Women in Cinema 2017

Join us July 29th to celebrate Women in Cinema! Our shorts showcase features strong leading women on and off the screen in key positions. These women centered films tackle social issues, gender stereotypes, feminism, romance in the 21st century and more in this night of shorts from around the world. RSVP today!

“The organizers made all the filmmakers feel so welcomed and encouraged us all to network. I got some great contacts that I get to follow up with.” -DR

“Great film festival. I am glad to be apart of it.” -JK

“An amazing trip and great experience!” -SB

The Line Up

China Doll | Starring Heather and Chris Weidner | Documentary

China Doll is a provocative exploration of gender stereotypes, romance, and rock climbing. Witness Heather Weidner battle personal demons in the world of hard traditional climbing. With her ascent of China Doll, a 5.14- R traditional route in Upper Dream Canyon, Colorado, U.S.A., Heather Weidner nabs the first female ascent, and becomes the fourth woman in the world to climb a 5.14 traditional route. In the process, she discovers that loving herself is the ultimate project.

I Will Crush You & Go To Hell | Starring Petra Silander & Lise Gardo | Drama

At their father’s funeral, Colorado and Louise Fox discover the existence of an exclusive and mysterious heiress: Apple Pie. Together, they set out to find who she is and hit the road to get the money back…

Real Artists | Starring Tamlyn Tomita & Tiffany Hines | Sci-fi Thriller

Real Artists, a dark tale set in the near future, is based on Ken Liu’s short story of the same name. Sophia just scored every animator’s dream interview at world famous Semaphore Animation Studios. But when the Creative Director, Anne Palladon, reveals that she knows about Sophia’s fan-edit of Semaphore’s hit film Mythos, Sophia sees her dreams begin to slip away.

Shades of Gray | Starring Alexandra Averyanova | Animation

Early 20th century. Saint Petersburg. A boy and a girl meet at the Tsarskoselsky railway station,
but get separated a few moments later. As they grow up, the two walk the same streets of Petersburg. However, only twenty years later the mystical connection which emerged between
them in childhood, brings these young people back to the place where they had first met.

Frankie Keeps Talking | Starring Alex Hurt & Annabelle Attanasio | Comedy

A feminist farce about the severity of frustration a young woman feels when she realizes her date will not stop talking. Feeling invisible and infuriated, she goes to drastic lengths for his attention.

In White | Starring Maria Achkar & Roula Hamadeh   | Drama

Lara, a 24 year old Lebanese artist living in NYC, returns home to Beirut for her father’s funeral. Her elegant strong-willed mother, Rima, pushes for Lara to behave in accordance with the social mores of Beirut and the traditional ways of grieving. Lara, in mourning and in need of her family, yields. Her Jewish Canadian fiancee, Noah, shows up to support her – but is surprised to discover that Lara has never told her family about him. Lara can’t bring herself to risk losing her family but eventually must find a way to be true to herself.






Previous Line Ups  2016 2015