30%: Women and Politics in Sierra Leone

Anna Cady | Sierra Leone | 2013 | 11 mins
The use of oil painted animation brings to life the stories of three powerful women in post conflict Sierra Leone; revealing the violence and corruption women face as they fight for fairer representation in the governance of their country.

Dear Mother

Matthew Kaundart | USA | 2017 | 5 mins
A visual letter filmed over a year explores the relationship between a Korean adoptee and the mother she’s never known.

High Passes

Cosima Barzini | India/Malaysia | 2018 | 21 mins
High Passes takes us from the beautiful Himalayan mountains of India, to the busy metropolis of Kuala Lumpur while we follow India’s first women’s ice hockey team as they compete for international glory.

The Bus Trip

Sarah Gampel | Israel, Palestine, Sweden | 2017 | 14 mins
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 she finds 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.

Zaza Rising

Lena Strothe | Rwanda | 2017 | 11 mins
Zaza Rising tells the timely story of Christine Nyirahabimana, a Rwandan woman who started a small bakery in rural Rwanda, hiring 10 HIV positive, single mothers as her employees.

Girls Level Up

Anne Edgar | USA | 2017 | 8 mins
An inspiring voice in the conversation about the future of women in the video game industry, GIRLS LEVEL UP profiles a summer camp where girls are given three weeks to make their own video game demo. Camp Founder Laila Shabir, who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East before coming to the United States, provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing girls who love video games and dream of making them.

Female Condoms Are My Power

Jaime Jacobsen | Mozambique | 2013 | 5 mins
In Mozambique, sexually active women play a game of roulette with their health. Only 1 in 5 women use contraception and more than 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 29 are HIV positive.

Drummer Girl

Sophie Hexter | Australia | 2017 | 6 mins
Her life changed in the blink of an eye. Music set her free.

Kayan: Beyond the Rings

Marko Randelovic | Thailand/UK | 2018 | 5 mins
The Kayan people of northern Thailand’s so-called “long-neck” villages would like the world to hear the truth behind the negative media headlines. Should we not let the Kayan people decide whether they want people to visit them or not? In an ethical boycott, nobody wins.

Women of Fukushima

Paul Johannessen and Jeffrey Jousan | Japan | 2012 | 23 mins
Six Japanese women offer brutally honest views on the state of the clean­up, cover­ups, and untruths since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, and how it has affected their lives, homes, and families.

Defendant 5

Heidi Lee Douglas | Australia | 2014 | 30 mins
A young filmmaker documents the destruction of Tasmania’s ancient forests and is swept up in a multi-million dollar legal battle that challenges the right to free speech.

Men Buy Sex

Alice Russell | UK | 2015 | 8 mins
Three men share three radically different experiences of paying for sex while three women lip sync to their words. A frank exploration of gender inequality that uses subverted perspectives to ask: What can their stories tell us about our society, others, and ourselves?

Enemies to Allies

Julie Winokur | Kenya | 2014 | 14 mins
In Kisumu, Kenya a surprising approach to HIV prevention relies on building bonds between two unlikely groups: police officers and sex workers.

Hollaback

Emilia Wieding | USA/GERMANY | 2018 | 10 mins
A portrayal of a young feminist rapper, Ciarra, who is fighting for the equal treatment and judgment of women in the hip-hop world.

Brazil’s Warrior Women

Paul Redman | Brazil | 2014 | 8 mins
The Babassu warriors have battled hard to maintain their way of life. In the face of intimidation and threats from farmers for years, Babassu women have negotiated their own terms; establishing the Free Babassu Law in seven states.

Twinkle Power to Change

Aftab Abbasi | Pakistan | 2018 | 8 mins
Twinkle Power to Change is about the first ever woman weightlifter from Pakistan to have won a gold medal internationally.

From Farms to Incubators

Amy Wu | USA | 2018 | 27 mins
From Farms to Incubators profiles minority women entrepreneurs dedicated to the growing sector of agtech.

Who’s Your Dad

Alexandra von Schelling | Cuba | 2018 | 23 mins
In a hidden basement of one of the best film schools in the world, female students gather to break their silence and share their testimonies. With the promise of anonymity, a dark reality previously unspoken about starts to emerge and the real truth about being a woman in film is finally brought to light.

Shades of Her

Alicia Rollins | USA | 2017 | 40 mins
A documentary that explores the nuances of skin tone in African American women in a unique and poignant way.

Life, You Think You Own It

Ellie Lobovits | USA | 2016 | 5 mins
An ultra-short film exploring the poetry, life philosophy, and musings on mortality by the 93-year-old feminist poet Adrienne Wolfert.

Beyond the Fence

Arman Gholipourdashtaki | Iran | 2018 | 18 mins
Behnaz lives in one of the remote cities in Iran and has a dream of becoming a professional soccer player like Messi, and faces different problems in this way.