3:30 pm -door/registration/network/reception
4 - 5 pm - Screening, block 1 (TBA)
5 - 5:15 pm - break/network
5:15 - 6 pm - Screening, block 2 (TBA)
6 - 6:45 pm - dinner break
6:45 - 7:15 pm - Panel: Female Characters in Movies through history - defining and defying the stereotypes; panelists TBA
7:15- 8:30 pm - Screening, block 3 - Feature presentation: We Are Not Princesses a documentary film about the incredible strength and spirit of four Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut as they come together to tell their stories of love, loss, pain and hope through the ancient Greek play, Antigone.
8:30 pm - Network
This year, our competition is a short composition for a string quartet, for a section of Alice in Wonderland (1915).
To enter the competition:
1. See the selection of cuts, and download your refereed selection here.
3. Send us your score and MIDI mock-up (or an actual recording of a string quartet performance) to info@Paracademia.org, with the subject line ALICE COMPETITION.
4. The deadline to send the scores is October 1st 2019.
5. Winners (up to 5) will be notified by October 9th. Their compositions will receive a live performance on Nov. 9th Festival 2019 - We're Not Princesses
6. Do not send the part at this time
We are now accepting short films that feature women and their stories.
To submit a film and see the official rules, go to:
This year's theme is Immigration. We will be screening films about and by Immigrants.
Submit yours today.
at 545 West 52nd St.
4:30 PM - door/registration/cocktails/network
5 PM - Screening: Music, Art and Shorts
6 PM - conversations with filmmakers, composers and the pianist
6:30 PM - break - dinner (surprise immigrant food available for purchase)
8 PM - Feature Presentation, Undocumented by Patricia Shih
9:45 PM - Network
General seating/cash bar
Mulled wine, surprise immigrant food and $1 Pop-Corn!!!
Film by Carmern Kordas
Score by John Pinnella
Music by Benjamin Harwood; Films by Rogelio Sánchez Toledo, Michael Winokur, Hanspeter Ammann and Aman Bhanot
Our signature informal yet highly informative style presentation, with the authors (directors and composers) present to give an insight to their work and the process, this part screening, part networking opportunity in the heart of Manhattan is a must for film lovers and film industry people alike.
to submit your film to be screened, paper to be presented or to a panel member, download the form below and send us an email
to volunteer at the event (and see all the films and panels for free :) send us an email
4 - 5 pm - Screening: Dance on Film (featuring films developed collaboratively between Paracademia and University of Roehampton)
5:15 - 6:15 pm - Life in Black and White (featuring films by Maya Deren and Jean Epstein)
6:15 - 7 pm Dinner break - we will have yummy Italian Pizza from Il Baretto, if you prepurchase with your ticket
7 - 8 pm - Panel: Gender Equality in Film Industry; panelists: documentary filmmaker Meschida Philip, Audrey Clinet, the founder of EROÏN, Aaron Simms, the founder of Inwood Art Works and the international star Lara St. John
8 -9:30 pm - Female Directors (featuring films by Meschida Philip, Lara St. John, the EROÏN productions and others)
9:30 - 10 pm Cocktails and Networking
General seating; cash bar and $1 fresh MC-pops!