Kara Herold is a filmmaker and videomaker from San Francisco. Her latest
video Grrlyshow is a film about girl zines and their makers. The
video was completed in January 2001 and is being distributed by Women
Make Movies and has screened at Sundance, Mill Valley Film Festival, Film
Arts Foundation Festival, and Women in the Director's Chair.
Also in June, Kara
Herold completed Tit Chat and Women for Sale. Tit Chat
is a short animation drawn by Ariel Bordeaux about the burden of breasts.
Tit Chat was a finalist in the audience award segment of the Queer
Short Movie Awards on planetout.com. Women for Sale is an experimental
found-footage collage visually interpreting Beth Lisick's (of The Beth
Lisick Ordeal) spoken word account of her teenage modeling career. Women
for Sale recently won first place at the 23rd annual Cine-Poetry Film
Festival sponsored by the National Poetry Association.
Kara Herold's other
creative works include La Signora di Tutti (Everybody's Woman),
and a fifty page essay about the filmmaker Maya Deren. She is also an
actress, and has just recently performed in Fear and Misery in the
Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht in October/November 2000 in San Francisco.
Monica Nolan is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University's Cinema
Department. She has produced and directed several short films, including
Lesbians Who Date Men, World of Women, Chuckie, Laura, and Showgirlfriends.
These films have been screened at festivals around the world. World of
Women won awards at the Chicago Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Turin's
Imaginaria Festival. Monica was assistant producer of PopcornQ.com, a
Web Site for fans of Queer Cinema, and she has edited a privately produced
family history documentary, Sol & Eva.
Elise Hurwitz has a BA in Cinema from SUNY Binghamton and an MFA in Film
from the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent credits include: Drawing
on the Local, produced by the Carnegie Institute for the Advancement of
Teaching; This is the Life, a film by George Spies and Andrew Black; American
Gypsy, a video documentary by Jasmine Dellal, and Routine Disturbances
by Julia Jaurigui Segrove. Elise's personal films have been screened locally
and internationally, most recently at SF MOMA. These include automatic
writing (1995); I raise my arm (1993); strain, restrain (1993); and Metal
Andi Zeisler is a San Francisco-based writer, editor, and illustrator.
She is a founding editor of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, a
magazine devoted to smart, savvy, and sharp-witted media criticism. Besides
Bitch, her illustrations have appeared in such publications as SF Weekly,
Mother Jones, Tikkun, and Moxie.
Corey Ohama is a filmmaker from San Francisco. Her latest film, Double
Solitaire (1997) has shown at festivals around the country and on public
television. It won the SECA award for film from SFMOMA and the King HU
award from the LA Asian American International Film Festival. Corey holds
a B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University and an MFA in Cinema from San
Francisco State University.