UN Women SF Global Voices Film Festival

Sat, May 18 - 15:00

1 Letterman Dr

San Francisco, San Francisco County



Unique Voices. Innovative Stories.

May 18 | Film Screening Session 1 at Lucasfilm (12-2:30 p.m.)May 18 | Film Screening Session 2 at Lucasfilm (3:00-6 p.m.)May 18 | Filmmaker Awards Afterparty at Salesforce (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

May 16 | VR/AR Showcase at GoPro (6:30-9:30 p.m.) 
Catch the world premiere films by some of the most groundbreaking women filmmakers at the UN Women Global Voices Film Festival on May 18th. The festival will showcase 10 new independent films—two feature-length films and eight shorts—produced, written and directed by women. You'll hear fresh voices, innovative story-telling and narratives that explore the diverse and complicated experiences of women from across the world. Best of all, you'll be supporting women filmmakers and raise funds for UN Women's life-changing programs.
Cap off the festival on a high note by joining us at the Filmmaker Awards Afterparty, co-hosted by Saleforce, where you'll mingle with industry insiders, film aficionados and the filmmakers. Honor their bold vision and hear the filmmakers discuss how we can change the representation of gender in film. Dinner and drinks included.

Film Screening Session at Lucasfilm Premier Theater
Session 1- Rhonda Hjort, Deputy Chief Counsel.  Rhonda oversees business and legal affairs for the various Lucasfilm businesses, including production of original live-action and animated content for film and television, ILM visual effects and Skywalker Sound audio post-production, licensed products, and gaming.
Session 2- Athena Portillo, Executive Producer Disney Channel.  Emmy® Award-winner. Athena is an executive producer of the animated adventure series "Star Wars Resistance" on Disney Channel. 

Salesforce Afterparty Keynote Speakers
Kathleen Antonia Tarr, Founder and Executive Producer of the annual Getting Played Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry and Awards. She currently serves as Advanced Lecturer for Stanford University’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric and Writing Specialist for the Public Policy Program
Dr. Caroline Heldman, Research Director for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media and a professor at Occidental College. Dr. Caroline is a Professor of Politics at Occidental College and the Executive Director of The Representation Project. She is also the Senior Research Advisor for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and works as a survivor advocate and anti-sexual violence activist.

Festival Lineup to be announced soon

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