Join Us for Our  Milestone 5th Annual Grand Finale Event at the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Downtown Brooklyn! The Top 14 Finalists of the year compete for over 5K in prizes.

In partnership with Everyone Matters and Rhino Films, the 2016 Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Producer Stephen Nemeth from the Academy-Award nominated The Sessions and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, along with prizes from RED Digital Cinema Camera, Pond5, MovieMaker Magazine, Museum of the Moving Image, CreatorUp, and more! 

In 2016, out of a total of 119 shorts that were officially selected, 76 of them were made by a Female Writer, Director, or Producer. We also had 24 international selections including works from Russia, France, Switzerland, UK, Israel, Greece, Italy, India, Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Liberia and more!

Tickets will only be available online until January 20th. Please see lineup below. 


Uncanny Valley – directed by Federico Heller 

In the slums of the future, VR junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.


Three Fingers – directed by Paul D. Hart

An intimate, censorial representation of trauma through the point of view of Jesstine, a mother, wife and Marine veteran. Reaching great depths of despondency, her life and her family unravels until the moment she has nothing left but one final choice.


The Bear – directed by Avtandil Chachibaia 

A moral fable about a revenge-seeking bear who nobly forgives the humans for their wrongdoings.


Notes from Liberia – directed by Judd Ehrlich & Ryo Murakami

Tracing the journey of the late Japanese cinematographer Ryo Murakami to the Firestone Tire and Rubber Plantation in Liberia. Under the cover of night, Ryo trespasses onto the plantation grounds and enters a scarcely seen world.


All I Want directed by Venika Mitra 

This is the story of a purposeful, single minded and unwavering pursuit of a street urchin Ratan to buy one mango. 

Chocolate Cake – directed by Benjamin Shweky

A nostalgic tale about a boy who doesn’t quite fit in. Instead, he finds all the company he needs in his mother’s delicious chocolate cake.


Solace – directed by Marvin Van Buren

A college dropout forms an unlikely bond with a homeless man after an encounter with violence.


Redheads Anonymous directed by Daniel Seth

To win a Redhead Scholarship, Molly and her three ginger pals must find out: what does it mean to be a redhead?


27 Dimensions – directed by Cass Omeara

Miriam and Lenny are frustrated online daters who have finally found their perfect mates at least on paper. They match on 27 out of 30 dimensions you know, on the dating website! Will they make a perfect love connection, or will their wily waiter drive a wedge between them?

47 Secrets to a Younger You directed by Ryan Blackwell

A comedy about working moms, everyday disasters and middle-aging not so gracefully.


Stitched – directed by Heather Taylor 

A sheltered woman, reeling from the death of her mother, shows her sister how far she will go to be heard.

Kelly & Jason – directed by Bidemi Akanbi

Jason is ready to take the relationship to the next level but Kelly has other things on her mind.


Fortress – directed by Amir Arison

April and Kalev meet at an Italian restaurant after agreeing to go on their first on-line date. Is this unlikely match destined for disaster, or is something bigger at play?


Other Peoples People – directed by James Fauvell 

An ensemble comedy about the intersecting and competing loves, lies and indiscretions of three couples in Brooklyn, NY. Trailer:


Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – 7pm-10pm

445 Albee Square  4th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Trains: B, D, N, Q, R, W, 2, 3

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