New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join with the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) (October 10 – 14th, 2019) for the 20th year to co-present the Women Calling the Shots short film showcase – all in celebration of the outstanding achievements by women filmmakers at the festival.
WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS SHOWCASE
DATE: Sunday, October 10th, 2021
WHERE: Sag Harbor – SHC2
TIME: 2:00 PM
Maya Cueva (Director)
Documentary Short | 17 minutes | 2021 | Spanish/English | USA
Alejandra is a criminalized organizer and unapologetic immigrant. As she prepares for one of the biggest moments of her life—her deportation case—she is forced to reckon with a past mistake and a system that could tear her from her family and the only home she has ever known.
Sushma Khadepaun (Director)
Narrative Short | 18 minutes | 2020 | Gujarati | India/USA
Having returned to India for her sister’s wedding, Anita (Aditi Vasudev) is counting on her husband’s support to announce some exciting news to her family.
The Couple Next Door
Abbesi Akhamie (Director)
Narrative Short | 11 minutes | 2020 | English | USA
A single woman’s feelings of loneliness begin to stir when an eccentric African couple temporarily moves into her building.
Natalie Jasmine Harris (Producer, Director, Writer, & Editor)
Narrative Short | 12 minutes | 2020 | English | USA
On the eve of her cotillion ball, a young Black girl grapples with her identity and questions her purity.
Haley Elizabeth Anderson (Director)
Narrative Short | 22 minutes | 2021 | English | USA
Living out of a motel, taking care of her younger siblings, and longing for freedom, 15-year-old Tommy makes a radical decision in an attempt to escape the sweltering Texas heat.
Nicole Teeny (Producer & Director)
Documentary Short | 7 minutes | 2020 | English | Canada/USA
Based in Toronto, the Unity Mosque is one of the world’s first Queer-affirming and gender-equal mosques in the world. Despite facing threats and obstacles, it forges on to play a lifesaving role in the lives of its members.
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.
Women Calling the Shots was curated by
Barbara Vasconez (NYWIFT), Rashiek Smart (NYWIFT), Easmanie Michel (NYWIFT) & Megan Costello (HIFF)
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.