Official Schedule Fourth Annual

Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival

 

 

Due to Corona Virus Concerns Showcase 2 at Echo Park Film Center has been rescheduled for June. See details below. As of 3/12 Showcase 1 at the Egyptian Theatre will continue as regularly scheduled.

Showcase 1|Spielberg Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 |March 21| 1:00pm-9:30pm | Tickets at the Door

PORTRAITS OF PARADISE | 1:00PM-3:30PM 

PSYCHOTROPIC CINEMA | 1:00PM-3:30PM 

Intermission, Red Carpet, Vendors |4:00PM- 5:00PM | Free Lush Products to first 50 people. Claim at end of Red Carpet during Intermission

Showcase 2|Spielberg Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 |March 21| 1:00pm-9:30pm | Tickets at the Door

GORE GAL-ORE | 5:00PM- 7:30PM

Bella Donna of Madness | 5:00PM- 7:30PM

 

 

 

 

Rescheduled Showcase 2|Echo Park Film Center 1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026 |June 12-13| 5:30pm-9:30pm

$5.00 suggested donation| CASH ONLY

WOMXN'S SEXUALITY: SeXual ReduXXX | 5:30PM-9:30PM 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth and Altered States | 5:30PM-9:30PM 

7:30PM- 9:30PM | Closing Night Reception and Raffle Prizes | Free drink with Entrance

 

Jury & Special Guests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Happened to Her - Kristy Gueva
What Happened to Her - Kristy Gueva

"What Happened to Her" is a forensic exploration of our cultural obsession with images of the dead woman on screen. Interspersing found footage from films and police procedural television shows and one actor’s experience of playing the part of a corpse, the film offers a meditative critique on the trope of the dead female body. (15:00)

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Lights, Camera, Hair! - Tristen Ive
Lights, Camera, Hair! - Tristen Ive

This film deconstructs Kubrick’s treatment of Shelley Duvall during the production of “The Shining.” Kubrick asked the crew to be cold to Duvall, to never praise her for her work or show her sympathy in order to make the onscreen performance believable. (7:06)

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Woman From Mars - Piano Whitman
Woman From Mars - Piano Whitman

Dylan Mars Greenberg, an independent filmmaker from New York City, shares her personal struggles and achievements as a minority in the filmmaking industry. (40:43)

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Olga's Self Insert Fanfiction - Ella
Olga's Self Insert Fanfiction - Ella

Olga is bored of the monotony of her life. When she finds an escape through her fanfiction, her fantasies run wild, becoming increasingly power hungry and ridiculous. Today, fanfiction.net. Tomorrow, the world. Why would she ever go back to reality? (4:00)

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Terror Fervor - Phoebe Parsons
Terror Fervor - Phoebe Parsons

Informed by experimental films from the 1960s and 70s, Terror Fervor takes the viewer on a psychedelic non-linear journey through the vices of seven characters. The wordless journey of Terror Fervor plunges the viewer into an experience that is hard to classify and hard to forget. (6:00)

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Black Metal Barbie - Gwenmarie White
Black Metal Barbie - Gwenmarie White

"Daughters of Northern Darkness", a celebration and satirization of 80s and 90s Barbie commercials. It utilizes humor to create space for femmes and amplified elements of femininity within the world of black metal while imagining the possibility of an extreme mainstreaming and commodification of the subgenre. (1:30)

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Womxn - Adrien Gystere Peskine & Ed
Womxn - Adrien Gystere Peskine & Ed

Jane Dark lives and studies in the Noir-Et-Cher Whenever her community is harassed by Europe Normale Police. She turns into the super shero WOMXN helped by her mate: a womanoïd Dolphin in a spaceship called the KORA Mother (5:00)

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Hot Flash: The Chronicles of Lara T
Hot Flash: The Chronicles of Lara T

The story of woman going through the change who must learn to harness the symptoms of menopause as a source of power, as a way to combat evil, as a way to get through it. (16:53)

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In Conversation with a Goddess - Fl
In Conversation with a Goddess - Fl

A bloody little short challenging today's views on body politics. (4:23)

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Buffalo & Trout - Presley  Paras
Buffalo & Trout - Presley Paras

Two female addicts, Buffalo and Trout, are hired to rob a white supremacists house. Once arriving to the house they are faced with a decision; either take the money and call it a job well done, or stay and rescue the young kidnapped couple being tortured by a group of white supremacists. (13:00)

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Trapped Women - Nataly Vergara Adri
Trapped Women - Nataly Vergara Adri

A woman is born into a completely white world full of light. She begins to explore, feel and live through a dance. She is happy, she feels free. The music guides her through the space she is in, it belongs to her. A red rose catches her attention. (8:52)

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Infanticide - Panteha Abareshi
Infanticide - Panteha Abareshi

Infanticide is a performative essay film that queer visual and performance artist Panteha Abareshi created to address a genetic disease that she inherited from her mother. (4:03)

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Ms. Hart's School for Young Women -
Ms. Hart's School for Young Women -

A coming-of-age channel surfing fever dream fraught with identity crisis, sexual shame, and the inevitability of suburban motherhood. (6:52)

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For the woman on the floor - Livia
For the woman on the floor - Livia

After a traumatizing assault on her body, a woman hides within a quiet world of clean sheets. Ms. Yarn must reveal the pain she has buried deep within. (8:21)

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Sara’s Intimate Confessions - Emili
Sara’s Intimate Confessions - Emili

After being confronted with her fear of being too big, Sara, who’s 181 cm tall and heavily built, begins to explore her perception of femininity, with her talking vulva. (22:00)

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Wunderkammer - Jennifer Linton
Wunderkammer - Jennifer Linton

Madelaine’s cabinet of curiosities contained a collection of wonders to both delight and horrify. One day, a mysterious item in her cabinet captures her attention. A darkly-tinged, animated fantasy that explores the erotic-grotesque. (5:36)

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Flow - Gigi Bennett
Flow - Gigi Bennett

Flow is an exploration of the female body, expression of human connection to nature, and acknowledgement of the history of female creation told through the birth of our world through Mother Nature’s menstrual blood. (3:59)

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Period Piece -  Sylvia Ray
Period Piece -  Sylvia Ray

A Period Piece is a female empowerment film about a young woman who puts in a tampon for the first time. Partially shot on super 8 film to give audiences a nostalgic feeling of one's memory of their first attempt at putting on a tampon.  (05:18)

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Lili - Yfke van Berckelaer
Lili - Yfke van Berckelaer

Lili (Lisa Smit – Netflix’s Ares) knows she has to nail this audition. The Man (Derek de Lint – Soldier of Orange/The Unbearable Lightness of Being) she auditions for, knows this too. Thus starts an uncomfortable cat and mouse game in this single-shot #metoo horror, about power, the misuse of power and female empowerment. (8:35)

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Play The Field - Lesley Marshall
Play The Field - Lesley Marshall

A young woman describes what it was like to fall in love in the locker room with her classmates. A rock song ensues as they fumble through romance and sports.  (3:08)

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The Only Thing I love more than You
The Only Thing I love more than You

Ranch. Dipped. Chicken. Fingers. (1:00)

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Boo - Rakefet Abergel
Boo - Rakefet Abergel

A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth. Over the course of a rough night, Devi, 7 years sober, must make a difficult choice between WHO she loves and WHAT she loves. (15:00)

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Dead Winter - Jason Winn, Written by
Dead Winter - Jason Winn, Written by

Audrey, a young woman living in the post-apocalyptic American south, spends every day of her life fighting for the remnants of her family. However, her grandmother wants nothing more than for Audrey to move on and try to have a better life. (15:35)

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Escondidas - Carlos Matienzo Serment
Escondidas - Carlos Matienzo Serment

Ana is a curious girl while playing hide and seek she founds the death: a girl of the same age. But playing hide and seek with the death could be fatal. (22:03)

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The Boogeywoman - Erica  Scoggins
The Boogeywoman - Erica Scoggins

The Boogeywoman is a coming of age story about the horrors and wonders of becoming a woman: the evolution of our bodies, our perceived inadequacies, our stereotypes. The continued secrecy and shame surrounding the most natural and marked change in a girl's life is here transformed into an experience of newfound power and agency.(17:57)

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Opening Night - Margaret Bialis
Opening Night - Margaret Bialis

Look within. Then dance it out.A man reflects on formative conflicts from his past with optimism, gratitude, and a little music. (4:55)

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Lilith - Nicole McBride
Lilith - Nicole McBride

Based on the real myth, Lilith, Adam's first wife before Eve, rejects the role fate has chosen for her. (3:10)

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WAAAH -  Sawako Kabuki
WAAAH -  Sawako Kabuki

I synchronized the irritation of baby cries and the frustration I have ever experienced. Everyone was born while crying, and grew crying. I grew up to be an adult, but I strongly want to be a baby again. (1:14)

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Happy Womanhood! - Juwon Jun
Happy Womanhood! - Juwon Jun

A young girl dreadfully awaits for her womanhood to arrive in a vacuous banquet room. (1:36)

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The Desire of Mermaids - Hannah Hama
The Desire of Mermaids - Hannah Hama

Plunge deep below the surface of the water to encounter women in the process of a transformation. Women turn to the pressure of the water to find reprieve from the expectation to be something other than what they are. (6:17)

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Simbiosis Carnal - Rocío Álvarez
Simbiosis Carnal - Rocío Álvarez

A poetic journey through the history of desire and sexuality where the female pleasure, long ignored and repressed, takes pride of place (10:00)

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The Porous Body - Sofia El Khyari
The Porous Body - Sofia El Khyari

A young woman who lives in her thoughts goes back to the sea to centre herself. As she dives into the water, she dives under her skin and penetrates her psychological wrapping. (6:15)

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The Astronaut's Journal - Marina Be
The Astronaut's Journal - Marina Be

Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.” (5:19)

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Just a Small - Na Kyung Kim
Just a Small - Na Kyung Kim

Just like ancient mural paintings, a painting drawn on six of 30 inches * 40 inches panels has a story to tell. It is a story of a small eel wishing to become something greater than itself. (4:41)

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Tides - Mihaela C Slabe
Tides - Mihaela C Slabe

Obviously drained from the task of living, a woman submerges herself beneath her bathwater to explore the shadows of the feminine psyche. After a brief encounter with the moon, she begins to comprehend the cycles of her body and mind, and the shifting tides of her emotions. An exploration of the relationship between lunar cycles and the effects on the female subconsious.  (4:21)

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Eve Of - Lauren Armstrong
Eve Of - Lauren Armstrong

The guardian nymph of a petrified planet is woken by a storm of fish, and she is compelled to return it to water by any means necessary, including self sacrifice — a creation myth.Animated in the traditional style, using pen, paper & light table. (4:45)

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The imaginary Woman - Laura Benavide
The imaginary Woman - Laura Benavide

"You will be yourself that other woman you have never seen"Collecting spellings, poems, questions and songs this animated poem portraits rejection, rupture, reflection and love. (12:02)

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Cleanse - Maggie  Burger
Cleanse - Maggie Burger

A lonely Pranic healer - a form of energy healing - continues to push her body and her spiritual health to the brink when she is confronted with an especially horrific and spiritually-trying healing session. (11:45)

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Eat Me -  Helena Aguilera
Eat Me -  Helena Aguilera

Late at night, two policemen attack the owner of a local restaurant. Her sister steps in, however, and soon the secret ingredient of their sandwiches is revealed. It’s to die for! (9:00)

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Pozole - Jessica Mendez Siqueiros
Pozole - Jessica Mendez Siqueiros

When Maia, a mixed race Latina woman, sets out to reconnect with her traditional Mexican roots on her Nana's 100th birthday, things go terribly wrong. (10:06)

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Little Con Lili - Gabriela Garcia
Little Con Lili - Gabriela Garcia

Lili, is a 10 year old girl enjoys a leisurely afternoon listening to her favorite band. All's well, until her mother comes home from work earlier than expected. (9:40)

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Gloria - Joëlle Arseneau Canada
Gloria - Joëlle Arseneau Canada

Four friends swear the solemn oath. (5:41)

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The Suburbanight - Eva Colmers
The Suburbanight - Eva Colmers

Aria Lefler just wants to feed her hungry kid and have a quiet night at home. When her bothersome neighbor continually interrupts their family time, Aria finds the perfect solution to both problems. (11:07)

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Water Horse - Sarah Wisner and Sean
Water Horse - Sarah Wisner and Sean

A secluded family encounters a dreadful presence emerging from the water. (7:56)

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LIVE - Taryn O'Neill
LIVE - Taryn O'Neill

An online 'livecaster' with a dangerous brand has a crisis of conscience over her volatile career choice in a future world where jobs are limited and conflict is currency. (12:33)

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Where's  the Fire - Yonca Talu
Where's the Fire - Yonca Talu

A frustrated single mother of a teenage girl journeys down the rabbit hole of her sexual fantasy. (19:38) ​

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Juror : Sharon Mooney
Juror : Sharon Mooney

Grrrls on Film Grrrls on Film is a one-night event exploring the intersections and divergences of punk, gender, race, feminism, film, and music. Juror : Sharon Mooney Assistant Professor of Film Production Sharon Mooney aims to help aspiring student filmmakers develop their voices behind the camera and in the editing room in order to create stories that resonate beyond the bluff. Mooney, an accomplished filmmaker and producer from Richmond, Va., has been making movie magic at LMU for five years

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Juror : Maggie Mackay
Juror : Maggie Mackay

Vidiots is a one-of-kind hub for film lovers, filmmakers, and everyone curious about cinema, Vidiots is dedicated to inspiring human interaction around film through preserving, growing, and providing access to its diverse DVD, BluRay, and rare VHS collection, showcasing the work of emerging and master artists, and producing unique film events and vital education programs. Juror : Maggie Mackay Maggie Mackay is the executive director of the Vidiots Foundation. Maggie developed her interest in fi

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Presentor: Daisy Noemi
Presentor: Daisy Noemi

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Juror : Sharon Mooney
Juror : Sharon Mooney

Grrrls on Film Grrrls on Film is a one-night event exploring the intersections and divergences of punk, gender, race, feminism, film, and music. Juror : Sharon Mooney Assistant Professor of Film Production Sharon Mooney aims to help aspiring student filmmakers develop their voices behind the camera and in the editing room in order to create stories that resonate beyond the bluff. Mooney, an accomplished filmmaker and producer from Richmond, Va., has been making movie magic at LMU for five years

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