A three-day festival, sponsored by Women in the Director’s Chair, featuring a wide selection of short films and video works that focus on social issues. The opening-night reception will be held on Friday, March 7, at the Center for New Television, 11 E. Hubbard, from 5:30 to 7:00; at 7:00, Ayoka Chenzira’s Secret Sounds Screaming: The Sexual Abuse of Children will be screened in the presence of the director. On Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, the festival will move to Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton, where a variety of films and videotapes, grouped under such subject headings as “Women in the Workplace,” “Asian American Perspectives,” “Celebrat- ing International Women’s Day,” and “Energy Inside,” will be shown Saturday, 10:30 am to 11:30 pm, and Sunday, noon to 11:30 pm. For information, call 477-1178.