Screenings and programs – August/September

It’s with happiness and humility that I can share that these festivals have selected my films:

FilmPride, available online August 16 – 31, 2021, will be the World Premiere of my new movie Have You Ever Thought Why.  It is included in the SELF program.

Prism 34 / AGLIFF :  has selected Carol for the “Avant Garde” program, which will be available online from August. 26 – Sept. 6, 2021. The Avant Garde film program description reads;  “Is it a film? Is it an art piece? Is that a penis? You never know what you find in this assortment of inventive filmmaking not bound by narrative.”

Les Mains Gauches happens the 9th to the 12th of Septembre 2021 in Marseille, France. They have selected My Crazy Boxers.

The Toronto International Tamil Film Festival will show I Dream / YaliniDream at their event happening September 11-12, 2021 in Toronto.

Women Over 50 Film Festival will show #DaughterFail in their online festival happening 25-26 September, 2021.

Burnt Art Video and Experimental Film Fest will include #DaughterFail in their festival in Autumn, 2021.



FilmPride – Brighton, UK

My new movie “Have You Ever Thought Why” will be making it’s world premiere at the Brighton & Hove Pride’s official LGBTQ+ film festival, FilmPride now in our third year.

2nd – 31st August 2021– online & on TV:  use this link to sign up  to view the programs.

I’m screening with:

IS IT ME: Dir: Christopher McGill – 9:45, UK
Les Gorges (Canyons): Dir: Elsa Thomas – 18:54, France
Never Tell Anyone About This: Dir: Kate Sedlyarova – 38:20, Russian Federation
MOTTA: Dir: Nish Gera – 15:30, UK
Eve: Dir: Joe Solomon – 13:04, UK
BEAT 97: Dir: Washington Calegari – 11:51, Brazil
PARTNER – Big Gay Hands: Dir: Lesley Marshall – 3:22, Canada
The Act: Dir: Thomas Hescott – 17:58, US
Modern Queer Heroes: Dir: Kate Jessop – 5:00, UK
Pure: Dir: Natalie Jasmine Harris – 12:20, US
Trans Happiness is Real: Dir: Quinton Baker – 8:05, UK
Venus: Dir: Faye Carr-Wilson – 5:40, UK
Build Black Futures: Dir: OnRaé LaTeal Watkins – 1:20, US
From A to Q: Dir: Emmalie El Fadli – 18:52, UK
Récit de Soit (Oneself Story): Dir: Géraldine Charpentier – 4:53, Belgium
Factory Talk: Dir: Lucie Rachel, Chrissie Hyde – 4:31, UK
Teddy: Dir: Milda Baginskaite – 12:30, UK
Flamenco Queer: Dir: Ana González, Frederick Bernas – 22:46, Spain
Photographing Bisexuality: Dir: Meryem Ait Aghnia – 5:07, Morocco
Lonesome – a Malaysian LGBTQ+ Voicemail Documentary: Dir: Justice Khor – 17:00, Malaysia
Would you Realise that I’m a Survivor?: Dir: Carlos Ledesma – 2:46, Argentina
Masisi Wouj: Dirs: Zé Kielwagen, M. Serafim, S. Simeon – 22:00, Haiti
Roadkill: Dir: Aliza Brugger – 15:00, US
Sebastienne: Dir: José Alberto Andrés Lacasta – 13:29, Spain
No Historical Precedent: Dir: Mae Hoffman – 9:31, US
Lessons: Dir: Sam Seccombe – 15:14, UK
#TMI (webseries): Dir: Ashlei Shyne – 23:23, US
Spinach and Eggs: Dir: Lee Campbell – 5:38, UK
Have You Ever Thought Why?: Dir: Krissy Mahan – 1:59, US

aGLIFF / Prism Film Festival

Isn’t it hilarious that my parody of Carol will be screening at the prestigious aGLIFF / Prism Film Festival this year?!  Did you know that Austin is where it all started — I entered the My Gay Movie competition in 2004 and won the prize for the weirdest movie.  And it’s only gotten weirder since then.  Here’s the lineup:

Carol Krissy Mahan
Fluid Bound Rob Fatal
Hajun Blooms Ji Yoon Kim
ISHTAR Mia Georgis
Lilies Joni Renee Whitworth
Pote de baise (Fuck Buddy) Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Sanctity of Love, The Alí Meyer
Show For Ghosts James Medley, Em Haverty

Summer 2021

Great news!  My Crazy Boxers continue their worldwide tour, this time in Marsailles, France, at Les Mains Gauches Feminist Queer Film Festival

From Les Mains Gauches website:  Nous avons voulu, en plus du festival annuel que nous organisons à Marseille, offrir un nouvel espace de diffusion de films queer-féministes. Nous souhaitons accompagner en priorité des films auto-produits ou aux économies précaires qui ne sont pas toujours privilégiés dans les réseaux de diffusion traditionnels. Cette plateforme est un pari. Elle vivra grâce à vous, cinéastes et allié.e.s.

November- December 2020

Some screenings to end this horrible year in an encouraging way:

I Am/YaliniDream is an Official Selection and Award Finalist for the Rameshwaram International Film Festival in Ramanthapuram, Tamil Nadu, India this November.

My Crazy Boxers will be shown at the Montreal Feminist Film Festival | Festival de films féministes de Montréal, Quebec, to be held December 2- 12, 2020.

#DaughterFail won the award to Jury’s Choice at the New Age Cinema and Scripts festival in Mumbai, India!  This is the first time I’ve won and award, so I am very happy about it.

O Canada!


My Crazy Boxers was chosen to be shown at qFLIX XL, this year a collaboration with the Wocester qFLIX.  This film will be available for online screening after November 19th in the TRANStastic Shorts program.  i just love a hometown screening! Especially since I grew literally under the bridge to Philadelphia. No one would have guessed i’d be showing something i made in the big city.

Of the many reasons to look north for comfort, turns out Canadians are hot for my underpants, too!  My short film My Crazy Boxers has honor of being included in the Toronto Queer Film Festival’s special Queer Animation evening on November 19, 2020.

Also, in Montreal, My Crazy Boxers was selected for the Festival de films féministes de Montréal / Montreal Feminist Film Festival, happening from the 2nd to 12th December, 2020.







MAI Journal – MAI Feminism: Issue 6: COVID-19 Crisis-Connection-Culture

I’m surprised to say that something i wrote (with support from Dr. Eva Boodman and Dr. Paula Ioanide, a founding collective member Abolition: A Journal Of Insurgent Politics) was published in  MAI: FEMINISM & VISUAL CULTURE
A non-hierarchical journal open to multivalent feminist expression, research & critique of visual culture.

“In the midst of COVID-19 crisis, inspired by The Movement 4 Black Lives, Mahan shares criticism of American cinema and proposes radical changes to the current film industry.”


What Could Abolitionist Feminist Cinema Be?

September/October/November 2020 festivals

Here are some places (online, of course) where some of my films are graciously included:

Like A Riot
Streaming for free for the month of October.  This is the last GenderReel, so don’t miss it.

August 17-31, 2020 FilmPride LGBTQ Film Festival, Brighton/Hove, UK.
September 17, 2020 Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs, USA.
October 8-17, 2020 ReelQ Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

My Crazy Boxers
October 13, 2020 Festival Des Cinemas Differents et Experimentaux De Paris  (Focus #8, p. 51 of the catalogue)- a focus session (out of competition) around the theme “Dialect/Cacolect, atypical uses of speech in experimental cinema” which well be held at the Forum des Images on Tuesday 13 October 2020, Paris, France.
November 19, 2020 Queer Animations screening with Toronto Queer Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.
November 21, 2020 qFlix Philly, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA
November 28, 2020 Yes! Let’s Make A Movie! Film Festival, Montreal, Canada.

September 25, 2020 The Film Collective, Philadelphia, PA.
October 5-18, 2020 SQIFF The Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Centre For Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland.
October 30, 2010 WIPE Amateur Film Festival, FLUTGRABEN e.V., Berlin, Germany.





Autumn 2020

The world as we knew it is ending, for better and for worse.
Nevertheless, I’m happy to be included a few festivals, and I’m looking forward to seeing what people are making.

Mom and I (as Fisher-Price people) stand in her living room

Here is some news!  I’ve made a new movie this spring, and it will show at festivals this autumn!
It’s called #DaughterFail, and it is the story of Mom’s move into the nursing home, and me trying to make her stay there comfortable – but we were thwarted by COVID-19!

Here is a listing of screenings so far:

September 25, 2020:  The Film Collective, Philadelphia

October 30-31, 2020: WIPE Amateur Film Festival, Berlin

ALSO: For the rest of August, you can watch CAROL in the “Love” program at FilmPride: The Brighton & Hove’s Pride Film Festival.  There is a hilarious interview of me by Deborah Espect in the Q & A link.  Watch me falter!




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