Attention Lesbian & Queer Women Filmmakers—Call for Film Submissions

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice seeks feature-length dramatic and documentary films written, directed or produced by lesbian and queer women filmmakers to be considered for a premier screening at the Astraea’s Annual Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund Benefit in New York City. We are currently accepting submissions for the 18th Annual Lynn Campbell event to be held in Fall 2005.

To learn more about Lynn Campbell, and view a summary and photos of this past year’s event, click here.

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works for social, racial, and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. Our grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights.

The Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund was established in memory of Lynn, a friend and supporter of Astraea. During her brief 28 years, Lynn devoted her immense talents and energies to many social justice issues, including the women’s, labor, and lesbian and gay political movements. Each year, a grant is designated by Astraea’s U.S. Community Funding Panel that reflects Lynn’s activism and commitment to social justice.

Only one film will be selected based on its relevance to lesbians, queer women and LGBTI social justice. The selected film will be shown before an audience of 300 people in NYC, and will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker/s.

Astraea will provide transportation and lodging if the filmmaker is not local to NYC. As a fundraiser all proceeds from the Benefit will go to the Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund of the Astraea Foundation.

We encourage applications from, but not limited to, young women, and women of color.

What we are looking for:

  • Film must be written, directed or produced by a lesbian/queer woman or women.
  • Film subject matter must relate to lesbian/queer women’s identity, community or issues; antiviolence against women/LGBTI people; or social justice and human rights.
  • Film must be feature-length (60-90 minutes).
  • Filmmaker/s must be able/willing to attend the screening in NYC.
  • Screening must be the first large-scale NYC premier, no NYC festival screenings within 3 months.


How to submit a film:
Send film synopsis, filmmaker CV, and a cover letter explaining how your film suits the Lynn Campbell Benefit and Astraea’s mission to Candace Hewitt, Astraea Foundation, 116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003 or email All materials must be received by March 1, 2005.



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17th Annual Lynn Campbell Benefit A Great Success!

Dear Supporters,

The house was sold out on September 27th for the 17th Annual Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund Benefit at the Lighthouse Theater! Special guests included Laughing Matters stars Marga Gomez, Karen Williams, and director Andrea Meyerson, who participated in a riotous Q&A following the film. Plus, comedian Julie Goldman shined in her hilarious performance and political commentary.

17th Annual Lynn Campbell Benefit A Great Success!

Gay City News Hails Lynn Campbell Benefit:
Laughing For a Good Cause

Congratulations to Laura Goldstein, winner of the Vacation Getaway to the Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs, March 2005, provided by Women on a Roll!

We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. It will be a night to remember for quite a long time. If you weren’t able to join us, check out this article by Gay City News, “Laughing for a Good Cause” and read more about Astraea’s lessons in laughter.

See you next year!
Candace Hewitt

Astraea acknowledges our generous sponsors of the 17th Annual Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund Benefit:


Katherine Acey
Carol Alpert & Sarina Scialabba
Ellen Alpert & Janice Sears
Marion Banzhaf & Eve Rosahn
Jill Campbell & Langdon Hammer
Warren Campbell & Mary Campbell
Connie Cohrt & Amy Reichman
Jennifer L. Costley & Judith E. Turkel
Cara Donaldson
Double Platinum—Stephanie K. Blackwood & Arthur R. Korant
Bernice Fisher & Linda Marks
Julie Goldscheid & Penny Damaskos
Go NYC Magazine
Jean Hardisty
Nan Hunter
Jennifer Knight & Chiqui Cartagena
Frances Kunreuther
Terry Lawler
Mary Ann Lunetta
Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss
Jo Anne Ralt
Michael Seltzer & Ralph Tachuk
Cosette R. Simon
Joyce Warshow & Dorothy Sander
Philippa Weismann & Sarah Oakes
West Broadway Chiropractic—Dr. Vittoria Repetto
Karen Zelermyer

Host Committee

April Adams
African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change
Susan Sellier Allee
Linda Lee Alter
Nancy Azara & Darla Bjork
Julia Bruno & Sandra Delzotti
Julia R. Cohen & Randi Solomon
Dyke TV
Stacey Foiles
Keecha Gardner
Ellen Geiger
GLSEN—Kevin Jennings
Frances Goldin
Hugh Graham & Gordon Clark
Ellen Gurzinsky
Leigh Hallingby
Karla Jay
Antoinette Kent & Janessa Rick
Karen Kerner
Mai Kiang
Trevor King & George Dellinger
Denise N. Kleis & Mary Beth Salerno
Susan Lee
Deborah Ann Light
June Makela
Annette Miller
Huriyyah Muhammad
Mildred Murphy
Cheri Pies
Charlotte Poldolsky
Diane Ries & Michela Griffo
SAGE—Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
Todd G. Sears
Dixie Sheridan
Sonya Shields
Linda Stein
Judith Stelboum
Sandy Warshaw
Caroline Garcia
Gloria Weiner
April E. Wilson

September 27, 2004 Lighthouse Conference Center, NYC
Monday, September 27th, 2004
The Lighthouse Theater
111 East 59th Street
between Lexington & Park Avenue
Take the N/R/W/4/5/6 Trains to Lexington Ave/59th Street

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
& All Out Films
Present a benefit screening of

Laughing Matters

A feature length festival favorite starring 4 of our favorite lesbian comic divas—Kate Clinton, Marga Gomez, Suzanne Westenhoefer, and Karen Williams. The film features hilarious performances, unscripted backstage footage and revealing in-depth interviews.

Plus, joining us for the evening
Kate Clinton, Marga Gomez, Karen Willia

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