Thanks to the wonderful support of cinema lovers supporting Women in Film's Topaz Festival, both at the event or on-line, we've added nine Encore short films that will be available for viewing on-line until October 31st, 2021.
October 23 @ 7pm until
October 31 @ 11:59pm
A young girl whose life has always been governed by the trauma of a rape experienced in her childhood finds herself once again confronted with a similar event. By speaking, she overcome this second trauma and readjust her perception of the female body and her relationship to the others.
A woman experiences the ups and downs of life as a military spouse and does her best to cope with all that is thrown her way during her husband's first deployment.
In the search for his mother during an Iranian wedding ceremony, the little lamb learns about food customs around the world...
When Olivia lands the job of her dreams, as a casting associate, she is given the difficult task to cast Hollywood's next big Latin Star. Can she overcome her own prejudice and look pass the industry's stereotypes and set expectations of what it is to be Latin, especially Afro-Latino.
BISCUIT DUST follows the story of Addy and
Andrew Gella and their families drought stricken sheep station in outback Australia.
In a world of family conflict, financial woe and dried up dreams, Addy and Andrew navigate
through the difficult decisions of what to do
after their father's unspoken struggle with
Five toilets, three bridesmaids, one pregnancy test, one nosey neighbour... zero ideas of what to do next. It’s 1988, Sammy, Bethan and Jo are bridesmaids. We join them in the midst of the time honoured female tradition...the joint bathroom break.
Kashmiere Culberson is a young African American woman who embodies strength and confidence. Kash was born without arms, but she does not allow her disability to limit her pursuit of happiness and self-love. This observational piece gives us a glimpse of her world.
An intimate look inside a musician and producer's collaborative process. Nationally renowned cellist and composer Joshua Roman records his 2020 Music Journal piece "Drive" with Ryan Hadlock, producer at Bear Creek Studio (Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Vance Joy, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden). Written and inspired by Roman's personal journey across the country during the height of the Covid 19 pandemic and racial unrest of this last summer, "Drive" is both an experiment of sound and space as well as an offering of hope and unity through our universal response to music. Full performance of the cello sextet written and performed by Roman and recorded by Hadlock in a turn-of-the-century barn nestled on 10 acres just north of Seattle, Washington. www.joshuaroman.com www.bearcreekstudio.com
“Maintenance” (based in 1990): Nia and Franklin are a bickering couple weathering a rough patch in their marriage. While deciding whether to leave Philadelphia to be closer to nature, they take a trail maintenance class from a park ranger and learn the importance of maintaining something you love.