Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
EG: It’s a great honor and I’m really looking forward to sharing Victoriana. Colorado is a brilliant place to set a film, not just because of the natural beauty, but because of the talent. I’m excited to highlight that.
Q: What are your hopes for the event?
EG: I honestly hope to meet more people in Colorado who are excited about the women who are creating and telling stories in this community.
Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
EG: It’s an incredibly long and difficult journey to make a film. And honestly, one of the best motivators for completing a project is knowing that there are going to be opportunities to show your work and talk about it. Most women in creative work that I know are looking for opportunities to grow, but those opportunities are so few and far between that it can be easy to feel isolated or worse, quit. This event will hopefully ensure that more women continue to pursue their passion projects and continue to improve their professional skills.
Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
EG: There is such a movement right now to bring more attention to talented women in entertainment and if you’re the kind of person that just wants to see more diverse storytelling, events like these are a perfect way to expand your options and see something you may not have seen anywhere else.
Q: We hold CIWF at The Bug Theatre. Why is The Bug a great home for this event?
EG: The Bug is historic and just an incredible spot. Can’t think of anything better!
Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
EG: Elizabeth Giorgi is a writer and filmmaker as well as the founder and CEO of Mighteor, an internet video production company. She is an Emmy-Award winning director with credits with PBS, Discovery Channel and Big Ten Network.
Victoriana is an experimental narrative short that begins at the end of a relationship. It asks the question: when two people are no longer communicating, is it braver to stay and stay silent or walk away?
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
EG: It’s an incredibly important event and one that you absolutely shouldn’t miss.
Victoriana will screen Saturday, June 4th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.