ShortsHD, a high-definition cable network dedicated to short movies, will celebrate women directors this month with a 100 Films By Her special. Programming will consist of works from established and emerging filmmakers, as well as profiles of renowned women behind the scenes, including a “Before They Were Famous” rundown of Jane Campion’s career.
Campion’s Peel: An Exercise in Discipline and the Cannes-winning Passionless Moments will be among the featured shorts. Enjoying spotlight presentations will be Suzi Yoonessi’s No Shoulder and Dear Lemon Lima (both of which star Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo), Lisa Robertson’s Commerce, and Nicky Lianos’s Monsters & Rabbits and Dead Happy.
Also highlighted will be the ten films named the “Best in Fest” at Lunafest 2014.
“As an antidote to the gross under-representation of women in the entertainment industry (especially in feature films), ShortsHD provides female directors with a showcase for their skills and talent and an opportunity to reach audiences who love cinematic stories of any size,” said director Susan Seidlman. “ShortsHD is truly dedicated to women filmmakers and created a month of inspiring and remarkable programming devoted to the top female filmmakers and the next generation of talent.”
Here’s a breakdown of all the 100 Films By Her programming:
—Top Ten Wonderful Women (Premieres Nov 1st at 8:30pm)
—Top Ten: Females Of The Future (Premieres Nov 8th at 8:30pm)
—Wonderful Women, Art House, Females of The Future, Around The World in 80 Shorts, Bad Moms
—Women Filmmakers Short Film Festival – 100 Films By Her Film Festival (Every Wednesday at 8pm-6pm)
—Stars In Shorts-Before They Were Famous (Jane Campion) (Premieres Nov 3rd at 8pm and airs every Monday at 8pm) – Passionle
—Movie of The Week (Premieres Nov 1st at 8pm and airs every Saturday at 8pm) – The Space Between Us, An Early Summer, Wasp, Fifth Horseman, A Nice Arrangement, Ending Up
—LUNAFEST (Premieres Nov 9th at 8:30pm)
—Commerce by Lisa Robertson (Premieres Nov 10th at 8pm)
–Suzi Yoonessi’s No Shoulder and Dear Lemon Lima (both starring Melissa Leo) (Premieres Nov 17th at 8pm)
–Nicky Lianos’s Monsters & Rabbits and Dead Happy (Premieres Nov 24th at 8pm)