Highlighting female perspectives and women who defy norms while struggling for recognition, understanding and equality in a male-dominated world. From gutsy career moves, to identity-defining moments, these films capture the female perspective and struggle that is so often under-represented in film.
PANT SUITS - USA - 9 min - Saralyn Armer
Bryce Dallas Howard (JURASSIC WORLD) plays an ambitious 1970s computer programmer that finds herself maneuvering the minefield of a man’s world, while risking it all for women's equality in her office.
AUDITION - Sweden - 20 min - Lovisa Sirén
In the male-dominated world of cinema, exacting director Mika encounters resistance to her seemingly over-the-top demands while auditioning male actors for her first feature. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE.
HEADSTRONG MISS M. (EIGENWILLIGE MISS M.) - GER - 16 min - Katinka Feistl
Tween Annie's wild stories about her body parts are getting old, as she desperately reaches out for fatherly acceptance in the most twisted way a troubled daughter can.
DAY ONE - USA - 25 min - Henry Hughes
Inspired by a true story, an Afghan-American female interpreter in the US Military must go beyond the call of duty when a bomb-maker's wife goes into labour.
LISTEN - DEN/FIN - 12 MIN - Rungano Nyoni, Hamy Ramezan
When a foreign woman in a burka goes to the police to file a complaint against her abusive husband, her female translator is unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words in this tense, culturally-charged short.
SPRING (FRÜHLING) - Austria - 4 min - Michael Podogil
A glimpse into the daily life of an elderly woman, whose simple routine and surroundings express a life well-lived. CANADIAN PREMIERE.