Three days of non-stop action! We have 18 screenings this year. And we are showing over 40 films, all dedicated to women in action. There are two panel discussions and a live radio show as well.
April 22 – 24, 2016
Ahrya Fine Arts Theater
8556 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA
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Ticket prices for most shows are only $8.00
Fri. Apr. 22, 12:00pm
ARTEMIS’ ASS-KICKIN’ FESTIVAL OPENER – Female Martial Artists, Short & Feature
SUDDEN MASTER – A girl inherits her father’s dojo and is suddenly battling the evil fighters from a competing dojo. Cast: Samantha Wan; Casey Hudecki, Allen Keng. Adult themes and language.
NEUNG ROY – The journey of a woman who dedicates a year in Thailand to fight 100 Mauy Thai matches. Cast: Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu. Family friendly.
Fri. Apr. 22, 3:15pm
ALL-STARS OF STUNTS, PANEL DISCUSSION
Ninety minute panel discussion with legendary stunt. Sheena Metal moderates. Guests are Andy Armstrong, Zoe Bell, Angela Meryl, Heidi Moneymakers, Maja Aro, Dayna Grant, Jessie Graff and Indus Alelia. An historic event, the 1st panel featuring so many legends of the field in one place at one time.
Fri. Apr. 22, 7:15pm
RED CARPET HONOREE CEREMONY
TICKET INCLUDES 8:20 AND 9:20PM SCREENINGS.
Red Carpet Honorees Ceremony in recognition of those that have made generous contributions to women in action films. Director/Writer PAUL FEIG (Ghostbusters 2016, Spy, The Heat), Actress YANCY BUTLER (Kick Ass, Lake Placid, Witchblade), Actress/Stuntwoman ZOË BELL (The Hateful Eight, Camino, Mercenaries), Stuntwoman HEIDI MONEYMAKER (Captain America: Civil War, Hail Caesar!, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Stuntwoman/Stunt Coordinator DAYNA GRANT (Mad Max: Fury Road, Hercules, Ash Vs. Evil Dead), and Stuntwoman JESSIE GRAFF (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl, Hawaii Five-0). All are expected to attend.
Fri. Apr. 22, 8:20pm
Two women go into a haunted house and end up battling very real men and monsters. Cast: Zoë Bell, Heidi Moneymaker, Jake Busey, Doug Jones
A woman enters the brutal world of underground fighting to discover her sister’s killer. Cast: Erin O’Brien, Miesha Tate, Kari J. Kramer, Holly Holm, Cristiane Cyborg Justino.
Sat. Apr. 23, 10:00am
SWORDSWOMEN & SUPERHEROES
SHORTS BLOCK – 7 SHORTS IN ONE SCREENING
SAVE THE FEMALE SUPERHERO
Satire – A plea to help female action heroes get work in Hollywood.
Action – Self-proclaimed superhero Lady V fights for justice, starting with a serial killer terrorizing her neighborhood.
SUPER KNOCKED UP
Comedy Superhero – Female supervillain becomes pregnant with a child of her superhero arch rival.
HEROES OF THE REALM
Comedy Fantasy – A pizza delivery girl enters a video game’s reality and ends up saving the world.
Comedy Thriller – A startup company of monster hunters takes on some trouble-making Leprachauns as their first case. Cast: Mary McDonough; Richard McGonagle; Sarah Brown
Action – A deadly sword fight between a woman seeking revenge and the master who killed her brother. Violence. Cast: Siobhan Richardson; Andre Sills
HEART OF SWORD
Fight Action – In ancient Japan, a young girl idesparate to find a way out of her arranged marriage and kempo is her only resort. Family friendly.
All films contain fight action violence.
Sat. Apr. 23, 11:40am
WOMEN WARRIORS BLOCK 1 OF 2 – 2 DOCUMENTARIES
WOMEN WARRIORS: A VISION OF VALOR – FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
The evolution of women’s roles in the US military, illustrating how important women have been in the military despite what history books may say.
WINGS OF SILVER: VI COWDEN STORY – SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Women Airforce Service Pilots (W.A.S.P.) were crucial to the war effort during World War II and then forgotten when the war ended. Cast: Vi Cowden, Mark Bonn – Director, Editor, Christine Bonn – Producer, Co-Director. Family friendly.
Sat. Apr. 23, 1:30pm
WARRIOR WOMEN, BLOCK 2 OF 2
Women Warriors Panel: An exploration of badass women throughout the ages. From Amazons to the Octagon, from Boudica to the battlefields of today. Well-behaved women seldom make history! Featuring world renown Archaeologist/Author Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Kimberly Ball – Professor of Germanic Languages, Scandinavian mythology specialist, Kim Clair – Gender Studies Scholar, Shayna Baysler – Women’s mma star, Alice Stevens Rohrer – WW II WASP aviator, Karen Fine Brasch – Navy Helicopter pilot, Hillary Prentice – Producer of Fly Girls movie about WASP aviators, Cyntha Vespia – Author, Mark Bonn – Filmmaker Wings of Silver: Vi Cowden Story, Christine Bonn – Filmmaker Wings of Silver: Vi Cowden Story. Moderated by Sheena Metal.
Sat. Apr. 23, 4:45pm
HEARTS OF CHAMPIONS
SHORTS AND FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
THE WORLD’S OLDEST
Comedy Mockumentary – The life of the world’s oldest female boxer. Cast: Alicia Ashley, Melissa Smith.
The training routine and fight-night process of a 50-year-old female boxer.
A young Native American fights her tribe’s traditions to become a boxer and warrior.
GIRL FIGHT: A MUAY THAI STORY – FEATURE
The story of Prairie Rugilo, who created an all-female Muay Thai kickboxing gym in 2009 – battling personal demons to become a fighter and hurricanes to create a successful gym. Cast: Prairie Rugilo. Some language and adult themes.
Sat. Apr. 23, 7:00pm
BADASS WOMEN: DEADLIER THAN THE MALE, SHORTS BLOCK
NINE SHORTS IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK
Fight Action – Poetry video about the power of women and what they can accomplish. Fight violence. Cast: Helen Oakleigh; Toy Lei.
BRIX & THE BITCH
Fight Action – Trapped in a seedy and illegal fight club, one woman’s one chance for escape is to win a gruesome brawl against the one woman she refuses to harm. Graphic fight violence, adult language and themes. Cast: Alex Marshall-Brown; Dre Swain; Carlos Foglia; David Carey Foster; Tim Storms.
Fight Action – An extraordinary fighter battles her way past guards and killers, fighting her way into a secured building. Fight action violence.
Fight Action – In one violent night, a woman goes on a rampage against the men who killed her husband. Graphic bloody violence. Cast: Mikko Löppönen, Anton Jokikunnas, Jesse Liskola, Jessica Wolff, Ville Lumioksa.
Comedy Action – A struggling new mother battles drug dealers posing as mothers at her neighborhood coffee house. Fight violence, graphic language.
REDEEM THE BEGINNING
Sci-Fi Action – A woman is murdered and stuns her killers by coming back for revenge. Adult themes, graphic fight violence. Cast: Moa Malan; Tim Greenlee; Raymond Teibl; and Combat the Dog
Thriller – At what seems to be the end of the world, a Mother takes care of her invalid son in a bunker. Adult themes. Cast: Anne Ramsay, Connor Linnerooth
Fight Action – Talia, a former assassin, seeks revenge against the man who killed her family. Graphic language, fight violence. Cast: Gia Franzia; Jim Nieb; Johnny Alexander; Antonio Aaron; Eric Hall; Isabella Bazler
FLOWERS OF THE NIGHT
Action – A team of female assassins attack a well-guarded mansion. Violence, adult themes. Cast: Ted Neff.
Sat. Apr. 23, 8:50 pm
ACTION AND HORROR, Block 1 of 2
CRAWL OR DIE
Horror – In the bleak future, Tank, the toughest of soldiers, leads her elite team through an intricate underground tunnel system to escape a pursuing army and then have to battle a bloodthirsty monster living there. Cast: Director/Writer/Editor – Oklahoma Ward, TANK/Sound Design/Score – Nicole Alonso, Creature FX and Creation – Matthew Crabtree, SNIPER – David Paul Baker. Graphic violence and language.
Sun. Apr. 24, 10:00am
ACTION FOR GIRLS
3 SHORT FILMS IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK
REAL ACTIVE WOMEN
Short Documentary – Both a movement and TV show that brings female athletes into the spotlight. Cast: Annie Laurie Medonis.
Narative Short – Two competitive sisters join the high school soccer team. Cast – Adelaide Kane, Krystal Young.
FLYING QUEENS: A BASKETBALL DYNASTY
Short Documentary – The story of the 1950s Hutcherson Flying Queens. In a time when women were pressured to be homemakers, this team would become famous for their basketball wizardry to become known as the most winning collegiate amateur basketball team in US history-male or female!
Sun. Apr. 24, 1:05pm
WOMEN AND NATURE
2 DOCUMENTARIES IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK
Documentary – An ocean photographer faces her fears by swimming with whales and sharks. Cast: Ellen Cuylaerts lead talent, writer, co-director Michael Maes director of photography, producer. Family friendly.
WOMEN OUTWARD BOUND
Documentary – Fifty years ago, U.S Outward Bound wilderness school was created to help prepare men for war-the ultimate obstacle course. Women were not allowed. In 1965, 24 women broke that barrier and successfully completed this impossible challenge. Family friendly.
Sun. Apr. 24, 3:55pm
WOMEN IN ACTION SAVING ANIMALS
SMART – FEATURE
The story of the unique Animal Rescue Team in Southern Cal, rescuing animals stuck in horrible situations. This is the first and for now only team like it in the world. Graphic adult language. Intense animal situations. Not for children. Teenagers and adults.
Sun. Apr. 24, 5:45pm
ACTION & THE ARTS
2 SHORTS & 1 DOC FEATURE FILMS INCLUDED IN THIS SCREENING
BULLETS AT THE BALLET
Short Narrative – After a hit goes wrong, an aging ballerina who moonlights as an assassin must fight her way back to the theater to perform. Adult themes. Cast: Christine Perkins; Olga Wilhelmine; Emelia Perkins; Samuel Cobean
HUNTED: WOMEN OF WILL
Short Narrative – A female Shakespeare company takes on a vampire who breaks into their rehearsal! Fight action violence and some adult language. Cast: Adeye Sahran; Dawn Alden; Jean Lupien; Jen Albert; Lacy Altwine; Melissa Johnston; Sarah Wahl; Talia K. Dillingham
Feature Documentary – The story of how Elizabeth Streb’s Extreme Action Dance Company created an extraordinary day to remember using dancers in never-seen-before ways. Family friendly. Cast: Elizabeth Streb
Sun. Apr. 24, 8:15pm
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF POWER
Documentary Short – A woman commits her life to teaching self-defense to young girls in India, known for having the highest rape statisitics. Cast – Debi Steven.
60 Minute Documentary – The rape and the abuse of women has reached epidemic proportions in the Indian subcontinent. This documentary focuses on the gang rape and murder of a young Indian woman as a springboard to explore India’s patriarchal values and how that bias has led to widespread sexual violence.
ONE HOUR Q&A WITH FILMMAKER/ACTIVIST LESLEE UDWIN, DIRECTOR OF INDIA’S DAUGHTER. Moderated by Sheena Metal.
Sun. Apr. 24, 10:45pm
AWARDS CEREMONY – COMPETITION FILMMAKERS AND SCREENWRITERS
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival will recognize the best of the festival with awards for Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Short Documentary, Best Foreign Film, Best Director, Best Short Director, Best Historical Documentary, Best Actress, Best Fight Action, Best Musical Short, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay.