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
  • 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
  • Jessica Irish

    This was a packed house, and the films were excellent. The range and subject matter varied but the quality and energy was high. Good pre-screening PR and a very well-put together brochure of the event makes this a really worthy event to both attend and submit to. Well done!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jess! It was lovely meeting you and screening your film. So glad you took part.

  • Stephanie Maxwell

    What a wonderful festival! Smart, conscientious programming. Great films -- all engaging and powerful. Many filmmakers in attendance. After screening conversations and celebration. This is a very worthwhile festival. And very fun. I am very proud to have my film on the program.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Stephanie! So glad you shared your film with us and that you were able to make it to the screening.

  • I am grateful to Directed by Women for the attention they have shown my work and I appreciate being "on their radar" and part of a dynamic network of strong women.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Me too! :)