Genre

Female Filmmaker

A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE

Film

A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE

Directed by Amy Bench
Separated from her mother by smugglers, a determined 12-year-old sets out across a desert with only a plastic…

A YEAR

Film

A YEAR

Directed by Jisun Jamie Kim
NSF19 CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

A Himalayan village woman yearns to provide a better life for her young daughters. But the…

ADA

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ADA

Directed by Eleanore Pienta
Ada is an unlikeable competitive walker who makes a dress out of toilet paper and has an unfortunate…

BLACKOUT

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BLACKOUT

Directed by Sofia Bonami
A power outage in a prison classroom temporarily suspends the teacher and inmates in a reality with no…

CLOSE 2 ME – LADY JAMES MONROE

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CLOSE 2 ME – LADY JAMES MONROE

Directed by Laura Moss
Halloween, night, New York City. A woman becomes haunted by a face in the crowd that she starts…

CUBA SCALDS HIS HAND

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CUBA SCALDS HIS HAND

Directed by Abby Sun, Daniel Garber
Behind the scenes of the annual high school rodeo championship, Naudy Exposito, a.k.a. 'Cuba,' feeds the bucking horses…

DAY ONE

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DAY ONE

Directed by Arielle Goldman
A woman prepares for her day whilst on her period.

DEATH METAL GRANDMA

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DEATH METAL GRANDMA

Directed by Leah Galant
97 year-old Holocaust Survivor Inge Ginbserg decides to break out as a death metal singer.

FEATHERS

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FEATHERS

Directed by A.V. Rockwell
Elizier, an emotionally-dejected new enrollee at The Edward R. Mill School for Lost Boys, must overcome memories of…

FRIENDS LIKE THAT

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FRIENDS LIKE THAT

Directed by Francesca de Fusco
After getting dumped, Maia seeks solace by crashing with her best ex Alex.

GIRLS JUST WANNA

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GIRLS JUST WANNA

Directed by Stephania Dulowski
GIRLS JUST WANNA is a gentle ode to the young women who shape New York with their own…

HOW DOES IT START

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HOW DOES IT START

Directed by Amber Sealey
It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means.…

IN FULL BLOOM

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IN FULL BLOOM

Directed by Maegan Houang
Cecile, an older Vietnamese-American hoarder, has her life upended when worms open a black hole in her house…

IT’S BEEN TOO LONG

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IT’S BEEN TOO LONG

Directed by Amber Schaefer
Two ex-lovers meet at a rarely-used Aspen lodge to reignite their passions, but first they must confess their…

JAZZ IN WAKANDA

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JAZZ IN WAKANDA

Directed by Djaka Souare
An otherwise uneventful day for Julie takes a more serious turn when her daughter, Jazz, starts to ask…

LA BRUJA

Film

LA BRUJA

Directed by Eliza Cossio, Hayley Kosan
A woman meets a witch who offers to help her after a break up.

LAYING OUT

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LAYING OUT

Directed by Joanna Arnow
An absurd comedy about a woman who examines her relationship with a man she has just started seeing…

LOVELY

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LOVELY

Directed by Caroline Williams
A young mother gets cosmetic facial injections. In glimpses of her daily routine, the woman’s frequent consultation of…

MAMI

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MAMI

Directed by Alessandra Lacorazza
An overburdened daughter decides to abandon her obligations, sealing her depressed mother’s fate.

MARISOL

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MARISOL

Directed by Zoé Salicrup Junco
HUFFPOST IMPACT AWARD WINNER
MATINEE ONE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her…

ME TIME

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ME TIME

Directed by Iyabo Boyd
After a stressful work day, DEBORAH settles in for some intimate “me time" at home, until three other…

MEMORY XPERIMENT: KATHY ACKER

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MEMORY XPERIMENT: KATHY ACKER

Directed by Aïda Ruilova
A short film based on the literary work of author Kathy Acker. Set in the 70's, the film…

MITSKI – A PEARL

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MITSKI – A PEARL

Directed by Art Camp, Danae Gosset, Saad Moosajee
An emotional rollercoaster ride that takes you past the edge of the world and into a landscape of…

NIGHT SWIM

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NIGHT SWIM

Directed by Victoria Rivera
Three teenage girls break into a shut down pool. When uninvited guests show up, their friendship is tested…

NO FORKS IN THE ROAD

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NO FORKS IN THE ROAD

Directed by Jessica Le
At a rest stop, May’s newly-found friendship with a stranger leaves her at a crossroads with her cultural…

PRINCESS RITA

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PRINCESS RITA

Directed by Blair Waters
NSF19 FESTIVAL JURY AWARD

A lonely insurance adjuster becomes consumed by his desire to meet his internet girlfriend,…

ROLLER SKATES

Film

ROLLER SKATES

Directed by Micah Buzan
ROLLER SKATES is from Nick Hakim's debut album "Green Twins," animation by Micah Buzan.

SEE YOU NEXT TIME

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SEE YOU NEXT TIME

Directed by Crystal Kayiza
SEE YOU NEXT TIME reaches across the nail salon table to capture the intimate moments shared between a…

SHE

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SHE

Directed by Zena S. Dixon
What happens when powerful women come together to play a powerful game? In this two-minute short, director Zena…

SKIP DAY

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SKIP DAY

Directed by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Intimate glimpses of one very special day in the lives of high-school seniors from an industrial corner of…

SPARE PARTS

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SPARE PARTS

Directed by Emily Kaplan
FIRST TIME FILMMAKER AWARD

A small time hustler spots a vulnerable woman in a truck-stop town on the edge…

SWALLOW GRASS SNAKES

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SWALLOW GRASS SNAKES

Directed by Pepi Ginsberg
Devin is the star of a sex video that goes viral. When she meets an over-eager fan she…

THE FOLLOWER

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THE FOLLOWER

Directed by Stephanie Szerlip
A misunderstood teen with dreams of escaping her dreary suburban life is tempted by a would-be internet stalker…

THE HITCHHIKER

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THE HITCHHIKER

Directed by Adele Vuko
Jade hits the road to Byron Bay with two besties, resolving to keep her terminal diagnosis on the…

THE MAGNITUDINOUS ILLUMINOUS

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THE MAGNITUDINOUS ILLUMINOUS

Directed by Maya Tippett, Rachel Mills
In between pouring shots at the bowling alley where he works, 66-year-old Pete Napolitano has been developing metaphysical…

THE MAKING OF PANTHERA

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THE MAKING OF PANTHERA

Directed by Renee Mao, Savannah O'Leary
Brooklyn-based drag queen Panthera Lush spends painstaking hours behind the sewing machine designing couture-worthy looks. Weaving cinéma vérité…

THE ONLY THING I LOVE MORE THAN YOU IS RANCH DRESSING

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THE ONLY THING I LOVE MORE THAN YOU IS RANCH DRESSING

Directed by Sydney Clara Brafman
Ranch. Dipped. Chicken. Fingers.

THE TAXIDERMIST

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THE TAXIDERMIST

Directed by Natalie Johnson
Claire, a woman taxidermist grieves her recent, late-term miscarriage that she has in the middle of the night…

THIS TIME AWAY

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THIS TIME AWAY

Directed by Magali Barbe
Nigel is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family…

TWIST

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TWIST

Directed by Aly Migliori
No choice but to walk home alone, Hannah sees an opportunity for a ride, but others see an…

WESTFALIA

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WESTFALIA

Directed by Haley Finnegan
Two Instagrammers must fight to post daily after their close competitor’s following doubles overnight.

WHITE ROCK SKATE

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WHITE ROCK SKATE

Directed by Mary Dauterman
A delusional woman desperately clings to an abandoned skating rink and her memories of it.