Women's Shorts

Women's Shorts

July 27, 1:00 PM – August 2, 11:00 PM



This is a virtual event. All shorts programs will be available between April 1-30, 2021 and all feature films will be available for ten days between April 8-18, 2021.

Love, break-ups, hook-ups, Fundamentalist Christians, and surprisingly no cats, round out this year's women's shorts program. Curated by Katie Shannon.

After You Left

Andrea, unable to move on from her past relationship, must meet up with her ex-girlfriend, Alex, to get her last few items from their prior life together. As they interact for the first time in months, they are suddenly surrounded by each other's familiarity, but also reminded that this is likely the last time they will see each other.

Directed by April Maxey | 2019 | 9 min | United States | English

Directed by April Maxey 9 m English United States

Miss Chazelles

Clara and Marie are rivals. Clara is the first successor while Marie won the famous prize Miss Chazelles-sur-Lyon. While in the village the tension rises between the Clara’s friends and the Marie’s family, the two girls seem to maintain an ambiguous relationship.

Directed by Thomas Vernay | 2019 | 22 min | France | French with English subtitles

Directed by Thomas Vernay 22 m French with English subtitles France

My World in Yours

Shams and Stella are in love. Shams hasn’t told Stella that she seeks asylum, nor about Hanine who’s still in Palestine waiting for Shams to help her come to Sweden. Stella works at the Migration office. When Shams has her interview with Swedish Migration Board, Stella shows up as the assistant judge. Shams has to tell the truth to get asylum.

Directed by Jenifer Malmqvist | 2019 | 30 min | Sweden | Swedish with English subtitles

Directed by Jenifer Malmqvist 30 m Sweden Swedish with English subtitles

God's Gracie

When Gracie, a thirteen year-old Fundamentalist Christian, meets Heidi, an agnostic lesbian driving back from her mother’s funeral, Gracie must find a new approach to save a soul.

Directed by Chateau Bezerra | 2018 | 14 min | United States | English

Directed by Chateau Bezerra 14 m English United States


TREACLE is the story of two friends, BELLE, and JESSIE, who go on a weekend away to help Jessie get over a recent breakup. Road tripping through California, we follow them over the course of 24 hours as Belle convinces Jessie to not cancel the trip she’d originally planned to go on with her ex. Lines begin to blur between them when the always heterosexual Jessie in her drunken, post breakup loneliness kisses bisexual Belle. TREACLE aims to give a voice to the ‘B’ in ‘LGBT’.

Directed by Rosie Westhoff | 2019 | 18 min | United States/United Kingdom | English

Directed by Rosie Westhoff 18 m English United States/United Kingdom

The Conrads

Joss Conrad's wife Cammie has always wanted to be a mother, but recently learned she was unable to conceive. Joss, on the other hand, has never seen herself fit to be a mom. Still, she loves Cammie enough to give pregnancy a try, secretly hoping the low odds of IVF will be in her favour. Much to her dismay, she discovers she is pregnant while Cammie is out of town attending a conference. With a few days of solitude, she is faced with a decision that will change both of their lives forever.

Directed by Teryl Brouillette | 2018 | 14 min | United Kingdom | English

Content Warning: Abortion.

Directed by Teryl Brouillette 14 m English United Kingdom

I Know Her

In the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup, two women realize that perhaps they have a little too much in common.

Directed by Fawzia Mirza | 2019 | 3 min | United States | English

Directed by Fawzia Mirza 3 m English United States Comedy