An award-winning collection of 25 new short, experimental and documentary films and videos made by women of diverse ethnic, sexual and national identities will be shown at the UI on Oct. 11 and 12, and at Parkland College on Oct. 13. The screenings of the films in the "Women in the Director's Chair Festival Tour" are sponsored by the UI Women's Studies Program, several UI organizations and Parkland College's Office of Women's Programs and Services. The tour features three different programs on three different nights; all are free and open to the public. Women in the Director's Chair is a Chicago-based organization that showcases contemporary work representing a diversity of women's experiences and approaches to the making of films and videos. The programs feature the best of the hundreds of entries in the 14th Annual Women in the Director's Chair International Film and Video Festival held last March in Chicago. This year's tour includes works by African-American, Asian-American, Latina and lesbian artists. Works to be shown are from Great Britain, Mexico and the United States. The first program, "Rites of Passage," is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the main lounge of Allen Hall. It includes eight works that focus on women at crucial points in their lives. The films and their directors: "Acting Our Age," by Gurinder Chadha; "Los Muertitos" ("The Little Dead Ones"), by Isabel Herguera; "Stick Figures," by Diane Bonder; "Drift to Dust," by Kristine Diekman; "The Female Macs," by the Community Television Network; "The Watermelon," by Vivian Yu; "Cruel," by Desi Del Valle; and "The Reunion," by Sandra J. Guardado. The total program running time is 110 minutes. The second program, "Family Values," is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in 66 Library. This program includes nine works that explore the varieties of family dynamics and experiences in the 1990s. The films and their directors: "Is This Me?" by Mary Kocol; "Daughters of Dykes," by Amilca Palmer; "Remnants," by Reiko Tahara; "This World is Not Our Home," by Kim Johnson; "More Than a Paycheck," by Lexi Leban; "Frankie and Jocie," by Jocelyn Taylor; "Sisters 'n Brothers," by Veena Cabreros-Sud; "Miss Ruby's House," by Lisa Collins; and "Missing Relations," by Yvonne Welbon. The total program running time is 107 minutes. The third program, "A Map of Resistance," is scheduled to be screened at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in C118 Parkland College. The program reconsiders commonly held theories applied to everyday realities in the lives of many women. The eight films and their directors: "Poisson D'Amour" ("Fish of Love"), by Paula Gauthier; "Aletheia," by Tran T. Kim-Trang; "Stereotypes," by Freddie Deloney and Katrina Vega; "Crisis in Woodlawn: The Grace House Project," by Elisabeth Subrin and Marcia Dean; "Cuz It's Boy," by Catherine Saalfield; "Ajax for Life," by Diane Nerwen; "Mas Alla de las Apariencias" ("More Than It Appears"), by the Community Television Network; and "Ondas de Cambio" ("Waves of Change"), by Julia Barco. The total program running time is 119 minutes. Dalida Maria Benfield, professor of art at the UI and former program director of Women in the Director's Chair, will present the screenings and be available to take questions and discuss women's media and alternative film and video productions. This is the fifth consecutive year the festival has included the UI campus and community in its tour of Midwest cities, and the first year that the campus and community will offer the full run of programs. Other stops on the 1995 tour include Carbondale, Evanston and Macomb; Iowa City, Iowa; Minneapolis; and Toledo, Ohio.