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April 2008

National Distribution to PBS!
Miss Lil's Camp will be distributed nationally to public broadcasting stations (PBS) through National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and with WXEL West Palm Beach as its presenting station.

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.

March 2008

SunScreen Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to the SunScreen Film Festival, March 19 - 22, 2008.

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

February 2008

Oxford Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to screen at the Oxford Film Festival, 2 pm on Friday February 8th, 2008.

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

July 2007

Baltimore Women's Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to screen at the Baltimore Women's Film Festival, 11am on Sunday October 14th at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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

May 2007

Screening at Emerging Cinemas
Miss Lil's Camp and Suzanne Niedland have been invited to screen as part of the Emerging Cinemas program, located at the Lake Worth Playhouse on May 16th at 8pm with a Q&A to follow.

Independent Film Presentations shown in the Stonzek Theatre

713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460 http://www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/emerging.html

March 2007

Invitation to screen at Girls for Change Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp and Suzanne Niedland have been invited to screen at the Girls for Change Film Festival at University of Memphis in Tennessee, as part of celebrations of Women's Month. The festival will be held at the Mitchell Hall Auditorium from 10:00am to 4:30pm on Saturday March 24 www.memphiswomen.org

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.

June 2006

City of Atlanta Issues Proclamation!
Whereas, The award-winning documentary “Miss Lil’s Camp” has been selected for screening at the 30th annual Atlanta Film Festival; and,

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 century; and

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 for the film festival 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 and Anberin 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.
Signed, Kwanza Hall, Council District 2

Invitation to screen at the 30th Annual Atlanta Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to screen at the Atlanta Film Festival in Atlanta Georgia. The festival runs from June 9 through June 17th. Miss Lil's Camp will screen both Monday June 12th and Thursday June 15th, 9:30pm at Cinefest Theatre in the Student Center at Georgia State University. Suzanne Niedland will attend both screenings and cast members will be attending the June 15th screening. Q&A to follow. For information and tickets: http://www.atlantafilmfestival.com/

November 2005

Invitation to screen at 3rd Annual NCJW Wonder of Women Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to screen at the Wonder of Women Film Festival, hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women. This one day festival celebrates films that highlight the courage, potential and spirit of all women. The festival is on Sunday, November 13th from 10am to 5pm at Caldwell College, Alumni Hall Theatre, 9 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, N.J. Seating is limited. For information and tickets: NCJW 973-740-0588. NCJwessex.org

September 2005

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival AWARD WINNER
Miss Lil's Camp was awarded Best Short Documentary, in the student category, at Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. The film screened on Saturday September 24 at 5pm in the Brick Room. The Festival ran from September 23 through September 25, 2005. www.sidewalkfest.com

July 2005

Miss Lil's Camp Wins a Cine Golden Eagle Award
Miss Lil's Camp is a CINE Competition winner and the recipient of a Spring 2005 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
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to screen at Big Bear Lake International Film Festival in Big Bear Lake, California. The Festival runs from September 16 through September 18, 2005. www.bigbearlakefilmfestival.com

Invitation to screen at GirlFest Hawaii
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to screen at GirlFest Hawaii Film Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii at noon on September 7th, Varsity Theatre.The festivals goal is to change peer culture in order to prevent increasing violence against women and girls through education, art and positive representations of women. The festival runs from September 3 through September 11, 2005. www.girlfesthawaii.org

May 2005

Invitation to screen at the Jacksonville Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to screen at the Jacksonville Film Festival in Jacksonville, Florida, at the Ritz Theatre on Sunday May 22nd at 11:30am. Lillian Smith's books, Strange Fruit and Killers of the Dream as well as How am I to be Heard?: The Letters of Lillian Smith by Rose Gladney will be available immediately following Q&A and Rose Gladney, who wrote the introduction to Killers of the Dream, will be on hand to sign books. The Festival runs from May 19 through May 22. www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com

 

April 2005

Co-Director of Miss Lil's Camp to be Interviewed on Radio Show
Mary Glenney, of WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa, will interview Suzanne Niedland Saturday April 9 at 10:25am during the Women's Show. Mary is interviewing UNIFEM's Through Women's Eyes Festival director, then speaking with Suzanne regarding Miss Lil's Camp followed by a chat with the director of the documentary, Beauty Academy of Kabul. The show will be archived on the station's website. www.wmnf.org

Former Camper Stumbles on "Miss Lil's Camp" at Ashland Independent Film Festival in Oregon
Dear Suzanne:
Last evening the showing of " Miss Lil's Camp " was truly one of the most exciting moments in my life. Your powerful artistry awakened many nostalgic memories in my past as the scenes drew back the curtain of two summers spent at LFC with Miss Lil. Your achievement is beautiful and heart blessing to all of us who appreciate the finest in the creative arts. I will share this experience with many of my friends and family...from a fellow St.Petersburg resident...what a small world.

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 ,
Tonsa Jorde
Formerly known as Jackie Watland 1936-37 Laurel Falls Camp

Invitation to screen at the Palm Beach International Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to screen at the Palm Beach International Film Festival in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Festival runs from April 14 through April 21 with Miss Lil's Camp screening at the Muvico Parisian 20 at CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Friday April 15 at 4:15pm and Monday April18 at 2:00pm. www.pbifilmfest.org

Invitation to screen at Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards
Miss Lil's Camp will screen at the 2nd Annual Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards at the Egyyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. The Festival runs from April 19th through April 24th, with Miss Lil's Camp screening on Sunday, April 24 12:00pm at the Egyptian Theatre. www.artivistfilmfestival.org

Invitation to screen at UNIFEM Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp has been invited to screen at the Sixth Annual Women's International Video-Film Festival on April 15th, 5:45pm at the Players Theatre in Sarasota, Florida. www.throughwomenseyes.com UNIFEM's Gulf Coast Chapter will host the film festival.

March 2005

Invitation to screen at Ashland Independent Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp will screen at the 4th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival in Ashland, Oregon. There will be three screenings at the Varsity Theatre, Theatre 3 at the following times: 3/31 at 3:30pm, 4/1 at 12:40pm and 4/3 at 6:40pm. The festival runs from March 31 through April 4th. www.ashlandfilm.org

Invitation to screen at East Lansing Film Festival
Miss Lil's Camp will screen on Saturday April 2nd at 1:30pm at the 8th Annual East Lansing Film Festival in East Lansing, Michigan. The festival runs from March 30th through April 3rd. www.elff.com

Hearts and Minds Film Festival AWARD WINNER
Miss Lil's Camp has won 2nd place in competition of documentaries under 30 minutes at the Hearts and Minds Film Festival in Wilmington, Delaware at 1pm on March 5th at the Riverfront Theatre. The festival ran from March 2 through Sunday March 6th. Hearts and Minds Film Festival has an agenda of social consciousness raising films. www.heartsandmindsfilm.org

Invitation to screen at "An Evening with Angelus" at Park City during Sundance
Miss Lil's Camp is one of seven films, all Angelus Award winners, invited to screen at Mountain Vineyard in Park City, beginning at 6pm. The screenings will be both Thursday February 27th and Friday February 28th. www.angelus.org.

January 2005

Angelus Awards films well received in Park City  
February 3, 2005

Screened Jan. 27, 28 at Windrider Forum during Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah – More than 150 Christian film and theology students and Sundance Film Festival goers as well as some 100 members of the Park City churches were wowed by several Angelus Awards winning films showcased Jan. 27 and 28 at Mountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Park City, Utah, as part of the inaugural Windrider Forum.

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.

November 2004

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival AWARD WINNER
Miss Lil's Camp has won 2nd Place in the Documentary category of the Ft. Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival Student Competition sponsored by Kodak. The film screened on Saturday, November 20th as part of the 2:00 program at Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale. www.fliff.com

"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 Library
Miss Lil’s Camp is winner of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival’s International Student Competition. As a result, the film has been the only student film invited to screen as part of Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute’s Reel Film Festival, at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center Celebratory ceremonies, November 16th through the 19th, 2004. Miss Lil’s Camp will screen at 12:25pm on November 16th. http://www.hsdfi.org/2004/11/reelfilm/REEL%20FILM%20schedule.html

Detroit Docs AWARD WINNER
Miss Lil’s Camp won 3rd place in the Short Documentary competition. It screened in competition at the General Lectures Auditorium at Wayne State University, November 13 at 2:30pm.   www.detroitdocs.org

Invitation to screen at the International Student Film Festival Hollywood
Miss Lil’s Camp screened in competition at the El Portal Theater on November 3, at 2:30pm.  http://www.isffhollywood.org

October 2004

Screening at Lillian Smith Book Awards
The Lillian Smith Book Awards will screen Miss Lil’s Camp, sponsored by Georgia Humanities Council. The program will take place on Saturday October 23 at University of Georgia’s Student Learning Center and is hosted by University of Georgia Libraries in conjunction with Southern Regional Council. A question and answer session with the audience will immediately follow the film. Participating in the panel are: Dr. Nancy Smith Fichter, Smith’s niece; author and historian Dr. Rose Gladney; and Suzanne Niedland, one of the filmmakers. 

Screening at Georgia State University
Georgia State University will host a screening of Miss Lil’s Camp on Sunday October 24 at 2pm in the Speakers Auditorium. The program is sponsored by Georgia Humanities Council, Women’s Studies Institute at Georgia State University and The Office of Student Life and Leadership/Intercultural Relations at Georgia State University. A question and answer session with the audience will immediately follow the film. Participating in the panel are:  Dr. Nancy Smith Fichter, Smith’s niece; author and historian Dr. Rose Gladney; and Suzanne Niedland, one of the filmmakers. The event is free and open to the public.

September 2004

AWARD WINNER Miss Lil’s Camp receives Honorary Mention at Angelus Awards.
Screening of Miss Lil’s Camp will be held at the Directors Guild of America, October 23 at 3:30pm. www.angelus.org The Angelus Awards Student Film Festival 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, based in Hollywood. MovieMaker Magazine's Winter issue 2005, also its "Best of" and "Sundance" issue, cited the Angelus Awards as the "best bet" festival for student filmmakers.

Miss Lil's Camp Receives Grant
The Georgia  Humanities Council has awarded an outreach grant  to the producers of Miss Lil's Camp. The  grant provides funding for screenings at the University of Georgia, as part of the Lillian Smith Book Awards program, and at Georgia  State University. Each screening will be followed by an open forum,  which will be attended by two of the participants in the film. Both screenings will take place in October. www.georgiahumanities.org

Miss Lil's Camp

Film Festivals and Screenings

National PBS Distribution!
Through NETA and presenting station, WXEL. Check your local listings for broadcasts.

June 2008 - June 2011

SunScreen Film Festival
Saturday March 22, 2008 2:45pm

Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies - Old Miss Campus
Monday February 11, 2008 at Noon

Oxford Film Festival
Friday February 8, 2008 at 2pm

Baltimore Women's Film Festival Baltimore Museum of Art
Sunday October 14th, 2007 at 11am

Emerging Cinemas Wednesday May 16, 2007 8pm

Girls for Change Film Festival Saturday March 24, 2007

Atlanta Film Festival
Monday June 12 and Thursday June 15, 2006

Wonder of Women Film Festival November 2005

Award Winner! Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival
Best Short Documentary September 2005

Award Winner! CINE Golden Eagle Spring 2005

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival September 2005

GirlFest Hawaii
September 2005

Jacksonville Film Festival
May 2005

Palm Beach International Film Festival
April 2005

Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards
April 2005 at the Egyptian Theatre

UNIFEM Women's International Film Festival
April 2005

Ashland Independent Film Festival
March 31, April 1 and April 2005

East Lansing Film Festival
April 2005

Award Winner!Hearts and Minds Film Festival
Best Documentary Under 30 Minutes March 2005

An Evening of Angelus
Park City during Sundance - February 2005

Award Winner! Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
2nd Place Documentary Student Competition November 2004

Reel Film Festival
November 2004 Invitation only festival was created by HSDFI as part of the festivities planned in conjunction with the opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center

Award Winner! Hot Springs Documentary Festival
Winner of the International Student Film Festival Competition October 2004

Award Winner! Detroit Docs
3rd Place Short Documentary Competition November 2004

ISFFSH (International Student Film Festival Hollywood) November 2004

Award Winner! Angelus Awards Film Festival
Honorable Mention - Documentary Category October 2004

Georgia State University
Outreach screening sponsored by Georgia Humanities Council, GSU's Women's Studies Institute and GSU's Office of Student Life and Leadership/Intercultural Relations - October 2004

Lillian Smith Book Awards at University of Georgia
Outreach Screening sponsored by Georgia Humanities Council - October 2004

 


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