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Defining Femme: Preshow
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Breathe (Neefso)
Directed by Aisha Jama 3 minComing-of-Age

A young Somali woman navigates through an anxiety attack on her birthday.

Trans of Thought
Directed by Brittony Mckenney 12 minRomance, LGBTQ

After texting for months Malaysia finally asks them on a date. Are they a match?

Directed by Eric Cotten 10 minDrama

After installing a surveillance camera in her home, Tori notices that something is wrong with her husband.

in the shadows
Directed by Charmaine Bingwa 8 minFamily, Crime

Ash sinks into her addiction and revisits her childhood memories, longing for the touch of her mother. Trigger Warning: This film deals with Drug Addiction.

Directed by Taja Sparks 8 minFamily, Coming-of-Age

Intergenerational look into the relationships between Black mothers and daughters.

Divina Gracia (Divine Grace)
Directed by Ana Paula Teixeira 14 minLGBTQ, Coming-of-Age

Lourdes, in a journey towards self-acceptance, comes upon Yemaya and learns more about her divine feminine energy.

Facão (Machete)
Directed by Camila Hepplin 20 minDrama

Two people, connected by an act of wrongdoing, bond over Black cinema.

Directed by Zanah Thirus 15 minFamily, Coming-of-Age

A young woman reflects on her relationship with the woman who raised her as she expects her first child.

Defining Femme Q+A
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm

A live Q+A with the filmmakers featured in the Defining Femme block and BFSFF’s very own programmer Samah Ali of Sisterhood Media.

All events are Eastern Time.

Also screening

Legacy of Black Magic Poster

Black Girl Magic is given a variety of meanings in this shorts block program. Watch these Black Femmes use what they got to get what they need.

The Lobbyists directed by Thomas Pace
B.G.K directed by Blayre Pichon
EQ directed by Bashi Rose
The Kall directed by Barbara Mamabolo
Pigment directed by Henrietta Biayemi
The Black Baptism directed by Stephanie Diane Ford
Herald of Blue directed by Jacqueline CJ Barnes

Legacy of Righteous Anger Poster

Being perceived as an “Angry Black Woman” keeps certain Black femmes from expressing valid emotions. What happens when the anger is revered instead of suppressed

Keep Your Flowers directed by Sekou Browne
Sweet Rind directed by Andre Wynter
Omi directed by Vatora Godwin
Suicide By Sunlight directed by Niyatu
Combust by Tyler Washington
Rising Power: Building an Intersectional Justice Movement in the United States directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Legacy of the WAP Poster

To be femme, Black and horny… These shorts explore a space that’s not quite love, not necessarily romance, but certainly lust.

Tender directed by Felicia Pride
Sex is a God Thing directed by Zarinah Ali
Drip Like Coffee directed by Anaiis Cisco
"Friends" directed by Joy Lamont-Smith
So What Happens Next? directed by Sokhna Samb



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