Anouk Phéline | France & USA | 2017 | 6 mins
A young woman goes home alone at night and thinks about death. Then come the screams. But what is a scream? And who is prey? This visual essay depicts a film noir Los Angeles ruled by violence against women and an unexpected tone.
Leila Jarman | USA | 2016 | 6 mins
A Dream of Paper Flowers is a poetry film and a soundscape steeped in allegory, a capsule of femmy horror, unnerving and captivating. It is a glimpse into the raw, jagged coals of the female psyche.
Dina Fiasconaro | USA | 2017 | 10 mins
In a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial, a bored housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner. What emerges from the kitchen is “The Queen of Meatloaf” incarnate, who proceeds to invade the homes of consumers and wreak havoc on the commercial set.
Mykaela Plotkin | Brazil | 2018 | 75 mins
An essay film of found-footage that recollects unregistered memories combining reflections on identity and ethnic roots.
Joana X | Portugal | 2018 | 6 mins
This film is a tribute to all of those who venture out upon the sea, to those who stay on land praying for them and to those who shot these images from 1930 to 1952.
Kiki Finley | USA | 2017 | 4 mins
Melanin is a poem written by a 13 year old girl as a class assignment about learning and encouraging her friends to appreciate all different skin tones during a time when it can be offensive in certain communities.
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.
Wong Ka Ki | UK | 2015 | 3 min
A girl is looking for herself and, yet, she does not know her self 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.
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 personal deadlines.
Ahmed Adel | Egypt | 2010 | 5 mins
To what end will one man go to father a son over a daughter?
Rachel Monosov | Israel | 2008 | 4 mins
A pink headscarf, childish and feminine, slowly unravels. Sexuality and exposure push back against a dominant conservative culture.
Ugur Ferhat Kormaz | Turkey | 2013 | 4 mins
A transgender person is marginalized by her family and fears for her safety in public. To feel close to someone, she finds her family in her dreams, but even her dreams turn into nightmares.
Ali Mousavi and Hussein Mousavi | Afghanistan | 2013 | 13 mins
Public discussion of sex is forbidden in the conservative Muslim country of Afghanistan, but young people always challenge taboos.
Sheema Kermani | Pakistan | 2002 | 6 mins
Feminist Urdu poetess, Fahmida Riaz, exposes the cruel customs that oppress women and keep them from fulfilling their true potential.
Celia Eslamieh Shomal | Iran, Netherlands | 2013 | 2 mins
Chronic sexual harassment causes psychological trauma in the form of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and/or stress. Women internalize their anger toward a misogynist society, which only celebrates women who turn against each other.
Sanaa Iftikhar | Pakistan | 2007 | 6 mins
In Pakistan, tradition allows a woman to enter into marriage with a man she hardly knows by uttering “I accept” three times, binding her to him and a life she did not necessarily choose.
Hejer Charf | Canada | 2010 | 4 mins
The Prophet Muhammah (PBUH) loved perfume, women, and prayer. Violence against women in Islam today is an aberration of his vision for the Ummah.
Anida Yoeu Ali | USA | 2010 | 6 mins
Hate crime victims among American Muslims in Chicago inspired this collaborative project between artist Anida Yoeu Ali and filmmaker Masahiro Sugano. A dramatic layering of portraits against racial profiling hopes to inspire unity.
Ramia Beladel | Morocco | 2013 | 4 mins
The deep layers and nuances of the female psyche reveal how women are forced to hide as a means of protecting their right to exist.
Parya Vatankhah | Iran | 2013 | 6 mins
Ambiguity and paradox demonstrate the beauty and inevitable tragedy of human relations. Dictators and the power of religion corrupt the most intimate relationships between women and men, or between people of the same sex.