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Directed by Various

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

Films in this Program

Catherine

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

Manivald

Directed by Chintis Lundgren

A fox becomes attracted to a wolf.

Lovely Legs

Directed by Abby Thompson

A man and his sex robot spend their final moments together.

Mnemonics

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

Unbuckled

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

Appears in: PIFF 41 Encore Screenings



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.