100 Years is the underdog tale of the unrelenting activist and tribal elder, Elouise Cobell, who led a 30-year fight against the United States government and prevailed in the face of obstinate government officials who were determined to withhold justice from Native Americans.
Barnard College student, Sarah Kim, has never let cerebral palsy stand in her way. A Day On My Wheels celebrates Sarah’s accomplishments, determination, and passion for life.
Mirjana Karanović writes, directs and stars in this searing and unforgettable portrait, set in contemporary Serbia, of a wife and mother facing the undoing of her family.
Across the Line is an immersive virtual reality experience to put viewers in the shoes of a patient entering a health center for a safe and legal abortion.
A young woman juggles between the mundane and the extraordinary in an attempt to leave her NYC apartment following a sexual assault.
Pan Nalin’s drama gives a fresh portrait of modern women in contemporary India. Frieda, a fashion photographer, gathers her closest girlfriends for a surprise announcement which turns into a weekend full of adventure, discovery and the unexpected.
As Marie Curie is nominated for a Nobel Prize, her affair with a married man creates a scandal that ruins her reputation and becomes the obstacle to the prize that will prove her a scientist in her own right.
The story of a family’s complicated love, this hilarious and heart-rending film is an intimate portrait of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher’s unique mother/daughter relationship and Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity.
Sammy, a young troublemaker with a knack for numbers, turns her school’s penny drive into an ingenious money-making scheme.
Founded by Christine Schuler Deschryver and Dr. Denis Mukwege in conjunction with feminist activist, Eve Ensler, City of Joy is a community for women survivors of sexual violence where they can process their trauma, heal, and give back to their communities.
In this lyrical VR film, Sidra, a charming 12-year-old girl, guides you through her daily life in her temporary home: The Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan.
This “Tools of the Trade” expo will give aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to get up close and personal with today’s top film cameras and equipment.
Attorney Nicole Page will help guide participants through the legal landscape of filmmaking, including when to engage counsel and how to “decode” legal contracts related to filmmaking and the industry.
Featuring an all-star cast, including Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hayden Panettiere and Viola Davis, Custody takes an in-depth look at the systemic problems in the NYC child welfare system.
What is confidence, really? On stage, online, and in everyday life, plus-sized pole dancer Roslyn Mays uncovers vulnerability and strength through public exposure.
This historical drama recounts the story of professor Deborah E. Lipstadt, played by Academy Award winner, Rachel Weisz, and her battle for historical truth with historian and Holocaust denier, David Irving.
Feminist union organizer Dolores Huerta worked side-by-side with Caesar Chavez during their decades-long fight for worker’s rights, but she’s been all but erased from most historic accounts of the effort.
When most all films are made from the white male perspective, it not only reinforces that perspective, it also reinforces the invisibility of other perspectives. What does this systemic problem mean for the stories we tell and for the stories we are told?
At only 25, Maria Toorpakai Wazir is an internationally-celebrated squash player, but in her home country of Pakistan, she faces opposition for her rejection of customary gender roles and refusal to conform to tradition.
The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history.
Destini Riley co-directs an animated documentary looking at the separate experiences of her family members in the wake of her brother’s incarceration.
Three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.
Film financing is widely acknowledged as one of the most challenging aspects of the filmmaking process. This session will provide useful tips and strategies to find and pitch to investors and market your film for success.
At Salmon River High in Fort Covington, NY, an all-Native American girls lacrosse team seeks to bring home a championship, but first they must fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native American women.
An inspiring look at the rise of Daniela Soto-Innes, the 25-year-old Mexican-born Chef de Cuisine at Cosme — now hailed as one of the best chefs in New York City.
A surprising story of a sister’s sacrifice as 18-year-old Raisa hatches a dangerous and improbable plan to save her younger sister from becoming a one-day bride in Hyderabad.
Based on a true story, two-time Oscar® nominee Catherine Keener plays a small-town nurse Susette Kelo, who emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests.
This French-Danish animated film tells the story of Sascha, a Russian teenager, who sets off on a voyage to find and recover the lost ship of her missing grandfather who disappeared on his way to the North Pole.
A leader of the fight for LGBT equality from the days of Stonewall, black, trans activist, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, has never received recognition for the impact of her contributions — until now.
Reaching the top of the hip-hop dance world in 2010, sisters-in-dance, Martha and Niki, found themselves in the challenging position of being the only women in a male-dominated sport.
Come learn from Patricia Riggen, a truly inspiring director who has directed films including the Chilean miners saga The 33, Girl in Progress, La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) and Miracles from Heaven.
Mezzo celebrates the life and artistic endeavors of Breanna Sinclaire, an African-American opera singer and the first openly trans woman to study at a major conservatory.
The remarkable story of Colombian human rights advocate, Ruby, who fights for justice on behalf of victims of the conflict between government paramilitaries and FARC guerrillas.
Political Animals presents an exciting portrait of two stories — the history of the legislation that paved the way for marriage equality, and the first four openly gay female legislators who championed the movement.
David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o star in this inspirational and uplifting story of a young girl who sets out to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Restless Creature allows the audience extraordinary access to a behind the scenes world at the New York City Ballet with long-time principal dancer, Wendy Whelan, as she faces injury, retirement, and having to redefine herself as a dancer.
Shorts Program I Films: Vámonos, Where We Stand, A Day on my Wheels, Leeches, Dangerous Curves, And Nothing Happened
Shorts Program II Films: Mezzo, Moving Target, I Destini, You Can Go, The Rain Collector, La Cocinera
Director Deborah Esquenazi’s film shows how the intersection of homophobia, racism, and class-bias contributed to the conviction of the San Antonio Four, a group of Latina lesbians, and how these four women successfully fought our flawed justice system.
Holly Hunter plays a mother suffering the loss of her adult son, who sets off on a journey to find answers to the questions surrounding his death.
Sensual and elegant, Summertime follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971, Paris.
The Fits follows Toni, a tomboyish boxer, who lands a spot on an after-school drill team in Cincinnati’s West End. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team soon after Toni joins the team, she gains a new and frightening perspective of herself.
Based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of Offred (Elisabeth Moss), one of the few remaining fertile women in the dystopia of Gilead, who must fight to survive in a totalitarian society that treats women as state property.
A young woman in Victorian England confounds ideas of what is appropriate or expected, and finds purpose and maybe even love through science. Inspired by true events, supported by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation.
Inspired by the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s, The Revival is a tour of queer women of color creating modern day spaces for art and resistance.
Emil Ben Shimon’s drama unfolds in an Orthodox community in Jerusalem when an accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gendered rift in the congregation.
The recent women’s march and opposition to the President’s Executive Order banning immigrants to the U.S. has unleashed activism across the nation. Please join us for a town hall discussion on how to harness this activism to build a new movement for social change.
This workshop will explore unconscious bias, how it manifests within the entertainment industry, and what the industry can do to overcome these barriers and create more opportunities for women.
This film explores the unseen relationship women have with their bodies and undergarments.
Amidst friends, frenemies, and sleepovers, Eleanor and Alex must face the confusion and uncertainty of developing a same-sex first crush.
This darkly comic drama highlights the power of Anya: a 10 year-old girl who must fight to change her own world when her mother’s boyfriend threatens to come between them.
A young woman passes the border safely, but can she convince another to join her break for freedom?
After learning she will soon lose her place on the local boy’s soccer team, eleven-year-old Kirsty struggles to come to terms with her developing identity as a young woman.
Inspired by Macbeth and The Everyday Sexism Project, this story follows three insulted and misunderstood women whose fortunes rise as Macbeth’s fall.
Underwire Festival is a BAFTA-recognised film festival celebrating women working across the crafts that takes place annually in London (UK), celebrating and spotlighting women working in film with a programme packed with events, workshops, networking and incredible films. Through this partnership, Underwire is sharing a selection of British shorts that celebrate women taking action. Offside, Wyrdoes, Little Solider, Murmur, Incredible Machines, Little Doll, Borders
Through the experience of a historical, anonymous, female migrant, Borders tells a powerful story of one group of women who fell victim to racism and sexism in 1970’s Britain.
Set against the backdrop of the 2011 UK summer riots, Urban Hymn follows a young female offender, Jamie, who possesses a remarkable voice, and the determined social worker, who inspires Jamie to use her talent as a path to rebuild her life.
A gay Latina mourns the death of her butch girlfriend, Mac, and vows to bury her with dignity, despite resistance from Mac’s mother.
This is the story of Decontee Davis, an Ebola survivor who uses her immunity to care for orphaned children in her Liberian village.
The powerful story of a controversial group of Mormon feminists fighting for women’s ordination in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
This film uncovers the forgotten stories of women who were at the helm of Hollywood during its golden age. A panel following the film will ask why these remarkable women are overlooked, and how that impacts current conversations on gender inequity in the industry.
How it Feels to Be Free is a feature length documentary illustrating how trailblazing black female entertainers fought for civil rights through their artistic work and political actions.
Netizens exposes the proliferation of cyber harassment faced by women, spreading from the web to the most intimate corners of their lives.
This feature documentary tells the untold story of Palestinian women who formed a clandestine network in the spring of 1988 to lead a vibrant nonviolent social movement that put the Palestinian people on the map.
Works In Progress Films Include: How it Feels to Be Free , Netizens, Women of the 1st Intifada
A startling portrayal of a high school administrator talking down a troubled teen in her school.