Festival Tickets

true to life

These films are based on a true story or set in a real time in history.

girls' pov

Not just for girls! These films feature empowering girls breaking the mold.

further reading

These films are based on book or graphic novel.

festival alumni

Returning filmmakers whose films have screened in previous Festivals

Girls' POV

ages 10+
Various Countries/Directors; 2017; approx. 75 min

For ages 10+ — Not just for girls! Female perspectives from around the world are front and center in our popular Girls’ POV program.

Lineup includes:

AMELIA’S CLOSET 
USA – WORLD PREMIERE 
Live Action, Halima Lucas, 2016, 18 min 
Amelia must clean out her head—and her closet—in order to rise above the bullies she faces. 

THE BOOKMOBILE 
USA 
Animation, Julie Zammarchi, 2016, 3 min 
At eight-years-old, Storm Reyes is already working full time as a migrant farm worker. When a bookmobile arrives, the wonders of the page open up new worlds and possibilities. 

EVERYBODY ELSE IS TAKEN  
New Zealand – WORLD PREMIERE 
Live Action, Jessica Grace Smith, 2017, 14 min 
Mika refuses to let gender define her place in one of the harshest environments on Earth: the playground. 

FREE LIKE THE BIRDS 
USA 
Documentary, Paola Mendoza, 2016, 10 min 
Six-year-old Sophie Cruz is a fierce fighter, whether mastering Tae Kwon Do or fighting for the rights of her undocumented parents.  

G-AAAH 
UK – US PREMIERE 
Animation, Elizabeth Hobbs, 2016, 1 min 
Created with an Underwood 315 typewriter, typographical flights of fancy tell the true story of typist-turned-aviator Amy Johnson. 

L’AVIATRICE 
France – US PREMIERE 
Animation, Jacques Leyreloup, Victor Tolila, Perrine Renard, Laura Viver Canal, & Gaël Chauvet, 2016, 6 min 
It’s 1953 and Jacqueline Auriol, a French pilot, is about to go down in history along with her aircraft. 

SING 
Hungary – NEW YORK PREMIERE 
Live Action, Kristof Deak, 2015, 25 min 
2017 Oscar® nominee! Zsofi thinks she’s found the key to fitting in at her new school when she joins its prestigious choir, but she must learn to honor her true voice in the award-winning Sing

SOY YO 
Denmark/Colombia 
Live Action, Torben Kjelstrup, 2016, 3 min 
Fearlessly navigating side-eye and mean girls, one city girl shows unbridled self-confidence and unbeatable dance moves.