Bar Talk

(Comedy short, 8 minutes, 2002)

A humorous look at what women are REALLY saying when they lock eyes across a crowded bar. Find out why some lesbians are too cool for words. (In Lesbian with English subtitles).

Starring Liz Dahmen and Alix Olson.

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Awards

Audience Award for Best Short – 2002 Fire Island Film & Video Festival
Audience Award for Best Lesbian Short – OutFar! 2003 – Phoenix International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Pink Apple Award (Jury Award for Best Short) – 2004 Pink Apple Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Zurich, Switzerland

Broadcasts

2003 REEL NEW YORK – New York Metropolitan area PBS
2005 ADD-TV – NYC
2006 Q Television Network

Juried Screenings

2002 NewFest – The New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (World Premiere)
2002 OUTFEST: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2002 Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2002 Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
2002 “Femme-Tastic” WinFemme Film Festival
2002 Fire Island Film Video Festival
2002 Queer as Film: Indianapolis Gay & Lesbian FilmFestival
2002 Sensory Perceptions – The 6th Annual Portland LGBT Film Festival
2002 Ladyfest East, NYC
2002 Homo-A-GoGo Music and Film Festival – Olympia, WA
2002 image+nation: Montreal Queer Film Festival
2002 OUT ON FILM: Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film & Arts Festival – Palm Springs, CA
2002 ImageOut – The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival
2002 18th Berlin Lesbian Film Festival – Berlin, Germany
2002 Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2002 Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Tampa, Fla
2002 Ladyfest South – Atlanta, GA
2002 Pittsburgh International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
2002 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
2002 Reel Affirmations: Washington D.C.’s International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2002 14th Paris Lesbian Film Festival – Paris, France
2002 OUT ON FILM: Atlanta’s Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2002 Northampton Independent Film Festival – Northampton, Mass
2002 Dallas OutTakesGay & Lesbian Film Festival – Dallas, Texas
2002 Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Huntington, Long Island (NY)
2002 Mix Brasil: Festival of Sexual Diversity – São Paulo, Brazil
2002 Seeing Queerly: The Mountain States GLBT Film Festival – Colorado
2002 Pink Film Days: Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 OutFar! Phoenix Internat’l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – Phoenix, Arizona
2003 IMMAGINARIA: International Lesbian Film Festival – Bologna, Italy
2003 New Orleans Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana
2003 Women in the Director’s Chair: 22nd Int’l Film & Video Festival – Chicago, Illinois
2003 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
2003 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2003 Out Takes Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Christchurch, New Zealand
2003 Milan Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Milan, Italy
2003 Fairy Tales International Queer Film Festival – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2003 Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Hartford, Connecticut
2003 Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Oslo, Norway
2003 Israel Lesbian Short Film Festival – Tel Aviv, Israel
2003 FRAMELINE: San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
2003 Budapest Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – Budapest, Hungary
2003 MOSTRA LAMBDA: Barcelona Int’l Lesbian & Gay Film Exhibition – Barcelona, Spain
2003 Reel Venus Film Festival – New York, NY
2003 North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Durham, North Carolina
2003 Vancouver Queer Film and Video Festival – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2003 One Reel Film Festival – Seattle, WA
2003 Red Bank International Film Festival – Red Bank, NJ
2003 Copenhagen Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Vinokino: 12th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – Turku, Finland
2003 FilmFeast at the Feast Festival – Adelaide, South Australia
2003 Verzaubert 13th Int’l Queer Film Festival – Munich/Frankfurt/Koln/Berlin, Germany
2004 HINBÍO: Icelandic Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – Reykjavik, Iceland
2004 Reel Out: Kingston Queer Film Fest – Ontario, Canada
2004 Pink Apple Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
2004 Pride International Film Festival – Manila, Philippines
2005 Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival – Sydney, Australia

Curated Screenings

2002 LESBIAN CINEMA ARTS, NYC
2002 Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – BEST OF SHORTS REVIEW
2002 August Art Festival Screening – Sunday, August 25, 2002
2002 OUTFEST’s “Best of the Fest” Favorite Girls Shorts
2002 Best of NewFest “Lesbian Dating 101″ at BAM ROSE CINEMAS
2002 Philadelphia International Fringe Festival – Highlights from the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2003 Lesbian Cinema Arts – NYC
2003 AUTO:Identity – ICON Screenings at Remote Lounge – NYC
2003 Best Of Mixte: The Pride Showcase – Paris, France
2003 Girl’s Night Out Screening Series – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2003 Lesbian Movie Night at The Women’s Center – Halle/Saale, Germany
2007 OutProfessionals Funny Film Shorts program – NYC
Homohome: Objects for the Queer in All of Us (2006) – Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn – Curated by Kay Turner
2009 Wellesley College New Directions in Documentary Film Showcase

University Screenings

Loyola Chicago – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology – Professor Jillian R. Cavanaugh (Spring 2004) (Bar Talk used for discussion of silence as a social form)
Barnard College – Intro to Anthropology – Professor Shalini Shankar (Fall 2004)
(Bar Talk used for discussion of Goertz’s concept of thin and thick description)
Brooklyn College CUNY – Intro to Anthropology– Professor Jillian R. Cavanaugh (2005)
(Bar Talk used for discussion of silence as a social form)

Press

AfterEllen.com. Bar Talk named “Lesbian YouTube Video of the Week.” July 2006.

“We Love Short Shorts.“ Curve Magazine featuring Bar Talk. October 2004. By Diane Anderson-Minshall

“Bar Talk: A Cheryl Furjanic Film.” Velvet Park Magazine. By Naomi R. Beeson. Summer 2004.

“Filmmaker Cheryl Furjanic has people talking about her new short “Bar Talk” showing at the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival this month.” NewEnglandFilm.com.
By Melanie Turpin. June 2003.

“10 in Their 20’s: Young Women to Watch Out For.” Cheryl Furjanic profiled. GO NYC Magazine. By Carolee Klimchock. June 2003.

Bar Talk – featured “TV Pick” in New York Magazine. Summer 2003.

Bar Talk – featured “TV Pick” on newsday.com. Summer 2003.

Bar Talk – featured “TV Pick” in HX Magazine. Summer 2003.

Bar Talk – featured “TV Pick” in Time Out New York. Summer 2003.

 

Other projects

P.R.I.I.D.E. (People Really Interested in Dating Etiquette). P.S.A.s

(3 comedy shorts, 40 seconds each, 2005)

A series of short comedic public service announcements about dating brought to you by P.R.I.I.D.E. (People Really Interested in Dating Etiquette). P.R.I.I.D.E. would like to take this opportunity to demonstrate a few simple things YOU can do to make dating a more enjoyable experience…for all of us. Pride…keep yours

Q-Me Con Shorts

(6 comedy promos, 45 seconds each, 2006)

Painfully awful queer TV show pitches. YOU are the future of Queer Television (not these two, thankfully). Created for Q-ME CON 2006: The Queer Media and Entertainment Conference.