Citizen Jane Film Festival Slated for This Weekend, Nov. 1-4
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About The Citizen Jane Film Festival:

Citizen Jane Film Festival (CJFF), which returns to Columbia the weekend of November 1-4, has been named in recent years as one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" and one of the top "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry" by FilmMaker Magazine.

Citizen Jane, which takes place throughout the historic Stephens College campus and downtown Columbia, features some of the most daring and accomplished works by women filmmakers from around the world, including films ranging in length and depth from feature narratives and documentaries to short films and animated films. The weekend also is packed with interactive panels with filmmakers, in-depth workshops with industry professionals, dance performances, game shows, an afternoon film school and fun and festive parties.

WHAT11th Annual Citizen Jane Film Festival

WHEN:  November 1-4, 2018

WHEREStephens College Campus and Downtown Columbia

Citizen Jane Under the Moon takes place on Friday, Nov. 2 and is an outdoor screening of horror films complete with live music, bonfires, s'mores and beers from Columbia's Logboat Brewing Company.

Since its inception in 2008, Citizen Jane has morphed into much more than just a film fest - it is now a full-blown Film Institute offering a year-around schedule of films, workshops, summits with acclaimed female filmmakers and even a summer camp to teach young women the art of filmmaking. However, the flagship festival is still the highlight of the year.

The 2018 festival kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 1 with the Citizen Jane Summit, which takes place at the Lela Rainey Wood Ballroom on Stephens College from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 2018 Summit focuses on "Who Can Tell Your Story?" and features an international gathering of filmmakers to explore the challenges and strategies surrounding representation of women on screen and behind the camera.

On Friday morning, there are several events that take place on Stephens College campus including a screenwriting presentation, a film industry-

related Q&A session featuring seasoned professionals as well as a cinematography workshop. The festival's opening ceremonies get underway at 6 p.m. at the Davis Art Gallery followed by a screening of the opening night film, Little Woods, at Windsor Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Afterward, the action shifts to Columbia's Logboat Brewing Company for Citizen Jane Under the Stars, an outdoor screening of female-made horror films. From there, the weekend shifts into full festival mode with films and events taking place throughout the day and evening on both Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4.

Passes and individual tickets for the 2018 CJFF are available for purchase now. For more information, including a complete schedule of films and events, or to order tickets, please visit

For press inquiries or to schedule interviews with festival organizers, contact Emerson Van Roekel, press coordinator, at 417-343-8533 or [email protected].

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