Nasty Women New Haven (NWNH) invites all New England film makers, experienced or novice, to participate in the Nasty Women Film Event. The power of art to illuminate issues and build community has been demonstrated throughout the ages, most recently through the Nasty Women Art Installation, and we plan to do it again! Through our next event NWNH aim to unite and give voice to all members of society, and to raise awareness of issues affecting women, immigrants, and, those who have been marginalized under the current administration. This film exhibition will provide a forum for communication about these critical challenges through the medium of moving image. Film-making is a critical agent of social change, and the NWNH Film Event offers an opportunity for artists of all ages to share their voice, art, and, stories in an open and inclusive forum.

This year NWNH is teaming up with Artspace's City-Wide Open Studios which is based on the theme of 'Fact vs Fiction'. Along similar lines, the Nasty Women Film Event encourages all film submissions to represent real stories and experiences based on the themes of women and LGBTQ issues, racism, and immigration and refugee issues.

All submission donations benefit:
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England -
Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services -
Make the Road CT -

Documentary shorts selected will be screened next year at The New Haven Documentary Film Festival

This juried Film Event is open to any New England based artist who identifies as a "nasty woman" or an ally. We are looking for shorts, that center on the following five topics: Women's issues, racism, immigration, refugee, LGBTQ. Films should be no more than 10 minutes long and will screen on Nov. 6th and Nov. 7th (Election Day) . All formats of moving pictures will be accepted including, but not limited to stop motion, iphone, animation, claymation, documentary, pixilation, silhouette animation etc.

Open to New England residents that are 18 or older.

The selected films will be screened on the evening of Nov. 7th and the jury will determine a small number to be screened the following day.

Entry fee is a donation of your choice. All donations are awarded to Planned Parenthood of Southern new England, Make the Road CT, and IRIS

Overall Rating
  • Jennifer Dean

    Fantastic group of people and a really well attended event with a wonderful selection of films!

    December 2017