Friday, August 22, 2014

Eau Queer Film Festival set for Sept. 24-28

The Eau Queer Film Festival (EQFF) returns to UW-Eau Claire for its fifth year Sept. 24-28. The festival, which will be held in the Woodland Theater of Davies Center, offers audiences a wide cinematic range, from feature length comedies and dramas to documentaries and short films. All films and discussions are free and open to the public.

Founded by Ellen Mahaffy, associate professor of communication and journalism, and Pam Forman, associate professor of sociology, the festival stands out as one of a small group of university queer film festivals remaining in the U.S. The content of the EQFF is completely student driven. Students learn valuable skills in event planning and public relations — and use the power of cinema to build bridges between the UW-Eau Claire campus and local communities.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to consider listing the EQFF in their fall semester course syllabi.

For more information, contact Jerrika Christianson, EQFF director, at or 715-836-4762.