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Course Offering: Women Film/Video Artists

FMA4645/ CRN 27641 – Women Film/Video Artists

This Film & Media Arts seminar will examine closely the work of women filmmakers and video artists and their dialogue with theories of gender and visual representation. Working outside the currents of mainstream commercial practices, these media artists have taken up alternate cinematic forms, whether the independently produced feature film to experimental film and video art. Readings, screenings, and writing assignments will explore the historical, theoretical and aesthetic concerns that inform and respond to groundbreaking work by women such as Lucretia Martel, Agnes Varda, Mira Nair, Chantal Akerman, Julie Dash, Claire Denis, Ngozi Onworah, Sadie Benning, Samira Makmalbaf, and Miranda July, among others.

Professor Elisabeth Subrin (

Tuesdays, 5:30-9:20PM

FMA Study Away Info Sessions


Friday, November 20th at 9:00 AM in AH room 202

Tuesday, December 1st at 11:00 AM in AH room 202

Learn more about FMA's Los Angeles and Venice Study Away programs. These programs are open to all qualified Temple students (undergraduate and graduate) across the university. Applicants need to have completed 60 credits by the end of their current semester, and have a 3.0 GPA. Multiple scholarships are available, ranging from $500-$1500. Apply now! (See scholarships under the tuition/scholarships tab.)

Learn more on the Study Away section.

TFMA Dean’s Grant

What: The Dean has established grants for scholarly and creative activity for undergraduate or graduate students of the Division of Theater, Film, and Media Arts.
More Information: See Schloarships or contact Beth Bolton at


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Campus Events

A Free Man of Color

Temple Theaters presents A Free Man of Color by John Guare, directed by Douglas C. Wager
When: Now thru Saturday, November 21, 2015
Where: Randall Theater, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tickets available through the Temple Theaters Box Office.

Short Stuff

The Department of Theater & Temple Theaters SideStage present Short Stuff: A Festival of Student-Written One-Acts.
When: Thursday, December 3 & Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm
Where: Randall Theater, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
More information here and FREE tickets here

Graduate Directing Projects

One-Acts by MFA Directing candidates. 
Love and How to Cure It by Thornton Wilder, directed by Noah Herman & Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals by Young Jean Lee, directed by Amy Blumberg
When: Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 pm; Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm; and Saturday, Decmber 12 at 2:00 pm
Where: Randall Theater, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Free and open to the public. 

Tyler School of Art: Reform Gallery

What: Artist Pepón Osorio, in collaboration with a group of teachers, students, parents and neighbors of the former Fairhill Elementary School in North Philadelphia, created a new installation specifically addressing the loss of the school, when it was closed in 2013 due to budget cuts.
When: Thursday - Sunday (through May 20) from 12 - 5 pm
Where: Tyler School of Art, Room B-85

The Temple Theaters 2015 - 2016 have been posted and applications are now being accepted for the fall semester at


Around Town

Underneath the Lintel Lantern Theater Company

By Glen Berger
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
When: November 5 - December 6 
Where: Lantern Theater 10th and Ludlow Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ticket Info: visit

Equivocation Arden Theatre Company

By Bill Cain
Directed by Terrence J. Nolen
When: October 22 - December 15
Where: Arden Theatre 40 N 2 St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Ticket Info: vist

A Christmas Story, The Musical Walnut Street Theatre

Book by Joseph Robinette Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Directed by James Rocco
When: November 10, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Where: Walnut Street Theatre 825 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19107

Antigone Wilma Theater

Directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos
When: October 7 - November 8
Where: The Wilma Theater 265 Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ticket Info: visit

Disgraced Philadelphia Theater Company

By Ayad Akhtar Directed by Mary B. Robinson
When: October 9 - November 8
Where: Philadelphia Theatre Company - Susuan Roberts Theatre 480 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102

International House Philadelphia

For ticket information on these International House Philadelphia events, visit ticketfly.

35th Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

This fall, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary season with 24 feature films from nine countries. There's something to please everyone’s cinematic palate, from historic docudrama to sci-fi thriller. In addition, attend the festival for a full slate of special events combining screenings with food, discussions, musical performances, and much more.
WhenSaturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:30pm - Saturday November 21, 2015 at 7:30pm
Where: The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Additional Info: To view a list of the screenings and ticket info, visit

8th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is the first event of its kind in Philadelphia – an award winning annual film festival celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience each November. The festival will feature over 60 films, intimate discussions with filmmakers, special programs on food, music, and culture, including featured guests spoken word artist Michelle Meyers and Peter Shinkoda (Nobu on Netflix’s Daredevil).
WhenThursday, November 12, 2015 at 6:00pm - Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 11:59pm
Where: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street 2nd Floor East, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Additional Info: For screenings list and ticket pricing, visit PAAFF's website.

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Blackstar Film Festival this summer, BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez captures the breadth of Sanchez's rich and often unsettled life.  Sanchez was a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement, fought to establish the first university Black Studies programs in the country, and, with her jazz-infused performance poetry style, exerted a widely acknowledged influence on the Hip-Hop and spoken word movements. Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon with original music composed by Evan Solot, the 90-minute film will be introduced by Debra Powell-Wright and Pat McLean which will be followed by a discussion with directors Attie & Goldwater and musical composer Solot.
When: Friday, November 20, 2015 7:00pm
Where: Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Additional Info: Tickets are being sold for $12 here.

TOUCH Collaborators

Second year MFA student Althea Rao is looking for collaborators on her upcoming project. 
What: A dance performance exploring the physical contact happening between two dancers during the course of contact improvisation. Using wearable sensors, selected audience members will collaborate with the dancers. Employing computer based technology, the shifting weight, pressure and movements between participants will be transformed into a immersive light and sound experience. Issues of race, culture, gender and age will play a role in this multi-sensory performance with the radical implications of the act of touching. If interested in collaborating visit or email



BlueCat Screenplay Competition

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition is calling for short scripts.  The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and the three finalists will receive a $2,000 cash prize.  Also, ALL entries will receive a script analysis!  There is an entry fee of $60.
Deadline: Sunday, November 15, 2015 by 11:59pm
For additional information on how to submit your entry, click here.

Durango Film

The independent film festival, Durango Film, is committed to developing film literacy and to being a welcoming, intimate, and unique film organization that screens global, innovative, and diverse films that connect independent filmmakers, their artistic process, and their vision to the community. They are calling for Film submissions which are being accepted now through Sunday, November 15, 2015. View their website to learn how to submit to Durango Film.
Deadline: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Homewood/Home2 Suites by Hilton Contest

Hilton is awarding filmmakers $51,000 across three contests via The Audience Awards in order to give filmmakers the opportunity to fund their film careers through short term productions and bring exposure to their careers.  There are three different calls for filmmakers to create 1-minute videos for Hilton's Homewood and Home2 brands. They include:
1) Book Direct Submissions Call for Entries
Create a spot about the benefits of booking your Homewood or Home2 stay directly.
Deadline: December 8 at 7:59 am MST

2) Director's Challenge Call for Entries
Capture the essence of Homewood Suites. The video should entice a person to stay Homewood.
Deadline: December 15 at 7:59 am MST

3) 100th Hotel Opening Call for Entries
Create a playful, fun video that celebrates the brand milestone of Home2 Suites opening its 100th Hotel.
Deadline: December 22nd at 7:59am MST
For additional information on each contest and how to submit your video, visit the Audience Awards website.


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