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Eve Film Festival: Short Films: Coming of Age

October 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Eve Film Fest (EFF) is a feminist event that showcases and supports work by women (cis and trans) and genderqueer directors in film. We provide a forum for underrepresented filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and stages in their career to present and calibrate their art.

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Segment #4 – Short Films: Coming of Age

THE STORY OF ARIANNA | Alessandra Mimini | 18:52 | Italy | 2018

Arianna is a 15 years old teenager trapped in a body that she does not fully know, however she is starting to understand it through a relation born on a web chat with a much more mature man. Beside being unconsciously manipulated, Arianna discovers her sexuality and her self-eroticism through this way of interaction, bringing her to discover the world and leading her to a strong conflict both internal and with her mother.

BLOODY HELL | Katharina Hingst | 7:31 | United Kingdom | 2018

When Camille wakes up on the morning of her 16th birthday the world seems to have changed over night. Nothing makes sense and everything sucks. While impatiently waiting to finally start her first period, she’s challenged with the emotional stages of premenstrual chaos, struggling to break free to begin her transition into womanhood.

ORÍKÌ | Nk’iru. Njoku | 18:44 | Nigeria | 2019

When out of the blue and with zero preparation Otiti learns that she will be going to university in Europe, she is shocked. She has questions that her mother cannot answer. When it dawns on her that her mother has lied to her, Otiti rebels in a way neither she nor her mother could ever have predicted.

[A-LIVE] FROM A TRUE STORY | Alice ROTIROTI | 14:57 | Italy | 2018

Vania is a young woman who is concluding an unfinished work of her mother’s, who had died years before in a car accident. The work is an investigation into the lives of 8 famous artists who committed suicide.

THREAD | Yuri Jang | 8:00 | USA | 2019

“Rather than focusing on the brutality of the oppressors and making the women seem like passive victims, I will show the grandmother in my film as a strong woman who breaks through her traumatic past and shame to speak truth to power. I want this film to be a gift to the surviving comfort women by spreading their message while thanking them for their courage.”

WORD IS BOND | Alexandra Mastoon | 12:47 | USA | 2018

In the twilight of rap’s golden era, an upcoming LA emcee named Tracey finds freedom and escape dancing alone to an inner soundtrack on headphones, masking the secret in loud boom bap from his stereo speakers. Malik, his overbearing older brother ruptures this world as he enters the room, suspiciously lagging as if waiting for the unknown to be revealed. Bursting into freestyle over the music of their mind, their mutual love of Hip Hop and the prospect of fame cools the flame – at least for the moment.

FAR | Mariana Stolze | 6:28 | Brazil | 2019

During 2018’s presidential election in Brazil, a young woman expects her mother for dinner. But a homophobic social media post makes her rethink this mother- daughter relationship.

ECHOES THAT REMAIN | Kirsty Strain| 11:50 | United Kingdom | 2017

The story of a woman on the precipice. Susan is dangerously far from all that she feels she should be. She is unable to conceal her inner turmoil any more and is haunted by all that she finds she is not. This leads her down a very dark path. Desperate for salvation, Susan has to make a very difficult choice that will irrevocably change her life and that of her only daughter.

HEARING SILENT SURVIVORS | Solveig Houzvic Franco | 7:32 | Australia | 2017

A film about a young social worker whose work revolves around family violence, her perspectives on the issue and how the work personally affects her.

DUCK DUCK GOOSE | Shelley Thompson | 6:54 | Canada | 2018

When hiding for your life becomes a frightening game, an elementary school teacher and children cope with the fear and guilt created by lockdown. 


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October 26, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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