Women in Shorts

 Program Runtime: 93 minutes
Q&A to follow screening

This year’s Women in Shorts, the women’s short films program, is as entertaining as ever! With a variety of comedic and dramatic shorts, the program is sure to contain something for everyone.

Film Shorts

Fig Tree
2018 | USA | 5minutes 
Written & Directed by: Ana Quintanilla
A woman confronted with the absence of her lover is haunted by memories of passion, tenderness, and pain that pierce the margins of her reality.

I Like Girls
2016 | Canada | 8 minutes
Written & Directed by: Diane Obomsawin
In I Like Girls, four women reveal the nitty-gritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments, and fumbling attempts at sexual expression. For them, discovering that they’re attracted to other women comes hand-in-hand with a deeper understanding of their personal identity and a joyful new self-awareness.

Erin's Guide to Kissing Girls
2017 | Canada | 15 minutes
Written & Directed by: Julianna Notten
Erin's Guide to Kissing Girls follows Erin Hallard in her attempt to
woo the coolest girl in school, Sydni Hunter. However as Erin becomes wrapped up in her mission to get Sydni to go to the dance with her, it starts to put a strain on her friendship with best friend, Liz as she begins to feel less important in Erin's life.

Pop Rox
2017 | USA | 12 minutes 
Directed by: Nate Trinrud
Written by: Alyssa Lerner
Tonight's the night- Jesse is finally going to tell her best friend, Roxanne, that she loves her. But when Roxanne invites the new girl from school to join them- Jesse's life takes an unexpected turn that will change her forever. 

Getting Started
2018 | USA | 21 minutes
Written & Directed by: Andrea Meyerson
After meeting online, Tori and Joy finally have their first date. Chemistry ensues immediately, but will their mutual attraction be enough to overcome some of the challenges presented? As they explore the possibilities of a relationship, the two women’s vulnerabilities and strengths are revealed.

2017 | Canada | 19 minutes
Written & Directed by: Marianne Farley
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.

Amigas with Benefits
2017 | USA | 10 minutes
Written & Directed by: Adelina Anthony
A short dramedy about elderly lesbians who nearly have their wedding day ruined by an uninvited guest.

Community Partners

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - CSULB

June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives

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