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Screening high-quality short narrative films that pass the Bechdel Test and feature female protagonists.

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  1. Bechdel Test compliance.*
  2. Female Protagonist required.
  3. We feature & promote talented emerging filmmakers.
  4. We choose & screen cutting edge, provocative films that portray complex female characters.
  5. We are the first US film event to receive Sweden’s A-Rating - or A-märkt.

*The Bechdel Test Rules —> The film must include at least 2 named women characters who talk to each other about something other than a man (men or boys).

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The eagle has landed and she’s bringing some great films with her!

Can you tell we’re excited?!


ANNOUNCING the official lineup of films for the October 19, 2013 Bluestocking Film Series screening at Maine College of Art…drum roll, please!


"Plan B," Shirin Brown
“Good Night,” Muriel D’Ansembourg
“Ravenous,” Carmen Falk
“Our Rhineland,” Faren Humes
“She, Who Excels in Solitude,” Mako Kamitsuna
“Goodnight My Love,” Kellee Terrell*

We’ve got award winners and Maine premieres — dramas, horror films, and a sprinkle of comedy. Plus, YOU, dear film lover, will vote your audience favorite in 2 categories and 2 lucky filmmakers will walk away with cash prizes.

Put it in your calendar now and don’t miss this one!

*Filmmakers listed in alphabetical order - this is not the screening order.

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Submissions open until May 21! Submit your Bechdel-passing short film via Withoutabox. Win cash prizes!

Film Lineup for Bluestocking Film Series Fall 2012

The Bluestocking Film Series is pleased to announce the October 28, 2012 screening event lineup of films. The international roster of 5 women filmmakers come from New York, Los Angeles, Maine, and Germany (by way of the London Film School).

The Sisters Plotz (Lisa Ferber and Lisa Hammer, NY USA)

Synopsis: A retro-surrealist musical comedy about three eccentric heiresses who live in a townhouse with their butler. Book and lyrics by Lisa Ferber, music by Mary Feinsinger.

Do You Hover? (Kari Wagner-Peck, Maine USA)

Synopsis: Humorously confronting the problem of public restroom hygiene.

Sisters (Chantal Bertalanffy, Germany)

Synopsis: A coming of age story that delicately tackles issues of race and half-sibling relationships.

Past Due (Denise Plumb, Los Angeles USA)

Synopsis: A dark comedy about a woman hounded by a diabolical debt collector.

Girls Who Smoke (Tawny Foskett, NY USA)

Synopsis: Two woman with bad boyfriends and bad habits connect over a pack of cigarettes.

Screening on October 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the beautiful, historic St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, ME. Buy tickets in advance or at the door.

Bluestocking Film Series spring 2012 screening event.

May Screening Lineup Announced

Still from Briony Kidd’s film The Room at the Top of the Stairs.


The Bluestocking Film Series is pleased to announce the May 20, 2012 screening event lineup of films. The international roster of filmmakers come from Melbourne and Tasmania in Australia and Massachusetts and Maine in the USA.

(Please note that the list below is not the screening order.)

The Room at the Top of the Stairs (Briony Kidd, Tasmania AUS)

Slashed (Rebecca Thomson, Tasmania AUS)

Range of Vision (Diana Hodgetts, Melbourne AUS)

Better Days (Maura Smith, Massachusetts)

Mom is Dead and I’m Broke (Kate Kaminski and Betsy Carson, Maine)

Also screening will be an excerpt from the You Are Beautiful Project (Jennifer Kruszewski) and an experimental short documentary by Sharyn Paul Brusie titled Unbound.