Animation from U.S.A. | Film by Brendan Bradley
Adapted from Lois Gould's 1972 feminist short story, Baby X follows the animated adventure of an X-trodinary child raised without gender. Inspired by Jacqueline Chwast original illustrations, the film simultaneously mimics and subverts the animation style of early propaganda films with a positive message regarding gender identity.
WHAT'S THE PASSWORD?
Fiction from U.S.A. | Film by Anna Zorn, Andrew Gleason and Thomas Nicol
Siblings battle over blanket fort kingdoms. This film was written by a high school student as part of the Pens to Lens screenwriting contest.
AVI, LA PETITE BALLERINA
Documentary from U.S.A. | Film by Susan Santha Kern
Avi, who uses a wheelchair, is "super not a girly girl," according to her mother, yet through the Tour de Force ballet program, music and dance become motivational influences in her life.
CRACK IN THE WALL
Documentary from Thailand | Film by Malgorzata Dobrowolska
Women in Thailand can be bhikkhunī (fully ordained Buddhist nuns in Theravada tradition) since 2003. Film “Crack on the wall” is an evidence of rebirth of the tradition of women ordination.
Dance On Camera from U.S.A. | Film by Monica Thomas
A beautiful dance around books.
Spoken Word from U.S.A. | Film by Clare Unsworth and Leah Thorn
In this vibrant, moving, and poetic short film, a diverse group of women powerfully join together to name and challenge issues of everyday sexism.
Experimental Animation from U.S.A. | Film by Grace Mitchell
The vacillating sisterhood of a mother and daughter. Daughter gets her first period on a roller coaster in Ohio. Mother has an affair with a truck driver. Their shared secrecy both bonds and entraps them.
Animation from Australia | Film by Deborah Kelly
Lying Women imagines art history's reclining nudes daring escape from centuries of servitude to colonial heteropatriarchy. The film proposes a great gathering of queer female energy, a revolution, a collective will to lively liberation.
Documentary from U.S.A. | Film by Daniel Banks
Kathryne Husk is an artist in Kansas City, Missouri. In the film, she discusses her art and how it relates to her activism for the handicapped, feminism and censorship.
COME TO ME
Animation from England | Film by Marta Reis Andrad
This film portrays a journey of a young girl who dreams of puberty. Through red, curves and hair she explores this world of changes.
Fiction from Norway | Film by Malgorzata Dobrowolska
This film attempts to answer questions about the place of women in the church. Protestant Biblical interpretation is confronted with an utterly different Catholic approach.
LADYLIKE: A SHORT FILM
Historical Fiction from U.S.A. | Film by Miranda Rawson, Lexcee Riley and Jessica Lynn Parsons
A story of how three different women, in three different ways, deal with six different decades. It emphasizes a woman's strength and highlights how we can persevere through any social change with grace.
BALLAD OF A FEMALE TAXI DRIVER
Experimental Film from Lebanon | Film by Naomi Moser
This piece is inspired by an interview I conducted with a female taxi driver from Beirut. I took the transcript from the interview and wrote a poem that describes the independence, self-discovery, dangers, fear, empowerment and harassment she has experienced while driving a taxi.
A MEAL WITH DAD
Fiction from U.S.A. | Film by Brittany Alsot
Haunted by a past that never was, Justine gets a lesson in cooking and family ties from an unexpected short.
Animation from Canada | Film by Lori Malépart-Traversy
Women are lucky, they get to have the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris! In this humorous and instructive animated documentary, discover its unrecognized anatomy and its unknown herstory.
Experimental Film from England | Film by Megan K. Fox
'Girl' is a short experimental drama about a young homeless woman who spends her days chasing "that feeling". We shot the film in vertical format to make audiences consider the space that these marginalised characters occupy in our society as well as on our screens.
Fiction from U.S.A. | Film by Jonathan Stutzman
When a troubled young girl finds a magic mask she is transported into a dreamworld where she must face the strange things that hide in the darkness. THORNBIRD is an award-winning short experimental fairy-tale based around a Celtic myth.’
Documentary from U.K. | Film by Vilja Keskimaki and Polly Morrison
Why do girls take so long in the toilet? Ladies Only is a short documentary that explores deep questions of girlhood evoking in a female-only space.
Fiction from U.S.A. | Film by DJ Viernes
shehimher is a family love story and is dedicated to the LGBT community.
ONE STEP AT A TIME
Documentary from Canada | Film by Sandra Ignagni
One Step at a Time (Canada, 2015) overturns the stereotype of women’s obsessions with shoe consumption and focuses instead on the challenges and successes of four young women pursing an unconventional career path in shoe production - specifically, in cobbling and in shoemaking. Weaving together four narratives into a unified thread, the film is a reflection on the challenges of learning detailed craft-based work in a vanishing Canadian industry.
Fiction from U.K. | Film by Melodie Roulaud
Skin seeks to move the conversation from how clothes look to how clothes feel. It enters a voyeuristic realm of stranger’s relationships with the – often overlooked – sensory aspects of garments. The film’s narration is based on testimony with a diversity of women who evoke the pleasure, pain, shimmer and irritation of clothes on every part of ourselves.
THE BUS TRIP
Fiction from Sweden | Film by Sarah Gampel
Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.
20 METERS OF LOVE IN MONTMATRE
Fiction from France | Film by Pierre Gaffié
Paris, early in the morning ... 4 women, unknown to each other, find a secret link between them, through their hearts and through their arts.
ON ANOTHER PLANET – THE GREAT ONES
Music Video from U.S.A. | Film by Lydia VanHoven and Michael Cook
A trip to outerspace with The Great Ones (Lady Ace Boogie + JRob) ft. DJ Dean Martian.
Spoken Word from U.S.A. | Film by Clare Unsworth and Leah Thorn
Shhh! Shape up and push up. Put up and shut up. Shut up! ‘Shhh’ is a lyrical, physical expression of a poem by Leah Thorn about the systematic silencing of women - and about resistance.
Fiction from France | Film by Sophie Chamoux
The story of a mad love. One that exalts, one that extinguish.
FEMALE MASCULINE APPRECIATION
Documentary from U.S.A. | Film by Angie West and Jackie Nunns
The Female Masculinity Appreciation Society is a sort of gentlemen’s club for queer women and those who love them. Follow Cookie and Foxy Ven in their quest to reach the arm-wrestling finals, discover the reason behind Rubyyy’s ginger moustache and judge for yourself the standards in Dapper wear.
Documentary from U.K. | Film by Melodie Roulaud
Director Melodie Roulaud reveals a world where individual women’s anger is encouraged and becomes a rarely captured quality in a cacophony of physicality. Styled by Magda Bryk and scored by Jessica Dannheisser and Lawrence Tarling, Scream Queens stars women aged 12 to 54 years old who tell us what deeply angers them.
Fiction from Korea | Film by Hyunho Yoo
The high school student, Soo-Ah, about to lose her virginity will have new family.
Historical Drama from U.K. | Film by Matthew Steggles
‘Ladies First’ is a short period drama set in 1919, focusing on a young couple challenging gender inequality as a social norm.
GOOD GIRLS SWEAT
Fiction from U.S.A. | Film by Michele Seippel
Fiction from U.S.A. | Film by Janice Erlbaum
Two friends come to the aid of another who’s taken an abortifacent. Through the course of a trying day, their friendships will be tested and come out stronger in the end.
CAN YOU HEAR ME?
Documentary from U.S.A. | Film by Shazia Javed
A Muslim women appears with or without certain piece of clothing like a headscarf or a full face-veil and wonders why particular neighbours can hear her or not based solely on what she wears.
Documentary from U.S.A. | Film by Sydni Lazarus
A young sexual assault survivor examines her experience in an attempt to find closure.
Animation from U.S.A. | Film by Eileen O’Meara
You know the nagging thoughts that start with "did I leave the coffee on?" and turn in to "what if I give birth to Satan's baby?" This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.
Animated Documentary from U.S.A. | Film by Ashley Barry
Happy Thighs is an animated documentary about womyn’s bodies and the things we keep hidden because they do not conform to mainstream expectations. A stream of female identifying voices tell stories about their bodies and themselves, which, through crude humor and serious meditations, reveal a larger truth about the female experience.
GOLDEN TUNA – MONTREAL SESSIONS
Documentary from Germany | Film by Jenny Cartwright
After leaving Berlin, French multidisciplinary artist Golden Tuna surfs Montreal's cold and dark wave to find inspiration.
Fiction from U.S.A. | Film by Matthew Klein
Sterile follows the story of Donna, a victim of forced sterilization, as she fights to prove the horrific wrong the Eugenics Board of North Carolina did to her in 1968.
Fiction from U.K. | Film by Grace Blick
In pursuit of the perfect relationship, a girl purchases a synthetic version of herself from the cloning company ‘U2U’. Although it would seem the pair are the most compatible match, soon the clone becomes more comfortable in the world than her original and begins to outgrow the life she was created to live.
Comedy from U.S.A. | Film by Betty Allen
Best friends struggling to maintain the balance between their web development job and their beer delivery service, exhaust their closest relationships and are left with a couple six-packs, two bikes and one last night to make things right.