FEMALE DRIVEN PROJECTS that INSPIRE THOUGHT AND CHANGE

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YOUR MOTHER AND I (13:00)

Based on the short story by Dave Eggers

Johnna’s dad talks too much, Johnna herself lives inside her own head. ‘Your Mother and I’ looks at the small moments that belie the larger tensions between families and generations, whilst Johnna’s dad recounts all the ways he and his wife changed the world.


 · Toronto International Film Festival 2016 · BFI London Film Festival 2016 (nominated for the Best Short Film Award) · Vancouver International Film Festival 2016 · Cucalorus 2016 · St Louis International Film Festival 2016 · Loco Film Festival 2017 · Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 (nominated for Best Short Film Award) · London Short Film Festival 2017 (Best British Short Film prize) · Nominated for Best Short Film by the London Critics' Circle 2018.  

  • Starring Don McKellar, Julia Sarah Stone, Clive Walton, Jayden Greig
  • Directed by Anna Maguire
  • Produced by Kat Hidalgo, Peter Kuplowsky & Anna Maguire
  • Original Story by Dave Eggers 
  • Screenplay by Anna Maguire & Julia Hart
  • Edited by Maureen Grant
  • Cinematography by Ian Macmillan
  • Production Design by Tisha Myles
  • Score by Ben Fox
  • In coproduction with Paper Bag Productions & Low Sky Productions
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THE THINGS YOU THINK I'M THINKING (14:16)

  • A burn victim and amputee faces his insecurities when he goes on a date with a regularly-abled man.
  • His attempt to experience intimacy for the first time since his accident reveals painful deep-seated issues in this affecting drama.

· Atlantic International Film Festival 2017 · Oaxaca Film Festival 2017
Whistler Film Festival 2017 (AWFJ EDA Award for Best-Female Directed Short) ·  Slamdance 2017 ·

  • Starring:  Prince Amponsah & Jesse LaVercombe
  • Directed by: Sherren Lee
  • Produced by Kat Hidalgo & Sherren Lee
  • Written by Jesse LaVercombe
  • Edited by Simone Smith
  • Cinematography by Ian Macmillan
  • Production design by Jessica Jerome
  • Score by Casey Manierka-Quaile
  • In coproduction with Sunday Afternoon Productions
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BATHROOM RULES (5:05)

Charlie’s trip to the bathroom portrays how the lack of gender neutral bathrooms impacts students’ academic performance, safety and, mental and physical health.

· NewFest 2017 · Cucalorus 2017 ·

  • Starring Jonah Kaplun, Parker Lauzon & Maria Ricossa
  • Directed & Produced by Kat Hidalgo
  • Written by Kat Hidalgo & Kathleen Hepburn
  • Edited by Orlee Buium & Maureen Grant
  • Cinematography by Ian Macmillan
  • Production Design by Alejandra Kafruni
     Original Score by Aimee Bessada & Chris Reineck

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MINE IS YOURS (15:00)

Uptight Coralie Armstrong, finds out her free spirited kid sister Mia, is trying to sell their family cottage, she shows up crashing Mia’s weekend with her childhood best friend Robin. It seems like Robin might just be able to bring the Armstrong girls together, but ultimately Mine Is Yours is the story of two sisters who share a history, and a loss that should bring them closer together but instead drives them apart. Sometimes the people closest to us are the hardest to love.

  • · Toronto International Short Film Festival 2017 ·

  • Starring Leigh Bush, Erin Carter & Chloé Sullivan
  • Directed by Sam Coyle
  • Produced by Kat Hidalgo & Leigh Bush
  • Written by Julia Hoff
  • Edited by Bryan Atkinson 
  • Cinematography by Ian Macmillan 
  • Production design by Jasmin Bender
  • Score by Chris Reineck
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SPARTA NORTH (14:30)

A young woman visiting her hometown is on her way to a party when she suffers a shocking accident. SPARTA NORTH is a fable about what it means to return home.

· The Edmonton International Film Festival 2017 ·

  • Starring Julia Hart & Kjartan Hewitt
  • Directed by Julia Hart
  • Produced by Kat Hidalgo, Anna Maguire & Julia Hart
  • Written by Julia Hart &  Roisin Dunnett
  • Edited by Trace Taylor
  • Cinematography by Ian Macmillan
  • Production design by Dialla Kawar
  • Score by Julia Hart
  • In coproduction with Paper Bag Productions & Just In Case Films
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