Held in honor of Women’s History Month each March, the festival places the spotlight on films that represent the diversity of women from around the world. This year the Festival will fete films directed by women from Canada, Indonesia, United Kingdom and United States.
Providing independent filmmakers an unprecedented platform, the festival features a program of shorts and features, making women-focused issues and stories come alive on the big screen.
Festival highlights include the opening night screening of “Different Flowers,” an independent dramedy, written and directed by Morgan Dameron, about the rocky relationship of two sisters who bring out the best and worst in each other; a short films block featuring titles “The Things We Do They Don’t Understand,” “The Vanished,” “Juliet Remembered,” and “Lucy In My Eyes”; and a screening of the feature documentary on the topic of sex trafficking “I Am Jane Doe.” Chronicling the epic battle waged by several mothers on behalf of their daughters who are victims of sex trafficking, the film is narrated by Jessica Chastain and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, who co-produced the film with Academy Award nominee Alec Sokolow. Feature-length documentary by seven time Academy Award-winning director Susan Glatzer, titled “Alive and Kicking,” offering an insider’s look into the culture of swing dancing, will be screened on the festival’s closing night.
Panel discussions and VIP receptions will be held at THE LOT in Liberty Station, where all films will be screened, and at the Women’s Museum of California.
The full schedule of films and panels can be found at: www.womensmuseumca.org/womensfilmfestivalsandiego