Women's Issues

As a complement to Master Class: Documentary Filmmaking with Anne de Mare,…

As an adjunct to Master Class: Editing with Karen Pearlman, SLIFF offers a…

Directed by Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert

“9to5” is the latest film from heralded documentarians Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, whose “American…

Directed by Catherine Gund

“Aggie” explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist…

Directed by Barbara Vekarić

Aleksi, a troubled 28-year-old who has failed to find a job as a photographer after graduating from…

Directed by Ruthy Pribar

In her debut feature film, Israeli filmmaker Ruthy Pribar focuses on a pair of Russian immigrants in…

Directed by Marlén Viñayo

In “Cachada,” which screened at last year’s SXSW, five El Salvadoran women who have lived difficult lives…

Directed by Emma Rappold

Change is never easy, even when the results are positive, and that’s never more true than when a young…

Directed by Maria Finitzo

“The Dilemma of Desire” explores female sexual desire and the powerful gender politics that revolve around…

A trio of films that examine different aspects of the prison system in the U.S.

A collection of real-life stories told through a variety of animated techniques.

An anthology of films about the lives of musicians.

A global survey of the myriad challenges faced by women both past and present.

Directed by Zoë Kennison

In a story inspired by a real-life experience, 22-year-old college student Ivan (Zoë Kennison) is informed…

Directed by Ezequiel Radusky

For 30 years Lila (Liliana Juárez) has been a cleaner in a provincial municipality building. She’s an…

Directed by Yee-Lam Wong

Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong’s go-to one-stop shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn’t exempt…

Rousing adventures, complex introspections, and unconventional families highlight this animated collection…

Tales from around the globe about people seeking — but not always finding — better lives in new countries…

Directed by Midi Z

After toiling for years in bit parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu (Wu Ke-Xi) finally gets her big break with…

Directed by Icko Gonzalez & John Valdes Tan

“Oligase” tells the story of a “no-read and no-write” indigenous Matigsalug girl who rebels against her…

Directed by Allan Deberton

Russas, a small town in northeastern Brazil, is the home of Pacarrete, a grumpy retired dance teacher who…

Directed by Inon Shampanier

In this bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness, all Melanie (Stefania LaVie…

Directed by Mounia Meddour

In 1997 Algiers, when the country falls into the hands of terrorist groups seeking to establish an Islamic…

Directed by Rachel Reichman & Deborah Shaffer

At 88 years old, Audrey Flack — feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor, and teacher — holds a unique…

Directed by Marie-Sophie Chambon

Sixteen-year-old physics whiz Lois wants only one thing: to travel into space. But heavy-set people like…

Directed by Mark Lewis

Few protagonists are more compelling than the underdog sports hero, and “Strider” adds a new icon to the…

Directed by Shatara Michelle Ford

“Test Pattern,” the gripping and powerful first feature by Shatara Michelle Ford, chronicles a young Black…

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti

Pensioners Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) have hidden their deep and passionate…

Directed by Ashley O'Shay

“Unapologetic” vividly captures a community of millennial organizers confronting an administration…

Directed by Abby Ginzberg

Directed by Peabody Award winner Abby Ginzberg — a two-time SLIFF alum with “And Then They Came for Us” in…

Directed by Deirdre Fishel

“Women in Blue” offers an unprecedented window on the inner workings of the Minneapolis Police Department…