Sunday, 14 January 2007

About The Festival

The International Infertility Film Festival invites short film and video submissions from anyone who has anything to say about infertility or pregnancy loss - whatever stage you're at and whatever path you're taking. We encourage work from all types of film makers, including amateurs and even first-timers (the term is "raw talent") so don't be afraid to give it a go. You can submit anonymously or... nonymously, or pseudonymously if you so desire, and if you have an online presence we can link there, too. There is no requirement to make up words as I just have.

The Third International Infertility Film Festival will screen from Saturday, October 27th, 2007, and the theme is "Halloween Special". More information here.

Please also read the FAQ.


DI_Dad said...

I just saw the IIFF enyty posted by Jules on YouTube. It was great and the choice and syncing of the music was perfect to her content. - Eric

RTTguapa said...

this is a great idea!
look forward to seeing all the entries...

Anonymous said...

Please read this book: Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein.

I must stress that this book is not just for mothers, infertile women etc. It is a book about being human and everyone could benefit from reading it. Would be fathers, singles, grandparents - read it. Mothers -buy it. Women who choose not to have children- read it. Women who can't have children, buy it. You will see yourself in her mirror somewhere in her book. It will make you laugh, squirm and cry and you won't be able to put it down. It is one of those books that sticks to your ribs and you will be thinking about Peggy O and her life for awhile. Her high school boyfriend who has 15 children is great non fiction - life IS better than art in this book.

I too suffered from "unexplained infertility" and went through the fertility mill. I now have two beautiful children and I was trying to read the last 14 pages on Saturday morning while my two kids were climbing all over me and begging me to please read But not the Hippopotamus. I selfishly ignored the very children I tried for 4 years to will into being to read a book that touched on that awful, obsessive infertile "I am less than a woman" stale eggs time for me with a sledgehammer.

Peggy O is my new literary heroine.

It should be a movie.

infertileNaomi said...

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