Announcing CineWomen’s Featured Filmmakers

By Morgan Elyse

The results are in!

We have an absolutely amazing lineup of quality short films made by students from four different campuses in the Kansas City Metro area. 10 brilliant women and one brilliant male co-director will set the stage on the evening of March 14 at the Screenland Crossroads for CineWomen: A Refreshing Showcase of Women in Film.

 Our featured filmmakers and their films are as follows:

  1. Chelsea Alderman (University of Kansas) – Ballerina
  2. Julia Barnett (University of Missouri, Kansas City) – DENIAL
  3. Jenny Brinkman (University of Missouri, Kansas City) – Counterproductive
  4. Johanna Brooks (Kansas City Art Institute) – Precariously Perfect
  5. Lacey Hawkinson (Kansas City Art Institute) – What Goes Up     
  6. Christina Hodel (University of Kansas) – Jessie In Reverie
  7. Hillary Larson (Art Institutes International-KC) – What the Dub?: A Brief Guide with the Midwesterner in Mind
  8. Elizabeth Leech (University of Missouri, Kansas City) – Life is Animated
  9. Michelle Miller (Kansas City Art Institute) – Illustrating Time
  10. Emilie Newel & Scott Root (University of Kansas) – Trashmind

We received several wonderful entries and had to make some very hard decisions. However, through careful selection, we have whittled down the list and believe that you will all truly appreciate the talent that we’re showcasing in honor of Women’s History Month.

So, don’t miss your chance to celebrate women in film on Thursday, March 14 at the Screenland Crossroads. The event starts with a reception at 6:00pm, followed by a panel discussion of accomplished female filmmakers. The film screening, Q&A with the student filmmakers, and networking will round out the event. Help inspire the next generation of filmmakers by sharing this proud moment with them as their hard work is displayed on the big screen!

Here is a sneak peek at one of our featured artist’s films!