DOCUMENTARY

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

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