In the utopic haven of Biamara, a Coven of Black women who can conceive without men must consider denouncing one of their own when she chooses to defy the all female code and self produce a male child.
From becoming the first female in history to join her University’s all male American football team, to getting the lead in Shakespeare’s Othello, Samira redefines what it means to be a woman in modern day Britain, in this visual exploration of youth, identity and womanhood. Director’s Statement The desire to[…]
Cinematographers Reed Morano, Autumn Eakin, Kate Arizmendi, Maria Rusche, Allison Anderson and Emoni Aikens share honest insights about what it means to be a cinematographer in the modern era. Director’s Statement Claudia and I were really surprised that a project like this didn’t already exist. Cinematographer came about because of[…]
At just 19, Taru Mikkonen became a Finnish non-league rally driving champion in a country where racing is a national obsession. Raised by the extended family that is Rokkiralli – a DIY racing scene in Finland –she left a normal childhood in the rear view, to dedicate herself full-time to[…]
Kabita is one of many female skateboarders in Nepal, where skateboarding is considered a male oriented sport. The Kathmandu skatepark offers girls like Kabita an opportunity to learn skateboarding, essentially building up their confidence within their society. Donate Now!
A young woman living in Katanga turned to her local boxing gym after being brutally assaulted in her neighbourhood. Katanga is photo series and docu-fiction featuring the female boxers of Katanga, one of the largest slums in Kampala. It is based on the true story of Hellen Baleke, a young[…]
After spending years on the road chasing reckless dreams, a young couple gets the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a child in a world where only few privileged people can. Surreal and expressionistic in its structure and composition, “Sugar Land” is the story of a decaying love told in reverse. Told[…]
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we highlight the incredible contribution women have brought to Film Shortage and to the film industry in general! Here are just a portion of our favorites. Thank you for your continuous hard work and proving that women have a gigantic role in the future of[…]
We all know acting can be a difficult and often under appreciated part of filmmaking, and this couldn’t be more true in short films. In Maria Pia Fanigliulo’s destructive psychological drama ‘Fragments of May’, actress Kelby Keenan had to embrace a particularly complex character with May, dealing with a range[…]
2 Self Help Books Away From Being Perfect is a female driven romantic comedy about a bright-eyed Brooklynite who naively uses self help principles to find love.