- 1989-2007 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.38 m of textual records. -- 196 photographs. -- 45 audio cassettes. -- 6 video cassettes. -- 2 DVDs. -- 41 posters
Name of creator
The herland feminist film festival was established in 1989 in Calgary, Alberta when the Calgary Status of Women Action Committee joined with the Women of Colour Collective to host a film-focused fundraiser. Building up audiences through the years, the festival peaked in 2003-2004 with an audience of 1,700. The festival was cancelled in 2007 after its funding from the Canada Council was decreased and also because of the growth of other local film festivals. In its time, the festival provided a venue for films that covered a range of feminist topics not typically seen in the mainstream.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Sharon Stevens on behalf of the festival directors, 2008.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of programs, posters and miscellaneous material relating to planning, programming publicity and funding of the festival.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents of records.