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Eve Film Festival: Short Films: Empowerment of the Self

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 #7 – Short Films: Empowerment of the Self

TIGHT, NO PAIN | Isabella Carrera| 10:07 | Canada | 2019

Three women share their intimate experiences battling vaginismus, a sexual condition that makes penetration extremely painful and often even impossible. Their personal tales reveal how it affected their health, self-esteem, body image, romantic relationships and perception on what it means to be a woman.

MEMENTO MORI | Anna Barker| 6:32 | Canada | 2018

Sitting in the middle of a grassy field, Louella, a young woman coming to terms with her cancer diagnosis, is faced not only with cancer itself but also with an onslaught of opinions from those sitting opposite to her. As the people in her life flash before her, Louella experiences a surreal journey from diagnosis to remission. Although cancer proves to be an intimidating entity, Louella decides to take back control on how she perceives her fear.

ONE MORE DAY | Brenda Grzetic | 13:42 | Nigeria | 2019

The film documents the experiences of a woman Correctional Officer – Lisa Snook – who worked for 25 years in Corrections and retired from Her Majesty’s Penitentiary for men in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. It follows her on her last day of work as she reflects on the gendered interactions between correctional officers, prison management and inmates, and the coping strategies that she developed at a young age.

EXPECTING | Stacey Menchel Kussell| 9:00 | USA | 2018

Michele Wiles, former principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre, is about to give birth to her first child. Wiles is a top athlete and artist in her field, but like any other woman she faces the exhilaration and anxiety that comes along with the milestone of starting a family.

HORIZONTALE | Lola Gantillon| 16:39 | France | 2018

Paris, 1944. Louise, twenty-five years old, is welcomed by her Uncle. She successively meets Gabriel, a young man who falls under her charm, and Garance, an avant-garde feminist. By her strange behaviour, Louise draws their attention… Will she tell them her secret?

BRUISED | Rok won Hwang | 2:42 | USA | 2019

The girl in the back of the classroom cannot focus on her test. She is doing her best to hide a secret from the rest of the class and the teacher. Will she be able to keep the secret from being discovered?

RING OF FIRE | Tracy Kleeman| 12:12 | USA | 2018

Callie puts on her best poker face while she embarks on the run from Los Angeles through the desert, with nothing but her Toyota Solara and a pack of cigarettes. Seeking refuge from the open road, Callie finds herself in a small, local dive bar. Though only a few townie drunks populate the joint, a young woman named Mac mans the bar. Callie recognizes the signs of an abused woman, and the interaction they share forces her to ultimately come to terms with what or whom she is running from.

ALL GOOD | Luisa Ricar| 18:58 | Switzerland | 2018

All good. Party a little, some drugs, together suppress the seriousness of the world. All good. From weekend to another, open relationship, the occasional sex between friends. All good. Not being able to say no. Not being able to talk about. Not wanting to over react. Still, everything all good?

TIME/LESS | Varya Rootwood| 8:53 | USA | 2017

A woman travels back to her childhood home and finds that time passes far too quickly.

 – má : MOTHER | Jessica Kneipp| 6:37 | Australia | 2019

Over the past 20 years, the Chinese Communist Party has given orders to eradicate Falun Dafa, a peaceful belief system. Over 1.5 million people have been imprisoned, sent to labour camps, tortured and killed because of their belief. This dance is based on the story of Sophia, who’s mother spent years in and out of prison.

AURYON | Vanessa Wenzel| 2:00 | Canada | 2018

A group of film students host a back-to-school double feature at their local theatre. Amid the costumes and bands of the after-party, three masked men lock Auryon and her friends, Diane and Rebecca, in the projection room. Auryon is forced to watch as her friends are attacked. Six months later, the main perpetrator is free to roam the streets again while Diane remains unresponsive.

CUT | Sofie Somoroff | 9:39 | USA | 2018

In a Home for Unwed Mothers, a pregnant girl tries to save her friend’s memories in order to save their friendship.


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October 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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