Film/Video

Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women


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The J is proud to partner with the National Center for Jewish Film to offer several rare and relevant documentary films throughout the year.

Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women
Thursday, March 21, 2019 I 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Pre-Film International Day of Happiness Happy Hour | 6:30 PM
USA, 2006, 85 minutes | Directed by Rachel Talbot I Produced by the Jewish Women's Archive

What is it that makes Jewish women so funny...and so Jewish? This film tells the story of six of the greatest female comic performers of the last century — Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein. Hosted by several contemporary female comics, it's the true saga of what it means to be Jewish, female and funny both today and yesterday.

1:00 PM Screening - $5 Member | $8 Public
7:30 PM Screening - $10 Member | $15 Public
6:30 PM Happy Hour - $8 Per Person

For more information, please contact Rabbi Samantha Safran at ssafran@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8183. 
When:
Mar 21, 2019
Cost:
1:00 PM Screening - $5 Member | $8 Public, 7:30 PM Screening - $10 Member | $15 Public, 6:30 PM Happy Hour - $8 Per Person
Time:
7:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$10 Member | $15 Public
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SPEAKEASY feat. Akirash

At this performance, artist Akirash will activate the costumes featured in Ara Oru Kinkin, on view in Lawndale’s John M. O’Quinn Gallery, at a performance beginning at Lawndale and traveling down Main Street.

Join Lawndale on Saturday, February 9 at 2:30 PM and experience our SPEAKEASY featuring Akirash. At this performance, exhibiting artist Akirash will activate costumes featured in Ara Oru Kinkin, on view in Lawndale’s John M. O’Quinn Gallery, at a performance beginning at Lawndale and traveling down Main Street to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


This performance will celebrate water deity Yemoja (translating to “source”) of the Yoruba religion. Yemoja is the source of the river, of the people, of children, and of life. Her elemental power as the source of Sweet Waters on Earth (the fresh waters) makes life possible and preserves life for creation. Yemoja’s presence introduces an intoxicating joy that makes everything brighter, more beautiful, and more wondrous. She invites us to dance to her sacred drums and surrender to all of the pleasures of a life well-lived.


About Lawndale’s SPEAKEASY Series

Revived in 2016, Lawndale’s SPEAKEASY series celebrates our historical relationship to live music and performance by presenting new works by artists and performers working in a range of disciplines from across the nation.

When:
Feb 9, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

The Dinner Party | Video Installation

Artist Justin Kouri simultaneously casts films of Houstonians of starkly different backgrounds eating a three-course-meal in complete isolation - ultimately creating a virtual "dinner party."

Mr. Kouri received the Support for Artists and Creative Individuals 2018-2019 grant sponsored by the Houston Arts Alliance. His project focuses on the immense diversity of Houston’s residents and its ongoing culinary renaissance. Mr. Kouri is filming 24+ Houstonians of starkly different ages and backgrounds eating three-course meals, uninterrupted, at a formal table settings in complete isolation. 


Mr. Kouri will simultaneously cast the recordings on large monitors, arranged to insinuate people congregating around a communal table - ultimately forming a virtual “dinner party.” The recordings will cycle around the room to randomly juxtapose the participants to highlight their physical and behavioral differences, while inviting the spectator to recognize themselves among the various narratives. 


“Since Houston is one of the most diverse cities on the planet, I want to put that on display and ultimately bring Houstonians closer through food,” says Mr. Kouri.


This project also questions the short-term visual effects of human loneliness and isolation, and how those elements manifest throughout a fundamental human experience. This is designed to either heighten or dampen the participants’ mannerisms, while allowing the viewer to voyeuristically examining not only the filmed Houstonians’ social dining constructs, but to confront their own personal relationships with food and isolation. 


Mr. Kouri’s participants provide a small glimpse into the wide range of ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, genders and ages of who those call Houston home. They dine before Mr. Kouri’s camera in his Summer Street Studio where they encounter an array of ethnic cuisines and various utensils from a collection of Houston’s well-known restaurants, including Aladdin’s, Local Pho and The Pit Room. 


This project is funded in part by the City of Houston and Houston Arts Alliance.

When:
May 4, 2019 to Jun 30, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
12-6 pm | FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
12-6 pm | FREE
Friday Time & Price:
12-6 pm | FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
12-6 pm | FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
12-6 pm | FREE
Location:
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QFest 2019 Film Submissions

QFest is dedicated to promoting the arts as a powerful tool for communication and cooperation among diverse communities by presenting programs by, about, and of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

QFest is a sponsored project of Aurora Picture Show, a 501c3 presenting artist-made, non-commercial film and video, and dedicated to expanding the cinematic experience and promoting the understanding and appreciation of the moving image.

ABOUT QFEST 

The story of QFest begins in 1996, when a group of maverick arts organizations collaborated and created The First Annual Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, better known as The HGLFF. Inaugurated by Loris Bradley of DiverseWorks, Liz Empleton of Rice Cinema, Sarah Gish of Landmark Theatres, and Marian Luntz of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The HGLFF would soon grow to include Steve Buck of The Angelika Film Center and Andrea Grover of The Aurora Picture Show. In its early years as a multi-venue annual event, The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) served as the festival’s non-profit fiscal sponsor. The first co-presidents of the HGLFF were Gudrun Klein and Andrew Edmonson, followed by Margaret Zigman and Ernie Manouse. In 2005, Margaret Zigman became the festival’s President.

In 2006, the festival’s tenth anniversary, under then-Board President Sixto Wagan, Rob Arcos, formerly of Landmark Theatres, was named Festival Director and Kristian Salinas was named Program Director. Now charged with creating its own program, the festival condensed its previous two week run into a five-day weekend. In 2007, led by new Executive Director Kristian Salinas, The HGLFF’s 11th year launched with a new name – QFest.

Celebrating its 23rd year, QFest hosts a citywide celebration of queer film, and is proud to host its second juried competition, now with an expanded selection of prizes for our shorts competition.


To Qualify for Feature Competition:

1.) Film must be a Texas Premiere 

2.) Film must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2018 

3.) Film must have a minimum running time of 50 minutes 

4.) Film must not have secured US Distribution (including Theatrical, VOD, Home Video, Streaming Service, or Broadcast). 

5.) Film must have LGBTQ specific content of interest and/or about the LGBT community. 

6.) There is no requirement for any submitting filmmaker to be LGBTQ. QFest accepts all genres for consideration in Feature Competition.

 

To Qualify for Shorts Competition: 

1.) Film must have been completed no earlier than 2017 

2.) Film must not exceed a total running time of 49:59 minutes 

3.) Film must have LGBTQ specific content of interest or about the LGBT community. 

4.) There is no requirement for any submitting filmmaker to be LGBTQ. QFest accepts all genres for consideration in Shorts Competition.

 

To Qualify for the Student Feature Competition: 

1.) Film must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2018 

2.) Film must have a minimum running time of 50 minutes 

3.) Film must not have secured US Distribution (including Theatrical, VOD, Home Video, Streaming Service, or Broadcast). 

4.) Film must have LGBTQ specific content of interest or about the LGBT community. 

5.) Filmmaker must have been an enrolled student at time of production (proof of enrollment may be required).

6.) There is no requirement for any submitting filmmaker to be LGBTQ. QFest accepts all genres for consideration in the Student Feature Competition.

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All Güt Things (2019)


When a local dialect disappears,
what goes along with it?

Texas
German, a unique German dialect developed in Central Texas, was once a thriving
language with over 110,000 dominant speakers during its peak in the early 20th
century. Today, however, it’s on the verge of extinction.

 

In partnership with the Czech Center Museum Houston, the Goethe
Pop Up Houston presents All G
üt Things, a newly completed documentary by Chase Honaker that chronicles the story
of the
19th century immigration of Germans to Texas and
the unique dialect that was born from it.

 

The screening will be accompanied by a talk from the
filmmakers as well as a discussion around the Texas German and Texas Czech
dialects and their preservation.  

When:
Feb 15, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
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The 52nd Annual WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival

90-Day Paid Staff position
The 52nd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival needs one full-time office staff member for 2019!
This is one full-time 90-Day paid assignment, Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm... a key staff position in the WorldFest offices on Bissonnet & the SW Freeway... 
We do want someone who does not live far away!
The job position is helping to put the 52nd WorldFest together... opening is from now until May 15th. Lots of Social Media work, too!!
Long Hours, Very Hard Work, $10 per hour, plus a bonus! A demanding, intense and complex job! 
But the best possible assignment you might ever have! Nice Staff Bonus $$$ after the fest!
We now have 7 Vice Presidents in LA that were WorldFest Interns, and they all got their jobs via WorldFest!
6 of them are women! WorldFest provided the intro, their personal abilities got them the VP Positions... 
They all started out in the mailrooms at Disney, CAA, Paramount... truly amazing...!
You will deal with all the actual Entries of the festival, help put the film program and the program book together, you will be in the 52nd Staff picture... see last year's here - https://worldfest.org/liftoff  - (Click on Download Program)
You will get to see film entries every day at lunch, you get to vote on the winners. 
You will receive a Courtesy one Year Membership in The Houston Film Society and VIP WorldFest passes.
Festival Staff Luncheon Treat every Friday; Free easy & safe parking. Great offices and equipment, meet the award-winning Directors & Filmmakers attending!
Send your interest and current resume to - info@worldfest.org - and our thanks! Hunter Todd, Director.
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Warmest wishes from all of us at Team WorldFest!
Hunter Todd 
Chairman & Founding Director
The 52nd Annual WorldFest-Houston
April 5-14, 2019 – Memorial City Cinemark Theatres
9898 Bissonnet Street, Suite 650
Houston, Texas 77036
(713) 965-9955 Phone (713) 965-9960 Fax

Due Date: Jan 25, 2019
Contact Name: Hunter Todd
Phone: 17139659955
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National Black Film Festival Submissions

In a short time the National Black Film Festival has established themselves as one of the premier film festivals in the country. Educational workshops and panels that give the filmmaker and/actor insight into their chosen field. You want to miss our networking events starting with our opening night mixer and followed by the NBFF All Black Party and 2019 NBFF Awards Show. Join us and your film can be the next projecting on the big screen!

Rules & Terms

 

In order to submit to the National Black Film Festival, one or more of the following should be African American:

1. Lead Actor/Actress 
2. Director
 
3. Writer
 
4. Producer

Eligibility Requirements

18 or older to submit 
All films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2018 to be eligible.
 
Feature films must not have been on or released through U.S. or international television, in commercial release or on the Internet prior to the dates of the festival. This includes Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, DVD Sales or Amazon.
 
Those submitting in student films MUST have proof of current enrollment.
 
All films submitted not in English must be subtitled in English for presentation.

Submission Requirements

In order to be completely submitted, all submissions must include: 
Completed filled out entry form
 
Preview DVD (Please put run time and title of the film on the screener)

More info in the link.

Due Date: Feb 4, 2019
Fee: $45
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National Black Film Festival


In a short time the National Black Film Festival has established themselves as one of the premier film festivals in the country. Educational workshops and panels that give the filmmaker and/actor insight into their chosen field. You want to miss our networking events starting with our opening night mixer and followed by the NBFF All Black Party and 2019 NBFF Awards Show. Join us and your film can be the next projecting on the big screen!

The NBFF acts as a bridge to connect industries professionals and those upcoming together with 4 days of entertainment, education and empowerment.

The NBFF was founded by film producer J.O. Malone with an initiative to build an enlightening platform for future filmmakers and actors. Another primary goal of the NBFF is to stimulate the production of more high quality films in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area-mapping the city as a major cinematic outlet.

Come mix and mingle with the industries elite, learn trade secrets and build those essential relationships that will take your filmmaking to the next level.

When:
May 1, 2019
Cost:
Varies
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

4th Annual Houston Latino Film Festival


The Houston Latino Film Festival is produced by a nonprofit, Latino arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture among Latinos and other communities by presenting a variety of art and films to the Houston area.

During the festival, films from all over Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States will screen. The programming represents the great diversity of themes and genres of the Latino and Hispanic filmmaking. The four-day Festival also features opportunities for the audiences to participate in discussions with the directors at the screenings as well as a series of special events highlighting the diversity of the Latino culture. 2019 will mark the fourth year of the Houston Latino Film Festival.

When:
Mar 28, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Cost:
Varies
Time:
6:00 pm
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

Houston Latino Film Festival 2019 Submissions

Enter your film to the Houston Latino Film Festival

The Houston Latino Film Festival is open to professional and non-professional filmmakers working in the United States or abroad. Eligible entries must have been produced between 2017 to the present, have a Latino(a) in an "above the line" position (Producer, Director or Writer) and/or subject matter must have a relevant theme to the Latinx/Hispanic community. All film genres are eligible: documentary, narrative, animation and experimental.

Submission requirements:

Please read carefully


·All films submitted must be in final cut form.

·All films must have English subtitles for all non-English language entries.

·All submission requirements must be received by the deadline, February 1st, 2019 . No late submissions past the Late Deadline will be accepted. All submissions must be submitted online at: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HoustonLatinoFilmFestival. 

·A secure online screener link must be provided for press requests and internal festival use.

·Exhibition materials must be delivered to the Festival office by March 1, 2019.

·Fee Waivers and Discounts for residents from Houston, TX. Request at hola@houstonlatinofilm.com.

·Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work. The Houston Latino Film Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.

·WE WILL NOTIFY YOU VIA EMAIL WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR SUBMISSION. If you do not receive an email from us we did not receive your submission. If your film is accepted to the festival, we will notify you via email with instructions for press materials.

 

Due Date: Feb 1, 2019
Fee: Varies
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