I attended the BAWIFM Mentoring Event co-hosted by the Women’s Film Institute yesterday. It kicked off this year’s 8th Annual San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival, an event I have been volunteering for since February. I’m looking forward to the films and enjoyed hearing the panelists. They discussed what it’s like financing and creating their own films, how to work effectively as a leader of a project, being a woman in the field and the importance of assembling a team. As Windy Borman, director of “Eyes of Thailand” stated – “hire slowly and fire quickly.”

Top Left – The Sign Language Interpreter
Center Top – Filmmaker and Historian Lynn Hershman Leeson
Top Right – Associate Professor of Cinema, San Francisco State University Martha Gorzycki
Bottom –  Creative Consultant & Film Commissioner Ami Zins   

Top Left – The second Sign Language Interpreter
Center Top – Ambika, BAWIFM’s Moderator
Top Right – Director Windy Borman
Bottom – Pixar Story Manager Ryan Lynch

From Left to Right – Ambika, Ms. Borman, Ms. Gorzycki, Ms. Lynch,
Bottom Left to Right – Ms. Zins, Ms. Leeson

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