SUN JUL 23, 2023 7:00 PM

The Future of Film is Female: A Night of Shorts

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Introduction by screenwriter/filmmaker Tiffany Tenille

Co-presented by The Future of Film is Female

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The American Cinematheque is proud to present a special night of short films co-presented The Future of Film is Female. This program is a compilation of the eight short films screened during the recent The Future of Film is Female: Part 4 at MoMA (June 2023). From the Sundance Grand Jury Award winning “Rest Stop” by Crystal Kayiza and Tribeca Festival’s Best Cinematography Award Winner Carolina Costa’s debut short film “Ecstacy” to genre-leaning shorts “Gussy” by Chris Oborn and “In the Flesh” by Daphne Gardner, The FOFIF: A Night of Shorts highlights incredible new work being made in short form.

Short films are in the DNA of The Future of Film is Female; the organization started with The FOFIF Short Film fund in 2018 and has been able to support over fifty projects in just five years. The FOFIF: A Night of Shorts program features four FOFIF-supported shorts.


“Rest Stop,” 2023, Crystal Kayiza. With Alicia Basiima, Margaret Bisase, Olivia Nantongo, 12 Minutes, USA

During a bus ride from New York to Oklahoma, Meyi, a young Ugandan-American girl realizes her place in the world through her mother’s ambitious efforts to reunite their family. A FOFIF-supported short film.


“Cousins,” 2023,  Karina Dandashi, 13 Minutes, USA 

Two cousins from different countries reunite in Brooklyn when a run-in with an ex turns their night into a mission of revenge. Cousins explores cultural disconnects between family members and within oneself. A FOFIF-supported short film.


“Gussy,” 2022,  Chris Osborn, 19 Minutes, USA 

As children, Miles and Rocky hunted a monster they thought they saw in the woods. Twenty years later, they’re still searching.


“Ecstasy,”2023, Carolina Costa, 8 Minutes, Mexico/USA

In Spanish with English subtitles. 

Inside a ghostly mausoleum, nuns are being affected by a black hole. This mystical sci-fi short is based on the writings of Saint Teresa de Avila.


“Still Waters,” 2022, Aurora Brachman, 12 Minutes, USA

In an intimate conversation with her mother, the filmmaker shares an unexpected and difficult moment in her childhood.


“Lunchbox,” 2022, Anne Hu, 16 Minutes, USA

In Mandarin with English subtitles

When a Taiwanese American woman prepares lunches from her childhood, she struggles to forgive herself for pushing away her immigrant mother. A FOFIF-supported short film.


“Albion Rose,” 2023, Tiffany Tenille, 15 Minutes, USA

Following the arrival of an unwanted guest, the tightly-knit bond between two sisters is put to the test when their idyllic playdate takes a dark turn. A FOFIF-supported short film.


“In the Flesh,” 2022, Daphne Gardner, 13 Minutes, USA

Tracey is addicted to jerking off with her bathtub faucet. When the pipes start shooting out dirty water and she starts leaking black goo, she descends into the basement to locate and confront the cause of her suffering.