24 hours of non-stop action!
All dedicated to women in action.
2017 ARTEMIS – STREAMING MENU
Watch this year’s festival right at home. Tickets available Friday 4/21 at 10:00am thru Sunday 4/23 11:50pm.
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2017 RED CARPET SHOWCASE
ROCKET – SHORT NARRATIVE
A woman teaches racing cars years after her father dies in a race.A 2017 Student Academy Award winner. Brenna Malloy, Director; Lizzie Clarke, Cameron Diskin, Danny Downey, Lexi Sullivan, Lacey Hannan. All ages.
QUARRIES – FEATURE NARRATIVE
A hiking expedition venturing out into the uncharted wilderness meets tragedy when a group of hunters selects them as prey. Nils Taylor, Director; Nicole Marie Johnson; Carrie Finklea; Leisha Haley; Nicole Duport; Joy McElveen; Rebecca McFadzien; Sara Mornell. Graphic violence; terror themes. Adults.
DANCE OF POWER
DUENDE: THE RED SHOES – SHORT NARRATIVE
A pastor’s wife tries to revive her flamenco dance career. Tina Love, Director; Kayla Lyall; Isabel Serrano; Fanny Ara; Henry Brown; Jose Cortes. All ages.
COCO CABASA – FEATURE DOC
After being suppressed during her childhood, the fierce feminist Kaouthar Darmoni fled to Europe to be a free woman. Her disillusion about the ’emancipated’ Europe is the reason she began her mission to heal femininity through belly dancing. Adult themes.
UNSHAKEABLE WOMEN – SHORTS BLOCK
SIX SHORTS IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK
DEFENDANT 5 – SHORT DOC
When a young filmmaker documents the destruction of the ancient forests in Tasmania she is targeted by a giant logging corporation in a million dollar legal battle. All ages.
STRIPPED – SHORT NARRATIVE
In 1981, after having her British children abducted by the Australian government and placed in work camps as part of a “Keep Australia White” scheme, a determined mother becomes a stripper to survive, kidnaps her children back and sets up home in a tent. India Dupre, director, writer; Katheryn Winnick, Boyd Austin, Melissa Bickerton, Kimberly Cashner, Stella Bonstin and Alan Shearman. Adult themes.
FIVE AWAKE – SHORT DOC
Five Louisiana women — outraged over husbands shooting their wives — set out to strengthen domestic violence laws, including a controversial proposal to restrict the gun rights of domestic abusers. Susan Willis, Director/Producer; Donna Dees, Director/Producer; Chuck Willis & Jamie Connors, Editor; Walter Bianco, Original Music. Adult themes.
LUCY FALLS – SHORT NARRATIVE
An abused woman finally fights back. Danielle Burgio; Christopher Nelson; Anton Starkman; Jon Jacobs. Adult themes.
SHACKLES OF FURY – SHORT NARRATIVE
A woman fights for her identity as she struggles from domestic violence. Adult themes.
DIVINE SHADOW – NARRATIVE SHORT
A teen girl mysteriously develops super strength while protecting her sister and suddenly finds herself imperiled in a secret battle of good versus evil. Rachel Trotter; Rebecca Osman; Lisa Skvarla; JB Lunon; David Whitehead. Adult themes.
PUNCH LINES AND DREAMTIME
NINE SHORT NARRATIVES IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK
YOGA PANT BRAWL
A woman power walking through the park is made fun of by yoga bullies and stands up for herself. Peipei Yuan; Tamiko Brownlee; Natascha Hopkins; Michelle Gonzalez; Elisabeth Carpenter; Cassie Minick; Heather Bonomo; Thekla Hutyrova. Adult comedic action fight violence.
Three girl friends head to the desert to celebrate the summer equinox where one strange occurrence quickly escalates into a comedic nightmare. Christine Adams; Danielle Burgio; Melody Perkins, Robert Merrill, Jeremy Sisto. Adult language; violence.
Slaying vampires? Easy! Being a single Mom? Now that’s a struggle. Dawn Alden, Payden Kershner, Talia K. Dillingham, Josh Fried. Vampire violence.
TIP YOUR WAITRESS
While working the graveyard shift, waiting on a table of rude and rowdy thugs who stiff her, one waitress will exact the revenge so many of us dream about. Fight action violence.
In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort. Amanda Quaid, Director; Peggy Pope; John Leonard Thompson; Mischa Tedesco. All ages.
Upon finding her beloved Grams dead, Scarlet Hood must unravel truths about her Grams torrid past in order to carry on her legacy. Maja Aro, Director; Eva Bourne; Aleks Paunovic; Ty Olsson; Gabrielle Rose. All ages.
After a young mother’s daughter slips into a coma from a freak accident, the mother must face her past mental health troubles to save her daughter. Director, Nicholas Gianforti
Abused girls refuse the role of the victim and seek help from the women around them. Viktoria Szemeredy, Director; Shiraz Dejbakhsh; Paul Yeshi Eperjesi, Tunjung Crystal. Adult themes.
Two young Japanese actresses struggle to survive in New York. All ages.
BLOODY DEEDS: SHORTS BLOCK
SIX NARRATIVE SHORTS IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK
A highly trained federal agent is tasked with taking down a segment of the Russian Mob at a New York City bar – using her beauty, intelligence, and grace. Adult themes.
Two women search through an abandoned factory, looking for evidence that the monster which haunted their town for years has resurfaced. Rob Jacobsen, Writer/Director; Chris Walker, Cinematographer; Jen Znack; Brianna Johnston. Adult horror themes.
A middle-aged contract killer must reconcile her life between her ruthless clients and her young, unquestioning son who wants to be just like her. Toy Lei, Perry Norman, Linda Wong, Sachiko Ishida, Lovel Johnson, Jr, Narayan Cabral. Graphic violence.
A young woman is used as a pawn in a conspiracy; until she turns the tides on the whole power structure, with a plan of her own. Bo Whittle, Writer/Director; Kat Summers; Paul Mastovich; Joseph Swanson; Ashley Alwine; J.D. Griffith. Violence, horror themes.
Trapped between heaven and hell, in a barren landscape, desperate to escape, desperate to survive, your one lifeline is The Waystation. Shea E. Butler, Director, Charlene Amoia, Michael Antosy, Marianne Muellerleile, Cheyenne Phillips. All ages.
A soldier returns home and has trouble recovering from her war memories. Alex Hardy, Director; Shauna MacDonald; George Newton. Adult themes; graphic sex; violence.
THE DAWNING – NARRATIVE SHORT
The world’s number one superhero takes a day off, but she must team up with her super-powered partner to try and save the day. Kelly Quinn; Inge Uys; Rachel Retana; TL Westgate. All ages.
MISSION 92 – NARRATIVE FEATURE
A scientist, Sonia becomes a kick-ass avenger who fights her way back from Europe to North America to find the last piece of the missing puzzle of a global conspiracy. Guido Tölke, Director; Julia Dordel; Eric Breker; Anita Reimer; Denise M’Baye; Adrian Holmes. Adult themes, violence.
SCREENING BLOCK OF FIVE SHORT DOCS
KICKASS KATIE LEE
Katie Lee, the 96 year old activist who opposed the Glen Canyon Dam and has forever been it’s immutable warrior and outspoken foe. Adult themes.
MARGARET LAMBERT STORY
A Jewish athlete is barred from competition during Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games, despite being the best high-jumper in Germany and arguably the world. All ages.
I SHOT EINSTEIN
A documentary interview about the life and work of veteran photojournalist Marilyn Stafford, who blazed the trail for modern female photographers. Marilyn Stafford; Dan Evans; Sebastian Whipple; Bosie Vincent; Merass Sadek; Jonathan Waller. All ages.
INEZ MILHOLLAND ~ FORWARD INTO LIGHT
A window into the Women’s Suffrage Movement through the sacrifice of an American Amazon who will inspire today’s woman as much as she did 100 years ago. All ages.
WE CAN DO IT: STORIES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER
In World War II millions of courageous women, most of them teenagers, joined the labor force and coined the term ‘Rosie the Riveter.’ They didn’t realize they were changing the world forever. Scott Bethe, director; Scott Bethel & Jody Valet, producers. All ages. All ages.
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE
MOONSHOT – SHORT NARRATIVE
A world-weary homeless woman is given an opportunity to leave her violent life behind when a roguish mechanic devises a risky plan to send her to a colony on the Moon. Matthew Lucas, Director; Luvia Petersen; Benny Elledge; Jake Guinn. Adult language; violence.
GO AGAINST THE FLOW – FEATURE DOC
Top women tech entrepreneurs share their success stories and offer advice to the next generation on taking the plunge, running a business from scratch, and coping with failure. All ages.
EIGHT SHORT NARRATIVES IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK
HEY BLUE EYES
A woman who, suspecting her husband of having an affair, gets more than she bargained for when she investigates the truth. Daniel John Harris, Director; Erin Breen; Aubrey Marquez; Joshua Gibbons; Elise Zell. Adult themes.
When Olga finds the man who killed her parents before her eyes, it’s time for him to get what’s coming to him. Fight action violence.
BLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERIES
A feisty duo fighting injustice and giving a voice to the defenseless using brute force, killer brains and unconventional beauty. All ages.
LYDIA’S LAST ONE
A hitwoman trying to retire in 1970s New York is tasked with one last job… Adult themes.
Female fighters are kidnapped and blackmailed into fighting in an underground tournament. Gillian MacGregor; Emily Corcoran; Zara Phythian. Adult themes; fight action violence.
When Frankie’s husband is detained at the airport for being a spy, she must decide whether to sacrifice her secrets to save him. Adult themes.
Haunted by a past he thought he’d outrun, Dust is forced into his old ways to rescue his former partner from a vengeful madman. James Poirier, Director; Dre Swain; Gabriel Caste; Nick Apostolides; James Logan. Adult; war action violence.
STEALTH AND SILENCE
An assassin fights to get an ancient relic while a young girl may have powers. Louisa Phung, Producer/Director; Maja Aro, Stunt Coordinator; Jeff Aro, Fight Choreographer; Lennox Johnson Yu; Georgie Daburas; Aliyah O’Brien. Martial arts violence.
Private Detective Ashley Comet narrates this Sci-Fi Film Noir thriller, recounting the event on Planet ADAR 5 that lead her to become a P.I. Brittany Christine, Jenelle Kulaas, Brian Bridwell, Rachel Jackson, Wade Chitwood. All ages.
SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY
FIVE SHORT DOCS IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK
01:05:12 THE LONGEST RACE
The victories of hundreds of Kenyan and Ethiopian female athletes are transforming the socio-economic landscape in two traditionally macho countries, one stride at a time. Haile Gebrselassie; Derartu Tulu; Lornah Kiplagat; Feyse Tadese; Florence Kiplagat; Renato Canova. All ages.
BLACK HMONG & A DIFFERENT WAY OF LIFE
Black Hmong women leave their traditional village to embark on a journey to the city of Hanoi. All ages.
Alex Johnson shows us Thailand’s culture and climbing, from South to North. All ages.
PURSUIT OF BEAUTY
Follows artist Lisa Martin for two weeks of her arduous adventure over mountains, and through valleys. All ages.
THE LINE: COURAGE TO GET THERE
Follows three powerful and graceful high performance female downhill mountain bikers shredding the trails. Casey Kohlhoff, Director; Inga Beck; Kat Sweet; McKenna Merten. .All ages.
WOMAN AND MACHINE
MONKEY AND HER DRIVER – SHORT DOC
Two fearless women who, with their stubborn motorcycle sidecar, demonstrate extraordinary determination and true grit. Ned Thanhouser, Director; Kendra McDonald; Betty Herlocker; Kevin Starr; Johnny Kilmore; Donn Sayer. Adult language.
RACING IN RED – FEATURE DOC
Follows Erica Enders-Stevens and Elite Motorsports, LLC and their inaugural season culminating in the first female NHRA Pro Stock World Champion and then back to back World Championships. Adult language.
SHE’S GOT GAME – FEATURE DOC
MIND | GAME: THE UNQUIET JOURNEY OF CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW
Often called “the female Michael Jordan,” WNBA all-star Chamique Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular professional career-until her long-suppressed battle with mental illness emerged to threaten her life. Rick Goldsmith, Director/Producer/Editor; Glenn Close, Narrator; Lauren Kawana, Associate Producer; Miriam Cutler, Composer; Sharon Wood and Rick Goldsmith, Co-writers. Adult themes; language.
4 SHORT DOCS IN THIS BLOCK
Elite Indian athlete, Dutee challenged policies that govern gender testing in female athletes, opening doors for not only herself, but for the future of all women in sport. All ages. Katrina Karkazis; Dutee Chand; Santhi Soundarajan; Nagpuri Ramesh.
QUEEN OF EVERYTHING YOU SEE
After eleven months of surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy for brain cancer, 14-year-old Holly James rediscovers and documents the joys of everyday life. All ages.
SECOND CHANCE ON THE CAPROCK
Dove Creek Equine Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, assistance, and rehabilitation of horses. Adult themes.
The resilience and the struggles within mental health, and the journey towards happiness and a sense of freedom. An experiment in creating happiness using the Happiness Project with a group of people with mental and physical health issues. Adult themes; some language.