Genre

Women

16

Film

16

Directed by Kristal Chan
After a bad breakup, a young woman transports herself to a time before broken hearts and when first…
Documentary Feature Competition

A WOMAN’S WORK: THE NFL’S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM

Film

A WOMAN’S WORK: THE NFL’S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM

Directed by Yu Gu
Football and feminism collide in this documentary that follows former NFL cheerleaders battling the league to end wage…

ANDROMEDA

Film

ANDROMEDA

Directed by Emily Limyun Dean
Through her love for a child, an Andromeda android becomes alive.

AYESHA

Film

AYESHA

Directed by Yanyu Dong
An imaginary biography of Yanyu Dong's mother who, in her youth, dreamed of being a Bollywood dancer.

COLOR-BLIND

Film

COLOR-BLIND

Directed by Sarah H. Cho
Dahlia lies to everyone - her husband, her lover, herself; but, the most dangerous lie she’s telling may…

CURD

Film

CURD

Directed by Varun Chounal
Ignored by her busy son, a lonely Indian mother in the US steps out of her comfort zone…

DAY BY DAY

Film

DAY BY DAY

Directed by Eleanor Cho
DAY BY DAY explores the changing relationship within a Korean marriage when the wife is diagnosed with Stage…

DIVE BAR

Film

DIVE BAR

Directed by Dorothy Xiao
A grieving woman coping with her husband's death and a strained relationship with her daughter receives a special…

FINDING BIG COUNTRY

Film

FINDING BIG COUNTRY

Directed by Kat Jayme
17 years after controversial Vancouver Grizzlies star Big Country leaves town, superfan Kat Jayme goes on a mission…

FINDING MAURITIUS

Film

FINDING MAURITIUS

Directed by Sandra Carbonell-Kiamtia
Sandra discovers a part of her identity through an exploration of her family’s history on a small island…
International Documentary Feature Competition

FOR SAMA

Film

FOR SAMA

Directed by Edward Watts, Waad al-Kateab
FOR SAMA is a feature documentary that tells the astonishing story of a 26-year old female Syrian filmmaker,…

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Film

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Directed by Patrick Green
A tale of 2 street artists and 1 viral Harvey Weinstein statue that shook up the 90th Academy…

FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE

Film

FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE

Directed by Jun Stinson
A film about Oakland teens from undocumented families and the healing power of soccer.

GANJA MAMA

Film

GANJA MAMA

Directed by Mukesh Vidyasagar
When an Indian mother discovers her daughter's stash, she takes things into her own hands.

GLORIOUS MRS. KIM

Film

GLORIOUS MRS. KIM

Directed by Monica Cho
A Korean mother grapples with her identity and desires in life as she comes to terms with her…

HALWA

Film

HALWA

Directed by Gayatri Bajpai, Nirav Bhakta
An immigrant Indian woman decides to rekindle her relationship with her childhood companion through Facebook messages, until her…

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Film

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Directed by Bridey Elliott
When Justine and Julia pick Jake up at a bar, it’s not quite the threesome he was expecting.

IN FULL BLOOM

Film

IN FULL BLOOM

Directed by Maegan Houang
An older Vietnamese hoarder has her life upended when worms open a black hole in her house and…
Documentary Feature Competition

JADDOLAND

Film

JADDOLAND

Directed by Nadia Shihab
A visit to her artist mother's home in Texas prompts the filmmaker to explore the meaning of home…

KARAOKE MAMAS

Film

KARAOKE MAMAS

Directed by Andrea Bang, Diana Bang
A divorced 62 year old Korean woman jumpstarts her new life by trying to win a TV at…

LITTLE MISS SUMO

Film

LITTLE MISS SUMO

Directed by Matt Kay
Female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori confronts obstacles both inside and outside the ring in an attempt to change…

LOVE & LOSS

Film

LOVE & LOSS

Directed by Yiying Li
An exploration of the often unconventional intimate relationships of physically-impaired individuals.
Narrative Feature Competition

LUCKY GRANDMA

Film

LUCKY GRANDMA

Directed by Sasie Sealy
An ornery Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing on the wrong side of luck…and in…

LUCY IN THE SKY

Film

LUCY IN THE SKY

Directed by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
LUCY IN THE SKY follows 14-year-old Lucy on the autism spectrum as she starts mainstream high school, and…

MAMA PINGPONG SOCIAL CLUB

Film

MAMA PINGPONG SOCIAL CLUB

Directed by Shiang An Chuang
After finding out about her husband's affair, a woman starts to search for a new focus in life.

MASKS

Film

MASKS

Directed by Mahaliyah Ayla O
A closeted medical student risks being outed to her family when she is targeted in a mass shooting…

MEN HELPING WOMEN

Film

MEN HELPING WOMEN

Directed by Isue Shin
An conversation on gender politics through the way objects open and break, voiced by you and me.

MOONWALK WITH ME

Film

MOONWALK WITH ME

Directed by So Young Shelly Yo
A Korean American girl named Juno is haunted by her drifting father's disappearances.
Narrative Feature Competition

NORMAL.

Film

NORMAL.

Directed by Mragendra Singh
After having their first child, an interracial couple struggles to hold onto their marriage while dealing with temptations…
Documentary Feature Competition

ORIGIN STORY

Film

ORIGIN STORY

Directed by Kulap Vilaysack
Twenty years after learning about her biological father, Kulap Vilaysack finally asks the questions that will lead her…

RANI

Film

RANI

Directed by Hammad Rizvi
A Pakistani transgender woman sets out to take care of an abandoned child.

“Reflektions” by spaaawn

Film

“Reflektions” by spaaawn

Directed by Jaime San Juan
A visual representation of the differences between two identical twins.

SCENES FROM A REAL MARRIAGE

Film

SCENES FROM A REAL MARRIAGE

Directed by Michelle Krusiec
This digital short series follows bi-racial couple Marissa and Mark, a married couple with young children struggling with…

SISTER

Film

SISTER

Directed by Siqi Song
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China…

SPINSTERHOOD

Film

SPINSTERHOOD

Directed by Jhanvi Motla
Sara Chatterjee is forced to come out when her girlfriend Spencer discovers she secretly goes on dates with…

SWIMMING

Film

SWIMMING

Directed by Anna Chi
Struggling with her sexual identity, Michelle, a Chinese American teenager girl, cuts herself while her Chinese-born immigrant mother,…

TAIL END OF THE YEAR

Film

TAIL END OF THE YEAR

Directed by Chieh Yang
On Chinese New Year Eve, ten-year-old Yang Lan anxiously waits for her singer mother to come home.

THE FOB AND I

Film

THE FOB AND I

Directed by Meenakshi Ramamurthy
A webseries about two Indians that are different.

THE NIGHT BEFORE

Film

THE NIGHT BEFORE

Directed by Mragendra Singh
On the night before her wedding, Shae, a deaf Indian-American bride, pays a visit to her ex, Nikki,…

THE PATIENTS

Film

THE PATIENTS

Directed by Tess Paras
How do you explain #MeToo to your immigrant parents?
International Narrative Feature Competition

VAI

Film

VAI

Directed by ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Dianna Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Matasila Freshwater, Mīria George, Nicole Whippy
A film about female empowerment telling the story of one woman’s life in eight separate moments from the…

WAYWARD EMULSIONS

Film

WAYWARD EMULSIONS

Directed by Tina Takemoto
Queer glimpses of a wayward woman captured in bits of emulsion lifted from stray reels of a 35mm…

YOKO

Film

YOKO

Directed by Wesley Fuh
A female sumo challenges the champion of an amateur tournament, throwing tradition on its head!

ZOETIC

Film

ZOETIC

Directed by Julie Zhan, Wesley Chan
A coming of age story about a single, 60-year-old Chinese immigrant mother navigating the world of online dating.
Gala Presentations, Narrative Feature Competition

YELLOW ROSE

Film

YELLOW ROSE

Directed by Diane Paragas
OPENING NIGHT FILM | Rose, an undocumented Filipino teenager, dreams of one day leaving her small town in…
Gala Presentations, Narrative Feature Competition

GO BACK TO CHINA

Film

GO BACK TO CHINA

Directed by Emily Ting
CENTERPIECE FILM | After blowing through her trust fund, rich girl Sasha is forced by her father to…
Gala Presentations, Narrative Feature Competition

EMPTY BY DESIGN

Film

EMPTY BY DESIGN

Directed by Andrea A. Walter
CLOSING NIGHT FILM | Two people find themselves back in the Philippines, brought together by their loneliness and…