Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
(Inspired by Women Storytellers and Filmmakers)
Imagine This Women's International Film Festival is a women-owned 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing women storytellers and filmmakers a platform to encourage and develop creative projects by women filmmakers. With Imagine This Women's International Film Festival and Girl Power Film + Media Summit, Imagine This aims to amplify and empower independent and aspiring women filmmakers from around the world. Imagine This goal is to support women by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities for BIPOC women and the LGBTQIA+ community while providing educational support and professional development, and serving as a resource information network.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Patrice Francois is a filmmaker who works in television and is the Founder and Festival Director of Imagine This Women's Film Festival. Her goal is to support women by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities for BIPOC women 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 women 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.
Co-Founder and Director of Development
Susie Francois is the Director of Development at Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival.
Her passion is to help develop people in ways that improve their working and personal lives and 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 women storytellers.