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MadCat 13 Press Release


MadCat is a highly acclaimed festival that exhibits independent and experimental films and videos directed by women from around the globe. The Festival emphasizes work that is inventive and visionary.

This is an exciting year of change at MadCat. We are transforming from an annual event to an expanded seasonal touring festival. As always we will continue to seek out and show the best avant-garde work by women directors everywhere. The 2009 touring festival will offer all our wonderful programs to more venues across the country. The new schedule for the open call for submissions is now exclusively for touring works, which will be selected by August 2009, for a national tour to begin in the fall of 2009. The expanded tour will reach audiences at venues around the country. Past venues include: Anthology Film Archives, Brown University, Harn Museum of Art, Harvard Film Archive, PRATT, the RISD Museum of Art, and University of Michigan, among others.


MadCat seeks provocative and visionary works directed or co-directed by women. The Festival screens works about any topic that are of all lengths and genres. Works can also be produced ANY year. MadCat emphasizes innovative works that challenge the use of sound and image and explore notions of visual storytelling. Please see MadCat's guidelines for information.

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