Emerald Ice: a docufantasy about the Poet Diane Wakoski

Documentary / Fantasy / Biography / Experimental (16 min)

www.emeraldicethefilm.com

Emerald Ice is a docufantasy short about the contemporary American poet, Diane Wakoski. Using only excerpts from her poetry, the docufantasy Emerald Ice takes the viewer on a journey of the imagination to explore Diane Wakoski's fearless meditation on intimacy and mortality. Starting from Diane's kitchen table, director Jesseca Simmons' cinematic curation drops the audience in the middle of a California orange grove that leads to momentary glimpses of the expansive worlds existing inside this beloved poet, in hopes to give more power to our own multitudes.

Reviews

Click here to read a review of  Emerald Ice by Kathleen Kirk from the art journal Escape into Life. 

Screenings

2017 Official Selection BLOW-UP · International Arthouse FILM FEST | November 12 | Chicago, IL 

2017 Official Selection Driftless Film Festival | November 2 - 5 | Mineral Point, WI | Director Attending

2017 Official Selection Santa Cruz Film Festival | October 11 - 15 | Santa Cruz, CA | Director Attending

2017 Official Selection European Film Festival (Mainstream & Underground) | October 7 | Moscow, Russia | Finalist for Best Experimental Film

2017 Official Selection Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities | September 22-23 | Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

2017 Official Selection MOVECINEARTE Film Festival | November 2017 | Paris, France | Shortlisted for Best Academic Film

2017 Official Selection Femme Filmmaker Showcase | September 9th | Chicago, IL | Director Attending

2017 Official Selection Mosaic World Film Festival | August 25-27 | Rockford, IL

2017 Official Selection Defy Film Festival | August 18-19 | Nashville, TN

2017 Official Selection Chicago Independent Film Festival | August 10 | Chicago, IL

2017 Official Selection Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival | July 8 | Hamtramck, MI | Winner of the Best of Fest Student Award

2017 Official Selection Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) | June 1 | Chicago, IL | Director Attending

2017 Official Selection  Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME) | June 8 | Albuquerque, NM

2017 Official Selection Dallas Medianale | April 29 | Dallas, TX

2017 Official Selection  Black Bird Film Festival | April 21 - 23 | Cortland, NY | Nominated for Documentary Short Award, Cinematography Award, Cinematic Writing Award

2017 Official Selection  Humboldt Int'l  Film Festival | April 19 -22 | Arcata, CA | Winner of the Pablo Koontz Award for Best Experimental Technique

2017 Official Selection  Motion For Pictures Film Screening | April 5th | Cary, NC

2017 Official Selection Nevada Women’s Film Festival | March 23 - 26 | Las Vegas, NV

2017 Official Selection Speechless Film Festival | March 16 - 18 | Mankato, MN | Director Attending and Speaking

2017 Official Selection Equinox Women’s Film Festival | March 10 - 12 | Palmer, AK

2017 Official Selection The Big Muddy Film Festival | Feb. 21-26 | Carbondale, IL | Winner Best Experimental Film Under 40 Min

2016 Official Selection Avant Edge Film Festival |Dec. 14th | Chicago, IL

2016 Official Selection Rivercity Underground Film Festival | Dec. 10th | San Antonio, TX | Winner Best Student Documentary

2016 Official Selection Student Experimental Film Festival | Dec. 2nd | Binghamton, NY

2016 Official Selection East Lansing Film Festival | Dec. 4th | East Lansing, MI | Director and Poet attending

Finalist for ASC Vilmos Zsigmond Award | ASC Clubhouse | Oct. 14th | Hollywood, CA | Director attending

2016 Official Selection Watsonville Film Festival | Sept. 29th | Watsonville, CA | Director attending

Thesis Screening | Block Cinema | June 8, 2016 | Chicago, IL | Director attending

 
There is never just one facet to any diamond
— Diane Wakoski