Movies In Focus is thrilled to be part of the Femme Filmmakers Festival 2019. Organised by the masterful Robin Write of Filmotomy, the online festival showcases 20 short films across 10 days and also includes 21 feature films and a bunch of out of competition shorts. All of the films put the focus on female filmmakers. It runs from from 6 to 15 September.
I’ll be one of the festival’s jury members, watching the films and helping select the winners. I’m in incredibly esteemed company. Joining me will be…
Jasmine May – holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film, and is a screenwriter who enjoys analyzing works. She is also a strong proponent of growing diverse representation in the global cinema industry.
Niccolò Montanari – has built experience in fashion film, worked with film directors, production companies to support distribution of video content across online media and international film festivals.
Lala Aliyeva-Klychkova – a woman writer and director from Baku, Azerbaijan. She has an experience of being an honourable judge at Crown Wood International Film Festival and AI Film Fest.
Sonia Sobrino and Miriam Sobrino – or the Also Sisters. Both active filmmakers, cinematographers with several short films in the festival circuit. They have served as festival jurors, teach film and media arts at the University of Utah, also served as directors of the Study abroad Program for their University in Sicily.
Maria Giménez Cavallo – filmmaker currently living in Paris, and active in the 5050×2020 feminist film movement. She is very passionate about movies and would love to partake in promoting female filmmakers.
Catherine Gonzales – based in Austin, Texas, Editor-in-chief of Shuffle Online. Covering entertainment and lifestyle news, film reviews, concert recaps, exclusive interviews with filmmakers, artists and musicians.
Aurora Fearnley – a first class NFS graduate writer / director, started her production company Little Northern Light. Her short films have had international festival success and awards. Latest is sci-fi short, Pulsar.
Caitlin Higgins – became interested in short films whilst working with submissions at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Invested in festivals who have a commitment to accessibility and inclusivity.
Billie Melissa – owner and founder of Cinematic Faves, and writer for Filmotomy. She studied at one of London’s top film schools, now doing her bit for female film critics, and also works in the film industry.
Isn’t that a wonderfully eclectic bunch of talent?
Now you’re getting to the point of wondering what films are included in the festival? Well, here’s the line-up:
DAY ONE – Friday 6th September
Pulsar (Aurora Fearnley) — Festival Opener – short film out of competition
Ballin’ With No Balls (Emma Kreienberg) — short film Official Selection
Control (Kimmy Gatewood) — short film Official Selection
Little Pyongyang (Roxy Rezvany) — short film Official Selection
Suffragette (Sarah Gavron)
La Pointe-Courte (Agnès Varda)
DAY TWO – Saturday 7th September
Salam (Claire Fowler) — short film Official Selection
Earth • People • Words (Dayna Reggero) — short film Official Selection
Fitting (Emily Avila) — short film out of competition
Paper Trail (Emily Brown) — short film out of competition
Thirteen (Catherine Hardwick)
Le Bonheur (Agnès Varda)
DAY THREE – Sunday 8th September
It’s Been Too Long (Amber Schaefer) — short film Official Selection
Family Portrait (Kelly Holmes) — short film Official Selection
Presentation (Danielle Kampf) — short film out of competition
Still Drifting (Lisa Williams) — short film out of competition
Capernaum (Nadine Labaki)
The Beaches of Agnès (Agnès Varda)
DAY FOUR – Monday 9th September
The Dress You Have On (Courtney Hope Therond) — short film Official Selection
Night Walks (Julie Rodrigue) — short film Official Selection
On My Way (Mary Dauterman) — short film out of competition
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Angela Robinson)
The Rider (Chloé Zhao)
DAY FIVE – Tuesday 10th September
In Full Bloom (Maegan Houang) — short film Official Selection
The Law of Averages (Elizabeth Rose) — short film Official Selection
Trauma on Tape (Danielle Rooker) — short film out of competition
Mary Goes Round (Molly McGlynn)
A Simple Life (Ann Hui)
DAY SIX – Wednesday 11th September
Soledad (Jenn Page) — short film Official Selection
Hyphen (Maria Servellon) — short film Official Selection
Sour (Daniela Sherer) — short film out of competition
On Her Shoulders (Alexandria Bombach)
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers(Angelina Jolie)
DAY SEVEN – Thursday 12th September
EVE (Lola Rose Bond) — short film Official Selection
Thanksgiving (Van B. Nguyen) — short film Official Selection
Back into the Dark (Bea Landers) — short film out of competition
Nancy (Christina Choe)
News From Home (Chantal Akerman)
DAY EIGHT – Friday 13th September
Body World (Kitty Faingold) — short film Official Selection
Once Upon a Line (Alicja Jasina) — short film Official Selection
Somewhere (Mélody Boulissière) — short film Official Selection
Laymun (Catherine Prowse, Hannah Quinn) — short film out of competition
In the Distance (Florian Grolig) — short film out of competition
Tigers Are Not Afraid (Issa López)
Revenge (Coralie Fargeat)
DAY NINE – Saturday 14th September
Golf! (Julia Bales) — short film Official Selection
The Morning After (Lauren Minnerath) — short film Official Selection
Comedy School for Girls (Moreen Littrell) — short film out of competition
Attraction (Emily Scaife) — short film out of competition
A Silent Voice (Naoko Yamada)
Somersault (Cate Shortland)
DAY TEN – Sunday 15th September
Locker Room (Greta Nash) — short film out of competition
Opening Night (Margaret Bialis) — short film out of competition
Gold (Cleo Samoles-Little) — short film out of competition
Little Women (Gillian Armstrong)
Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig)
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)