from Gravitas Ventures
The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film.
from Oscilloscope Laboratories
Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics, he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation.
Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, is determined to tell her story.
A theatre director's latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.
from American Film Foundation
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality.
from New Europe Film Sales
An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones from acclaimed director, Niki Lindroth von Bahr.
Cannes' Palme d'Or winning short.
HALF THE PICTURE celebrates the groundbreaking work of female film directors and investigates the systemic discrimination still plaguing the industry.
from Women Make Movies
The life of Angela Bowen who grew up during the Jim Crow era, and went on to become a classical ballerina, a legendary dance teacher, and activist.
Nerdy women - the "hidden half" of fan culture - open up about their lives in the world of conventions, video games, and rife-with-misogyny pop culture.
from pietra brettkelly
Afghan cinephiles try to retrieve over 8,000 hours of film footage they risked their lives to conceal during the Taliban era.
from Cinema Guild
In 2007 Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras is celebrated... and complicated.
A searingly honest and moving examination of poverty, welfare and drug rehabilitation in the United States today.
from Factory 25
"The performers don’t seem like they’re acting at all, which contributes to the film’s unsettling power. The elliptical narrative structure articulates a sad truth…
"One of the most promising directors of female-driven stories working the U.S today.”
Grieving her mother’s death and her own failing marriage,…
from The Orchard
In the backwoods of British Columbia, a small movement of renegade mountain bikers rose up and changed cycling in ways that no one could have imagined.
Inspired by true stories of female lighthouse keepers, To Keep the Light reveals the inner life of a woman, literally and figuratively at the edge of society.
from Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg
Based on the December 2015 Mandera bus attack on a bus by militant group Al-Shabaab in Kenya, Watu Wote is Oscar-nominated for best live action short film.
The Pearl is a cinematic and intimate profile of 4 transgender women that come out in their senior years.
Over an 8 year period, Aslaug Holm follows her two young sons, Markus and Lukas, in their everyday life.
from Monster Pictures
Stringent vegetarian encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school.
Critically acclaimed short about a young girl, who spends the evening alone at home.
from Filmoption International
Filmmaker Danae Elon documents her family’s move to Israel in a quest to find a homeland, one her children will be able to call “home.”
After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene decides to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking art.
from Giant Pictures
After her cat falls ill, struggling comedian Emily Martin returns to her college town and finds herself in the awkward position of staying with her ex.
from MPI Media Group
A woman snaps and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog as her checked-out, philandering husband attempts to keep the family together.
from Shella Films
Sundance award-winning documentary about the hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly know as chronic fatigue syndrome.
from Autour de Minuit
LOVE is a short film describing affection in 3 different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. Screened at Sundance, SXSW & Berlin Film Fest.
from Film First
The life, music, and message of singing legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples.
A troubled woman from a remote town in the Midlands loses her grip on reality after sleepwalking one evening and waking up in woods next to a murdered woman.
In a little hair salon owned by a Christian-Arab in Haifa, Israel, the director installs a camera over the washing-basin where she chats with the clients.
from Strand Releasing
Maggie Siff (AMC’s “Mad Men”, FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”) delivers an acting tour-de-force as Anna Baskin, an exhausted workaholic actress at a crossroads.
Five female filmmakers set off on a road trip across America to interview inspirational women in a variety of career fields.
Lola Kirke (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, MISTRESS AMERICA) shines as Joey, an aimless high school graduate searching for a way out of Pennsylvania coal country.
from Jennifer Steinman
An intimate, character-driven story that follows a group of non-professional runners as they attempt to complete 4 Deserts, a series of ultramarathon races.
Longtime friends Sarah (Riley Keough) and Mindy (Jena Malone) reunite for a spontaneous road trip in So Yong Kim’s tender and heartwarming drama.
from SIMA STUDIOS + AWARDS
In a little hair salon owned by a Christian Arab in Haifa, Israel, the director installs a minimalist film set over the washing-basin.
from Joanna Arnow
A complex commentary on societal repression, sexuality and self-confrontation through art by filmmaker Joanna Arnow.
MA is a striking modern-day vision of Mother Mary's pilgrimage through the eyes of Ma (played and directed by Celia Rowlson-Hall).
Two friends, both actresses (Halt and Catch Fire’s Mackenzie Davis & Masters of Sex’s Caitlin FitzGerald), leave LA to reconnect in this genre-bending thriller.
CODE examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores why.
from Virgil Films
Jennifer Siebel Newsom follows 'Miss Representation' with a look at the social expectations surrounding masculinity.
WINNER of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize, this fascinating investigation into one of America's most peculiar medical procedures is a delight
Marianna Palka, who is also the writer and director, gives an incredible performance in this dysfuntional fairy tale romance that stems from porn video rentals.
from Under The Milky Way
Filmed during the Sziget Festival, one of the largest outdoor music events in the world, this enjoyable coming of age drama is impressive for that feat alone.
from Wolfe Video
PARCHED is an inspirational and acclaimed drama about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Gujarat, India.
The story of Orry-Kelly, three-time Oscar winning costume designer, as told by his friends and colleagues.
France is back and never looked so good in this cross-generational romantic comedy with a cast of gorgeous actors.
The dying Balkan custom of "sworn virgins" -- women who live asexually as men in rural society -- forms the basis of a compelling drama about gender and family.
from Amy Nicholson
High school girls compete for the coveted "Miss Outdoors" title on the same stage as the best muskrat skinners of Chesapeake Bay in this charming documentary.
A charming portrait of the New York School of Dog Grooming, where people learn to become canine-beautification professionals.
from Swiss Animation
After hanging up his laundry, a man notices his shirt flirting with a neighbor's dress and reflects on true love.
When Will and Clark meet Ida and Alison at a wine bar, they decide to stay out all night in an effort to have fun and forget their dysfunctional lives.
Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova expose how sex trafficking rapidly grew in post-Communism Eastern Europe, capturing harrowing tales from female victims.
from Ruthless Films
A League of Their Own for the ring, this film chronicles the history of ladies wrestling from the '40s through the '70s and introduces us to some amazing women.
from Soul Kiss Films
When her mother makes a shocking request, sheltered Ava struggles with reality, escaping into a dream world where old friends and long forgotten desires reside.
Laila, a young woman with cerebral palsy, is on a journey of self-discovery and independence after leaving her home in India to study in New York City.
This Berlin Film Fest award winner is a lovely coming-of-age story from France about a young girl in a new neighborhood pretending to be a boy.
NORMAL IS OVER discusses how economic growth greatly affects our lifestyle, our planet and food stability.
A sensuous love affair on the beach between two women facing tragedy in their lives.
Alma and "Miss Margie" are the Southern Gothic answer to the Beales of Grey Gardens in this camp cult classic perfect for fans of Crumb, RuPaul and John Waters.
from Nina Menkes
A selection of amazing films by Nina Menkes, who has been called “Brilliant, one of the most provocative artists in film today” by The Los Angeles Times.
from Praeses & Soapbox Productions
The tragic story of a small town ruined by the poisonous actions of Radium Dial Co., the women who died as a result and the generations that still suffer today.
from Jessica Vale Films
The devastatingly true story of Liberian, Olivia Zinnah, a girl who died at age 12 due to complications from a rape that occurred when she was just 7 years old.
from Breaking Glass Pictures
A mysteriously metaphoric but powerfully bold story of misplaced love, leading to abuse and incest.
from Met Film Production
In a remote village in Northern Greenland, the local Inuit struggle to survive with traditional ways and modern adaptations in a changing world.
A short web-series about a young contemporary lesbian couple in a long-term relationship working to keep things fresh.
from Cinema Politica
This powerful demonstration of change in action profiles 5 women from 4 continents tackling climate change through policy, protest, education and innovation.
from Annee Zero
A strong French narrative short film that won prizes at Sundance, Cannes and the Cesar Award (French Oscars) for Best Short Film.
This 2011 film tells the story of Sister Fa, the first successful female rapper in Dakar’s fiercely competitive hip hop scene and a trailblazing activist.
from Digital Media Rights
An intimate and complex portrait of glamorous former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos.
An inspiring collection of interviews with women in their later years but still in the prime of lives, this is also an essential film for mothers and daughters.
from BELA FILM
This seemingly ordinary thriller—a sexual coming-of-age for three women on a canoe trip—turns into a hallucinatory exploration of dark socio-political themes.
from Documentary Educational Resource
Brave women share their stories of being gay or "tom" and their journeys for acceptance in Thailand's highly traditional society.
Two sisters, played by Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne, work as Fresno hotel maids in this dark comedy.
from Journeyman Pictures
MILK intimately follows the traditions, commercialization and controversies of infant feeding that women across the world navigate today.
Vincent Gallo stars in this gruesome and sexually explicit horror film from acclaimed director Claire Denis. A controversial film in 2001, love it or hate it.
from olivia wyatt
This critically-acclaimed experimental documentary explores the world of the Moken people, a community that lives on and below the sea.
Explore the life of piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced."
from Tuffi Films
A comedic selection of short films from Finland, including an Academy Award nominee, and many festival favorites.
from Mercury Films
Examining the art and subjects of photographer Shelby Lee Adams, this Sundance doc gets at the heart of the American mountain people who comprise his work.
A thriller about three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
from broken bloke Production
A documentary on Sarah-Quita Offringa, a world class windsurfer and all-together fascinating woman. The story of her travels, training, and meditations on boys.
A mother-daughter weekend in the country is fraught with underlying tension as mom is freshly out of jail and the girl has run away from her foster home.
To keep it or not keep it. That's the question that it posed to us in this relatively light hearted documentary which takes a closer look at chastity.
Beautiful and sexy, this Sundance award-winning summer teenage lesbian romance drama is filled with visual splendor from beginning to end.
from DRAFTHOUSE FILMS
While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
Flamboyant art world pioneer & gallerist, Bernice Steinbaum, has made it her life's crusade to empower female artists and artists of color in a tough industry.
from Jane C. Wagner
After you see this documentary, you'll have four new friends. This film looks at the lives of four very different teenage girls growing up in urban Philadelphia
from Starting From Now
In Season 4 of the popular Australian Lesbian web series, Darcy, Steph, Kristen and Emily continue to try and mend relationships, friendships & their families.
A quick and sweet collage-style animated short film that tells the story of an obese kiosk lady stuck in a kiosk.
from Gunpowder & Sky
This hauntingly beautiful documentary follows three families living in San Marcos, a Mexican ghost town partially submerged by water in Northwestern Mexico.
When a video game programmer learns that his young son has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey the only way they know how: a game.
from XTreme Video
Professional snowboarder Megan Pischke’s beautiful and badass fight against breast cancer.
This candid, moving documentary offers an intimate portrait of Robynn Murray and her horrific battle with PTSD after returning from combat in Iraq.
Desperate to have a child in order to save her marriage, Sophie begins a dangerous relationship with an Korean immigrant worker, and discovers her true self.
Perhaps one of the most inspiring stories to emerge from YouTube, Lizzie Velasquez challenges cyber-bullying and overcomes the odds with strength & positivity.
from Handle Productions
A sublime documentary, that like Jansson’s writing is elegantly delicate and practical, and contains a richness of thought and feeling that is delightful.
from Entertainment One
Based on real events, Eden is the story of one young woman's tragic experience being kidnapped into white slavery.
A Mormon girl who believes she has been immaculately impregnated runs off with her brother to Las Vegas and searches for her own biological father.
from Maria Eriksson-Hecht
Nineteen year old Frida is ready to leave home, but her mother really doesn't want her to leave in this touching family drama about codependency.
from Kathy Kleiman
These amazing female mathematicians played a key role in history, yet went largely unacknowledged. Meet the unsung heroes behind the world's first computer.
When Agnes meets her father's new Filipino wife Annalyn, she is confused and wary, but soon a spark develops between them in this candid, funny short film.
from Marker Films
Unable to engage in sexual intimacy because of his past, Eli seeks help and is given a sexual surrogate to help heal the pain and move forward.
Wonder Women! is an intelligent, insightful and inspiring look at the positive female archetypes in American media and film that have left a lasting legacy.
from Tetraktys Films
A heartfelt, personal documentary about a young woman's quest to understand how the decisions of the ruling few can alter and determine the lives of many.
Legendary magician Ricky Jay pulls back the curtain to reveal how he uses lies and deception to thrill audiences night after night in this thrilling joyride.
from Liliana Greenfield-Sanders
Adelaide is a lonely young woman who hurts herself to get attention. She meets her perfect man over the pharmaceutical counter in this dark romantic comedy.
An astonishing doc about Pakistani porters who support climbs of this killer mountain. Filled with charm & sadness, beauty & imbalance, excitement & fatalism.
from Talweg production
A group of Rwandan women, survivors of the Genocide, live together on a hill. They have been stripped of many things, but they have retained their spirit.
A visual, insider’s exploration of the world of Mormonism and its history.
In this personal story of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, a local photojournalist tries to change the course of history.
A fascinating portrait of Mariel Hemingway and her troubled family who have struggled with mental illness and suicide for many generations.
from Fourhands Film
Mays lives in Palestine and longs to be reunited with her boyfriend in Sweden, but she must overcome administrative red tape and cultural expectations first.
from Sally Potter
Three unlikely characters decide to take on the British government in this absurdist spoof by an iconic, and iconoclastic, British filmmaker.
An in-depth look at the child welfare system in America, seen through the struggles of two parents, one in New York City and one in Seattle.
Three unique and troubled souls struggle to find happiness and true friendship in this quirky dramedy by director Alison Bagnall.
Rachel, a 30-ish mother and wife, bored with her life decides to befriend and "help" a young sex worker. But their colliding worlds bring serious consequences.
from stefanie schneider
A subversive, surreal exploration of a young woman's fever dream. She wakes up in the desert, being tended to by a very odd doctor and a mysterious nurse.
from Konstantina Kotzamani
A gorgeous surreal narrative unravels in the heat of an Athenian summer, through the interactions of a group of disparate yet inherently connected characters.
from Chance Multimedia
A peek into the lives of the living residents of the North Cemetery in Manila, where extreme population density has forced them into this taboo home.
from Les Films du 3 mars
Modern dancer Dave St. Pierre is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. He's told he will not survive to 40 and he must give up his career, but he has other plans ...
from Leslee Udwin
On December 12, 2012, six men gang raped a young woman on a bus in Dehli, India. India's Daughter documents the trial of the accused and the national reaction.
from Film Movement
Charlie becomes quick friends with the rebellious new girl at school, Sarah, but their codependency escalates into darkness in this coming of age drama.
The heartbreaking true story of Kevin Pearce, one of the best snowboarders in the world until a tragic accident sends him fighting for his life. Powerful stuff.
If you've ever felt you were missing something in your life, it is probably this black & white Iranian female vampire western. Yeah, it's that good.
In a near-future city of extreme wealth disparity, Gwen considers a disturbing ethical dilemma to provide for child. Excellent sci-fi drama from Sundance 2015.
Ten years after being raped in Italy, model and Miss World winner Linor Abargil travels as an activist for those who have been victims of sexual abuse and rape.
from Sideways Film
A necessary and difficult look at the state of domestic violence in the U.S.
Oma and Bella are two female Holocaust survivors living in Germany. As they cook lavish, traditional Jewish meals, the two friends reflect on their lives.
from PURPLE MILK
An original comedy series about two sexually progressive women who move to Los Angeles in search of a spiritual awakening.
Jennifer Lynch, daughter of cult film auteur David Lynch, was the youngest American woman to direct a feature film. Now she's making a movie in Bollywood.
from HOME MADE DOCS
Director Rachel Leah Jones tackles the complicated personal history of her father, master flamenco guitarist David Serva, who has had five wives and many kids.
from Monterey Media VOD
Betty and Frank sell chemicals to farmers in their small town, but when sales are down they are forced to turn to desperate measure with unforeseen consequences
from Andreas Wolff
Brothers Lucky + Bongani use swagger to survive the rough reality of growing up young, male, black, and poor in South Africa, until they are charged with murder
from Signe Baumane
A history of mental illness and depression among generations of woman in the director's Latvian family. An outstanding animated film.
Filmmaker Maya Borg poignantly discusses ideas of the economy, utopia and loss with futurist Jacque Fresco in this poetic exploration of the future.
A young Persian woman and her brother flee their oppressive life in Iran for a new start in the UK.
from DAS KOLLEKTIV
Three journalists and women in areas of conflict - Cuba, China, and Iran - use the written word to fight against their oppressive regimes despite consequences.
Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life.
This exquisite coming of age tale follows a pair of Latina teens who fall gradually in love against the backdrop of Southeast Los Angeles.
Director/Actress Desiree Akhavan’s (GIRLS) remarkably assured feature film debut is chalk full of her unique wit, comic timing, and thoughtful honesty.
from Visit Films
Fiercely independent Ronah works as a sexual surrogate, but when she begins working with a new client, her life begins to unravel.
from American Film Institute
When the producer of a hit reality TV show receives inside information about a contestant from the show's psychologist on its closing night, her moral compass is…
from Philistine Films
Jordan, 1967. An 11-year-old Palestinian refugee joins a band of freedom fighters with the hopes of finding some independence and returning home for his father.
The tale of an elderly peasant widower who wants to try his luck at getting married again.
This quietly moving drama about a family road-tripping to California is filled with great performances, led by John Hawkes as the on-edge father.
Over three days in April 2012, Remote Area Medical, the pioneers of “no-cost” health care clinics, treated nearly 2000 patients in Bristol, Tennessee.
Never before seen Super 8 home movies offer a surprising and intimate new look into Nixon's Presidency.
"Family Portrait" sheds light on the reality of growing up as a bi-racial child in Ukraine, a rare and truly visible minority.
A quietly devastating portrayal of a family in emotional crisis.
Disappointed with her life, forty-something Anna is forced to acknowledge her inner turmoil after arriving at an old friend's holiday home in Tuscany.
from Music Box Films
Based on a true story from late 19th century Paris, "Augustine" is a lush, darkly sensuous tale of romance, psychology and sexual politics.
Taking us from Spain to Africa, director Primavera Ruiz uncovers her past family secrets and helps to heal tensions within.
A hilarious coming of age comedy that explores what it’s really like to be an outsider in your own world.