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Fri. 4/26 – Sun 4/28, 2019 – Laemmle Monica Film Center
1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

6:30 – 8:00pm 2019 FILMMAKER CELEBRATION
presented by The Chimaera Project
2019 Competition Prize Presentation occurs here! 😀

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Sat. April 27, 2019 10:20am


Chronicles the journey that Women Tennis Champions pass through – from small child with a large racket, to ranked player, and ultimately to WTA number one in the world, and beyond – her Journey after reaching the pinnacle. Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Tracy Austin. Francis Amat, director; Francis Amat, Paloma Gongora, producers.  USA

Sat. April 27, 2019 10:40am


THE HELLO GIRLS: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S FIRST FEMALE SOLDIERS – FEATURE DOC – In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 American women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. They were intrepid, united in a common cause. James Theres, writer/director. USA

WOMEN AT THE WHEEL – SHORT DOC – Stories of remarkable women shattering cultural roadblocks and gendered assumptions.  Thirteen women who defied spirit-crushing social norms to invent, race and design their way in to automotive history. Melissa Epp, narrator; John Mark Hostetler, director.  USA

RIVERMENT – SHORT NARRATIVE – A former Civil Rights activist fears for the safety of her granddaughter when her granddaughter decides to follow in her footsteps.  Diane Powell; Nicolette Ali Brown; Kike Ayodeji; Roland Sands; Roderick Bradford; Shayla Racquel, Israel Daramola, writers; Shayla Racquel, director. Adult themes.  USA

Panel Discussion - WOMEN POWERED MUSIC
Sponsored by Bella Composers

Women Powered Music Panel by Bella Composers – “Women composers are everywhere” is the Bella Composers tagline. For composers and singer/songwriters. This panel will focus on the state of music with the intent to offer solutions and a clear direction on how to navigate the murky waters of gender inequality in music.

Panelists are Kaylene Peoples, Founder, Bella Composers, Recording Artist, Composer; Kiki Ebsen, Recording Artist; Cas Spencer Publicist, White Bear; and Starr Parodi, Composer, Recording Artists and President, Alliance for Women Composer. The panel will be moderated by Sheryl Aronson, Author/Entertainment Journalist.

Sat. April 27, 2019 12:25pm


PERSIAN POWDER – Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji invites two fellow snowboarders from Australia, Amber Arazny and Michaela Davis-Meehan, to come discover the wonderful mountains of Iran.  Mona Seraji; Amber Arazny; Michaela Davis-Meehan; Erik Bulckens. director. Belgium

THE ROCK – A woman lives in a remote village in Southern Iran and breaks rocks to provide her family and her old husband.  Hamid Jafari, director. Subtitles. Iran

HER TURF – Follows three female football referees as they claim access to a powerful role in a male-dominated industry.  Mary Podesta; Tangela Mitchell; Annice Cannady; Shantel Hansen, director. USA

THE PEOPLE’S KNIGHT – Amy Staton is “Dame Eden” in the jousting list – keeping medieval games alive on horseback and in armor at the annual Renaissance fair.  Amy Staton; Colleen Thurston, Producer/Director; Zach Litwack. Director/Editor; Jeremy Charles, Director of Photography. USA

EVOLUTION OF DREAMS –  Eva and Jackie’s journeys have taken them from regulated ski courses to big mountain skiing which allowed them more freedom. Throughout that journey, they’ve discovered another aspect of skiing, ski mountaineering.  Eva Walkner, Athlete/Co-Producer; Jackie Paaso, Athlete/Co-Producer; Angelika Kaufmann, Athlete; Marion Poitevin, Athlete; Carina Brunnauer, Director. Sweden / Austria

Sat. April 27, 2019 12:35pm


Examines nine extraordinary women from the four corners of the globe who share one thing in common: a profound love for the Sea. Keala Kennelly; Ocean Ramsey; Sylvia Earle; Anna Bader; Coco Ho; Andrea Moller; Inna Blokhina, writer/director. Russia

Sat. April 27, 2019 2:00pm

Panel Discussion - The Business of Female Driven
sponsored by Array Entertainment

Movies starring female characters have evolved from the level of also-ran to the forefront of media attention.  This explosive growth has been fueled by audience demand.  The opportunities to make movies -- and to make money -- with a greater number of women both in front of and behind the camera have increased.  This not-to-be missed panel will discuss those opportunities and create a structure to best understand how they will continue to expand with top industry pros.

Moderated by Elizabeth Dell, Co-Founder/CFO, Array Entertainment and Independent Producer

Sat. April 27, 2019, 2:20pm


REEL WOMEN SEEN – SHORT NARRATIVE – Realities faced by women in the film and TV industry yet simultaneously depicts the necessary, possible and achievable ways to transform them. Jodelle Ferland; Kristin Leman; Gabrielle Rose; Rosemary Dunsmore; Jennifer Podemski; Karen Robinson; Elvira Kurt, writer; Heather Allin, producer; Amanda Tapping, director.  Adult themes. Canada

SEEING IS BELIEVING – FEATURE DOC – An intimate conversation with female directors who are using their voices to tell stories that matter to them.  Lesli Linka Glatter, Sarah Gavron, Li Lu, and Naima Ramos Chapman. Directed and Produced by Cady McClain. Produced also by Kate Super, Jon Lindstrom and Amanda Quinn Olivar.   USA

Sat. April 27, 2019, 2:35pm


COLLISION – A writer attempts to clear her head by hosting a dinner party full of familiar faces.  Tiffany Rhodes; Dan Foster; Jillian Goldman; Stephen Simon; Lisa Lash; Tiffany Rhodes, writer/director.  Adult themes, f-lang. USA

ACTRESS UNSEEN – After the call is over, an actress continues to get ready for an audition that she suspects she could never book. Jennica Schwartzman; Deborah Smith; Ryan Schwartzman; Amy Argyle; Hope Simpson; Claire Donald; Jennica Schwartzman, writer director. USA

THINK FAST – What happens when everything you’ve worked for all year is suddenly ripped apart by a ringing phone? In Sara Wagner’s case, all hell breaks loose.  Molly Stanton; T.J. Power; Jaz Sinclair; Jan Stanton, writer; Bridget Stokes, director. Adult language and situations. USA

ILLEGAL – A traffic stop due to speeding takes a turn for the worse landing a mother and her 6 year old daughter in jail.  Susan Santiago; Jesus Nebot; Jo Galloway; Kiana Jun Bartholomew; Jesus Nebot, writer/director. Adult themes. USA

SIN FRONTERAS – A Mexican woman risks her life to save her son’s, by forcing a white American woman to drive them across the border.  Alexis Johnson; Amber Ettinger; Chadwick Hopson; Ryan Shanahan; Ricardo Perez-Selsky, writer/director. Adult themes. USA

THE LAST GIRL – A neuroscientist and her A.I. therapist engage in a battle of wits – with humanity’s fate on the line.  Tiffany Cole, Rachel Weck, Dan Lawson; Shira Rosenzweig, writer/director. USA

Sat. April 27, 2019 4:30pm

Panel Discussion - Powerhouses of Female Fortitude
presented by Curator Magazine

There are women in this industry who not only forge their own battle for career progress and artistic integrity, but who have devoted years of their life to uplifting other women through their creation or time spent working at leading roles in powerful organizations and institutions.

Come meet these forces of nature and learn what motivated them to devote their time and energy to helping others. Get motivated to join the movement that is changing the entire industry and making more and more opportunities for women! You CAN make a difference while helping yourself and these women are going to help you learn exactly HOW.

Panelists are Liz Manashil, Sundance; Maikiko James, Women in Film; and Heather Allin, Former President, ACTRA; Tige Charity, Executive Director & Founder, Kids in the Spotlight; moderated by Cady McClain

Sat. April 27, 2019 4:15pm


TEARS OF VALHALLA – When a young Viking princess is bequeathed a sacred amulet by her dying clan king father over her older brother, the rightful heir, she must prove herself, become a warrior, avenge the death of her uncle who mentors her and finally find a way to unite the warring clans.  Sarah Munn; Ilena Shadbolt; Naomi Allen; James Bennett; Stephanie Sinclair, actor/co-writer; David Allen, co-writer/director. New Zealand

DESERT ROSE – When Emilia’s husband is killed by a passing stranger, she must take up her husband’s gun.  Kate Cobb; Alexander Green; Coty Galloway; Alex Jones, writer; Ryan K. McNeal, director. Adult themes, violence.  USA

LAST STAND TO NOWHERE – The Earp sisters and the Clanton and McLaury sisters are on a collision course to settle the family feuds at the OK Corral.  Chelah Horsdal; Luvia Petersen; Johannah Newmarch; Jenn MacLean-Angus; Maja Aro; Julie Lynn Mortensen; Michelle Muldoon, writer/director. Adult themes, violence.  Canada

FOROUZAN – A woman was living in a village with her two small kids. The thieves want to rob her cattle but she finds it out.  Forouzan Rezaeiyan; Fariba Sagvand; Eedi Ali Nedjad; Maryam Ahmadi; Ahmad Reza Naderi; Mirabbas Khosravinezhad, director. Subtitles.  Iran

JACK AND JILL – Two agents must risk everything to go undercover. Are they willing to sacrifice everything for the greater good, or will they let their own self interests get in the way.  Mark Poletti; Julie Zhan; Bonnie Root; Doug Burch; Julie Zhan, writer; Mark Poletti, director. Adult themes, violence. USA

LIGHT/LESS – After the Jedi are all but wiped out, Adi Gallia desperately searches for survivors. Forced to take refuge in a strange cave, Adi finds her friends held captive by a mysterious evil. To save them, she must confront the darkness within herself.  Veronica Roy; Amy Schumacher; Juliette Kendall; Steven LaMorte, director. USA

RECLAMATION – A determined young woman embarks on an epic adventure to reunite her family, torn apart and spread across the solar system ten years ago by an all-powerful global company that, in 2151, has the power to “recruit” anyone who owes it a debt.  Rachanee Lumayno; Henry Mark; Analin Tuangco; Elena Dizon; Kalen Marie; Owen Saxon; Tom Loveman, writer; Alison Kohlhardt, director. USA

Sat. April 27, 2019 4:30pm


RELAPSE – A woman learns to control her anger through boxing.  Jessica Honz; Olaf Legner; Manuel Nero; Samuel Gheist, co-writer; Toby Oliver, co-writer/director.  Adult themes. Subtitles. Germany

CAT DEXX: INKOSI – When you mess with a girl’s lion family, you’ve gone too far!  Gabrielle Stone; Andrew Onochie; Deon Van Rooyen, writer; Linda Palmer, director. Adult language, violence.  USA

MAN EATERS –  When it comes to the Man Eaters Bar, looks can kill. And Frank is about to find that out for himself.  Kelly Russo; Xenia LeBlanc; Adam McArthur; Golan Ramraz, co-writer; Joseph New, co-writer; Nicholas Acosta, co-writer/director.  Adult themes, language and violence. USA

ON THE WAY TO LOVETOWN – When ex-teacher Sunny decides to go after her family’s murderer, criminal Monroe, she is kidnapped by Jack, bounty-hunter, who is now heading to the old deserted city called “Lovetown” to see Monroe.  JoAnna Luna; Brandon Stacy; Brian Gross; Theresa Ireland; Jared Degado; Mark Ofuji; Brian Gross, writer; Mariya Pyter, writer/director. F-language, graphic violence, adult themes. USA

THE FIGHT – Tells a moment in the life of a woman who confronts her shadow. Often unaware of our shadow, our conscious mind cannot see it. Its presence manifests itself in fear or suffering.  Marie-Eve Charist; Ryan Donovan; Lea Pascal, writer/director. Adult themes; violence. Canada

LIONS – In a dystopian future, two estranged sisters wage a different kind of war.  Rosslyn Luke; Sienna Burnett; David Drummond; Brian Dorsey, co-writer; Justin Zimmerman, co-writer/director.  War violence. USA

TREATMENT – Hannah fights for her life both literally and figuratively while summiting her own personal Everest.  Nikki Tomlinson; Heather Fusari; Tyler Buckingham, writer; Andrea Behring, director. Adult themes. USA

BUTTERFLY – A high school boxer with a mission to make her late father proud and avenge the injuries to her boyfriend struggles to find balance in the relationship with her mother and must train to defeat her rival.  Margie Curran; Neil McDonough; Veronica Argentieri; Heidi Marie Ferren; Jonathan Sperling; Nicolas Alayo, writer/director. USA

Sat. April 27, 2019 6:20pm


NIGHT SHIFT – A guilt ridden police officer is forced to tackle her inner demons and rely on her training to survive and fight her way through 5 floors of a drug lab.  Adele Elasmar; Liz Conrado; Stephen Degenaro; Zia Kelly; Matt Theo; Adam Rowland; John Balazs, writer/director. Adult violence and language. Australia

PIPE –  When Pup, a young girl living on the fringe of a bombed out town, finds a dead body washed up on the beach she brings it home to give it a proper burial, but other people have plans for the body and Pup’s refusal to give it up brings hell down upon she and her father’s heads.  Zoe Bell; Tracie Thoms; Elizabeth Hunter; Jeffrey Nicholas Brown; Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly, writers; Max Isaacson, director. Graphic violence. USA

MORTAL WOUNDS – Glover is a precise and clinical hit man for the Russian Mafia. Weary of his work and ready to start a new life, he arrives at his latest job only to find a competing killer has come for the same target.  Neil Holland; Noel Elie; Clark Middleton; Neil Holland & Leon Hendrix III, writers; Frank Dale Arroyo, director. f-lang, adult themes. USA

STILL ALIVE? – An Assassin finds herself in the centre of a hard hitting, gun blazing game of death as members of her trade try their hand in claiming the sum of money attached to her head.  Lydia Sarks; Nick Wright; Mitch Wright; Nick Wright, writer; Nathan Bender, director. Graphic violence, adult themes. Australia

IMBROGLIO – Two warring groups of criminals meet to exchange hostages, each side unaware that the other harbors a deadly secret.  Zoe Bell; Alina Andrei; Kiralee Hayashi; Jason Tobias; Robert Dill; Deosick Burney; Travis Johns; Joseph Michael Harris; Christopher Zatta, writer/director.  Graphic violence, adult themes. USA

Sat. April 27, 2019 6:25pm


WHOSE CRIME IS IT ANYWAY? – SHORT NARRATIVE – A rehearsal taken too far leaves young actress, Stormy, dealing with victim guilt and tasked with taking the matter into her own hands.  Isabella Jacqueline; Sean Schliwa; Matthew Nicholas Phillips; Rebecca Collin; Isabella Jacqueline, writer/director. Adult themes. Australia

SURVIVING LUNCH – FEATURE NARRATIVE – A beautiful teenage girl named Gabriella moves to Florida from the Bronx after a school shooting tears her life apart. As Gabriella struggles to overcome her grief, she sees a boy being bullied in the lunchroom and begins a dangerous quest to stop the meanest boy in school.  Avery Arendes; Parker Padgett; Tom Foley; Clayton Royal Johnson; Kaycie Lee; Francesca Phillips; KT Curran, writer/director Violence, sexual assault, adult themes and language. USA

Sat. April 27, 2019 6:30pm

presented by The Chimaera Project

A celebration for all 2019 filmmakers, screenwriters and musicians. The 2019 competition prize presentation occurs here.

The Chimaera Project recognizes the collective voice as a catalyst for social change.

We are dedicated to empowering filmmakers who identify as female to fearlessly create, inspire and lead! • Our goal is to create change by demonstrating an inclusive model. • We believe that all individuals have the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships and create. It is our belief that only when people from different life experiences and points of view are given a chance to express themselves can we really create change.

The Chimaera Project ambassadors in attendance are Andi Norris, Darlene Conti, Dove Meir, and Foster Corder; also attending is Cheryl Bookout, Executive Director.

Sat. April 27, 2019 8:10pm


Two seventeen-year-old singer/songwriters from the West Coast, LORIAN and MERYL, it’s the once-in-a-lifetime dream to travel cross-country and perform at Woodstock.  Willow Shields; Meg DeLacy; Teddy Van Ee; Elijah Stevenson; Leslie K. Bloom, writer/director. USA

Sat. April 27, 2019 8:15pm


Nora is that girl: the one who works overtime, helps out her family by all means, and leaves little for herself. She can’t even fathom a love interest. But with her one free hour a day, she takes out life’s hardships at the local mixed martial arts gym, where she is no longer who she is, if just for that hour.  Shannon Murray; Roxanna Sanchez; Stephanie Erb; Dante Basco; Dot Marie Jones; Daren Longley, writer; Bailey Kobe, director. Adult themes. Violence. F-lang. USA

Sat. April 27, 2019 10:00pm


RISE OF THE CATWOMAN – An origin story fan web series following Selina Kyle as she rises from orphanhood as a street level cat burglar working for Sal Maroni’s gang, to a strong and bold Catwoman set on a journey of revenge.  Elly Brown; Joe Palubinsky; Markiss McFadden; Holly Reichert; Lee Meriwether; Stephen Krstulich, writer; Markiss McFadden, director. Adult themes. USA

TYPICAL ELLIE – A happy-go-lucky gamer who can’t stay grounded discovers a life where she doesn’t need to be.  Kathleen Neubauer; Michael Kuya; Aria Song; Mark Elefane (and stunt coordinator); Vince Cruz, writer & director.  USA

LIFE XP – An awkward bookworm fired from a mundane bookstore job is resurrected as an international VR gaming hero.  Cassandra Ebner; Enid-Raye Adams; Lindsay Navaro; Gio Mocibob; Cassandra Ebner, writer; Trevor Addie, director. Comic/game violence.  Canada

ONCE MORE WITH FEELING – A pair of spies caught in an endless chase end up running into a theater audition. When they end up doing a scene together, they are transported into the world of the play, causing them to question the nature of their relationship.  Kinyumba Mutakabbir; Rebecca Hausman; Kate Grabau; Barbara Beckley; Ben Cunis, writer/director. F-lang. USA

HOT FLASH: THE CHRONICLES OF LARA TATE MENOPAUSAL SUPERHERO – The story of a woman going through all 34 of the symptoms of Menopause to the extreme, causing her to unwittingly become a superhero who wields those powers.  Amy Buchwald, Danny Woodburn; Mike Hagerty; Tay Disney; Amy Buchwald, writer; Danny Woodburn, director. Adult themes. USA

MOTHER – A usual telephone conversation between mother and daughter turns out to be not so usual for one of the parties involved.  Elena Shuliveystrova; Varvara Novikova; Vasiliy Kiselev, director. Subtitles. Russia

SANTA – Down on her luck, Santa enters a bar and gets more than she bargains for.  Erica Martinez; Brad Meyhart; Amy Rose Schumaker; Zully Garcia; Kayden Phoenix, writer/director.  Comic violence. USA

SORRY, NOT SORRY – A couple’s one-upmanship reaches unbelievable heights after a man eats his wife’s plums.  Wallace Langham; Jessica Oyelowo; M. Emmet Walsh; Monique Sorgen, writer/director. Adult themes. USA

ARE YOU MY MOMMY – An action star in mortal danger is rescued by an unlikely savior with ulterior motives.  Paula Jean Hixson; Neil Napier; Sarah Booth; Enuka Okuma; Ava Penner; Christopher Grove; Paula Jean Hixson, writer; Gavin Michael Booth, director.  F-lang; adult themes. USA

Sat. April 27, 2019 10:25pm


IT CAME NAMELESS IN SPRING – A Lovecraftian love story. Kat and Michael struggle to defend themselves as Los Angeles succumbs to dread and disarray when a bizarre creature appears over the city. Vulnerable and unprepared, Kat ventures out into the chaos.  Magen Mattox; Corey Rieger; Katelyn Brooke; Brian Otting, writer/director. Adult themes; nudity; horror violence. USA

IT’S A MESS – A homeless man with a troubled past…two young sisters with a dark secret…part modern day fairytale, part ode to the solitude of New York City nights.  Vincent D’Onofrio; Lucia Prinzi; Eva Prinzi; Frank Prinzi, writer/director. Horror violence. USA Horror violence. USA

BRAZEN – DEMON HUNTRESS – A demon hunter has a hard time getting paid for her work.  Bianca Brady; Rafael Petardi; Annabel Marshall-Roth; Ville Lumioska, co-writer; Mikko Löppönen, director/co-writer.  Horror violence. Finland

THE MONSTER WITHIN – When she wakes up from a coma after being hit by a drunk driver, Jenny, a young woman in her thirties sees a scary wraith following her everywhere. It doesn’t speak, it’s just there, staring at her all the time.  Catherine Bérubé; Lael Stellick; Eric Davis; Cecily Walters, writer; Ghislain Ouellet, director. F-lang, adult themes. Canada

TROUBLED YOUTH – Students huddle under desks; there is an attack on the school. Who or what is coming for them?  Cami Storm; Gordon Tarpley; Christopher Westbrook; Abbey May; Avra Friedman; Noam Sigler; Emily Dell, writer/director.  Graphic violence. USA

THAT KINDA NIGHT – Kev always thought there was only one girl for him when an alien invasion destroys the city, he begins to realize how right he was.  Emily Weider; Andrew Hollinger; Drew Mathews; Chelsey Cummings & Jeremy King, writers; Clayton Witmer, co-writer/director. Scifi comic violence. USA

THE COLD DARK – Erica wanders off into the dark to search for medicine for her wounded father. As she rummages a cabin she stumbles upon two men who grant her cover for the night. But something outside is listening.  Jessica Wolff; Paul D. Savage; Juha-Pekka Mikkola; Mikko Löppönen, writer/director. Adult themes, violence. Finland

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