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of first-degree burglary. CPD officers were dispatched to... More >>
23 hours ago March 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017 Sunday, March 26 2017 Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:28:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a man Sunday morning after he allegedly shot multiple rounds from his gun near the... More >>
1 day ago March 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017 Sunday, March 26 2017 Sunday, March 26, 2017 7:25:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 54°
10pm 50°
11pm 50°
12am 50°
1am 50°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

9:01p
Taken
10:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 10
10:35p
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld
10:00p
The King of Queens

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Voice
9:01p
Taken
7:00p
Supergirl
8:00p
Jane the Virgin
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld