Official Selection – Women in Cinema

5:30 Program

We are very honored to be celebrating our 4th annual Women in Cinema showcase. These films from around the world feature leading ladies on and off the screen in key positions. In the past, we’ve screened 6-8 short films at this event. This year, we are excited to announce we’ll be showcasing 13 films from around the world. We’ve broken up the showcase into two programs to accommodate the increase in films. There will be a 5:30p program and a 7:30p program on Sunday, August 26th, 2018. At the end of each program, we will conclude with a Q&A with the Filmmakers in attendance. Those with stamina can join us at the after-party at a nearby location for libations and networking.



After a traumatic event, Rose, an enigmatic young woman, decides to flee her hometown and to start over in a new city. She is convinced that this is the only way to escape her traumatic past. In London, she tries to rebuild her life while denying her own unhappiness. However, an encounter with her mysterious neighbor, Ryan will turn her world upside down.

CREW: Jeanne Boyé, Kikki Strupat, Shaun Rhodes
CAST: Sonya Cullingford, Joshua Hayes


The film tells about the dramatic fate of a woman at her fifties working in an ordinary children’s music school as a cleaner. But this woman is not as simple as it seems at first glance. In the process of history, we learn that in the early years she was talented and full of promise violinist.

CREW: Maksim Kodarov, Sain Gabdullin
CAST: Zhanna Nabiyeva


After a tragic global event, two sisters return to their childhood home to get supplies for the new world. One is searching for more.
The other finds more.

CREW: Emily Scott
CAST: Emily Scott, Kim Hollkamp


In this shockingly dark but utterly poignant comedy from Alison Becker and Kimmy Gatewood, a depressed woman contemplates ending her life, if she could just get everything in order first.

CREW: Kimmy Gatewood, Alison Becker, Devin Doyle, Matthew C. Johnson
CAST: Alison Becker

I’m Not Sure Today

An anxiety ridden woman is about to attend her ex’s wedding, but becomes caught up in her own fears of being incomplete, she shares a moment of doubt and uncertainty about her undetermined future with her friend.

CREW: Siraya Saicheua , Pacharin Surawatanapongs
CAST: Rinrada Pornsombutsatien, Milin Wintachai

Trail Past Prejudice

With hate crimes against brown-skinned people on the rise, Sheela is conflicted whether to trust a white man she runs into while jogging, or to treat him with the same prejudice she often encounters.

CREW: Shruti Tewari, Kavya Tewari, Laikh Tewari, S. Viknesh, Shaan Memon, Steven Lagosh, Anthony Cotton
CAST: Shruti Tewari, Dave Garrett, Titus Vikneswarra

Princess Pussy

Diana really wants to have sex, but she unknowingly suffers from vaginismus or “Locked Vagina Syndrome.” Her vagina contracts involuntarily rendering any type of penetration, whether sexual or non-sexual, impossible or extremely painful. She seeks advice from an overly familiar gynecologist and a self-described ‘sexpert.’ All the while her mind races constantly with imagined situations: what she thinks will happen, what she wants to happen, and what she fears will happen.

CREW: Renée Sevier, Justin Molinari, Ashton Green, Nina Isaacson, Kate Nahvi, David Greenplate
CAST: Daniela Montalvo, Gemma McIlhenny, Kristy Goldy, Mala Wright, Michelle Pauls