Sat / Oct 28 / 9:30 PM
In honor of our 10th anniversary we asked eight festivals to collaborate with us on a program that represents our shared mission
to support women and diversity in film. From the deeply sad and moving, to the hilarious and ground breaking, these films
will leave you thoughtful and wanting more. Whether you are a filmmaker or film lover we recommend that you check out
these festivals and give them your support!
YOU CAN GO
Directed by Christine Turner
2016 / USA / 9 mins.
The Athena Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an established platform celebrating stories of female leaders with ambition,
courage, resilience, and moxie. YOU CAN GO from director Christine Turner, is demonstrative of exactly the type of story
this festival highlights and the industry desperately needs. Illustrating the undeniable message that women's leadership is
vital for our culture.
Directed by Veronica Andersson
2016 / POLAND / 13 mins.
FeFF, celebrating it's 15th annual festival in 2017, was established to illuminate the best of independent film by women directors
and offer a cinematic perspective through the Female Eye. In her film, LIBERATION, Veronica Andersson, shares the
heartbreaking tale of trauma and the desperate love of a mother.
LUNCH IN LIMA
Directed by Gail Gilbert
2015 / USA / 5 mins.
Founded by Geena Davis in 2015, The Bentonville Film Festival is committed to women and diversity. This short film was
selected, because it champions underrepresented voices and is an excellent example of the programing at BFF.
THAT'S WHY THEY CALLS US COLORED
Directed by Malika Franklin
2016 / USA / 13 mins.
Founded 1997, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series, is devoted to supporting
intellectually stimulating and empowering films produced, directed and written by women of color.
Malika Franklin is the director and producer of THAT'S WHY THEY CALLS US COLORED and the winner
of the Reel Sisters Spirit Award, which is given to a film that best represents the festival's audience and mission.
AMELIA AND DUARTE
Directed by Alice Guimaraes and Monica Santos
2015 / PORTUGAL / 8 mins.
The Tallgrass Film Festival, showing the best of the best in independent film for 15 years, presents...Amélia and Duarte.
From beginning to end or from the end to the beginning, it is easy to fall in love with Amélia and Duarte.
A lyrical and imaginative chromatic impression of the lengths people will go to remove every trace of love lost.
Directed by Lina Berger
2016 / SWEDEN / 10 mins.
Women’s Film Festival, a Women’s Freedom Center fundraiser, in Brattleboro, VT, is celebrating it's 26th Annual festival. Playtime embodies
the festival's purpose of elevating movies by and about women; a platform for women to not only be the subject of, but to
direct and tell their own stories.
Directed by Zia Mandviwalla
2012 / NEW ZEALAND / 14 mins.
The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to the idea that “One Great Movie
Can Change You: Just Great Movies”. NIGHT SHIFT is Madviwalla's slow and beautiful portrayal of Salote, an airport cleaner
working the night shift. She keeps her head down, does her job and gleans her survival from what others leave behind. No one
would usually spare her a second glance.
Directed by Diarra Kilpatrick
2016 / USA / 11 mins.
In 2007, Kweighbaye Kotee, founded The Bushwick Film Festival, which celebrates independent film and provides chances for
diverse filmmakers to exhibit their work and creates spaces where audiences can gather and enjoy independent cinema.
AMERICAN KOKO is the story of, Akosua Millard, codenamed "Koko." She and her team investigates and solves sticky
racial situations in a post post-racial America as a member of the E.A.R. Agency (Everybody's A little bit Racist).