Training RulesTraining Rules - A Woman Vision Film

A Woman Vision Film by Dee Mosbacher Produced & Directed by Dee Mosbacher and Fawn YackerProduced & Directed by Dee Mosbacher and Fawn Yacker


  • Frameline33 Award
  • Pink Peach Award
  • Birmingham Shout Award
  • Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival Award
  • Accolade Award



Film Festival Screenings

There are no current screenings.

Past Screenings

Philadelphia Film Festival – World Premier!

World Premier was Saturday, April 4, 2009

Founded in 1991 as the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, the Philadelphia Film Festival has become one of the fastest-growing film festivals in the country with nearly 70,000 attendees, earning the respect of the film industry and the notice of media as diverse as Filmmaker Magazine, Fangoria, and The Wall Street Journal. This year, the festival runs from March 26 through April 6, 2009.

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One in Ten/Penn State Coalition of LGBTA Graduate Students

Showing April 16, 2009; 8:00pm and 9:30pm

One in Ten was inaugurated March 28, 2003 to bring to Central Pennsylvania films and videos that represent the diversity within the LGBT community, to raise LGBT social and political consciousness, and to promote filmmakers dealing with LGBT issues by giving them a supportive venue to screen their work.

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Atlanta Film Festival

Showing Sunday, April 19, 2009; 5:45pm – Landmark Midtown #5

This year, the Atlanta Film Festival runs 10 days—from April 16 through 25 and will show 166 films. Festival passes are available.

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St. Cloud GLBTA Film Festival (St. Cloud, Minnesota)

Showing Sunday April 19, 2009; 9:00pm – Pioneer Place on Fifth

The Eighth Annual St. Cloud GLBTA Film Festival runs Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, 2009.

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Princeton University Queer Articulations (Princeton, New Jersey)

Friday, April 17, 2009; 8:00pm and Saturday, April 18, 2:00pm – Rocky Theater

Queer Articulations, Princeton's independent film and video festival, consists of a wide variety of works, including experimental shorts, narrative features, and documentaries.

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OUT at the Movies Film Series (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

Showing Saturday, April 18, 2009; 7:00pm – ACE Theatre Complex

OUT at the Movies screens films the second Saturday of every other month at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Campus (1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina).

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Miami & Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Showing Saturday, April 25, 2009; 2:00pm – Regal 18 Theatre

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, now in its 11th year, is based in the historic South Beach neighborhood and screens films and videos in locations throughout Miami-Dade county and Ft. Lauderdale. This year, the festival runs April 24 through May 3.

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Inside Out Toronto

May 14 – 24, 2009

The 19th annual Inside Out Festival hosts one of the largest queer film festivals internationally, highlighting the diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered film and video in documentary, shorts, features and installations.

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Out Film Connecticut (Hartford, CT)

Showing May 29, 2009: 7:30pm – Cinestudio

Out Film CT is dedicated to presenting outstanding LGBT cinema and other theatrical events throughout the year, culminating in the 10-day Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival held each June in Hartford. As Connecticut's longest-running film festival, it has become a distinctive fixture in our state's cultural landscape, bringing the community together to introduce, celebrate and rediscover the ideas and values that make the LGBT community unique.

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Birmingham Shout (Birmingham, AL)

Showing May 30, 2009: 7:45pm – WorkPlay Soundstage

The two-day film festival will showcase features, documentaries and short films by new and established artists and offer attendees the opportunity to view topics of interest to the LGBT communities, as well as to interact with filmmakers and documentary subjects in attendance.

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Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

Showing Saturday, May 30 2009; 6:30pm – Clinton Street Theater, Portland, OR

QDoc is the only festival in the United States, and only the second in the world, devoted exclusively to Queer Documentaries.

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LGBTA Student Resource Center, Penn State

Showing June 11, 2009

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NewFest (NYC)

June 4 - 11, 2009 – School of Visual Arts Theater (23rd & 8th Avenue)

As New York City's premier LGBT film organization, NewFest empowers, educates, entertains, and provokes the culturally rich and diverse communities of the greater metropolitan region. Through our annual film festival and year-round programming, NewFest showcases international, US, and local film, video, and other media, fostering a greater sense of awareness and community among LGBT and LGBT-friendly audiences.

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Frameline33, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

Showing Sunday, June 21, 2009; 3:30pm – Castro Theatre, San Francisco

The legendary showcase for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema is coming this June 18-28. Relish the power of film with hundreds films during the 11 days of Frameline33, with work from over 20 countries!

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Walker Art Center (Minneapolis Gay & Lesbian Film Festival)

June 24, 2009

The Walker Art Center, a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences, examines the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

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Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Kansas City, MO)

June 27, 2009

Showing at the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City, MO.

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Philadelpia QFest

July 9 - 20, 2009

Celebrating their 15th year, QFest is the largest LGBT film fest on the East Coast—12 days full of 100+ films plus outdoor screenings, special guests, parties and events. Training Rules will be showing Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19. Director Dee Mosbacher will receive the Barabara Gittings Award at the July 18th screening and will be present at both screenings for Q&A after the film.

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Outfest Los Angeles

July 9 -19, 2009

Outfest is the oldest continuous film festival in Southern California. Since its founding in 1982, Outfest has presented more than 4,500 films and videos for audiences of over half a million people.

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Gaze Film Festival, Ireland — European Premier!

July 30 - August 3, 2009

GAZE 2009 offers 67 premieres, new independent features, documentaries, shorts, award winners and experimental films. From its humble beginnings in 1992 (when homosexuality was still a criminal act in Ireland!), GAZE has grown from strength to strength to become the largest LGBT film event in Ireland, and one of the most respected in the world. The European premier for Training Rules will be showing on Monday, August 3.

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Michigan Womyn's Festival

August 4 - 9, 2009

Forty performances, a film festival, an artisan/craft show and a full roster of workshops, parties and dances on 650 acres in Michigan.

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OUT ON SCREEN/Vancouver Queer Film & Video

August 13 - 23, 2009

Each summer, this celebrated event brings people together to watch incredible films, talk to filmmakers and artists, engage in scintillating discussions, experience unexpected performances and paint the town pink!

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North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

August 14 - 17, 2009

The 14th Annual North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay and lesbian film festival in the Southeast. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. Training Rules will be showing on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15.

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Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

September 8 - 13, 2009

The southwest's oldest and largest LGBTQI film festival. This year the festival is moving to the Alamo South Lamar which offers more screens, more parking, and more opportunities to socialize in-between screenings of the best in LGBTQI films from around the world.

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Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival (Colorado Springs)

September 18 - 20, 2009

The Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival is the only consistently long running LGBT film Festival in Colorado, and has been held in Colorado Springs since 2000. The Festival programmers select from the best short films and features screened at the annual San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

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Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival

September 27, 2009

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Colby-Sawyer College (New London, NH)

October 1, 2009

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Penn Athletes and Allies Tackling Homophobia (PATH)

October 7, 2009

PATH is a task force that was started to address the mutual concerns of Penn's LGBT and Athletic communities. As a group, we also hope to provide resources for those in the athletic community who wish to come out, and for heterosexual athletes and coaches to receive accurate information about LGBT issues.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

October 7, 2010

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Out Takes Dallas Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October 8 - 10, 2010

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Provincetown Women's Week

Showing October 10, 2009

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Indiana Cares Campaign

October 11, 2009

CLIP Tampa Bay: Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Showing Sunday, October 11

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, this year's festival runs from October 8 - 18, 2009.

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ImageOut: Rochester LGBT Film and Video Festival

Showing Wednesday, October 14 – 6:30PM

Now, in its 16th year, ImageOut is the leading provider of LGBT arts and cultural programs in the region and hosts the largest LGBT film festival in New York State outside of the New York City area. This year's festival runs from October 9 - 18, 2009.

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Reel Affirmations 19: Washington DC LGBT Film Festival

Showing Sunday, October 18 – 1:00PM

Since its first festival, Reel Affirmations has grown to include a companion Pride Film Festival, special screenings throughout the year with a variety of community partnerships, and a grant program to support LGBT filmmakers. Meanwhile, its parent organization, One In Ten, was a producer of the community Pride for several years, presents nights of comedy and supports other arts projects that help tell the stories of LGBT lives. This year's festival runs from October 15 - 24, 2009.

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Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival

Showing Monday, October 19 – 7:00PM

Eleven days of drama, and comedies, documentaries and shorts—the finest in new film and video screened at the Oriental and UWM Union Theatres. This year's festival runs October 15 - 25, 2009.

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University of California San Francisco

Showing Monday, October 19, 2010 – 12 noon

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University of Colorado-Boulder

Showing Monday, October 19, 2009 – 6:30PM

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Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Showing Saturday, October 24 – 3:30PM

This year the Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society (PLGFS) will present the 24th Annual Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. The festival is an annual celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered writers, directors, actors and their work. This year's festival runs October 16 - 25, 2009.

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Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Showing Saturday, October 24, 2009 – 4:30PM at Cinerama
Post-Showing Reception until 8:00PM

Running from October 16 - 25, this festival has been a part of the Greater Seattle queer community and beyond since 1996 and has become the largest festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. This showing of Training Rules also features a post-screening reception at Design Within Reach in downtown Seattle.

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Appalachian State University's 10th Annual Queer Film Festival (Boone, NC)

Showing Tuesday, October 27, 2009 – 7:30PM

Screenings are free and open to the public. Discussion will follow the film.

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Paris Feminist & Lesbian Film Festival

Showing Friday, October 30, 2009 – 3:00PM

The 21st annual festival runs from October 29 - November 2, 2009.

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image+nation: Montréal International LGBT Film Festival

Showing Sunday, November 1 – 2:00PM

Festival runs October 22 - November 1, 2009.

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Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)

Showing Thursday, November 5, 2009 — 7:00PM

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Rutgers athletes, moderated by Dr. Sue Rankin, recipient of the 2008 ACPA 2008 Voice of Inclusion Medallion.

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Spokane GLBT Film Festival

Showing Friday, November 6, 2009 – 7:00PM

The 11th annual festival runs from November 6 - 8, 2009.

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Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival

Showing Monday, November 9 – 7:00PM

The 28th annual Reeling Film Festival, running from November 5 - 15 this year, is the second oldest film festival of its kind in the US and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBT films and videos each and every year.

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Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

Showing Friday, November 13 – 10:00AM
and Saturday, November 14 – 7:20PM

Since its innaugural event in 1998, the award winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival has developed into a premiere, Mid-Atlantic cultural event. The five-day Festival from November 11 - 15, showcases approximately 100 of the best American and international films including features, documentaries, and shorts.

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Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Showing November 14

Festival runs November 13 - 19, 2009

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Dickinson College

November 23
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Ljublijana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Slovenia)

November 28 - December 5
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Colorado State University

December 7
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Bent Lens Cinema

Showing January 15, 2010
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Montana Human Rights Network

January 18, 2010
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Indiana University

January 21, 2010
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Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival

January 28 - February 6, 2010
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Festival Gay & Lesbien De Belgique

January 28 - February 6, 2010
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2010 Winter Olympic Games

Showing February 23, 2010
Presented by the Canadian Association for the Advance of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS). Training Rules will be shown during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. A panel discussion and reception will follow the film. Visit for more information.

University of Delaware Morris Library

March 9, 2010
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Melbourne Queer Film Festival

March 17 - 28, 2010
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London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

March 17 - 31, 2010
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Brisbane Queer Film Festival

April 9 - 18, 2010
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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

April 15, 2010

Ithaca College

April 15, 2010

Cineffable Paris

April 17-18, 2010

Miami University Libraries

April 19, 2010

West Chester University

April 19, 2010

University of Alberta

May 1, 2010

The University of Maine

May 15, 2010

California University of PA

May 15, 2010

Out Takes New Zealand

May 27-June 13, 2010

Pride Sports UK

June 5, 2010

TLVFEST – Tel Aviv GLBT Film Festival

June 22-26, 2010.

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