Film festival highlights short films by women on March 30

young woman in theater


Asheville Parks & Recreation closes out Women’s History Month with a screening of short films at Tempie Avery Montford Community Center (34 Pearson Drive in Asheville) produced by women from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. Helpmate is accepting donations online and at the event to benefit its domestic violence services.

“We are excited to celebrate women and the narratives they create at the Asheville Women’s Short Film Festival,” said Holly Alexander, Program Leader at Tempie Avery Montford Community Center. “Film removes many barriers and we hope to spark conversations during the evening as we showcase works from both local and national filmmakers.”


Asheville Women’s Short Film Festival Lineup

Kelda’s Courage, directed by Kate Damien (8 minutes)

Documentary about a mother who survived domestic violence and was able to leave her abuser with support from Helpmate.


Three Young Ladies, directed by Sally Kewayosh (30 minutes

In a small First Nations community in Canada, three young ladies with cystic fibrosis share the disease and their lives as they, their families, and community search for support and a cure.


Growing Pains, directed by Sydney Payne (5 minutes)

Short film based on the director’s own experiences in a toxic relationship.


Mother’s Day, directed by Olivia Gee (12 minutes)

Choosing where to spend Mother’s Day leads to realizations about an abusive relationship for the main character.


Fantastica, directed by Bobbi Williams (2 minutes)

Fantastica is an inner galactic adventure, expression of graphic design, and mantra spiritual chant connecting all that is unity and solidarity.


Grace 2, directed by Bobbie Williams (5 minutes)

An experimental visual journey exploring energy and healing from the perspective of an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and visionary.


I Love Ana, directed by Alyssa G. Mullings (16 minutes)

Based on the true story of the director, the film tells the story of a first-generation Jamaican-American high school student who joins a pro-anorexia group chat that pushes her towards self-destructive behaviors in the pursuit of perfection.


Want to be part of Asheville Parks & Recreation work to offer a variety of wellness-, education-, and culture-related programs for Ashevillians of all ages? The department is currently hiring camp counselors, therapeutic recreation team members, and support staff starting at $15 per hour. Apply online.