Testimonials

What others have said about us

“This is a first-class festival! Thoughtfully hosted and carefully curated. The communication was excellent and I met some wonderful filmmakers from all over the U.S. This is a film festival designed by filmmakers who've been to A LOT of festivals and know what works and what doesn't. They also put a lot of energy into building and supporting their community. I can't recommend COVEN highly enough.”

Sarah K. Reimers

Filmmaker

“Wow! Going to COVEN will be a precious memory to me for a long time. The organizers were generous, hardworking, intersectional feminists. Everything was amazing, but let’s break it down: 


Curation: amazing films with diverse leads, narrative structures, genres, and directors. Not a single dud. 

Networking: what a positive atmosphere of people who wanted to uplift women! Got a lot of business cards I still have to write messages to.

 
The venue & hotel were awesome, it was also great to meet Native activists and learn about the land's history. 


• Even the application: it was great to have a women’s film fest acknowledge that our films didn’t have to be explicitly about womanhood (many are limited in this way), and that the application fee was affordable!​

Alexi Scheiber

Filmmaker

“Fabulous! I can’t say enough about the team and the intention. I loved all the films and the power behind all of the people. It’s also in historic Japantown, and if you can get there early or stay a day later, it’s great. I applaud this fest and loved everyone I met there!”

Elaine Del Valle

Filmmaker

“COVEN started out right and got even 'righter!' The communication prior to the fest was TOP NOTCH. They were always accessible and patient—even answering the most novice questions. 

The second we walked into the Kabuki Hotel we were greeted with "Hey! We know you guys!", which made us feel amazing, welcome and expected. Hotel accommodations were top notch and very cool.

Let's talk about the theater... Wow!!! Your film will look and sound GORGEOUS!!! We were blown away by this state-of-the-art tech and we were VERY honored to say we have screened there. You will be SO proud to see your film on that screen!!!

Wonderfully curated (the level of talent was OUTRAGEOUS), networking was so fun, the ENTIRE COVEN team is a gang of badass humans who are passionate, talented, caring and fkn daring. This will be a "destination festival" without a doubt! I'm gonna work hard to be able to come back, that's for sure. 

Thank you, COVEN."

Jody Miller

Filmmaker

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