Betty Staehr and Brandy Amstel attend 2013 Trail Dance Film Festival
The team was very excited to learn that “In Her Shoes” was nominated for “Best Short Documentary” at the 2013 Trail Dance Film Festival.
Betty Staehr and Brandy Amstel attended the festival and screening on January 25, 2013 in the Simmons Center Theater. The screening was followed by a Q&A, which went very well. Many of the audience members were quick to thank Betty for sharing her story with the world and inspiring them to make a difference in their communities.
Filmmaker, Brandy Amstel, shared that her inspiration for making the film was to tell a women’s empowerment story that brought together organizations, businesses, and the community to make an even bigger difference than any one of them could have done alone. Amstel also announced that Dress for Success Austin is licensing the film to other non-profits to raise funds for their organization or cause.
2013 Drover Award, “Best Short Documentary” In Her Shoes
The trip was already such a success and then “In Her Shoes” was awarded the 2013 Drover Award for “Best Short Documentary”. What a huge honor! We are all very grateful for the recognition.
Dress for Success Austin and “In Her Shoes” once again make the news with a nationwide press release on the Business Wire. Yahoo Finance shared the release today that Dress for Success Austin is releasing “In Her Shoes” nationwide to raise awareness and funds for disadvantaged women.
The documentary “In Her Shoes” was selected as an “Official Selection” for the Trail Dance Film Festival 2013. The Trail Dance Film Festival in it’s 7th year has received acclaim world-wide and has become one of the southwest’s premiere film events. Trail Dance has garnered respect in the film festival circuit receiving awards such as “2007 Outstanding New Event” RedBud Award and being listed in the top 25 list by MovieMaker Magazine as “Coolest” Film Festivals.
The festival takes place in Duncan, Oklahoma on January 25-26.
screening time : Friday, January 25th at 4:15pm
The world premiere of “In Her Shoes” was a magical evening with appearances of many of Austin’s finest. Among the audience was Austin Monthly’s own Editor and chief, Erin Quinn. She gives a recap of the evening in her article “Women Helping Women”.
Dress For Success Austin presented the world premiere of the “In Her Shoes” Documentary to a SOLD OUT Stateside Theater at the Paramount in Austin, Texas on November 12, 2012. The evening started off with a Red Carpet entrance, music by Courtney Sanchez, drinks, appetizers and a silent auction.
Jack and Carla McDonald
The event was emceed by local celebrity, Carla McDonald as she introduced the screening and then led a Q & A panel discussion with filmmaker Brandy Amstel, star Betty Staehr, city council woman Sheryl Cole, and Dress for Success Austin Executive Director Judy Chambers.
The audience also got the opportunity to meet some of the current Dress for Success Austin Ambassadors and hear how contributions to the organization make a difference in their lives.
The next treat in store was a performance by local musician, Sara Hickman.
The evening concluded with an after party sharing champagne and desserts. The Austin community was very generous with making contributions to help Dress for Success Austin continue and expand their services to the homeless women of Austin.
Jennifer Chambers, President of Dress for Success Austin, Betty Staehr, Brandy Amstel, Judy Chambers, Executive Director Dress for Success Austin
Culture Map recently interviewed Dress for Success Austin Executive Director, Judy Chambers and Producer/Director, Brandy Amstel about the documentary “In Her Shoes” premiering November 12, 2012 at the Stateside Theater. Read the entire article: Documentary “In Her Shoes” tells the inspiring story of one Austinite getting back on her feet and giving back.
Carla McDonald, our fabulous Emcee for the ‘In Her Shoes’ documentary premier event taking place on Monday 12th November, has very generously donated a pair of 3-day passes for the Formula 1 race in Austin (November 16th-18th). These fantastic seats are trackside in the Main Grandstand and have a face value of over $1,000! She has been extremely kind to give these up for a live auction that will take place at the Dress for Success fundraising event.
As both events (the F1 race and the documentary premier) are SOLD OUT, we will be taking absentee bids via e-mail to: email@example.com
Please provide your name, contact details (phone number, address and e-mail) along with your bid in your e-mail.
Thank you for your continued support and good luck!
We still have a few openings for sponsors at all levels. Please do consider donating to this incredible cause! We will be accepting sponsors until the close of business on Monday 4th November 2012. Sponsors will be recognized in the event program and on signage displayed at the event.
If you would like to become a sponsor please contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
It’s only 10 days till the big event and Dress for Success in Austin has a new YouTube Channel where you can preview the In Her Shoes trailer.
If you don’t already have your ticket you can buy one directly from the State Theatre :
– by phone to 512-474-1221
– online from www.austintheatre.org
Would you (or someone you know) like to be a sponsor for the upcoming In Her Shoes documentary screening? We have a number of options available and we’d love to hear from you!
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