Women Filmmakers

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3 Generations 3 Days

When Ching is asked to help her recently arrived grandmother’s transition to life in a care home, she gains newfound understanding of the painful commitments the women of her family, herself included, are expected to maintain.

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Running Time: 20


4622 Stillwater Circle

Sadie spends a summer afternoon around her hometown in Wisconsin, while an old flame tries to find a new spot in her life.

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Running Time: 11


99¢ Dreams

A fragmented, intimate story of memory, consciousness, and lost time—told through the experiences of a few community members in a small town.

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Running Time: 9


Adeline, The Great

A woke boarding school student questions her commitment to activism when she finds herself with no friends, countless enemies and facing some very serious accusations that threaten to get her expelled.

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Running Time: 12


Afloat

A young woman must come to terms with a sudden change in her appearance as she visits family and old acquaintances along the Mediterranean coast.

Presented with the kind permission of ARTE: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/RC-019277/courts-a-domicile/

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Running Time: 20


All That Perishes at the Edge of Land

Migrant laborers endure a precarious existence in the face of hazardous working conditions and unscrupulous employers in Hira Nabi’s docufiction portrait of the ship breaking yard in Gadani, Pakistan.

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Running Time: 31


Alma in the Herd

Alma, thirteen years old, visits her older sister, who lives in a commune in the countryside. A stolen cow and a young man live in the garden of the house. The young girl struggles to come to terms with this new reality.

In competition for Best Student International Short Read More

Running Time: 25


Among the Almond Trees

Today, Maysan has a very important administrative appointment for her family. But Iyad, her husband, has a question she is not ready to hear.

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Running Time: 21


Any Instant Whatever

An explosive flurry of color, motion, and kinetic energy, a lone man in an empty room is thrust into a cacophonous abstraction where time whirls through an endless flux of transformation.

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Running Time: 5


Beautiful You

While Christine tries in vain to get her mute daughter to speak again, an unexpected encounter occurs: She meets Leonore and feels attracted to the woman. Driven by the duties of family life, Christine becomes increasingly conscious of how her own speechlessness prevents her from expressing herself and her desires. In... Read More

Running Time: 19


The Best Is Yet to Come

An arbitrary day in the lives of Rosa and Max, teenage best friends trying to evade summer holiday boredom in small town England.

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Running Time: 9


Béton amer

At dawn, a group of friends meet on the rooftop of a school in Athens. It's their ritual. Overlooking the city, this symbolic place will be theirs until the next morning.

In competition for Best Documentary Short Read More

Running Time: 16


Bird of Paradise

Nadia, a 16 year-old-French girl, wakes up in her house for the last time. Today she will leave her family, her city and her life to pursue a dream. The day becomes a race against time that will forever change her destiny.

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Running Time: 22


Birthday Girl

Set in Manchester’s notorious Moss Side, a single mother’s 43rd birthday party ends in disaster when her lover unexpectedly arrives and clashes with her overprotective son.

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Running Time: 17


Birth Right

Natasha is participating in The Way Home Journey, organized to encourage immigration of descendants of Jews to Israel. On the second day, the group arrives to a Bedouin camp in the Israeli desert, where two soldiers join them for the night.

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Running Time: 25



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