Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 9:30 PM

Shorts by Women | Cortos de mujeres

Bronx Film Wednesdays – Independent films you will love.

This December, BxFW collects standout international short films by women directors:

  • MILK. Director: Pennie Hunt. 2019. New Zealand. 16:37 min. January 1945: on a lonely farm in coastal New Zealand, a young widow confronts two crewmen from a German submarine who have come ashore on a secret mission – to get fresh milk.
  • FIRST MISSION. Director: Hilary Soo and Yao Jiaqi. 2021 Singapore. 3:48 min. A 3D animated comedy about a novice Grim Reaper on their first job. The project works around the limitation of Maya’s hardware 2.0 renderer to achieve an Arnold-like quality.
  • STORK (Bangau). Director: Fanny Bratahalim. 2021. Singapore. 7:20 min. A film exploring the (de)construction process of the director’s diasporic identity. “Remember who you are, and how you were raised. At the end, you will return whence you came from.
  • MORE THAN TWO. Director: Yen-Sheng Wu. 2020. Taiwan. 9:13 min. Robin and Ashley are two aliens on a secret mission to record and experience human life and culture. They get shocked by the gender stereotype norms in human society, and decide to return to their planet to find true freedom.
  • HEART OF BRASS. Director: Lauren Sandercock. 2020. United Kingdom. 3:30 min. A surreal account of events surrounding a determined passion for brass music when your teeth are standing in the way. This autobiographical film reflects the bitter-sweet love of finding joy from an outside perspective.
  • PETER WALTER. Director: Teresa de Almeida. 2020. United Kingdom. 11 min. Peter must escape his overprotective parents in order to become a Second World War journalist.
  • BLÜTE. Director: Raito Low. 2020. Taiwan. 4.5 min. A girl feels a tinge of love in her teenage heart for the first time. Plants symbolize femininity. Seeds represent birth and rebirth. Break traditional Eastern ideas of love, and let the seeds grow.
  • uNpACKAGING Cara B. Director: ziREjA. 2018. Canary Islands. 10 min. The uncomfortable truth of how trash starts by being left scattered on the street during an outdoor party, to how it arrives to nature in various ways.
  • DRAGON RECIPES (Δρακοσ Μαγειρεματα). Director: Maria Pavlou. 2019. 7:12 min. Cyprus. a sweet story about friendship and acceptance. A young apprentice witch decides to create her own dragon using an old recipe and magic spells.
  • RÁFAGA. Director Michelle Malley Campos. 2010. Puerto Rico. 16 min. A naive, teenage girl is swept into court by tragedy when the boy she blindly fell in love with betrays her trust in him.

Program presented in English and Spanish with subtitles.

9:30 PM | Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez.


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Bronx Film Wednesdays (BxFW) screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, music, sports, animation, documentary, and more! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity. This year, BxFW goes digital in partnership with BronxNet Community Television, bringing our monthly screenings online and to public access television!

More About The Artists – Click To Open

TERESA DE ALMEIDA is a native of Lisbon and works primarily on independent productions shot in Portugal and England. She has experience as Production Designer for short and feature-length thilms, commercials, music videos and fashion shoots. She studied at both the Met Film School and the University for the Arts in London, and at Escola de Dança e Teatro Musical in her home city.

RAITO LOW JING-YI is an animation director from Malaysia based in Taiwan. Specialising in stop-motion animation, Raito owns and runs the creative studio workshop Raito’s Art, and holds an M.A. in Film Animation from National Taiwan University’s Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts.  Recognitions include Artist-in-Residency 51WEMEN studio in Taipei Treasure Hill Artist Village. Fisso has been screening in close to 100 film festivals around the world.

FANNY BRATAHALIM studied at Singapore’s LASALLE College of the Arts and graduated with First Class Honours in 2D Animation Art. She has produced award-winning animated short films including BUY ME, Silver at the Crowbar Awards, and Bullets, a music video for Singapore Idol 2006 first runner-up, Jonathan Leong.

MICHELLE MALLEY CAMPOS studied Film & TV at the NYU Tisch School for the Arts in New York City and was WIF/GM Latina Acceleration Grant recipient. An award-winning writer-director with over a dozen short films and music videos under her belt, she has over a decade of experience in the film industry. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, having worked as an Assistant Director on a long list of Hollywood films and TV Series, and has written 4 feature-length screenplays.

MARIA PAVLOU was born in Athens, Greece, in 1979. She studied marketing and communications at the American College of Greece and continued her studies at Nottingham Trent University where she earned a Master of Business Administration. In 2010, she wrote, produced and directed the international independent film Fight For Your Afterlife, a short mockumentary set in a near future, exploring scientific breakthroughs and global conspiracies. The multilingual film premiered at the 2011 European Independent Film Festival in Paris, France and was presented in international film festivals in Canada and Greece.

ziREjA is an award-winning photographer and performer who makes art out of rubbish, quite literally. She is one of a growing number of contemporary artists, and particularly female artists, who create eco art to present powerful messages about environmental issues. Based in Tenerife, many of her projects explore the spaces of her native island: she pictures herself in traditional Canarian costume at an overflowing land refill site, or creates installation-based interventions, such as tipping rubbish on to a street in front of party-goers at a fiesta. ziREjA’s art confronts the public with their excessive consumption, bringing their waste back into view.

LAUREN MARIE SANDERCOCK is an award-winning animator and model maker interested in puppetry and scale prop making. She is currently directing and animating season 3 of Marvellous Makes and season 2 of Marvellous Makes Lab with Super Strange Studios in Worthing, UK. She studied animation At UCA Farnham, focusing on stop-motion. Her graduation film, Heart of Brass, has been featured in over 12 festivals and won two awards. She is also creates in textiles with expertise in sculpting and mixed-media model-making.

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Still frame from uNpACKAGING Cara B by ziREjA and trailer for Dragon Recipes by Maria Pavlou reproduced by courtesy of the directors.

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Event Details

  • Location

    Facebook Live
    67 Optimum
    2133 FIOS

  • Date & Time

    DECEMBER 7, 2022
    9:30 PM Eastern

  • Bronx Film Wednesdays

    Pennie Hunt
    Hilary Soo
    Fanny Bratahalim
    Yen-Sheng Wu
    Lauren Sandercock
    Teresa de Almeida
    Raito Low
    Maria Pavlou
    Michelle Malley Campos

    Sonyi Lopez