Welcome 2022 or whatever

Hello Fans!
Well, my new year started with a a limp literally and stay-at-home/curfew.  I’m working on a new movie (rather re-working an old one) and have big plans for more.  I just need the time and attention.  LOL

Did you know I have a show on Philadelphia Community Access Television?   I try to show a mix of my work and international queer shorts.  Here is a link to watch a sneak preview of February’s show.  I’m happy to say there will be more puppetry in 2022!  I see my video work and community access show as a way of defying what is usually offered to viewers through mainstream streaming services.  I also love that is actually broadcast like I watched growing up.

Watch live TV here!

Update on autumn and screenings through the end of the year.

Hello! It’s been a minute since I’ve updated this, and there is so much to say!

We won an award!  YaliniDream’s “I Am/YaliniDream” won an Honorable Mention for International Short Film at the Toronto Tamil International Film Festival.

Here is a photo me, out to brunch with my entourage after the QFlix Philly local film showcase.

“My Aunt Mame” was included in a “Best of Bechdel” film showcase at the She Burns Bright Festival in Akron, Ohio and also was shown at a Queers In Shorts event in Cambridge, UK.  I am so proud of that little movie.  I think it successfully shows the reality of queer/eldercare – being alone as an elder queer/being the child who does the eldercare/ worry from parents that queer children will have hard lives.

Upcoming screenings!

10 November 2021 showing at Everyman Leeds, Albion Street  “Have You Ever Thought Why,” my 2021 meditation on how my gender is perceived differently as i age, was selected to be shown at the prestigious Leeds International Film Festival. It was an honor to be selected and a firm reminder that I do need to be more organized, because i almost didn’t get it together in time.

20 November 2021 #DaughterFail will be shown in Berlin! WIPE Amateur Film Festival, to be held at FLUTGRABEN e. V., am Flutgraben 3, Berlin, Germany.

November 15-29, 2021  “Have You Ever Thought Why” is included in the Burnt Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, based in Montreal, Canada. https://burntfest.com/3-4/https://burntfest.com/3-4/

“My Aunt Mame” and “My Crazy Boxers” will be showing in the Gilbert Baker Film Festival happening online here from November 24th – Sunday December 12th, 2021.  I’m very pleased that my movies were included, and i hope the festival is a huge success. Please buy tickets and watch!

 

 

So fun, right!

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.

 

 

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:

A BRONX STORY BELL SOTO
Carol Krissy Mahan
COVID SUMMER Todd Verow
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

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.

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?

FilmPride on Latest TV Brighton

Poster for CarolMy parody of the aclaimed film CAROL  will be shown on Wednesday 5th 9.30pm (BST) in the LOVE program. Then repeated on the same day and time w/c 10th August.

FilmPride Brigton be screening a selection of the films in a series of television shows from 3rd to 16th August, on Latest TV Brighton, Freeview 7 & Virgin Media 159, and on 13 local television channels throughout the UK.

Latest TV is available in Brighton and surroundings on Freeview 7 & Virgin Media 159. (They stream some of their shows online, but FilmPride will not be streamed)

London Short Film Festival 2019

Elated that Team Dykeumentary will be included in this prestigious festival! My Crazy Boxers is in the Up To And Including Her Limits screening, and a saucy re-writing of the sexist biblical tale The Genesis of Butch & Femme is in the Fringe! B Movie Resistance program.  Grateful!!! Excellent!!!

NEW SHORTS: Up to and Including Her Limits
18:30 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Regent Street Cinema

Navigating societal constraints and internal upheaval, the female characters at the centre of these works contend with a loss of control and spiralling selfhoods.

Steffie Yee manifests the language lost between matrilineal generations through pencil and plasticine, alongside animator Flóra Anna Buda’s sensual, lucid imaginings of a braless queer future. Video artist Hannah Perry probes our culture’s relationship to death, mental health and the underlying weight of gender in an experimental elegy, whilst Krissy Mahan tires of the incessant gendering of underwear. Guest programmed by Jenna Roberts. 83’

  • ENTROPIA

    Flóra Anna Buda 10 mins (HU, 2019)

    A film about queer relationships in a future without bras.

  • GUSH

    Hannah Perry 21 mins (UK, 2019)

    An intensely personal yet universal exploration of the experience of loss, marking the first time Perry has chosen to address the tragedy of the recent suicide of her best friend and artistic collaborator, Pete Morrow. Using a custom rigged 360° camera, this is a moving inquiry into romance, psychosis and our relationship to death.

  • CHUBBY

    Madeleine Sims-Fewer / Dusty Mancinelli 22 mins (CA, 2019)

    A ten year old girl struggles with the residual trauma of her sexual abuse.

  • MY CRAZY BOXERS

    Krissy Mahan 9 mins (US, 2019)

    Suicidal – or just a working class butch dyke caught in the wrong underpants? Seems that the boxers were the bigger problem, according to my treatment team. Based on the director’s actual meetings with hospital staff while in a psychiatric hospital system.

  • THE LOST SOUND

    Steffie Yee 2 mins (AU, 2018)

    Inspired by the poem On Ç by Hiromi Itō, a woman looks at the matrilineal inheritance of linguistic tones in her family, mourning the parts of language that become extinct through semantic evolution.

  • ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK

    Lasse Linder 19 mins (CH, 2019)

    Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad.

NEW SHORTS: Fringe! B-Movie Resistance
13:00 Sat 18 Jan 2020
Rio Cinema, London

When the going gets tough, the queers grab our cameras and make DIY, B-movie resistance films bursting with political power, revolt, and lashings of glitter. From a much-needed rewrite of the creation story, to zombie drag queens and goth punks… It’s so much more fun on the B-side! Programmed by Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival. 95’
  • RIVER

    Sam Crainich 18 mins (US, 2017)

    Set in the very near future, America is in the throws of Fascism a group of underground queers struggle to survive.

  • LOCK HORNS

    Dann Parry 3 mins (UK, 2019)

    Two wrestlers approach each other to battle for male dominance, but soon the fight descends into something even more animalistic, as hypermasculinity clashes with desire.

  • THE ARCH OF FEAR

    Juan Rodrigues 9 mins (BR, 2017)

    Explorations of homosexuality, race and social class with a little bit of glitter.

  • BATHROOM TROLL

    Aaron Immediato 15 mins (, 2018)

    When a clique of mean girls bully Cassie for not “looking like a girl” in the school bathroom, they awaken a dangerous rage deep within her in a creative response to controversial “bathroom bill” legislation.

  • THE GENESIS OF BUTCH & FEMME

    Krissy Mahan 6 mins (US, 2015)

    Fisher price toys re-imagine the creation story ss a Butch & Femme story.

  • LACTASIA

    Val Phoenix 44 mins (UK, 2019)

    Drag queens and goth punks get turned into zombies by the patriarchy’s toxic foundation (like, the make-up kind) and they get saved by a butch undertaker who feeds them with breastmilk.

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