Women’s Independent Film Festival

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“Show And Tell” Dir By Reem Morsi

When Naya, a recent 9yearold Lebanese immigrant, is chosen to perform a story she wrote at an upcoming school concert she is thrilled until she realizes her family will attend wearing traditional Muslim dress so she tries to keep the event a secret.

“La Costa Dorada”

Dir By Noemi Gruner

In order to help her parents affected by the crisis, Erika leaves for a job on the Costa Dorada coast in Spain. She will sing for tourists while in Madrid a crucial demonstration of the “Indignados” movement is about to take place. In an empty city, she will be confronted even more brutally with the crisis. 

“Born Wasted” Dir By Jinglu Ji

A frustrated artist burns out his failed painting papers. In the blaze, these pieces of waste paper become lively origami. These pieces of origami fly into the artist's memory and make a surprising result.

“Satisfaction Guaranteed” Dir By Yue Ma

A lonely 50s housewife undertakes radical atomic surgery to win back her husband's wandering eyes and to become the perfect wife in the process.

“Daughter Of The Lake” Dir By Ozlem Altingoz

A group of friends take a trip through the country, hoping to have a nice getaway for the weekend.  But their trips takes a dangerous turn, when their tire mysteriously pops and an old stretch of road through the woods.  They stumble upon an older man's house, and he offers them assistance.  They accept, not knowing his deadly secret is hiding

“This Path” Dir By Meko Winbush

Detective Jessica Davis, makes a chance arrest that will give her and the man she has arrested a hard lesson in causality -- the capacity of one event to bring about the existence of a second.

“Anissa 2002” Dir By Fabienne Facco

As her parents drive her to Morocco for her wedding, Anissa runs away.



“Beginner’s History” Written By Emily Cheever

Script Competition Winner

(Five Minute Script Reading)

When charismatic and reckless archeology professor Jack Benton finds a secret tomb underneath New York, he must band together with his academic grad student Cherry Cooper to save its treasure from a mysterious organization

“Yard Sale” Dir By Robert Watzke

Penny and Ursula find just what they've been looking for at a local yard sale, however one determined 'yard sale expert' stands in their way.

“The Clip” Dir By Maria Forslin

Alva is a teenage girl who one evening receives a link showing her future death

“Beneath The Surface” Dir By Michael Trainotti

When a couple on a road trip experiences car trouble, they accept a ride from a nice couple happy to help.

“I Am Be” Dir By Cheri Gaulke

This short Experimental film is a retelling of the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone through a contemporary lens of sexual violence and female empowerment.

“Promises Halimo Can’t Keep”

Dir By Paula Palacios

An intimate portrait of a Somali refugee mother who has fled the conflict in her country leaving her two young daughters behind with her mother.

“Leslie” Dir By Annemarie Poyo Furlong

Leslie is not your typical senior citizen. At 64 years old, Leslie works as a nude artist model for college undergraduate painting and drawing classes and also serves as her husband’s muse for photographic studies.

“Two Little Bitches” Dir By Emmy Harrington

After an unexpected meeting, two sisters confront both their inner demons and each other over the course of 72 hours.



“No Strings Attached”

Dir By Lindsay Penn

Fans or dollars? A surreal exploration of the inner conflict of the independent artist.

“If You Had Something Beautiful”

Dir. By Laura Leigh Hicks

A Short documentary about patriotism

“Expecting” Dir By Jennifer Gerber

A story of a teenage girl that finds out she is pregnant on the day she is to portray the Virgin Mary in her church Nativity play. She must negotiate a kicking and screaming baby Jesus as she sorts out her life crises for her entire church to see.

“Parthian” Dir By Zahra Dowlatabadi

These personal stories illustrate how a generation of culturally mixed school children went from being scattered all over the world by a revolution, to finding closure.

“Float” Dir By Nicola Murphy, Katy Wright-Mead

Parker, a young female puppet of society has constructed the perfect persona, as a loyal campaign manager to her fiancé Matt. But when her dying father fails to recognize his only daughter, Parker finds herself questioning her identity.

“Offsprung” Dir By Rain Zheng

A young girl, who gives birth to a litter of bunny rabbits stops at nothing to keep them safe from the dangers of a futuristic society.

“Trigga” Dir By Meloni Poole

She’d rather not speak and prefers life as a horse, but the girls at school just won’t leave her alone.

“Uncle Silas”

Dir By Sayra Player, Rebecca Brillhart

Maureen, exhausted from child birth, must summon a mother's strength to fight for redemption or choose to let go from a dangerous, self-destructive force:  her family. A brother and sister stripped to their most bare and piercing, the two confront choices as only siblings can.

“The Last Year” Dir By Sheryl A Gauntlett

A coming of age story. With her best friends by her side Sarah finds who she is while tackling living alone for the first time.

“Rhoda” Dir By Naomi Wise

'I thought I did everything right- get married, have kids..and then they changed the rules on me.'


Sunday April 30th

The Complex Hollywood

Ruby Theater

6476 Santa Monica Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90038