Imagine This Productions
(Inspired by Women Storytellers and Filmmakers)
Imagine This Productions is dedicated to providing womxn storytellers and filmmakers a platform to encourage and develop creative projects by womxn. With Imagine This Women's International Film Festival and Girl Power Film + Media Summit, Imagine This aims to amplify and empower independent and aspiring womxn filmmakers from around the world. Imagine This goal is to support womxn by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities for BIPOC womxn and the LGBTQIA+ community while providing educational support and professional development, and serving as a resource information network
Patrice Francois is a Haitian-American actor, writer, and filmmaker. She is the co-founder and festival director of Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival, a Brooklyn-based film festival that aims to celebrate and empower independent and aspiring womxn filmmakers from around the world. Imagine This goal is to support womxn by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities for BIPOC womxn and the LGBTQIA+ community while encouraging professional and educational development, and serving as a resource information network.
Continuing with her mission, Patrice Francois launched Girl Power Film + Media Summit, an informative and inspirational event with discussions, panels, film screenings, and mixers that exemplify the power of womxn in the film industry. Patrice has recently curated Ladies Rocking the Lens, a film series celebrating the rising tide of strong female voices in local cinema. Her goal is to disrupt the status quo.
Susie Francois is the co-founder and director of development of Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival, a Brooklyn-based film festival. Born in Haiti, her family came to the United States in the early 1970s during the regime of Papa Doc. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management.
Her passion is to help develop people in ways that improve their working and personal lives and to promote cultural change. Along with her career passion and love for cinema and storytelling, she was inspired to create a platform that would provide opportunities to promote diverse filmmakers and storytellers and celebrate their work. She and her daughter, Patrice, launched Girl Power Film + Media Summit and Ladies Rocking the Lens to continue their support for womxn storytellers.
MEET THE INTERNS
We are super excited to introduce our Winter Interns for
Imagine This Women's International Film Festival.
Social Media Intern
Victoria K. Gonzales spent most of her days with a book in one hand and a pencil in the
other. She graduated from Santa Fe High, then received her BFA and MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in creative writing with a focus on fiction. When she isn’t conjuring up surreal stories, she’s taking pictures with her Canon camera, or analyzing films; some of her favorite female filmmakers include Karyn Kusama, Jennifer Lee, and Greta Gerwig. In time, sheplans to write scripts and direct, for now, she does what she can.
Film Blogger Intern
Alyssa Lidman is a writer and artist currently living in New Jersey. She graduated from Hampshire College in 2018, where she studied history and journalism. Alyssa is very excited to be learning about film and media as a Content Writer