DOCUMENTARY

Documentary films directed by bold female filmmakers, curated by GiF.

THE CITY WHERE WOMEN RUN THE NIGHTLIFE

Dir.

Noemi Hatala

Tbilisi, Georgia - The city where 4/5 of the biggest clubs are run by women with politically active motivations.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF CHER

Dir.

Magdalena Woskina

Meet Cher, from Oakland, the first transgender pro skater to have her own board.

HISTORICAL GLITCH: DOING IT FOR VOGUE

Dir.

South African DJ and performance artist Queezy and their friends take their mission to improve Cape Town's acceptance of queer culture to the realms of vogue-ing.

THE BLESSINGS OF AGING

Dir.

Jenny Schweitzer

Residents of a retirement community tell us about the many upsides of getting older.

A Dream Of Myanmar

Dir.

Marta Trela

Capturing Myanmar before it changes irreversibly.

THE BREADMAKER

Dir.

Susy Peña

An observational film into the lives of Venezuelans trying to save a local bakery in the midst of the country's economical crisis.

DEAN GOES SURFING

Dir.

Caitlyn Greene

Meet Dean, a teenage boy who loves breakfast, Rihanna, and finding freedom in waves.

NO MORE KNIVES

Dir.

Carly Randall & Will Cottam

A symbolic look into London's knife crime epidemic set against poetry by Maya Sourie

SILICON TAILS

Dir.

Persia Beheshti

Mermaids in their mermaid parade.

ME IN THE MIRROR

Dir.

Lorena Alvarado

An open conversation about sexuality, body image, and self-esteem.

SURF GIRLS JAMAICA

Dir.

The Right To Roam

An inspiring surfer uses her sport to transform the lives of many Jamaican woman

GENDER & IDENTITY | HOUSE OF MAMIS EP. 5

Dir.

Jude & Calsada

A six-episode docu-series following a group of queer, Mexico City artists, voguers and their chosen family.

KIDS ON GENDER

Dir.

Jas Pitt

A group of children take on the slippery concept of gender.

SUMOS

Dir.

Catherine Hyland

The Nomadic Roots of Mongolian Sumo Success

WARGAMES

Dir.

Jessica Bishopp

Obsession, camaraderie and a Wargames Society that asks: what does it take to go into battle?

ATITA VERGHESE – START YOUR IMPOSSIBLE

Dir.

Adi Halfin

India's first pro female skateboarder teaches young girls that they "need to understand that you can be strong, get on the skateboard, and be feminine all at the same time."

THE SHAMPOO SUMMIT

Dir.

Iris Zaki

In Fifi's - an Arab owned salon in Haifa - a basin becomes the talking space for Arab and Jewish women on the politics and life in Israel.

NIRVANA

Dir.

Jess Kohl

Finding family and empowerement at Asia's largest trans festival

SOUNDS OF TEHRAN

Dir.

Fiore & Bilic

A short experimental music documentary and sonic voyage.

LITTLE PYONGYANG

Dir.

Roxy Rezvany

One North Korean's struggle to leave behind the homeland

LET'S TALK ABOUT TITS

Dir.

Somos We Are

How can we free the nipple if only certain breasts are celebrated?

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS

Dir.

Margot Bowman

A sharp look at the microaggressions women experience on a typical Saturday night out

THE MESS

Dir.

Dorothy Allen Pickard

A multifaceted take on one woman's experiences of bipolar

INCLUDE ME

Dir.

Ali Kurr

A conversation between five models about diversity in the fashion industry

BIRTH CONTROL YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Dir.

Sindha Agha

An epic saga chronicling the inadequacies of the reproductive healthcare system

ANARCHY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Dir.

Jess Kohl

Documentary about young Philippino punks living under the war on drugs regime

SHE IS REVOLUTIONARY

Dir.

Brittany 'B. Monét' Fennel

#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke through the eyes of her daughter

SHE GATHERS NO MOSS

Dir.

Ellen Pearson

An eccentric soul recounts her life as free-living, free-loving socialite

HOLD ME CLOSER TINY DANCER

Dir.

Alice & Emily Stein

A romantic and playful portrait of two beautiful young dancers.

HOTEL 22

Dir.

Elizabeth Lo

A Sillicon Valley night bus becomes a makeshift shelter for the homeless.

AFRONOIRE

Dir.

Jaha Browne

The exploration of self and relationship to aesthetic of female body

AGENTS OF CHANGE

Dir.

Alice Russell

Documentary following protesters through streets of London after inauguration of Donald Trump

TOUGH

Dir.

Jennifer Zheng

A cathartic documentary exploring identity of Chinese British woman and her relationship with past

REVERIE

Dir.

Stella Scott

Reverie captures the consciousness of youth and reveals a world of fragile dreams, undefined by daily reality.

SINGLE MOTHER, ONLY DAUGHTER

Dir.

Ellie Wen

A touching documentary capturing an emotional conversation between an immigrant single mother and her daughter.

SARA BERMAN'S CLOSET

Dir.

Bianca Giaever

A frugal Jewish émigré fashioned a sovereign identity through clothing and décor.

MY BEAUTIFUL, DEADLY CITY

Dir.

Victoria Fiore

Siberian Arctic industrial wasteland and its community’s unconditional love for its fractured surroundings

DOWNTOWN GIRL BALL

Dir.

Elena Parasco

A film chronicling the summer games of the artist-based, women's basketball team "downtowngirlsbball" in Chinatown, New York.

CALLING HOME

Dir.

Jade Jackman

How to make a film about women the government doesn't want us to see?

OUR VOICES ARE RARELY HEARD

Dir.

Cali Bondad

Visceral glimpse into a human experience of living in long-term isolation.

KRUNG THEP

Dir.

Kaj Jefferies

A poetic snapshot of a motorcycle taxi boy in Bangkok

WHERE WE STAND

Dir.

Kristine Stolakis

The Mormon feminists fighting for women’s right to join the priesthood

URSULA SNAKES

Dir.

Noemi Varga

A genre-blending portrait of notorious Hungarian drag queen