Seeking Short Films #DirectedbyWomen for our 5th annual night of screenings this Labor day, Monday September 2 at Crystal Lake event space in Brooklyn, NY. The Shorts Of All Sorts event is organized and curated by Jennifer Dean and Eric Rice as a part of the worldwide Directed by Women Celebration.
Directed by Women is an initiative begun by Barbara Ann O'Leary five years ago which inspires people to create their own grassroots events celebrating film directed by female filmmakers #DirectedbyWomen: September 1-30, 2019 ( During this celebration, film lovers will gather together in their communities around the world for film screenings and guest filmmaker visits, all designed to focus attention on women film directors and their work.
Last year Shorts Of All Sorts screened at Videology in Brooklyn to a sold-out crowd. This year we are moving to a larger screening room in Crystal Lake Bar (, also in Brooklyn.
Great chance to network with other women in film and simply have fun watching movies!
We are looking for shorts of all sorts less than 10 minutes in length - directed by women. For those who are able to attend there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers after the event.
Jennifer Dean and Eric Rice are also working on a feature documentary celebrating the history of female filmmakers in the U.S. and exploring the challenges they face -

There will be no charge for admission to the screenings. The celebration is purely for the art of watching and talking about the work!

The films need to (a) be directed by women, (b) not exceed 10 minutes in length and (c) be available for screening (no exhibition conflicts of any kind).

The shorts must have English subtitles/dialogue or be able to be viewed by an English speaking audience sans subtitles

Overall Rating
  • Moira Rowan

    We were very impressed with this film festival, my film made the finals and we received a very gracious email from the organizers which we really appreciated the time and effort that was taken to communicate with us,

    September 2019
  • T├ónia Prates

    I don't know how to thank you! What a wonderful festival!
    I am very proud to have my film on the program, Great films festival.
    Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
    big hug to all from Portugal!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tania! It was a pleasure screening WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT. The film was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience and we appreciate you sharing it with us.

  • Tara Gadomski

    This event has given me a much-needed boost of energy to keep creating. It was inspiring to see the other beautiful films, directed by women. I'm so thrilled Signs of Aging was included in the line-up. Thank you! Tara Gadomski, writer/director

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Lovely to read Tara! One of our goals is to appreciate filmmakers so this means a lot :). Thank you for inspiring us with your film and we look forward to seeing more.

  • Zlila Helman

    Wonderful experience and great honor to be part of this unique festival. Very professional attitude and connection with the organizer with a mutual aim to provide to the audience a vision and arouse questions to think about . I could not attend there but Ihope my short doc. " The Invisibles - lost in Berlin " ....'spoke' for me.

    December 2018
  • Georgina Bates

    This was a great festival to be apart of! Unique, powerful, and diverse high quality films. Communication and organization were great, and it was a really excellent evening.

    October 2018