Women in Comedy Festival: Film & Screenplay Competition – Women in Comedy Festival

The 11th Annual Women in Comedy Festival Film & Screenplay Competition

WICF is delighted to announce the “Best of Fest” Prize Winners and Official Selections for the WICF 2020 Film & Screenplay Competition.

Women in Comedy Festival, in partnership with HBO, Amy Aniobi (Insecure), Laura Fischer FEIGCO Entertainment Co-President, Joey and Faith Soloway (Transparent) and M. Dickson (Disenchantment) presents the WICF 2020 official film & screenplay selections.

The 2020 Women in Comedy Festival ” Best of Fest” Prize Winners and Official Selections in all four categories

THE HBO PITCH YOUR FIRST 5 PAGES COMPETITION 

with Amy Aniobi

Uninspired, submitted by Lesley Hennen  Winning Script

Pure, submitted by Erika Hakmiller
Wispy Business, submitted by Tea Ho
The Rub, submitted by Kimberlea Kressal
Faire Life, submitted by Tamika Spaulding

WICF COMEDY SHORT CONTEST with Feigco Entertainment Co-President Laura Fischer
(2 to 10 minute short film)

THE 90 DAY PLAN, submitted by Gabriela Garcia Medina Best of Fest

Gum, submitted by Jacob Reed Industry Choice

Feminism: A Bedtime Story, submitted by Sarah Ammar
Labor Relations, submitted by Karisa Bruin
I’m Okay, You’re Okay, submitted by Héloïse Chung
Drunk Girl Therapist, submitted by Jayk Gallagher
BOY EATS GIRL: A Zombie Love Story, submitted by Sarah Gurfield
Text Me, submitted by Lani Harms
Summer in the City, submitted by Mia Jessup
Sexxy Dancer, submitted by Jessica Makinson
TEA TIME, submitted by Tara Price
Coffee Shop Names, submitted by Deepak Sethi
The Test, submitted by Jessica Smith
Hypotheticals, submitted by Elizabeth Stamp
The Clothing Swap, submitted by Sarah Stoecker

WICF TV COMEDY/DRAMEDY PILOT CONTEST
with Joey and Faith Soloway
(under 30 minute television pilot)

The Anxious Taxidermist – A Musical, submitted by Aurora Florence Best of Fest

Lady Liberty, submitted by Taylor Nagel Industry Choice

Hot Cake, submitted by Debi Bradshaw
Half Life, submitted by Patty Carey
Generation Por qué?, submitted by Jacqueline Pereda
My Mechanical Friend, submitted by Hollie Seidel

WICF ANIMATED COMEDY SHORT CONTEST with M. Dickson
(5 minutes or less animated short)

The Witch & the Baby, submitted by Evgenia Golubeva Best of Fest

First Time Ghost, submitted by Jordan Myrick Industry Choice

Open House, submitted by Shoa Appelman
Everyday Bobby, submitted by Horam Kim
Nice Hole, submitted by Allison Summers
Between the Pages, submitted by Nicole L. Thompson
The Mediocre Shapeshifter, submitted by Kamala Varma

One More Thing Before You Go! Check Out Our 2019, 2018, and 2017 Competitions Below

2019 Official Film Selections & Award Winners

The WICF Comedy Short Contest with NBC
Features original comedic content created by filmmakers from all over the world.

Grand Prize: $1,000 and a one-on-one mentoring call with Karen Horne (Senior Vice President,Programming Talent Development and Inclusion NBC Entertainment and Universal Television) and Jandiz Cardoso (Senior Director of Talent Development Programming NBC).

WINNER

Best of Fest

Little Con Lili
Written and Directed by Gabriela Garcia Medina

LILI, is a 10 year old Cuban-American girl who should be doing her homework, but instead, decides to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, home alone, eating all her favorite foods, and listening to her favorite band, Air Supply. All’s well, until her mother (NORMA) is fired from work for stealing toilet paper and selling Pop Tarts to guests. When Norma comes home unexpectedly early from work, Lili must hustle to con her mother into believing she’d been doing her homework the entire time.

WINNER

Audience Choice

Parent Teacher Conference
Written by Charlie Mihelich and Directed Ashleigh Stanczak

A parent Teacher Conference gets out of hand when a mother spits something suspicious in her sons art work.

Official Selections

Valentine’s Day
by Marni Little

It’s Valentine’s Day, and Evie could care less. Her best friend Sarah has other plans. They are having a romantic couples dinner and Evie will invite her new boyfriend. The trouble is, he doesn’t exist.

Garbage
by Holly Laurent

Two girls from different walks of life, having equally shitty days are forced to intersect at a bus stop.

The Brownlist
by Ursula Taherian

“The Brownlist” by Ursula Taherian is a smart, satirical comedy that explores race and what it means to be “diverse” in the entertainment industry. It’s the story of a girl blessed with two races but seemingly not enough of either to fit in. To the Hollywood box.

Refugees Welcome Here
by Emilie Sheehan

Helen Matthews is a proud Londoner and even prouder mother. She is cultured, generous and inclusive. She hosts the book club for goodness sake! Helen believes in the EU, farmers markets and the healing powers of a good brew. But above all else, Helen Matthews believes refugees are welcome here…in theory anyway.

Doxxed
by Elaine Loh
Asian American Rebecca Lo is traveling in Africa when she posts a racist joke online that goes viral. She must not only deal with the wrath of the ENTIRE internet, but she must also examine her own beliefs and privileges – as a person of color, she thought she couldn’t be racist.

Message from the Future
by Laura Hartley
She traveled a long way to deliver a message from the future: some things never change.

Pretty Dead
by Wynona Barbera
Since Carol Mortimer played the pivotal Wicked Witch of the East role in her high school play, she wanted to be an actress. Landing in New York City with stars in her eyes, she soon got her big break as she — and the industry — realized she had a very special niche talent. Through all versions of Law and Order, CSI — and nearly every Investigation Discovery true crime show — Ms. Mortimer has honed her craft. Now, she allows the Pretty Dead filmmakers unprecedented access. We get a glimpse of her skills for success and of her teaching her secrets to others in her sought-after classes. And we wait with her to hear if she’s landed the role of a, um, lifetime.

Five Minutes a Day
by Abby Feldman

A young woman seeks inner peace through a morning meditation practice but her mind throws a giant, sexy wrench in her plans.

This Bra is Killing Me
by Meghan O’Neill

Mike discovers the dark side of lingerie when he moves in with three female roommates and learns just how much ‘pretty hurts’.

Sorry, Not Sorry
by Monique Sorgen

A couple’s one-upmanship reaches unbelievable heights after a man eats his wife’s plums.

Ladylike
by Tel Benjamin

Maya and Cassie are going to rob Wayne Mason’s house. It should be one of the easiest scores the duo has ever made, if only they can keep their existential crises in check.

Whore:Table #6
by Helen Kennedy

Eternally optimistic British actress Harriet has yet to find her feet in LA, despite a handful of minor TV roles usually involving baring her breasts, playing a vast array of dead prostitutes, and various combinations of both. But today, her agent has a special project, one which she hopes will buck the trend. Who knows, maybe she’ll find a better balance of nudity on set this time, and perhaps even enjoy the luxury of staying alive for the entire scene?

 

“TRY HARD NONE OF IT MATTERS!”was the opening line of dialogue for this WICF film challenge to create a comedy short between 1 to 5 minutes.

Grand Prize: $1,000 and a one-on-one mentoring call with Frankie Shaw, creator, writer, producer and star of Showtime’s hit comedy SMILF

WINNER

 Best of Fest and Audience Choice

Bed-Headline
Written and Directed by Larissa Pruett

Waking up and immediately reading the news is a terrible idea.

Official Selections

Bubblegum Bitch
by Bianca Armbruster

Bubble Gum Bitch vlogs behind the scenes of her photoshoot with the help of her trusty production assistant; but her shoot gets crashed by her roommate! You won’t believe what happens! (Surprised!)

Try Hard with Ms. Katie and Friends
by Katie Benvenuto

A disgraced Children’s Show Host attempts to recover from her recent mental breakdown…publicly. What Would Oprah Do?

Death of a Cookie Saleswomen
by Bad Medicine

A former girl scout shares her past selling cookies.

Le Meow Mort
by Graceann Dorse

A woman gets a second chance to save her beloved cat, but not everything is what it seems to be.

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The challenge: Submit the first 5 pages of your original 30-minute comedy or dramedy television pilot.

The TOP 5 scripts had a the chance to pitch in-person and receive live feedback from an Industry Pitch Panel moderated by Kelly Edwards, Senior Vice President of Talent Development, HBO, in front of a live audience at the 10th Annual Women in Comedy Festival on May 4, 2019. The prize-winning script by LaGina Hill was selected by the Industry Pitch Panel. LaGina received a mentoring call with Manager of Original Comedy Programming, Allie Wasserman, along with a $500 cash prize.

 Winner

Best of Fest

Wonderland
Written and Directed by LaGina Hill

LaGina Hill is an actor, writer, and director based in Brooklyn, New York.
She obtained a BFA in Theater from New York University and has continued her studies at New York Film Academy, Gotham Writers Workshop, and The Barrow Group. As a comedy writer, her work has appeared on Funny Or Die, The Root, and FUSION TV. She formerly wrote for the indie sketch comedy teams First Runner Up and Horse Club. Her stage plays have appeared at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Horizon Theater (Atlanta), The Future Is Female Festival and the People’s Improv Theater. Currently, she
directs Face For Radio, an indie sketch team housed at the People’s Improv Theater. Her directorial film debut, a short she wrote and produced, is currently in post-production. As an actor, LaGina writes and performs original characters with Characters Welcome, a monthly show at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (NYC).

Official Selections

Saturn Returns
by Julie Leibee

Bad Timing
by Dawn Smith and Kelly McFarland

Houston’s Finest
by Kim Tran

Pleasant Events
by Marieve Herington and Beth Curry

2018 Official Film Selections & Award Winners

The WICF Comedy Short Contest with Paul Feig
features original comedic content created by filmmakers from all over the world.

Grand Prize: $1,000 and a one-on-one mentoring call with director Paul Feig

WINNER

Audience Choice Award, Best of Fest

Woman of a Certain Age
Written by Kate Dearing
Produced by Amanda Cowper, Kate Dearing, Sami Kriegstein
Directed by Amanda Cowper and Sami Kriegstein
Key cast: Kate Dearing, Violet Tinnirello, Jennifer Bassey, Sophie Happonen, Jacob A. Ware, Mike Steinmetz

When Kate confronts the daily challenges of being an adult, she is spontaneously visited by versions of herself at different ages – each offering their “best” advice. Like “A Christmas Carol” but without the pesky morals, Woman of a Certain Age explores what happens when we actually listen to the voices in our head.

Official Selections

Amaretta
Director: Hana Maeorg
A coming-of-age comedy about a young girl who, for the first time, realizes that the world isn’t as fair for girls as it is for boys.

Baby Weight Barbie
Director: Jared Houseman

Bitches by the Sea
Director: April Moreau
Something’s wrong with Donna. She went on a little trip to the West Coast and came back… different. Hold on to your Dunks, because these Boston bitches are not having it.

Blind Study

Director: Caroline Dunaway
A short sketch exploring the rare phenomenon that is…a woman director. Written and directed by Caroline Dunaway for Dunaway’s popular Youtube sketch group, Burnt Quiche. Featured by Elizabeth Banks’ on her comedy site, WhoHaha.

Blowing It
Directors: Brecht Van’t Hof, Jillian Davis
A girl goes on a blind date with a guy, and ends up completely misunderstanding his bisexuality.

 

Ghosting Tips for Ghosts
Director: Leah Dubuc
This instructional video for the recently deceased shows how to accomplish the true objective of being a ghost: how to off the face of the earth completely to avoid someone you’ve recently been dating.

Helpless
Director: E.D.Brown
When you’ve waiting your whole life for two things to happen and they both happen on the same day, sacrifices must be made.

Mila and Mimi Too
Director: Kat Croft

Paid For By – Diane Busch’s Women’s Issue Ad
Director: Dawn Smith
PAID FOR BY is a comedy short that explores the nature of American politics as seen through the lens of political commercial production. Our heroic producer, Margot Meriwether, environmentalist zealot, is passionate about her job producing political ads that she believes in. She is over-the-moon excited to produce Diane Busch’s issue ad about women entrepreneurs, and stoically promises to never stand by silently while women are marginalized. The painful truth of politics is that marginalizing women keeps viewers from changing the channel, and Margot is faced with the reality that the American public is used to white men explaining things.

Seven Minutes
Director: Katie White

Slow Roommates
Director: Hannah Marks

Smile
Director: Rebecca Blaine Carton
“Smile” explores the many fantasies a woman has when she is being cat-called in the streets.


The Button
Director: Angel Laketa Moore

The First Female Bank Robber
Director: Shoa Appelman
A woman robs a bank and draws admiration from customers, in this three minute animated comedy.



The Hungry Games

Directors: Jessica Ellerby, Sam Swainsbury
‘The Hungry Games’ is a satirical social observational comedy. It is a female led project and focuses around the ridiculous (and often competitive!) body conforming pressures put on young women today.
We watch this through the eyes of Michelle and Anna, two regular women, as they spiral out of control ‘in the name of health’.

Woman of a Certain Age
Directors: Amanda Cowper, Sami Kriegstein
When Kate confronts the daily challenges of being an adult, she is spontaneously visited by versions of herself at different ages – each offering their “best” advice. Like “A Christmas Carol” but without the pesky morals, Woman of a Certain Age explores what happens when we actually listen to the voices in our head.


Paul Feig’s Call for Submissions for the WICF Comedy Short Competition

Director Paul Feig

“I’ll TAKE WHATEVER YOU’VE GOT!” was the opening line of dialogue for this WICF film challenge to create a comedy short between 1 to 5 minutes.

Grand Prize: $1,000 and a one-on-one mentoring call with HBO’s Director of Comedy Programming Ada Chiaghana

WINNER

 Audience Choice Award, Best of Fest

Womannequin
Written Beth Benson
Produced by Jon Benson
Directed by Whit Conway
Key cast: Kate Villa, Rasheda Crockett, Dru Johnston, Sachi Ezura

After stumbling upon a mysterious store selling a product called “Womannequin” that promises to stop catcallers and unwanted male attention, Hayley decides to give it a try.

Official Selections

Behind Closed Doors
Director: Bianca Armbruster
A slice of life, romantic comedy about a modern couple’s Saturday morning habits. Lana and Carter equally love being with each other as much as their alone time. Companionship is being comfortable being your whole selves, awkward, unkempt, imperfect and occasionally appalling; but sometimes there are just some things best left, alone.

Boy Genius
Director: Becca Roth
Jason Fleishman is boldly taking matters into his own hands and producing his first independent short film using his director’s vision, his actor’s heart and his parents’ money. Enjoy this exclusive behind the scenes look at Jason’s magnum opus about the tough life of drugs, alongside interviews with the genius auteur, his film school crony and the woman who plays the prostitute.


Brazil Nut
Director: Shoa Appelman
Brazil Nut meets with HR and has to confront consumer reviews.

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El Cat

Director: Michelle Karst
Break ups are hard, but deciding who keeps the cat is even harder.

Getting Down to Buzzness
Directors: Bailey Edwards, Kady Ruth Ashcraft
A realistic and comedic depiction of a young woman’s dating experiences in 2018.

 

Have It All
Director: Katie Locke O’Brien
A true story of what happens when the expectation is the enemy.


Mama’s Boys
Director: Cheryl Texiera
There’s a new kinda male strip club in town. And it caters to your largest sex organ!

Nevertheless, She Auditioned
Director: Amanda Bruton
A comedic look at gender inequality in the audition room. Inspired by true stories.

Pea Pod
Director: Rosser Goodman
Comedy where four black women in a ride share meet a white homeless woman.


Peep Show
Director: Tanya Perez
In an effort to keep her adult video/peep show open, an unlikely stranger’s request & a bumbling employee spark an interesting new kind of adult entertainment in the struggling shop.

Ring Ring
Director: Shiek Mahmud-Bey
When Charlie and her office mate Carlos discover the use of accents during sales calls, their numbers grow while stirring trouble amidst the office.

Smile
Director: Tessa Greenberg
An out of work artist embraces a performance opportunity by way of a hidden security camera.

The Applicant
Directors: Adam Grimes, Christina Huntington
Can a new applicant challenge one of the most notorious syndicates ever assembled?



The Shape of Destiny

Directors: Rachel Siegel, Patrick Toole
Ruth sees the film The Shape of Water and is inspired to try her own hand at love beneath the surface of things. Her friend Jeanine helps her secure a grasp on her slippery dreams.

Tinnitus
Directors: L.P. Dohi
Conversations at a club can be hard, especially when the beat drops in the middle of your sentence.

Womannequin
Director: Whit Conway
After stumbling upon a mysterious store selling a product called “Womannequin” that promises to stop catcallers and unwanted male attention, Hayley decides to give it a try.


Yvonne Orji (co-star of HBO’s ‘Insecure’) intros the HBO Insider Comedy Short Challenge

Ada Chiaghana, Director of Comedy Programming, HBO

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2017 Official Film Selections & Award Winners

Rachel Bloom’s Comedy Short Challenge

In Rachel Bloom’s Comedy Short Challenge, filmmakers were challenged to use an opening line of dialogue provided by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s co-creator, writer, and star Rachel Bloom – “YOU CAN’T DO THAT” to create a comedy short between 1 to 5 minutes.  An award of $1,000.00 plus a one-on-one mentoring call with Rachel Bloom was  awarded to the film “Mommy Issues” for Best of Fest. An award of $250.00 was given to the film “Firm with Purpose” for Audience Favorite. Check out our winners and official selections below!

Official Selections

Comin’ OutDirected by Darva Campell. At 9 months and counting, Eva is more than ready to get the little monster out… but can she do it? Click here to see the film!


Firm with Purpose- Directed by Tia Ayers. A loving mother goes to a job interview in her daughter’s place.


EmpowerPADS!- Directed by Nina Ham. Ladies, are you tired of all the time you waste going to the bathroom everyday? EmpowerPADS solves that pesky problem while simultaneously closing the wage gap!


Workout Gaze- Directed by Becca Roth and Laura Goehrke. A woman naively believes that she has the right to work out at a gym without being corrected by a gazing stranger.


Mommy Issues– Directed by Brittany Belland. Inspired by actual fears and realizations that Brittany is in fact becoming her mother, Brittany co-wrote Mommy Issues with her boyfriend Brock who is equally scared of Brittany turning into her mother because “that’s not what he signed up for.” Mommy Issues is not only Brittany’s directorial debut, but also Brittany’s mother’s acting debut! By creating this short, Brittany finally fulfilled a lifelong dream for her 71 year old mother. What a good daughter Brittany is! Click here to see the film!


We’re Men Now- Writen by Petey J. Gibson and Anna Gillcrist. Anna has HAD IT with being a woman in Drumpf’s America. She ropes her roommate Petey into what is the logical conclusion: They’re Men Now.


Impersonators- Directed by Meghan Malone. When the previous leaders of a group of Hollywood impersonators die, the remaining members must choose who gets to take over their coveted spot in front of the Chinese Theater.


2017 Is Gonna Be The Year!- Directed by Pete Septoff. Laura Burns discovers that in the year 2017 you can do almost anything and get away with it.


You Can’t Do That– Directed by Carolyn Paine.  A political musical comedy about what it’s like with the new President running the show. Click here to see the film!


Stiff- Directed by Rachael Walsh. Two girls make an unusual discovery while out power walking.


Lenses-  Directed by Becca Roth and Laura Goehrke. Two female camera store employees express concern and confusion about a man who has the audacity to try to buy a camera.


Window- Directed by Grace Frohlich. The Window People came first thing in the morning. The struggle is real.


Too Much Love– Directed by Serena Schuler. In this parody of “I Could Have Danced All Night” (My Fair Lady), a wistful woman waits all year for Valentine’s Day, only to have it explode in her face. Click here to see the film!


Buy This Button- Directed by Hannah Murphy. Jenn’s boyfriend has the perfect solution to keep them from getting distracted while studying.


Hipster Ghost- Directed by Sophia Cacciola. A women moves into an apartment haunted by a twee apparition.


Friends With Ben E. Fitz– Directed by Sarah Martellaro and Neil Waston. When Sarah’s escapades in online dating reconnect her with a former middle school crush, flashbacks of their turbid, totally un-kosher, love affair ensue. Click here to see the film!


Open Up– Directed by Jordan Maranto. A young woman seeking help pays visit to an unorthodox doctor, only to discover the peculiar problems that live inside her.


Mermaid & The Sad Unicorn-Directed by Natisha Anderson. A mermaid consoles her lonely unicorn friend.


Searching for Jean-Luc– Directed by Emily McMartin.


With You For Life–  Directed by Shanelle Riccio. A high-strung woman with sidonglobophobia faces her fear of cotton balls head-on, thanks to her opportunistic, yet not-without-her-own-quirks, girlfriend. In this slice of life portrayal of a queer relationship, two women learn that connection is born of the everyday moments and love needn’t always be spoken with three words.

Best of Fest’ Winner for Rachel Bloom’s Comedy Short Challenge

Mommy Issues– Directed by Brittany Belland. Inspired by actual fears and realizations that Brittany is in fact becoming her mother, Brittany co-wrote Mommy Issues with her boyfriend Brock who is equally scared of Brittany turning into her mother because “that’s not what he signed up for.” Mommy Issues is not only Brittany’s directorial debut, but also Brittany’s mother’s acting debut! By creating this short, Brittany finally fulfilled a lifelong dream for her 71 year old mother. What a good daughter Brittany is! Click here to see the film!


Audience Favorite’ Winner for Rachel Bloom’s Comedy Short Challenge

Firm with Purpose- Directed by Tia Ayers. A loving mother goes to a job interview in her daughter’s place.

The 2017 WICF Comedy Short Contest

A record number of filmmakers submitted their 1 to 10 minute comedy shorts. An award of $500.00 was presented to the film “Never Better” for Best of Fest. An award of $100.00 was presented to the film”Feminist Campfire Stories” for Audience Favorite. Check out our winners and official selections below!

Official Selections

Cheers- Directed by Rachel Sweeney. A friendly reunion takes a dark turn.


Jogging Leads to Ice Cream- Directed by Joshua Staman. A comedy about two girls who are very serious about going jogging…except every time they try to do it, they just end up getting ice cream.


Panic Attack!- Directed by Eileen O’Meara. You know the nagging thoughts that start with “did I leave the coffee on?” and turn in to “what if I give birth to Satan’s baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.


Dear Diary-American Girl Doll Story- Directed by Tynan DeLong. Eliza recounts her first day working at the American Girl Doll Store.


Georgiana Directed by Carina Simmons and Tara Simmons. An animated series following 6-year old Georgiana as she embarks on another mundane adventure, encountering the daily mishaps of life in the big city. Click here to see the film!


Ethnically Ambiguous- Directed by Todd Eric Valcourt. “What are you?” is often times more important than “WHO are you?” Checking a little box to identify your race has never been so complicated, especially for an up and coming/struggling actress who’s technically black (French, Native American, etc.) but looks like…. all of the above.


Take With Water- Directed by Tara O’Sullivan. After her first one-night-stand, Emma navigates the unfamiliar and awkward world of casual sex.


Never Better Directed by Lucie Guest. Rudi lives in a crappy East Vancouver apartment and is in complete denial of her mental state. She broke up with her ex, because he moved to the middle of nowhere but the decision still haunts her. She takes a road trip to reconcile with him but things take an interesting turn. Click here to see the film!


Feminist Campfire Stories Directed by Brea Grant. A camp counselor tells her campers scary stories about what it’s like to be a woman. Click here to see the film!


Knife Fight- Directed by Miguel J. Soliman. A seedy, side alley stand-off takes an unexpected turn in – Knife Fight.


Say Yas to Life- Directed by Anca Vlasan. A group of yas kweens teach a young protoge the true meaning of life during a magical brunch.


Meals with Mary- Directed by Satya Bhabha look out. Eighty-six year old songstress, hot mess and geriactress Mary Dolan is coming for you. The vaudevillian legend and all-around looker Mary Dolan hosts MEALS WITH MARY, a new irreverent cooking web series featuring simple recipes for in and out of the boudoir.


A Christmas Surprise- Directed by Sarah Lew. A little girl learns of a devastating truth on the hallowed night of Christmas eve.


Europeany- Directed by Lisann Valentin. An eccentric filmmaker encounters her muse when the idea for a “European” style indie film is born. Her imagination runs wild as she finds the formula for success.


Gimme a Break Directed by Stephanie Stender. She wanted a Kit Kat. What she got was revenge. Click here to see the film!


Exit Survey- Directed by Thom Harp. Wouldn’t you love to know EXACTLY why someone dumped you? One woman’s quest for all the answers begins with an EXIT SURVEY.


The Reunion Directed by Abby Fudor. Highschool/family rivals return for their 10 year reunion. Click here to watch the film!


Guess Who- Directed by Zoran Gvojic. Kristen plays an existential game of Guess Who with an adorable 4 year old. Things get weird.


Braggage- Directed by David Mun. A competition of misery.


DIY Daisy-  Directed by Erik Boccio. A comedic short about a woman who takes her love for creating a “do-it-yourself” lifestyle a little too far.


I’m Walkin’ Here!- Directed by Kate McCarthy. A gleeful “frick you” to all the jags!


With Whip- Directed by Aviv Rubinstien. An unsuspecting woman is hazed into the cult of the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

‘Best of Fest’ Winner for WICF Comedy Short Contest

Never Better Directed by Lucie Guest. Rudi lives in a crappy East Vancouver apartment and is in complete denial of her mental state. She broke up with her ex, because he moved to the middle of nowhere but the decision still haunts her. She takes a road trip to reconcile with him but things take an interesting turn. Click here to see the film!


‘Audience Favorite’ Winner for WICF Comedy Short Contest

Feminist Campfire Stories Directed by Brea Grant. A camp counselor tells her campers scary stories about what it’s like to be a woman. Click here to see the film!