This year, female filmmakers, writers, directors, producers, and more will be featured on a Women in Film Panel from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 4, in the Promenade Theater. Additionally, guests will conduct workshops throughout the festival and be available for special VIP events.
The moderator for the panel will be noted screenwriter and instructor, Patty Meyer. For over two decades Meyer has written screenplays for the major motion picture studios and television networks, including two true crime features for Martin Scorsese, and one for Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Films. Seven of her eight studio script sales are adaptations of true stories.
About the Film Festival
Now in its 15th year, the Sioux City International Film Festival is the longest running festival in Iowa, showcasing short films from all over the world and this year will run Oct. 3-5.
Its mission is to promote independent films and filmmakers to the people of Sioux City and the surrounding region, connecting those filmmakers to the community through unique events.
Major funding for SCIFF programs comes from the Gilchrist Foundation, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Iowa Arts Council, and the Missouri River Historical Development Corporation.