If you've been reading awhile you know that along with exploring the Gaelic warrior path, I just love female action movies...what ones there are.... and they exist ...and are unappreciated in the mainstream. So I couldn't help but get seriously excited when I heard of the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival happening in Los Angeles April 24-26, 2015!
They have been fundraising to make this happen at WomenKickAss.com and now have the funds for a single screen so it is a go! They are trying to raise enough for at least a second screen and maybe a third! Please, if you can, help out, if not snag that link and share it around! The fundraiser ends on March 19!
ETA: And there will be a Twitter Party on March 19 from 7pm - 8pm PST!
Because this is important! If we're going to get more movies with women action leads, we need to support and celebrate the effort and show that we are an audience to be reckoned with! And it's vital that we have more of these movies out there, because it's not that we just want them, its that we need them! At any age and we especially need this to grow so young women and girls can see women as equal, in all ways! We need this festival to thrive!
There will be competitions for films and screenplays and women of action films will be honored!
This includes Linda Hamilton receiving the Artemis Action Icon Award! Well, who else would it be? Because for so many of us, even after more than two decades she just really is The Icon!
Actress, stunt woman, author Angela Meryl will be receiving the Artemis Stunt Unsung Heroine Award and stunt woman and stunt coordinator Maja Aro will be receiving the Artemis Stunt Warrior Award.
You can see a message from festival founder, actress and stunt woman Melanie Wise in this video. Please remember that the Women Kick Ass fundraiser has been extended to March 19 and therefore you still have three days to join in and make this event really take off!
The Women Kick Ass Project from Artemis on Vimeo.
Of course, if you can help out and actually go to it ....well, if I could I would! So do it!
(cross-posted on The Sarah Connor Charm School Blog)
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This blog is part of the Scáth na Feannóige/Shadow of the Hooded Crow project exploring fénnidecht as a practice to follow the War Goddessses, Badb, Macha and the Morrígan whose name is Anann. This is a less formal place for me to discuss various issues of interest to someone on a modern version of the Outlaw warrior path such as physical training, history, Old Irish literature, pop culture inspirations, werewolves, ecstatic trance (okay, I find that one tough to write about but I may try), gender issues the wilderness....