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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

Spotlight Feature Film
Feature Spotlight
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A Place Among the Dead


Directed by: Juliet Landau

Running Time: 76m

Country: USA

A genre-bending art film, which explores the repercussions of growing up under the sway of narcissism and psychological abuse. In this revealing, terrifying, entirely scripted, meld of fact, fiction and the fantastical, actress / filmmaker “Jules,” driven by the demons of her past, embarks on a journey at the potential cost of everything she knows and loves.


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No Spectators Allowed


Directed byKanani Koster

Running Time: 16m

Country: USA

A true crime podcast host sits down with an indigenous women to record her sister’s cold case but their individual intentions for telling this story come to a head as they examine the night in question.

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Farewell Symphony


Directed byXiwen Miao

Running Time: 23m
Country: USA and China 

A woman’s journey from defying her family's gender expectations and migration to the United States, to her
life decades later after an accomplished career as a professional cellist.

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What We Find In The Sea


Directed byAnika Kan Grevstad & Sasha Faust

Running Time: 13m

Country: USA

Mia, an Asian-American teenager, navigates her transition into womanhood while working on a dangerous, fast-paced Alaskan fishing boat.

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The Things I Tell You


Directed byDaniela Silva

Running Time: 17m

Country: Mexico & Portugal

Daniela, feels alone and starts dating Diogo, a happy-go-lucky guy she meets on tinder. They get to know each other through the exploration of loneliness, love, and friendship, aware that they will soon part ways.

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World Cup


Directed byMaryam Khodabakhsh

Running Time: 18m
Country: Iran 

On the night of a couple's migration, something happens, and then a secret is revealed…

Feature Film
Feature Spotlight

Short Years, Eternal Days


Directed by: Silvina Estévez

Running Time: 60m

Country: Argentina

Short years, eternal days, covers three years in the lives of different women including the director of this film, who tries to make an observational documentary about puerperium. But she soon discovers that this task, as motherhood, is more complex than she thought.


Shorts Block 2



Directed byIsabella Andronos

Running Time: 5m

Country: Australia

A young girl challenges an online fairy party entertainer to prove that magic is real.




Directed bySharmila Ray

Running Time: 17m
Country: USA 

It’s 1979, James Do, a hitchhiker, encounters a group of hippies offering a lecture from a Guru that is visiting from India. James attends the meeting and is unimpressed by Sita the Guru.




Directed byCorinne Manabat Cueva

Running Time: 6m

Country: USA

An experimental documentary short that embraces 5 women of color as they collectively reflect about their experiences living and thriving in Oakland. This will uncover their perspectives of what it means living in the Town, a city that’s ever-changing – from memories, dreams, home, and resiliency.




Directed byIsabella Andronos

Running Time: 8m

Country: USA

On her last night of work, a pregnant theater manager

and her longtime employee discover a bag of cash under

a seat and must decide what to do with it.




Directed byNatalie Lavalley

Running Time: 15m
Country: USA 

Danika designs a revolutionary probe after a chronic illness disqualifies her from space flight.

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Changing Room


Directed by: Atefeh Rahmani

Running Time: 25m

Country: Iran

The girl, who has spent her income to help her sister
get married, realizes that her sister has exposed her

to her father.

Feature Film
Feature Spotlight

Any Given Day


Directed by: Margaret Byrne

Running Time: 93m

Country: USA

A filmmaker with mental illness follows three defendants through a specialized mental health probation program. While sharing their rarely seen struggles, she faces her own challenges, making clear just how precarious the ties between people with mental illness, their families and society can be.


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This Is Our Home


Directed by: A.K. Espada

Running Time: 14m

Country: Australia

When a bleeding-heart vegan and her pragmatic roommate's rodent infestation intensifies, they find themselves at odds regarding methods that are

inhumane yet effective.

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Tabi Tabi Po


Directed byJenn Santos

Running Time: 2m
Country: USA 

When a naive camper unknowingly disrespects the animistic world, she must run for her life to escape the vengeful grips of a menacing, mythical forest creature.




Directed byAshley George

Running Time: 12m

Country: Mexico

After surviving assault, an enigmatic 17-year-old Mexican girl finds retribution through her untapped female power and local witch culture.




Directed by: Mathilde Suissa

Running Time: 9m

Country: USA

In the near future, there is a sudden evacuation that sections of the population must be ready for at any moment. During her group's departure, Lauren must rush against time to make her departure or risk being left behind.

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Devil's in the Details


Directed byAnna Owenson

Running Time: 4m
Country: USA 

A witch gets less than she bargains for when she tries
to summon Satan on her ex-boyfriend. An animated

occult comedy.

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Jung & Restless


Directed byJoanna Priestley

Running Time: 6m

Country: USA

A meditative, dreamlike dive into the mythopoetic realm.

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My Friends The Plants


Directed by: Christine Celozzi

Running Time: 10m

Country: USA

A mockumentary horror comedy depicting an awkward woman's difficulties being a familiar to vampire plants.

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Jesus 2020


Directed byAude Thuries

Running Time: 24m
Country: France

Claire is given a mission that no one wants by her advertising agency: to dust off the communication of a small parish, Notre-Dame du Saint-Esprit. 

Winter Series
March 19th - 21st, 2021

Spotlight Feature Film
Shorts Block​​
Feature Spotlight

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.




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.




Directed byAshley Eakin

Running Time: 14m

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




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.




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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Directed byKersti Bryan

Running Time: 10m

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. 




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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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.




Directed byElizabeth Schiffler

Running Time: 18m

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.

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