National Distribution to PBS!
What does this mean? Various PBS stations around the country will decide indpendently if they want to broadcast Miss Lil's Camp. If you are interested in seeing Miss Lil's Camp air on your local PBS stations, contact the station and let them know that the film will be available for them to download on June 8th through NETA.
Each PBS station will have 3 years in which to broadcast Miss Lil's Camp 4 times.
In addition, for anyone interested in purchasing a copy of Miss Lil's Camp, check the Store on this website in June 2008.
SunScreen Film Festival
The Sunscreen Film Festival is presented by The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Society in St. Petersburg, Florida
Miss Lil's Camp screens on Saturday March 22nd at 2:45pm in the Majestic Ballroom at The Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg. A private reception to follow for all attendees of the screening. Hope to see you there!
For more information, please go to: www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com
Oxford Film Festival
The 5th Oxford Film Festival will be held February 7 - 10, 2008, in Oxford, Mississippi, with events in and around the Univeristy of Mississippi.
The Oxford Film Festival has also partnered with the Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies on the Ole Miss campus and "Miss Lil's Camp" has been recommended to screen as part of a special lunchtime "brown bag" discussion on Monday February 11th at Noon.
For more information, please go to: www.oxfordfilmfest.com
Baltimore Women's Film Festival
The Baltimore Women's Film Festival will be held October 13th and 14th, 2007 and it will be a highly unique event. The film festival will feature indie film, art and music. www.bwfilmfestival.com
Screening at Emerging Cinemas
Independent Film Presentations shown in the Stonzek Theatre
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460 http://www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/emerging.html
Invitation to screen at Girls for Change Film Festival
Through Girls for Change, Memphis girls ages 13-17 are encouraged and supported to “take charge and make change.” They learn to identify and articulate problems, conduct and utilize research, and organize with others to take action on issues they believe in.
The festival is Free and open to the public. Sponsored by University of Memphis Public Service Funds, the Memphis Area Women's Council, the Center for Research on Women, and the Women’s Studies Program.
On Friday, March 23, Dr. Margaret Rose Gladney will be the keynote speaker at the 1st Annual Women's History Symposium and will deliver the keynote speech, "Why Lillian Smith?" Rose is Associate Professor Emerita of American Studies, University of Alabama. The symposium will be held from 10am - 5pm in the Panhellenic Ballroom, University of Memphis.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, WCRC (Women’s Consciousness Raising Coalition), and the Department of Sociology.
City of Atlanta Issues Proclamation!
Whereas, the film subverts metropolitan assumptions
about the role that a liberal, white, middle class
woman of letters from north Georgia could have created
for herself in the struggle to end segregation in
the United States, in the middle decades of the 20th
Whereas, Atlanta City Council District 2 is the
home district of the City's most significant
Institutions commemorating that struggle,
including the Martin Luther King Jr. National
Historic Site and the Jimmy
Carter Presidential Library, and
Whereas, Atlanta City Council
District 2 has the honor of being the host district
screening of "Miss Lil's Camp";
Now therefore, I, Kwanza Hall, a member of the
Atlanta City Council, and on behalf of the City
of Atlanta, congratulate filmmakers Suzanne Niedland
Pasha for their skill and compassion in bringing
Lillian Smith's story to a wide audience, and declare the
week of June 12 - June 16, 2006, as "Miss
Lil's Camp" Week in the City of Atlanta.
Invitation to screen at the 30th Annual Atlanta Film
Invitation to screen at 3rd Annual NCJW Wonder of Women Film Festival
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival AWARD WINNER
Miss Lil's Camp Wins a Cine Golden Eagle Award
Renowned for the Golden Eagles it awards for excellence in documentary and other informational film and video production, CINE will celebrate its first half-century in 2007. Founded in 1957 by a consortium representing business, education, and government to depict American life and thought realistically for a global audience, CINE continues to recognize and foster the highest quality of non-theatrical film and video production through its semi-annual competitions. Recipients of CINE Golden Eagles include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Lasseter, David Grubin, Barbara Kopple, Charles Guggenheim, Ken Burns, Albert Maysles, Debra Chasnoff and many others distinguished for their work with the moving image.
The CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Competitions, held each spring and fall, involve hundreds of volunteer media and content specialists who judge entries in several moving-image genres. Over the years, the judging procedure has evolved into an efficient multi-stage jury process to determine which productions are deserving of the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Award. The CINE Golden Eagle Award acknowledges high quality professional production in a variety of content categories, as well as in student and amateur works.
In 2004, more than 400 jurors on over 150 juries judged over 1,000 entries in 26 categories. The names and descriptions of the productions receiving awards are included on the Winners page of the CINE website.
A national board comprised of 26 representatives from the film and video industry oversees the business of CINE. They have representatives from PBS, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Geographic Television & Film, Eastman Kodak, Discovery Health Channel, WETA-TV, and a number of distinguished independent producers. www.cine.org
Invitation to screen at Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
to screen at GirlFest Hawaii
Invitation to screen at the Jacksonville Film Festival
Co-Director of Miss Lil's Camp to be Interviewed
on Radio Show
Former Camper Stumbles on "Miss Lil's Camp" at Ashland
Independent Film Festival in Oregon
As I told you, I was at camp the summers of 1936 - 37. I think these are the years as it was a time of great sadness in my family having lost my mother to cancer in 1935 and my father to mental illness and later on to suicide in 1940, Laurel Falls was the best possible therapy for my broken 12 year old heart. I remember the loving young counselor assigned to our cabin. Her name was Lavinia...perhaps Scott was her last name...it is hard to reach back into my memory bank. Another vivid and powerful impression given to me those summers was the music appreciation class held in the gym. A Japanese teacher played selections from La Boheme and Madame Butterfly by some great orchestra.It mesmerized my imagination and healed some of the pain within me. From then on, classical music was my favorite choice, eventually leading me to work for an opera singer while in Vienna....how strange the path that life leads us upon from childhood to here now in Ashland and our encounter at the showing of your first documentary!! I have always believed in miracles and this was one for which I will treasure. If you could peek into my monotonous daily routine at 80 yrs old, you might understand when I describe last evening as like a 4th of July celebration with fireworks and sky all aglow!!
With much joy and gratitude to you ,
Invitation to screen at the Palm Beach International Film Festival
Invitation to screen at Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards
Invitation to screen at UNIFEM Film Festival
Invitation to screen at Ashland Independent Film Festival
Invitation to screen at East Lansing Film Festival
Hearts and Minds Film Festival AWARD WINNER
Invitation to screen at "An Evening with Angelus" at Park
City during Sundance
Angelus Awards films well received in Park City
The forum, held during the second week of the Sundance Film Festival, was designed for students to screen Sundance and Angelus films, explore how film and faith intersect and establish a dialogue between the faith and film communities. During a Windrider session, one of the Sundance filmmakers spoke to the students and answered their questions. Audiences at both Angelus screenings responded enthusiastically to the films as evidenced by their sustained applause after each film, the thoughtful questions they posed to the attending filmmakers and their comments to Family Theater staff. Park City television and public radio (KPCW-FM) interviewed Angelus Awards director Monika Moreno in advance of the Jan. 28th screenings.
A Family Theater crew taped interviews with film critic Roger Ebert; Bob Berney, president of Newmarket Films, a feature film distributor (including The Passion of the Christ); Mark Borde and Susan Jackson, co-founders of Freestyle Releasing, a film distribution and marketing company (Mark was a 2004 Angelus festival juror); and teenage actor Khleo Thomas (Disney’s Holes). The interviews will be used for promotion of the Angelus Awards Student Film Festival. Windrider Forum was presented by Priddy Bros. Productions along with partners Biola University, La Mirada, Calif.; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif., and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Angelus Awards/Family Theater Productions, Hollywood; and Mountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, also participated. Families of Mountain Vineyard and other Park City churches hosted Windrider students and Angelus filmmakers. Angelus Awards winners who attended and answered audiences’ questions were Sharat Raju, American Made; /Joey Jones, Little Red Plane; Hilla Medalia, Daughters of Abraham; Suzanne Niedland, Miss Lil’s Camp; and actress Joan M. Blair, representing Graham Tallman’s CodeName Simon*. 2004 Angelus jurors Amy Salko Robertson and Jody Eldred also participated in the discussions following the screenings.
The Angelus Awards Student Film Festival, entering its 10th year, honors undergraduate and graduate student films that explore the complexity of the human condition with creativity, compassion and resect. It was created in 1996 by Family Theater Productions, a Catholic media outlet based in Hollywood.
MovieMaker's current Winter issue 2005, also its "Best of" and "Sundance" issue, cited the Angelus Awards as the "best bet" festival for student filmmakers.
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival AWARD WINNER
"I finally had a chance to screen Miss Lil. Congratulations - you did a wonderful job. I think its a really, really solid, well made film." Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director, Women Make Movies
WINNER of International Competition - screening at opening of Clinton
Detroit Docs AWARD WINNER
Invitation to screen at the International Student Film Festival
Screening at Lillian Smith Book Awards
Screening at Georgia State University
AWARD WINNER Miss Lil’s Camp receives Honorary
Mention at Angelus Awards.
Miss Lil's Camp Receives Grant