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
  • I was unable to attend but felt honored to be among the finalist and look forward to following and sorting this festival in the future.

    December 2019
  • Although I was unable to attend (hence couldn't rate Hospitality), this festival gets top points from me for communication and networking, etc. They really went out of their way to promote the films and filmmakers and kept us updated every step of the way. Friendly and well organized, this fest is highly recommended!

    October 2019
  • This was an amazing showcase of talent, and strength. I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of it. The communication and the follow up from Eric and Jennifer was amazing. They truly care about what they do and the filmmakers in the festival. I cannot wait til next year!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Leslie! It was delightful screening FILM FEMME and we were so glad you took part.

  • 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
    Response from festival:

    This really means a lot. We thoroughly enjoyed HELEN'S BIRTHDAY. I confess it brought tears to my eyes (and I learned a lot watching it). I am so glad I had the chance to see it. I wish we could have included it in the screening (not being able to include all the great stuff is the hardest part of curation). Thank you for sharing!

  • 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.