The Tree

Kaenipa Phanakorn | Thailand | 2012 | 17 mins
Pla, a twelve year old girl from Thailand spends her days in a secret sanctuary while her mother is admitted in a mental institution.


Kaenipa Phanakorn | Thailand | 2012 | 15 mins
Orn, an aging mother struggles as a sewing worker in Bangkok while caring for her Asperger-afflicted son. As Orn dreams of freedom away from her mundane existence, the film shifts between imagination and reality which evokes the complex feelings and struggles of motherhood.


Mark Tumas | USA | 2014 | 15 mins
Sweepstakes tells the story of a new mother Lori, who when forced into a full time caretaker roll, struggles to face the life she could have had.

Camellia – Kerria – Pink

Tomoko Karina | Japan | 2018 | 11 mins
In Japan during 1941, three Japanese young women, Michiyo, Fumiko and Haruko, are having lovely afternoon tea in a park, celebrating Fumiko’s engagement. It seems nothing concerns them except for not getting a good seat at the show of their favorite Kabuki actor. But in reality, they are thrown into the swirl of most violent war in world history.

En Espera

Gabriela Calvache | Ecuador | 15 mins
Between the city and the country, the subtle modern forms of slavery unfold. A girl disappears down the mountain to wait for the pick-up truck that will transport her to the city. Once there, a somber walls will absorb her steps and silence her voice.


Anusha Bose | India | 2018 | 24 mins
Shame is a dark comedy that walks the thin line that separates the two worlds; the haves from the have-nots; the affluent from the service providers; the indulgent from the repressed.


Netalie Braun | Israel | 2015 | 28 min
Tamar is eleven years old. Going through puberty and taking insults for her looks from her schoolmates are her daily burden, but they seem to be the least of her worries.


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.


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.

The Girl

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.


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.


Hui bin Chung | USA/Korea | 2015 | 5 min
One of the regular days shared between a grandmother and a granddaughter. A piece of blanket that the girl finds out in the stack of laundry shows a bond between her and her grandmother.

Hide and Seek

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.

The Doomed Generations

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.

The Machine

Bálint Erkel | Hungary | 2016 | 17 mins
A young woman gains strength from an intimate relationship with a fitness machine in order to face her abusive husband.


Sonia Madrid and María Guerra | Spain | 2015 | 13 mins
On a day like any other, Chila Huerta wakes up her three children and abandons the house that she shares with her husband. The town is left to wonder what secrets Chila is hiding.


Mustafa Kia | Afghanistan | 2009 | 3 mins
For a young Afghan woman, a pair of sunglasses symbolizes a life she may never lead — still, she yearns.


Zümrüt Çavuşoğlu | Turkey | 2008 | 10 mins
A university student is forbidden from entering her university because she is wearing a headscarf.

Spring ’89

Ayten Amin | Egypt | 2009 | 26 mins
In the confusion of burgeoning sexuality, Camelia and Sarah share an object of desire to the detriment of their friendship.


Parang Khezri | Iran | 2010 | 5 mins
Confined and contained for being born a woman, there is little to do while waiting still.