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Poster for The FOFIF Shorts Program

The FOFIF Shorts Program

Run Time: 106 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023

The Future of Film is Female is proud to present its inaugural Shorts Program at Nitehawk Cinema! Our first edition includes nine recent short films from New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, and London. Though diverse in style and storytelling, from satire to horror, these shorts reflect tales of family, belonging, and community. There will be a Q&A with filmmakers.

The Future of Film is Female is a non-profit organization whose mission is to amplify the work of all women and non-binary filmmakers through its Short Film Fund and exhibition programming. Short films are at the heart of what we do! To make an additional $10 donation to The Future of Film is Female, select the “Event + Donation” ticket on the checkout screen.

Written and directed by Damiana Acuña, 12 min
In an isolated matriarchal community, Lina creates an unprecedented amount of light.

Written and directed by Zoey Martinson, 10 min
Evan is on house arrest in a haunted house. Or so he thinks?

YOUNG MOM (2022)
Written and directed by Cecilia Delgado, 15 min
A young woman kidnaps the child she nannies to satisfy her girlfriend’s desire to start a family.

Directed by Julia Elihu, Written by Ava Lalezarzadeh, 14 min
In the height of the Iran-Iraq war, Caroline takes the final car ride with her father through the Iranian countryside.

Directed by Jenny Donheiser, Written by Meagan Kensil, 6 1/2 min
Lila, a yoga YouTuber, struggles to quiet her inner critic while leading a sponsored Yoga livestream.

Directed by Lin Que Ayoung, Written by Sallomé Hralima, 14 min
Set in 1986, it’s the first day of high school in Manhattan and Crystal’s eagerness to make an impression has unwanted repercussions.

Written and directed by Hazel McKibbin, 10 min
She Always Wins captures all the complicated moves in the dance of dominance, deference and self-diminishment that takes place when a young woman brings her new boyfriend to his first family visit.

Written and directed by Abbesi Akhamie, 12 min
Amidst the arrival of a West African couple in her building, a 41-year-old single woman grapples with her desires and ethics when the husband’s attentions turn towards her.

FCKI’N NUTS (2023)
Written and directed by Sam Fox, 12 min
Sandy is grievously forced to break it off with the boy of her dreams in order to avert him from meeting her unusual parents.