Cinema Femme Short Film Fest

Shorts Program 4: Before Midnight (Part Two)

Expired May 5, 2023 4:45 AM
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6 films in package
When a misfit teacher explores her taboo fantasies, she’s inspired to start a self-acceptance revolution.
On Chef Antonia’s birthday her estranged mother pays a surprise visit to the restaurant. Struggling with feeling abandoned by her Mum when her twin brother died ten years ago, Antonia imagines her brother urging reconciliation.
The Mark
Gracelyn has trained herself in witchcraft ever since being taunted by a group of girls in middle school and excluded from their "coven." Now in their twenties, one of those girls, Annie, brings her boyfriend by for a visit...carelessly unaware of Gracelyn's new powers.
An absurdist examination of female friendship, Helium explores various dynamics of intimacy over the course of a double date à la maison. Though each is equipped with a romantic partner for the night, Claire and Reagan find themselves drawn more strongly to the comfort of their own friendship than to their dates, leading to a rather dissociative evening.
Teenage sisters Eden and Lux navigate their competitive relationship over the course of a Halloween party filled with glitter, confrontation, and blackouts.
Grey Feather
Sarita is a young Cambodian girl meets and gets along with Sam, and Australian man who comes to settle down in Cambodia. Their love is very deep and beautiful. However, they have to challenge; to face it when it comes to their daily life, within their different background, culture and their believes. It’s time for them to understand themselves before they know which way they are going to choose.
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This program is PART TWO of our Before Midnight program (AKA Midnight Program before Midnight). All of these films surprise you and genre defy.

Q&A with Shorts Program 4 filmmakers on May 2, 2023, 3 PM Central on our YouTube Channel.

Filmmaker Q&A moderated by Ashley Shelton ("The Evening Hour", "Magnolia", and feature debut "Best Clowns" coming soon!)

A suppressed second grade teacher obsessed with spanking fumbles through her first fetish party. As she faces her shame, she forms an unexpected connection, helping her find new compassion for herself - and a student with a difference. 

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    11.59 minutes
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    United States
  • Director
    Melanie Zoey Weinstein