The festival shows in its official film section: Emergence .
Pratibha Parmar is a writer, director and producer of fiction, non-fiction and experimental film. An award-winning filmmaker whose work has received international recognition, her work have been exhibited at film festivals, in art galleries and on BBC Televison (UK) and PBS (U.S) Parmar was awarded The Visionary Award for her body of work from the One in Ten Film Festival in October 2007 and is a past winner of the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award.
Parmar is author and editor of several books, including The Empire Strikes Back (1982) Queer Looks (1993) and Warrior Marks (1997) (with Alice Walker). Her academic and journalistic writings have appeared in multiple anthologies and collections.
Currently Parmar is Associate Professor in the Film Program teaching both BFA & MFA courses at California College of Arts.