Fonds MS-1209 - The Edmonton Women's Film Society fonds

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The Edmonton Women's Film Society fonds

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CA EDM MS-1209

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25 cm of textual records. - 7 posters

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(2004 - 2010)

Administrative history

The Edmonton Women’s Film Society was a non-profit, incorporated society which operated from 2003 to 2010. The society aimed to bring together women of diverse backgrounds in order to promote women and self-determination through film. To accomplish this goal, the society held an annual film festival called Reel Femme, which showcased films directed, produced, and written by women. Each year, the Reel Femme film festival included a female celebrity guest speaker who would deliver a keynote address to kickoff the festival. The Edmonton Women’s Film Society often partnered with community organizations such as the Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA), May Week Labor Arts Festival, Herland Film Festival, and the University of Alberta to host film screening events. After hosting their 8th annual Reel Femme film festival, the Edmonton Women’s Film Society disbanded in 2010.

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The fonds consists of the records of The Edmonton Women’s Film Society from prior to its formal incorporation in 2004 until shortly after the Reel Femme ‘10 festival in 2010, after which the society dissolved. The records include administration records from the society’s operations, such as grant applications, meeting minutes, society bylaws, and correspondence. Additionally, many records relate to the Reel Femme film festivals including flyers, programs, news clippings and publicity, film adjudication notes, and film classification exemption records. Also included are large posters advertising the Reel Femme film festivals.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Collette Slevinsky. Collette Slevinsky was the founder of the Edmonton Women’s Film Society, and president of the society from 2004 to 2010.


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  • English

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Accession number: A2016-135

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Map cabinet: MS Room