The 2018 2nd Annual CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival will be held from April 12-15 at the Pickford Film Center. There will be a special pre-festival event on Wednesday April 11 on the WWU campus as part of the Reel World Series presented by the Institute for Global Studies. That film is open to the public and free of charge.
The mission of the CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival is to present a yearly international film festival showcasing films directed by women, provide educational opportunities related to the viewing, making and distribution of films, and to help represent Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest as a destination for film makers and enthusiasts.
CIWFF was started after organizers initially wanted to join the Toronto Film Festival with a Bellingham, WA event, but realized it would be too complicated to cross borders and to see the vision of something uniquely pacific northwestern in that context. So executive director Cheryl Crooks, Polly Miller and a small group of individuals decided to start a separate film festival using Toronto as a model, but that was able to be uniquely Cascadian.
How to get involved with the CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival
How else can you support this awesome community project and advocate for films by women directors? Check out the CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival website, view the films and think about making a donation, or helping to provide a scholarship for those unable to otherwise attend.
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