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CRANKYFEST is an online film festival for short films about periods.

The rules:

  1. Films can be any genre: musical, narrative, documentary, horror, animation, sci-fi, comedy, experimental… As long as they are about menstruation in some way.
  2. Films must be no longer than three minutes.

From your first period story, to an art film about the color red, to a music vid about how it feels to be waiting to get your first period, let your imagination flow.

Crankyfest 2014 Finalists!

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Yummy Mummy Club

Crankyfest: The Film Festival All About Periods DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST TIME (OF THE MONTH)? by:?Mummy Buzz Do you remember your first time? That you got your period, I mean. Well, an aptly named?online contest from Crankytownwants to know about your experience in all its tragi-comic glory. While I can’t quite recall the very […]

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She Does The City

EVENTS & CULTURE AUTHOR?JEN MCNEELY?| PHOTO?KOUROSH KISHIRI CRANKYTOWN AND SHEDOESTHECITY WANT YOU TO JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF CRANKYFEST POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 Guys, it?s time to do something totally different during TIFF. Let?s rent out a loft, host an online festival for short films about periods, and have a raging dance party […]

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Canadian Film Industry Shows Up To Support Crankyfest

AUTHOR?JEN MCNEELY?| PHOTOS?BECCA LEMIRE CANADIAN FILM INDUSTRY SHOWS UP TO SUPPORT CRANKYFEST HOSTED BY CRANKYTOWN AND SHEDOESTHECITY POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 Unlike so many of the stuffy film fest parties, the Crankyfest bash was held in a covert office space in a loft on Bathurst and felt more like a lively house party. Founded […]

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Crankyfest on The Doctors

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Rookie Magazine

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Speaking of PERIODS, the fun and educational site Crankytown not only features a puppet talking about them, but also a cartoon nurse. The site is having a video competition right now and the deadline is March 31st, so SUBMIT! Or just SPONSOR A ...

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Vanessa Matsui

Interview with Vanessa Matsui Actress & Co-Founder, Vanessa Matsui is an actor (Seed on?Rogers TV), and the co-creator of the Gemini nominated? Canadian actress Liane Balaban (New Waterford Girl,?Supernatural) and costume designer, Jenna Wright.? ...

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Crankyfest: The Film Festival For Movies About Menstruation. Crankytown, the interactive website about periods featuring videos, stories and poems from celebs like Feist, Emma Thompson, and Jessica Par?, is launching a film festival?Crankyfest?that will focus on short films about periods, and ...

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The Globe and Mail

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CULTURE Why three women are trying to build a film fest around menstruation JAMES ADAMS THE GLOBE AND MAIL Last updated Monday, Jan. 21 2013, 8:32 AM EST Liane Balaban, Jenna Wright and Vanessa Matsui (left to right) are co-founders of (Moe Doiron/The Globe and ...

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The Grid

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Crankytown Represent MON FEB 27, 2012 FILM Toronto-based website takes its menstruation-education mandate into the real world by hosting a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom?s documentary Miss Representation, a critical examination of how women are depicted in media. BY:?ADAM ...

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Cosmopolitan: Yep, There?s a Film Fest About Periods?

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Yep, There's A Film Fest All About Periods April 9, 2013 at 5:15PM - Cosmopolitan Magazine Some men might think that us gals just love to sit around and?talk about our periods?all day. Okay, sometimes this is true.?So, for those ladies who want take that menstrual analysis up a notch, have we ...

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