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Yummy Mummy Club

October 9th, 2013

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

October 9th, 2013

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

October 9th, 2013

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

October 9th, 2013

http://on.aol.ca/video/the-crankyfest-contest-for-short-films-about-periods-517814385

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Rookie Magazine

May 25th, 2013

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 PERIOD! -Sonja Ahlers View the original post here

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Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

May 20th, 2013

Interview with Vanessa Matsui Actress & Co-Founder, Crankytown.ca Vanessa Matsui is an actor (Seed on Rogers TV), and the co-creator of the Gemini nominated Crankytown.ca with Canadian actress Liane Balaban (New Waterford Girl, Supernatural) and costume designer, Jenna Wright.  Crankytown is an interactive site about periods that features videos, stories and poems from artists such as Feist, Emma Thompson […]

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Jezebel

May 20th, 2013

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 Paré, is launching a film festival—Crankyfest—that will focus on short films about periods, and are accepting submissions. Films can be from any genre, as long as they are […]

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The Globe and Mail

May 8th, 2013

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 Crankytown.ca (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail) It’s been more than a quarter-century since a […]

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The Grid

May 8th, 2013

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 NAYMAN Crankytown.ca was founded in 2011 by three Canadian actresses trying to carve out their own corner […]

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Cosmopolitan: Yep, There’s a Film Fest About Periods…

May 7th, 2013

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 got the thing […]

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