For the third annual Women + Film Voices Film Festival, documentaries and narratives get equal billing on the screen, but women, as always, are at the forefront. “We cover a broad spectrum of stories, which comes through with the documentaries; but all the films show people doing good things and helping others get out of certain situations,” says festival producer Tammy Brislin.
Social-justice-oriented documentaries like Girl Rising and Get Together Girls show the power and support women provide each other, even when they are halfway across the world. Meanwhile, fictional accounts, such as Ginger & Rosa and Filly Brown, offer insight into the personal struggles young women face as they navigate often-treacherous life choices.
Beyond the eclectic lineup of women-centered films, however, the festival offers discussions with directors and actors and — through the Women + Film Mobile contest — a place for young filmmakers to show their work. The
Women + Film Voices fest's screenings and discussions take place at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, through March 10. Ticket prices range from $5 to $25, depending on the event; for a full lineup or to purchase tickets, call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org.
March 5-10, 2013