Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase 2017

Femme Frontera is dedicated to spotlighting stories which challenge common, often false narratives, are told in new, innovative ways and never cease to educate and empower. The 2017 films push, if not altogether smash, huge barriers in regards to gender, geographical borders, cultural identity, and oppression. We are continuing with our mission from last year to challenge bias and perception however, the topics have now expanded and we are sharing our platform with other countries and borders from around the world. Meet the seven filmmakers and selected films for this year's 2nd Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase.

Femme Frontera is an organization made up of six filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region. For 2017, we reached beyond our own border to include films from around the world. This is a preview of our official selections for the 2017 2nd Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase.


Two isolated women bond by sharing their lives from a distance through their apartment windows. They are blocks apart, but despite their efforts, will never meet. Two women. Two windows. Two realities.

Science Fiction Short                                       Directed by Maru Buendia-Senties


Child, mother, bride: Nigeria                       

Young women who were captives of Boko Haram speak.      

Documentary Short                                       Directed by Stephanie Sinclair and Nichole Sobecki                                                           



Seven-year old Philip admires his older brother Sebastian most of all. They fool around, watch movies and play football together. One evening Filip happens to see something unexpected between Sebastian and his best friend and Filip doesn't know how to handle it.

Narrative Short                                         Directed by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén


Do not come to europe                             

Three refugees from DR Congo tell their life stories. Mixed with the voice of swedish people the audience is faced with a new perspective of the life as a refugee.

Documentary Short                                         Directed by Hanna Pousette, Minna Lundberg, Pontus Joneström


That day will come 

Directed by Sarah Hope, founder of the Drum Retreat, this film shares personal reflections of four drummers while they follow their life passion, offering a rare glimpse into the female experience as told by women who play the loudest instrument in rock and roll.

Documentary Short                             Directed by Sarah Hope

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A visual narrative about the emotional depths a woman is challenged with after
losing an unborn child.

Narrative Short                                      Directed by Razelle Benally           

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we did not fall from the sky 

Purushi, Pratiksha and Shalu are trans women struggling to find their place in contemporary Indian society, often via the only means of making a living available to them: sex work and begging.

Documentary Short                             Directed by Tabs Brese and Georgia Oakley