Short Films #52FilmsByWomen #DirectedByWomen – In Progress

by melissabrattoni | created - 2 months ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

(To pledge visit: womeninfilm.org/52-films/)

Recently completing the #52FilmsByWomen challenge I'm embarking on another year.

This time as a further challenge to myself I will watch short films worldwide to fulfill my interest in this area.

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1. Birdie (II) (2018)

PG | 8 min | Short, Drama

A woman walks alone to the train station. As she descends the stairs to the underground platform she smiles at a young man, he smiles back. With the smallest of gestures, the woman becomes caught in a subtle and sinister game.

Director: Shelly Lauman | Stars: Maeve Dermody, Sam Parsonson, Joshua Brennan, Lynette Curran

Votes: 36

2. Trespass (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama

A woman walking her dog in the bush has a disturbing encounter with a young girl.

Director: Mirrah Foulkes | Stars: Maya Stange, Sara West

Votes: 11

3. Hello Apartment (2018)

11 min | Short

An apartment as a witness to someone's personal history, the kind of universal space in which we all find ourselves as we evolve into adulthood. An apartment as protagonist of the latest chapter of Miu Miu Women's Tales.

Director: Dakota Fanning | Stars: Eve Hewson, Malika Samuel, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Granit Lahu

Votes: 28

4. First World Problems (2016)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Two mates discuss the hardships of their lives over a bad cup of coffee, oblivious to the beauty and sadness surrounding them.

Director: Rachael Belle Myers | Stars: Joe Davidson, Dominic Di Paolo, Dominic di Paulo, Clint Facey

5. How to Be Alone (2019)

11 min | Short, Horror

How To Be Alone follows Lucy, as she struggles to survive an increasingly bizarre and horrifying night. Lucy most secret fears begin to manifest and attack her, she must fight for control of her mind, and ultimately her life.

Director: Kate Trefry | Stars: Maika Monroe, Joe Keery, Evan Miller

Votes: 124

7. Monster (I) (2005)

10 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

A mother battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the closet, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Susan Prior, Luke Ikimis-Healey, Trash Vaudeville

Votes: 858

8. The Good Time Girls (2017)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Western

A group of women band together as they go to war against a pack of men who have done them wrong at every turn.

Director: Courtney Hoffman | Stars: Laura Dern, Garret Dillahunt, Alia Shawkat, Annalise Basso

Votes: 98

9. 9 Kisses (2014)

9 min | Short

The 2014th most prominent actors pair up in a series of intimate encounters.

Director: Elaine Constantine | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Chadwick Boseman, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 665

10. Red (II) (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

A mother embodies a female redback spider, which eats its mate after sex.

Director: Del Kathryn Barton | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Arella Plater, Alex Russell, Charmene Yap

Votes: 62

11. Mission Zero (2007)

8 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

Pirelli's promotional short movie. After leaving her house on a quiet morning Uma Thurman is being pursued by two strange figures who shoot at her.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jason Maltas, Mathew Vigil, Kevin Kazakoff

Votes: 429

12. Skin (2007)

16 min | Short, Drama

Robert tries to rekindle a relationship with his teenage daughters Emma and Zoe on their last holiday together before the divorce. He slowly begins to realize that not only has he lost ... See full summary »

Director: Claire McCarthy | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, David Roberts, Rhondda Findleton, Eloise Winestock

Votes: 21

13. The Captured Bird (2012)

10 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A darkly poetic fable that begins with a little girl drawing figures of people with chalk on the cement of a playground. She takes notice of an unusual crack in the pavement that is seeping... See full summary »

Director: Jovanka Vuckovic | Star: Skyler Wexler

Votes: 272

14. Candy (I) (2011)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Set in contemporary London CANDY follows the story of Joe, a teenage suburban boy, who meets and instantly falls in love with a seemingly innocent young girl from his home town who now ... See full summary »

Director: Kinga Burza | Stars: Luke Allen-Gale, Ben Chamberlain, Ella Purnell

Votes: 25

15. Dirt (II) (2018)

Short, Horror

The story follows Penny, a troubled runaway, who is picked up hitchhiking by a group of friends on a camping trip. But after trekking deep into the forest, Penny soon realises this group is... See full summary »

Director: Lyndsay Sarah | Stars: Mikaela Binns-Rorke, Taylor Wiese, Lauren Lofberg, Carma Sharon

16. Cargo (2013)

7 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect his infant daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Andy Rodoreda, Alison Gallagher, Ruth Venn, Yolanda Ramke

Votes: 3,025

17. Mouse (2017)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Fueled by coke, a desperate couple attempts to capitalize on an unlikely opportunity.

Directors: Logan George, Celine Held | Stars: Vanessa Wasche, Logan George, Charlotte Arnoux

Votes: 59

18. Every Breaking Wave (I) (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama

Set on the streets of early 1980s Northern Ireland, the film is built around themes of emotional abandon and the uncertainty of romantic relationships. It follows two teenagers, one ... See full summary »

Director: Aoife McArdle | Stars: Emily Lamey, Josh Thompson, Jay Andrews, Quinn Begley

Votes: 67

19. The Woman Dress (2012)

7 min | Short

In this dark tale of an esoteric ritual, a woman enters a shadowy laboratory where three witches attend a bubbling cauldron, surrounded by hanging skeletons of dresses. She is disrobed, led... See full summary »

Director: Giada Colagrande | Stars: Maya Sansa, Annie Hart, Erika Spring Forster, Heather D'Angelo

Votes: 25

20. Devil Woman (2018)

12 min | Short, Horror

A forest protester gets bitten by a devil and transforms into a monster.

Director: Heidi Lee Douglas | Stars: Marigold Pazar, Leith Alexander, Peter Healy, Flame Kimbell

Votes: 6

21. The Stylist (2016)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.

Director: Jill Gevargizian | Stars: Najarra Townsend, Jennifer Plas, Angela Dupuie, Pepper

Votes: 142



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