Funded Filmmakers Screening at Nitehawk (July 25, 2019)
This special one-night screening, presented with MoMA on July 25, celebrates the eight filmmakers who have received funds from The Future of Film is Female!
The Future of Film is Female is an initiative that provides financial and promotional support to women filmmakers who are in pre/post-production of a short film. The premise is simple – when you purchase one of our shirts and all the proceeds go towards the fund. Since launching in February 2018, the Future of Film is Female has been able to give funds to eight filmmakers and in July 2018 partnered with MoMA on a on-going screening series to champion contemporary films directed by women early in their careers in an effort to have their voices represented and respected on equal footing with their male counterparts. It’s an honor to begin our journey of gender-equality behind the camera with these amazing filmmakers and we hope that you’ll come show your support!
How Does it Start. 2019. Directed by Amber Sealey. 16 min.
It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their recent divorce, Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of love and adulthood, and learns to do it her own way.
Low Road. 2018. Directed by Eleanor Wilson. 9 min.
Wilson’s tense, slow-burning thriller, about a woman consumed by the image of her husband’s affair, was a 2018 Future of Film Is Female fund recipient.
Cowboy Joe. 2018. Directed by Jingjing Tian. 6 min.
Set in NYC, Cowboy Joe is a coming of age tale about standing up for yourself and forging your own path in life.
What I Wish You Said. 2018. Directed by Tiffany Frances. 9 min.
In present day Brooklyn, a young woman and man on a date unexpectedly experience a manifestation from her traumatic past. She finds his too-quick supportive behavior a bit jarring. She wakes up from her daydream to discover that how he actually reacts proves his character, while leaving her in a state of suspended isolation.
Starring Kristine. 2018-2019. Directed by Kristine Gerolaga. 5 min.
A micro-series of 1-minute short films exploring a range of genres, characters, and relatable stories. Starring, written, produced, directed, and/or edited by Kristine Gerolaga. Screening: Kristine Plays a Supporting Role, F U Social Anxiety, The Tragic Story of Roger and Maria, SNAPPED, 24 Years.
Untitled New Film. 2019. Directed by Richa Rudola. 15 mins.
The Body Heals. 2016. Directed by Annelise Ogaard. 7 min.
A dreamy nonfiction dispatch from a plastic surgery vacation in Miami, reflecting on beauty in the moment of metamorphosis after the knife goes in, but before the bandages come off.
Kaya. 2018. Directed by Catherine Fordham. 13 min.
A woman’s desperate search through truck stops and motels explodes in vigilante justice when she discovers a young girl being trafficked by the same crew of truckers who took her teenage sister.