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Awol web 1


  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Deb Shoval
  • Country: USA
Joey is a young woman in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates. Building on the award-winning short of the same name, director Deb Shoval crafts a clear-eyed love story, and an impressive feature film debut. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Badhair web 1


Junior, a nine-year-old living in Caracas, wants nothing more than to straighten his unruly hair—a fixation that stirs homophobic panic in his overtaxed mother. Each effort Junior makes to alter his appearance and gain his mother’s love is brushed off with abrasive avoidance until he’s ultimately faced with a heartbreaking decision. With a painfully tender performance by Samuel Lange, Bad Hair captures the search for identity as it clashes with intolerance. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Bad rap awk


  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Salima Koroma
  • Country: USA
Bad Rap follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists will make the most skeptical critics into believers. With humor and insight, the film paints a portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, NY Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Ivan O'Mahoney and Laura Winter
  • Country: U.K., Iraq
Four classmates (Kurd, Christian, Shiite, and Sunni/Shiite) in Baghdad are given cameras to document their last year in high school, resulting in a rare firsthand view of what it’s like growing up where sectarian violence rages right outside the classroom window. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary


  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Directed By: Marie Losier
  • Country: USA, France
Filmmaker and TFF alum Marie Losier, who has created engaging short films on avant-garde artists like George Kuchar and Guy Maddin, makes her feature documentary debut with a mesmerizing and deeply romantic love story between pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and soul mate Lady Jaye. Breaking new ground in its depiction of gender identity, Ballad chronicles the physical and spiritual merging of two beings into one. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music
Bare web 03


  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Natalia Leite
  • Country: USA
Sarah’s (Dianna Agron) mundane life in a Nevada desert town is turned upside down with the arrival of Pepper (Paz de la Huerta), a mysterious female drifter, who leads her into a life of seedy strip clubs and illicit drugs. Their passion inspires Sarah to break free of her past and seek out a new life of her own. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Latino Director(s)
Being14 web 1


  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Hélène Zimmer
  • Country: France
Adopting an observational style, Being 14 captures all the secrets, trials, and anguish of adolescence, as experienced by best friends Sarah, Louise, and Jade in their final year of middle school. The narrative plays like a documentary in each true-to-life scene; the camera is witness to their lives unfolding, as it unobtrusively records the moments of a year, after which everything will change. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Belowdreams web 1


  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Garrett Bradley
  • Country: USA
A reverie of images and sound, Below Dreams follows the narratives of three very different people returning to New Orleans for the promise of a better life. As each character experiences the city, it becomes clear that their individual hopes and dreams are not possible without sacrifice. Shot documentary style but with dreamlike qualities melding fiction and reality, this is a hypnotic tribute to both the socially marginalized and to New Orleans itself. |Read More
Female Director(s), Music, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker


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