Alexia Dalla Rosa | Canada | 2017 | 9 min
A look into mental health: You cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside yourself. The only thing we hold, as an explanation, is our art.
Alexia Dalla Rosa | Canada | 2017 | 9 min
Alisa Yang | USA/Japan | 2016 | 9 min
An experimental film essay that narrates the collective and personal memory of three generations of Asian women through the rooms of Japanese love hotels.
Derek Price | Canada | 2016 | 3 mins
A cinepoem by Sudanese-Canadian artist Roua Aljied, aka Philosi-fire, about the realities of domestic violence and how each step a woman takes is a new color to paint on the canvas of her life.
Wong Ka Ki | UK | 2015 | 3 min
A girl is looking for herself and, yet, she does not know herself is looking for her as well.
Meysam Javadi | USA | 2017 | 7 min
Feeling ourselves in our own skin can feel safe, comfortable. A place of (dis)placement is not about better or worse, free or unfree; it is bittersweet, involving acceptance, coming to peace, independence, shedding attachment, and letting go.
Alexandra Velasco & Alexandra Kahan | Mexico | 2014 | 4 min
A girl entering womanhood discovers a dissonance between what she really wants and what society expects of her.
Shashwati Talukdar | India | 2014 | 8 mins
The Girl is a gothic tale about the resilience of children. The Girl lives in an isolated mansion in the woods in the mountains of India, with a woman, the Mad Lady. This woman is her caretaker and watches her all the time. Their odd life is disrupted when the Mad Lady can see something she was previously oblivious to. Oblique, eerie, and mysterious, The Girl is about the violence and horror of childhood.
Felicia Villarreal | USA | 2017 | 15 min
A film director organizes a casting call in hopes of finding her brother whom she lost as a child while crossing the Mexican/American border.
Abhishek Verma | India | 2018 | 6 min
The problem of open defecation is widespread in India and it directly affects the lives of women and girls in rural and suburban spaces. Nine-year-old Bhuri faces the embarrassment, teasing, and harassment that comes with defecating in the open, and tries to overcome this daily trial.
Puja Maewal | India | 2014 | 18 min
Young Jaya survives gruesome gang life on the unforgiving streets of Mumbai by posing as a boy. When she meets a wealthy businessman who may be the father who abandoned her, she sets out to reclaim her identity.
Clare Chong | Malaysia | 2017 | 18 min
As a young wife, Miita finally finds comfort in her first pregnancy after enduring years of marital rape, physical violence, and mental and emotional abuse at the hands of her husband. One day she decides to take matters into her own hands to protect her newborn daughter.
Siena Pinney | USA | 2017 | 13 min
Possibility is a dreamlike exploration of two defining moments in a young couple’s life as they struggle with the decision to have an abortion.
Minha Kim | UK | 2015 | 7 min
On the verge of becoming a woman, Sora is woken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom.
Logan Boubady | France | 2018 | 12 min
Anjaly has just learned that her father promised to marry her without her consent. He had to accept under the pressure of the family of the groom, under penalty of dishonor of the family if he does not respect the will of the elders. Anjaly feels like she’s having a nightmare.
Grace Swee | USA/Japan | 2017 | 12 min
A young Japanese girl keeps a secret to assuage the jadedness she feels in her life.
Dopamime | Netherlands | 2018 | 6 mins
We are masters of our own belly. We aren’t stuck in imposed standards. We aren’t influenced by culture. We make our own decisions. This is a film about women connected with their primal force and, at the same time, confronted with their subjective deadlines.
David Darg | USA/Syrian Arab Republic | 2017 | 27 mins
Fear Us Women follows Hanna Bohman, a Canadian civilian who has spent the last three years in Syria as a volunteer soldier battling ISIS. As a member of the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish army, Hanna gives an inside look at the brave women fighting for liberation in the world’s most dangerous country.