Monday, August 7, 5:45pm

Being A Woman




A rising financial analyst steps out of her comfort zone to partner with her best friend in a pole dance competition.


Director: Natasha Kermani
Executive Producer: David Flegel, Robert K. Hobson
Cinematographer: Tim Wu
Editor: Chris Willet
Screenwriter: Stefanie Woodburn, Jeane Wong
Cast: Stefanie Woodburn, Heather West, Monica Kay, Jordan Shappell, Ian Chen, Elise Callahan, Ava Callahan


The Hot One, The Smart One, or The Girl?


Three applicants, one job and an upside down world of sexual politics. Don't forget your lipstick boys.

Director: James Magnus Woods
Producer: Kate Lucas, Rene Woods, John Rogers
Executive Producer: Erica Gay Woods, Roy Israel
Cinematographer: Brad Burke
Timothy Ringwood: Timothy Ringwood
Screenwriter: James Magnus Woods
Cast: Taylor Cowan, Kevin Sebastian, Skyler Volpe, Kate Lucas, Victoria Hill, Ed Coper, Gabriel Rysdahl, Edward Donnelly, Shirley Huang, Summer Coper, Rachel Grundy, Allie Leonard, Rene Woods, Kelsea Murphy


One Minute of Resistance


A one minute film that captures the faces and depth of the one of the largest nationwide protests the USA has ever seen.


Swiped Right


When Ava, a successful woman over forty who still hasn't found love, decides to join a hot online dating App to satisfy her libido, she has a new outlook on life...until she meets Angelo, who doesn't quite meet up to his provocative profile name.

Director: Dana Marisa Schoenfeld
Producer: Lydia Fiore, Dana Marisa Schoenfeld
Composer: Vin Scialla, Travis Elliot
Screenwriter: Dana Marisa Schoenfeld
Cast: Lydia Fiore, Anthony Grasso, Dana Marisa Schoenfeld, Stephanie Weppler, Kisha Barr, Vin Scialla, John Murdolo, Stephanie Ferreira, Pasquale Di Palma, Alicia Javier, William Roberts Lee, Cheryl Smallma
Crew: Toru Nishikubo, Isa Maeda, Makoto Matsuo, Brian Joseph, Jennifer Pappas, Lee Ann Hoover, Alicia Javier, William Roberts Lee, William Seife, David Cortes, Stuart Gardiner


Arm Bar


A young, aspiring MMA fighter, visits her local boxing gym to settle a dispute with the owner.


Director: Ryan Kramer
Producer: Christina Raia
Screenwriter: Ryan Kramer
Cast: Latresa Baker, Ryan Barger, Victoria Wallace, Ricardo Manigat


Undefinable Girl, Unacceptable Fact


To raise the voice of the young women of color who refuse to be identified as stereotypes of their skins instead of their individual beauty.


My Erotic Body


The image of sexy women writhing on a metal pole to the pulses of driving music reflects a seedy form of male entertainment. But what happens when there are no men and it is only women dancing for each other? In My Erotic Body filmmaker Michele Beck takes us on a journey inside the world of pole dancing for the everyday woman. In the classroom, lawyers, mothers, businesswomen and housewives of all ages and body types gyrate around the pole, lap dance and slowly strip their clothes off while the other women cheer. As the film unfolds, dance sequences are interspersed with pole dancing instruction and interviews with women who discuss their erotic dance personas, the clothes they wear and the music they dance to. Outside the studio, Beck speaks with professionals in the fields of psychoanalysis and social criticism, giving context to how the women are able to make this dance their own. My Erotic Body explores a community where women take the very aspects of a dance form associated with misogyny – stripper shoes, skimpy clothes, sexually submissive postures - and turns them on their head, creating a space where the same clothes and gestures lead not to objectification, but instead lead the women to own their erotic bodies.


Director: Michele Beck
Producer: Michele Beck
Screenwriter: Michele Beck
Cast: Students at Sheila Kelley S Factor, New York