2021 Schedule of Events

The Body and the Self
The Body and the Self Screening Block
Available: May 28, 2021 07:01 Until: May 31, 2021 06:59

This first block shows films that explore the complexities of inhabiting a body in society. The stories ask what it means to live in one’s skin, and one’s mind. This block looks deeply at the intricacies of personhood as our selfhood relates to our bodies existing within society and its’ expectations.

Intersections and Interconnections
Intersections and Interconnections Screening Block
Available: May 28, 2021 07:01 Until: May 31, 2021 06:59

This block looks at films that explore the crossing of paths and the relationships that follow - whether family, partnership, friendship, or the personal connection to ourselves. Each film illuminates the connections we make throughout our lives as we explore what it means to be a human in this complex world, searching for those we fit with.

Womxn and Femme Health
Womxn and Femme Health Screening Block
Available: May 28, 2021 07:01 Until: May 31, 2021 06:59

This block takes a closer look at reproductive health. Womxn’s health is often overlooked and misunderstood, taking years sometimes for certain issues to be regarded seriously. Sharing these stories not only acknowledges what is ignored, but also provides the space to question why it can be so difficult to find answers and relief for such common femme health problems. The films also speak to the negative mental stigma attached to being considered “abnormal” and the damage societal expectations can cause.

Crossings, Borders, and Transitions
Crossings, Borders, and Transitions Screening Block
Available: May 28, 2021 07:01 Until: May 31, 2021 06:59

A block that addresses and introduces stories caught between multiple places and spaces.

Next GenZ Speak
Next GenZ Speak Screening Block
Available: May 28, 2021 07:01 Until: May 31, 2021 06:59

This theme provides a platform for young and powerful individuals challenging social structures and addressing issues within their own communities. These voices know they are the future and have already begun to creatively deliver their stories through the medium of film. We left this block for the end, as these voices are the future...

Surviving Together
Surviving Together Screening Block
Available: May 28, 2021 07:01 Until: May 31, 2021 06:59

Our block that addresses the Covid-19 Pandemic with varied stories. As this year has affected everyone differently, the films in this block express a range of experiences. In these films, the filmmakers explore these difficult times to document and retell what this year meant for them, and how important it is for us to see and support each other despite the necessary separation.

Power and Protest
Power and Protest Screening Block
Available: May 28, 2021 07:01 Until: May 31, 2021 06:59

In this block, social structures, societal norms, violent institutions, and erasure of history are what the films challenge. Each one brings providing a space for voices that need to be heard, faces that need to be seen, and questions that need to be asked. We want to break the silence holding us back from equality and justice.

Slice of Life
Slice of Life Screening Block
Available: May 28, 2021 07:01 Until: May 31, 2021 06:59

A theme that explores daily life for different people across the globe. These films remind us of our human connection to each other, even though our daily realities and struggles may appear different. Although economic circumstances, location, societal expectations, or differing beliefs can divide and separate us individually, these films encourage a universal understanding that can bring us together as a whole.

Coming Soon: Our Festival Program

We are currently putting together the schedule for this year's event. Come back to this page as we add items to our festival program.