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A Period Piece Catherine Deptuch, University of Southern California

Jess and Leah are two college student best friends who meet up at a coffee shop to catch up. They start recounting their very different experiences on their most recent periods in comedic detail. They reminisce in their cautionary tales while bonding together over the female struggle and empowerment

Who Am I? Libbe Phan, Woodbridge High School

The struggle behind looking "beautiful" for society through the lens of a female teenager in the digital age of the 21st century.

I Have to Be Strong for Him Shereen Nidal Nanish, Jordan Media Institute

Widad Milhas, the mother of Malik, a boy who has a down syndrome. She decided to help her child and give him strength. So, she started a local project (small, local restaurant) to help merging him in the society and meet his full potential.

The Power of My Makeup Easton Hanson , Ithaca College

This short film is about what beauty means to me. How makeup is my tool to confidence, as it is my art. The film is set up as a makeup tutorial to show how I create my art from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece. Having it be a tutorial shows how makeup tutorials can be more that showing of on

isolation amll ashraf, BA in drama, Ain Shams University, Egypt

The film brings us inside a psychic girl who suffers from social isolation and how to deal with society and how society deals with her

A Woman in America - a conversation Diaya Fuller, Duke Ellington School of the Arts

A short film surrounding the ideas of a patriarchal society and a conversation about the impact that it has on women, as well as how they overcome that.

Violence and abuse of women in Indonesia Alif Angga Putra Prianto, Zaki Mubarok, Rifqi Arif Muhtarom, Nada Faris Manar, M. Jihad Falah, Tiffani, Multimedia Nusantara University

Violence and sexual abuse have become one of the many cases that have occurred in Indonesia. Cases of violence and sexual abuse are often and very easy for women. Starting from verbal and non-verbal abuse and violence to the occurrence of violence and physical abuse. However, victims who have experi

Kelinka: A Guide To Be A Rightful Wife Anastasiia Lysogorova, American University of Central Asia

In kyrgyz culture “kelinka” (kyrg.) is a young wife who is obligated to show respect to her husband and his parents by doing housework, cooking and raising children. The following film is intended to critique those women who are forced to be in such circumstances. The characters were inspired by

As Girl/ As Women Gillian Ryan Dittmer, Rider University

As girls grow up, they are introduced to the world's unrealistic beauty standards and expectations of women. As girls, they don't doubt themselves, and they look optimistically to the future. As women, these perspectives take a turn. This film explores the causes and solutions for this phenomenon.

The Cycle Berfu Ege Söbe, Robert College

A teenage girl discovers why some girls judge each others' looks and what she can do about it.