Indie Female Film Screenings at HCCC

Indie Female Film Screenings at HCCC

Join the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs and filmmaker Delaney Buffett along with an all-star lineup of female filmmakers and their short films. Film shorts include Catherine, First Match, Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story, New Deep South: KAYLA, Run Mama Run and The Spring. Screenings

will take place between March 2 and April 28. All of the short films will be shown on each of the screening dates (see below). The screenings are open to the general public and there is no charge for admission. Films will be screened at the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium at 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor.

Friday, March 2
7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 14
12:00 pm (noon)

Thursday, March 15
12:00 pm (noon)

Thursday, April 12
2:00 pm (noon)

Tuesday, April 17
10:00 am &
6:30 pm

Saturday, April 28
1:30 pm


Directed & animated by Britt Raes

Is a tragic comedy of a sweet little girl, who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady.

Britt Raes is a director, animator and illustrator from Flanders, Belgium. Her short film, Catherine, has been picking up awards at the Dublin Animation Film Festival, Animakom, Womanimation, Star Film Festival, San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, Zabut International Animation Film Festival, Lago Film Festival and the Leeds International Film Festival.

Directed by Delaney Buffett

In August 2016, seven female filmmakers, all under the age of 25, traveled to Central Florida to film the women of Weeki Wachee Springs, for whom performing daily mermaid shows is more than a job – it’s a craft!

Delaney Buffett is a writer, producer, and director living in New York City. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology. She is currently writing and producing the web series, City of Angles, which was an official selection at the 2017 New York Television Festival, NYC Web Fest, Hollyweb Festival, and Portland Comedy Film Festival. Delaney's directorial debut, The Spring, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to win the award for Best Documentary at the 2017 Toronto International Short Film Festival. For more information about her work, visit

Directed by Vanessa Black

Follows, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a teen climate activist, who has already taken on major oil companies and inspired young people across 25 countries to take action in the fight against climate change.

Vanessa Black is a documentary filmmaker from California. Her company, BLKFLM, works to create impact driven stories and has had the honor to work with Al Gore, The United Nations, UNICEF and Appian Way. Black’s work with teen climate activist, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, The Guardian, Rollingstone and The Huffington Post.

Directed by Rosie Haber (created by Rosie Haber and Lauren Cioffi)

Is a series that explores the multifaceted queer culture emerging in the American South. Kayla, explores the evolution of identity as young Austin considers what transitioning to a woman would mean in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

Rosie Haber is a writer, director and creator whose work spans the narrative, documentary and VR spaces. After graduating from NYU Tisch, she went on to be a fellow of Film Independent’s Project Initiative, Outfest’s Screenwriting Lan, AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, and the Sundance New Frontier Lab. Black won the Audience Award at LA Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival, a Web Award and was nominated for a 2017 GLAAD award for her digital series, New Deep South.

Directed by Olivia Newman

A determined fourteen-year-old wrestler prepares for her first co-ed match where there's much more at stake than winning.

Olivia Newman is writer/director and an alum of the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs, and the recipient of the 2015 IFP/Durga Foundation Filmmaker Award, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation filmmaker grant and the Maryland Filmmakers fellowship. Newman has also received funding from the Sundance Institute, HBO, the Tribeca Film Institute, the San Francisco Film Society, and The Caucus Foundation, as well as support from IFP and Film Independent. Her short films have screened at dozens of festivals internationally including the New York Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortsfest and Aspen Shortsfest, and have been broadcast on PBS, Shorts HD and TV4. Olivia Newman’s debut feature film, First Match, was financed by Netflix and will released in 2018.

Directed by Daniele Anastasion

Is a story about an elite track athlete, Sarah Brown, who will continue to train through pregnancy and postpartum with help of her trainer and husband Darren Brown. Run Mama Run was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary.

Daniele Anastasion is a documentary and commercial director. Her first feature, The Redemption of General Butt Naked, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. She also wrote and produced Oprah Winfrey's Belief and National Geographic's Emmy-nominated series Hard Time. Her most recent project, The Price of Certainty, an Op-Doc for the NY Times, premiered at the 2017 AFI Docs Film Festival.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Dineen Hull Gallery is located at 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor, just a block away from the Journal Square PATH. For more information, visit

Photo: Scene from The Spring, directed by Delaney Buffett

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71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor, 07306
Jersey City
15 March , Thursday 12:00