Eight short films that empower and inspire. This year’s stories are told from a variety of perspectives championing women and gender nonconforming individuals—highlighting their aspirations, accomplishments, resilience, strength, and connection. Each filmmaker gives an informative onscreen introduction before their film, providing valuable context to the work and reflecting on their process.
Films in this Screening
How to Be at Home
Andrea Dorfman, United States, 2022
An animated poem reflects on coping with pandemic isolation.
Close Ties to Home Country
Akanksha Cruczynski, United States, 2022
An immigrant dog walker finds connection in the hearts of the pets she cares for.
Generation Impact: The Coder
Samantha Knowles, United States, 2022
A teen girl designs a mobile app to help kids stay connected to their incarcerated parents.
Proof of Loss
Katherine Fisher, United States, 2022
When a fire takes their home, a father and daughter must salvage what remains.
When You Clean a Stranger’s Home
Sharon Arteaga, United States, 2022
A first-generation high schooler describes what she and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes.
Between the Lines: Liz at Large
Abi Cole, United States, 2022
Meet the first Black woman cartoonist in The New Yorker’s history.
Emily McAllister, United States, 2022
A woman’s social experiment connects her with fellow city dwellers who’d otherwise be strangers.
To the Future, With Love
Shaleece Haas, Hunter Jimenez, United States, 2022
A nonbinary trans teen animates a self-portrait of feeling caught between expectations and dreams.