Schedule

Quick Guide to Individual Films, Panels and Events

Join us for an incredible festival with world class films. Each of these films have been specially selected to give you a glimpse into the marvelous films that will screen this year. 

Festival Schedule

Online Series 
December 14th - 19th, 2021

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Foreign Puzzle

 

Directed by: Chithra Jeyaram

Running Time: 69m

Country: USA

Foreign Puzzle is an intimate documentary that captures the journey of an inspiring Mexican American dancer as she communicates the impermanence of life through dance while juggling the roles of a recently divorced parent of a 6-year-old, a choreographer and a primary school teacher amidst intensive treatments for breast cancer.

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DAME

 

Directed byFoster Wilson

Running Time: 7m

Country: USA

A lost and grieving Elizabeth Taylor returns to work
after the tragic death of her husband Mike Todd and courageously delivers one of the greatest performances of her life.

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SINGLE

 

Directed byAshley Eakin

Running Time: 14m
Country:
USA

A girl born with one arm gets set up with a guy who has one hand - and she is pissed.

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IN HOLLYWOODLAND

 

Directed byJessica Sherif

Running Time: 10m

Country: USA

A dark fantasy short film that follows Zodwa, a
struggling actress, as she heads to an exciting, 
once-in-a lifetime audition and lands in a strange place reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's most famous work.

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DETACH

 

Directed by: Frankie Ingrassia 

Running Time: 14m

Country: USA

Denied a girls' night out, Sophia, a teenage influencer, pushes the limits of the mother-daughter relationship as she attempts to DETACH.

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EGG PARTY

 

Directed byKersti Bryan

Running Time: 10m
Country:
USA

In late spring, six powerhouse women gather together in
a Brooklyn apartment for a not-so-sober egg decorating party to support one of their own struggling with fertility. As the afternoon unfolds, the strength of their laughter
and friendship creates new birth. 

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BLACKNESS

 

Directed byKhorshid Alami and Negar Najafzadeh

Running Time: 12m

Country: Iran

A little girl is waiting for her grandmother to come after a long time but when the grandmother comes she is not like what she imagined.

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ANOTHER WORLD

 

Directed by: Esther Maloney 

Running Time: 5m

Country: Canada 

As an unknown force creates a shipwreck, the children who have grown up on that ship work together to build another world.

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CHAMPAGNE

 

Directed byElizabeth Schiffler

Running Time: 18m
Country:
USA

Champagne explores the experiences of a young chef striving to succeed in her career, stuck somewhere between finding her own way and learning how (and when) to ask for help when she needs it.