Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase 2018

Tales of resistance and resilience, the short films of the 3rd Annual FFFS are as beautifully complex as they are diverse. Stories about immigration, displacement, and our environment, often reduced to one minute, one-sided, or oversimplified representations in news, tv and film, can quickly become a tangled web of misinformation and misrepresentation. The films of the 3rd Annual FFFS take us deeper than ever before, inviting us to rethink our perceptions. Represented this year are films from El Paso and Juarez, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Syria, Lithuania and Australia. 

Trailer for official selections for the 3rd Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase taking place in El Paso, TX at Alamo Drafthouse on Sunday, Sept. 23rd, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

THE FILMS

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Birth on the border               

The complexities of life and birth on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Documentary Short                                       Directed by Ellie Lobovits

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Before i forget                      

An autobiographical exploration of how memory and identity are fractured by forced displacement. Following her journey from Syria to the Netherlands, Razan Hassan begins to question the veracity of her recollections of home, family, and childhood.      

Documentary Short                                       Directed by Razan Hassan                                                   

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7 planets                              

A tale of one girl's dream to escape Planet Earth.

Narrative Short                                         Directed by Milda Baginskaite

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mud (HASHTŁ’ISHNII)                             

A women's craving for a connection with her son, which is hindered by alcoholism.

Narrative Short                                         Directed by Shaandiin Tome

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salt in wounds

Abyss, a reckless Filipino Aussie teen, after discovering her boyfriend watches only caucasian porn must re-find a sense of belonging in White Australia.

Narrative Short                                      Directed by Alison Adriano           

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on the margins of art

En la Frontera del Arte centers the stories of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez-based contemporary artists challenging U.S. border imperialism through their arts practices.

Documentary Short                             Directed by Miranda Harris-Martinez and Mike Curran   

*Credit: Photographer Alejandra Aragón making an image of Juárez from an overlook.