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PIFF 41 Women-Directed Shorts

  • Directed by Various

A selection of women-directed short films featured in the 41st Portland International Film Festival.

Films in this Program


Directed by Britt Raes

An animated look into the origins of a crazy cat lady.

The Burden

Directed by Niki Lindroth Von Bahr

A dark musical enacted in a modern market place next to a large freeway. Employees of various businesses deal with

Poles Apart

Directed by Paloma Baeza

In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear


Directed by Chintis Lundgren

A fox becomes attracted to a wolf.

Lovely Legs

Directed by Abby Thompson

After running her over with his car, a man attempts to part ways with his secret, robot girlfriend in the


Directed by Daniela Repas

Using hand-drawn animation, a Bosnian refugee tells a story of her home, which has been logged and kept as drawings


Directed by Tessa Ribitsch

A young woman chooses to undergo a minor procedure, an insertion of an IUD for birth control. The procedure takes

We Have Our Ways

Directed by Dawn Jones Redstone

In a dystopian future that severely clamps down on women’s health rights and corporations act as singular gateways for access

Genres: Short