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The bi-annual event, run in both London and New York, is the collaborative vision of filmmakers Melissa Jean Woodside and Courtney Harmstone. Through ongoing screenings and networking events on both sides of the pond, Catfish Shorts has sought to put  a spotlight on underrepresented films that have a big female influence either in front of, or behind, the camera.

Their inaugural event, held simultaneously at The Tribeca Screening Room in New York City and Soho House in London, was a huge success; screening 16 films featuring prominent work from women across the full range of major industry roles.

Catfish Shorts recently held their sold out summer soiree in Barkston Gardens, London. The networking event drew a big crowd with its theme of “Pre-Cannes Networking” and succeeded in getting across their mission statement of giving a local, intimate, feel to support for films with wide, global, appeal.

Their next event will feature a screening of Podsnappery, which you can get the lowdown on here, a film both written and directed by Catfish Shorts founder, and Cinema Jam Member, Melissa Jean Woodside herself. Not one to be missed.

If you’re passionate about supporting women in film, or if you are a woman working in the film industry yourself, make sure to get in touch with Catfish Shorts and check out their events to connect with some likeminded people.

You can reach the team through their Facebook page, their Twitter, Instagram or their website; where you can also submit your film to be screened at one of their future events. Cinema Jam loves it when people in the film industry get together to support one another so make sure to like, share, follow and submit to your heart’s content!

You can also find out more about Melissa Jean Woodside on her website here and Courtney Harmstone in her profile in Constellation Magazine here.

Mark Birrell

Mark is the editor of The Spread as well as a copywriter, and lifelong cinephile, who received his bachelors in Film and Comparative Literature from the University of London. You can follow him on Twitter @markwbirrell

Posted on May 11, 2017

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