Vimeo Presents Ladies With Lenses: Women Killin' It Behind the Camera

Special Event
Theater 6:30–9:30pm
  • Regular FREE

Vimeo Staff Picks curator Meghan Oretsky plucks the best shorts from her Vimeo channel "Ladies With Lenses" for a celebration of women who create beauty and magic on film. The filmmakers behind each short will be present for Q&As and an opportunity to mingle and network with likeminded filmmakers, film lovers and fellow cheerleaders will take place after the event. Expect positive vibes and quality vids!

6:30 PM – Doors Open
6:45 PM – Screenings Begin
8:30 PM – Reception

Please arrive as early as 6 PM as seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.

"The Convention" by Jessica Dimmock

"The Convention" explores the annual Esprit gathering, where transgender women in their senior years who have been closeted their whole lives gather for a week of shared experience and understanding in a logging town in Northern Washington”

Jessica Dimmock– Jessica Dimmock is the recipient of numerous international awards for her photography and video work. She is a Sundance Edit and Story Lab Fellow, and her first feature film The Pearl (co-directed by Christopher LaMarca) was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival. Jessica is currently co-directing an episodic documentary series for Netflix.  

"Watched" by Katie E. Mitchell 

An intimate and moving exploration of the experience of coming of age – under the gaze of state surveillance.

Katie Mitchell – Katie Mitchell is a documentary filmmaker and lawyer. Most recently she produced the feature documentary Solitary which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016 and screened on HBO in 2017. She was a co-producer on the short documentary Just a Dog which premiered at Hot Docs in 2016.

Danielle Varga – Danielle Varga is a producer and documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She was a 2016/2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, and most recently co-produced Kirsten Johnson’s feature “Cameraperson,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.

"You Can Go" by Christine Turner

A high school administrator talks down a troubled student.

Christine Turner – Christine Turner is a filmmaker based in New York.  Her critically-acclaimed documentary Homegoings, premiered at Documentary Fortnight at MoMA and was broadcast nationally on the PBS series POV.  Christine's short fiction work includes Rubber Soles, You Can Go and most recently Hold On, which screened at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

"Sidewalk" by Celia Bullwinkel 

"A woman walks through life, confronts her changing body, and learns to love herself."

Celia Bullwinkel – Celia Bullwinkel is an animator who lives and works in New York City. Her first independent film “Sidewalk” played in over 25 festivals, and has been featured on websites such as the Huffington Post, Roger Ebert, Upworthy, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Think Progress, and many others.

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