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The 5th annual Cinema Femme Short Film Fest runs from April 28 through May 4. This one-of-a-kind festival emphasizes the importance of supporting emerging female and non-binary filmmakers by connecting them to seasoned industry members through the Breaking Down Walls mentorship program.

Twenty short films will be selected to screen across four programs. Four of those filmmakers will then be awarded a six-month mentorship with a seasoned filmmaker. This year’s mentors are filmmaker Isabel Sandoval (LINGUA FRANCA), actress Melora Walters (MAGNOLIA, COLD MOUNTAIN, PEN15), TV/film editor Stephanie Filo (A Black Lady Sketch Show), and producer Julie Keck.

This will be the festival’s first year as a hybrid event, combining four in-person screenings with the option to view films virtually. The in-person part of the festival includes filmmaker Q&As, workshops, and panels.