GIRLS MAKE MOVIES

FILM FEST

presented by HAWAIʻI WOMEN IN FILMMAKING

Girls Make Movies Film Festival (GMMFF) is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the diverse perspectives of young women in film. GMMFF showcases the new emerging talent, supports young women in the field of filmmaking and fosters partnerships that give opportunities for young women filmmakers worldwide.

2018 2nd annual

Making Media That Matters

december 1, 2018 7:00 pm

Short films produced during our 2018 Spring and Fall Making Media That Matters programs. Making Media That Matters is a program for girls in which participants develop film and critical-thinking skills by examining issues in their communities. The program provides a platform for girls to tell their stories and be agents of social change through film. Making Media That Matters is filmmaking for civic engagement and social justice. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
decode-2.png
Decode Dress Code by Martha Nichols, Kaʻiulani Ferrer, Christian Cristobal, and Kanani Jones.
A film that explores the issue of dress code in private schools.
thoughts-and-prayers-2.png
Thoughts and Prayers by Jade McKinney, Jessie Hearther, Inez Anderson, Olivia Park, and Jordan Hurst
This experimental film addresses the continuous issue of school shootings in America.
MMTM_2018_Fall_Week_10_10.jpg
@miashaffer by Kaede Kimura, Camryn Harada, and Hailie Chinn
A teenage girl struggles to ask people for help and maintain her happy, upbeat YouTube personality when her real life begins to fall apart.
Two of a Kind by Inez Anderson, Sage Ramos, Jessie Hearther, Machaira Christopher, and Tehya Fernandez
This short film follows childhood friends RILEY and SAM as they slowly realize their feelings for each other in a classic friends-to-lovers romance.
In My Head_Still Frame for GMMF.jpg
In My Head by Senala Poe, Josie Ladao, Kaʻiulani Ferrer, Safiyyah James, and Malia Brooks
A film about a girl who struggles with her social anxiety. She gets invited to a party and we follow her through a POV stand point.

Making Media That Matters

december 2, 2018 1:00 pm

Short films produced during our 2018 Spring and Fall Making Media That Matters programs. Making Media That Matters is a program for girls in which participants develop film and critical-thinking skills by examining issues in their communities. The program provides a platform for girls to tell their stories and be agents of social change through film. Making Media That Matters is filmmaking for civic engagement and social justice.
decode-2.png
Decode Dress Code by Martha Nichols, Kaʻiulani Ferrer, Christian Cristobal, and Kanani Jones.
A film that explores the issue of dress code in private schools.
thoughts-and-prayers-2.png
Thoughts and Prayers by Jade McKinney, Jessie Hearther, Inez Anderson, Olivia Park, and Jordan Hurst
This experimental film addresses the continuous issue of school shootings in America.
MMTM_2018_Fall_Week_10_10.jpg
@miashaffer by Kaede Kimura, Camryn Harada, and Hailie Chinn
A teenage girl struggles to ask people for help and maintain her happy, upbeat YouTube personality when her real life begins to fall apart.
Two of a Kind by Inez Anderson, Sage Ramos, Jessie Hearther, Machaira Christopher, and Tehya Fernandez
This short film follows childhood friends RILEY and SAM as they slowly realize their feelings for each other in a classic friends-to-lovers romance.
In My Head_Still Frame for GMMF.jpg
In My Head by Senala Poe, Josie Ladao, Kaʻiulani Ferrer, Safiyyah James, and Malia Brooks
A film about a girl who struggles with her social anxiety. She gets invited to a party and we follow her through a POV stand point.

Emerging Young Women in Film

december 2, 2018 4:00 pm

A selection of short films made by young women filmmakers worldwide. Audiences can expect to enjoy films that stretch across genre lines including animation, comedy, drama, horror, and beyond. 
The Box by Emily Kim
Emily, a young actress, struggles to decide whether or not take a role offered by successful Hollywood director Josh Gaines, as she is forced to examine her own values and morals. This dramedy shines a light on the lack of diversity in Hollywood and the boxes people have been placed into for years. Emily must decide whether or not to break free of the box. 
Last Ditch Lizard by Marina Castilla-Liu, SkyPeyton Bolden, Rio Bloom, Adamaris Umanzor, and Artemisia Chargualaf
The tale of a girl named Sally who accidentally made a real potion while playing dungeons and dragons. Every time Sally sneezes, she turns into a different person! In order to change back to normal, she needs a magical wizard.
Pulelehua by Phoenix Maimiti Valentine
‘Pulelehua' is created from the perspective of a Monarch Butterfly on it's favorite Crown Flower, as Queen Lili‘uokalani smiles in adoration. As evident as the metamorphosis of a butterfly (Pulelehua), or flowers in bloom, LOVE transforms! 'Pulelehua' is made in honor of Hawai'i's Beloved Queen Liliuokalani, who was inspired by nature & encouraged her Kingdom to live Aloha.
You, Me & Gasoline by Jenna A. Rice
An angry 17-year-old's struggle with grief leaves her stranded in the Colorado wilderness alone and on the edge of a much needed breaking point.
Blue by Kayla Wong, Liz Tril, Sasha Green, Sophie Frey, Olivia Dorrance, and Clarissa Lam
A young woman named Cleo lives in a society where many people regularly take a drug called “Euphoria” to make them constantly happy and devoid of other strong emotions. This drug was meant to reduce the depression and suicide rates that had been prominent before. However, when Cleo no longer has access to Euphoria she experiences the vast scale of other emotions and has to make the difficult decision of whether she should continue to live in constant happiness or face the good and bad of true feeling.
Wanna Play? by Emalia Goodhue and Johannah Benitez
Three friends decide to hang out for the day to have personal girls time with each other when a hide and seek game take an unforeesable twist.
The Mural by Emily Smith,  Ka’iulani Ferrer, Kaede Kimura,  Helena Goto, and Xiamara Gallant-Ortiz
Skylar, a 15 year old girl, has a dream of being an artist. However, her mother, Joanne, refuses her dream demanding her to choose a more conventional job. One day when Skyler walks to the store she sees a flyer for an art contest. She runs to a white wall where she starts painting a colorful mural, expressing her freedom when painting. Her mother sees the effort that skylar puts into making the mural and starts to see the beauty of her art. When Skylar finishes the mural, an art critic comes in for judging. Skylar gets rejected and runs away crying. Her mother sees this and uncovers her old box of films that she shows to Skylar. At the end, they complete Joanne's unfinished film and dream...
A Friend Like Frankie by Lexi Accinelli, Genesis Brown, Fiona English, Aya Troyer and Izzy Turner
In Frankie's attempt to share Addy's art with the world backfiring, will Addy be able to forgive her?
Dancing Queen by Camryn Harada, Sage Ramos, Kamali Compehos, and Ixie Robertson-Chambers
Our story is about a young adolescent girl who struggles with low self esteem when it comes to her style of dancing. She gathers the courage to enter a community dance competition, which leads to her gaining a new perspective.
Spiraling Down by Zoe Welch, Machaira Christopher, Sybella Chaine
A young woman inherits a hunted mansion, but who is really hunting the mansion?

2017 1st annual

10 FILM PRODUCTION CAMPS

8 ANIMATION CAMPS

120 FILMMAKERS

80 SHORT FILMS

 

The Girls Make Movies Film Fest features short films produced in HWF's Reel Camps for Girls and Making Media That Matters programs in 2017.

Trailer

Photos

GMMFilmFest2017_01
GMMFilmFest2017_02
GMMFilmFest2017_03
GMMFilmFest2017_04
GMMFilmFest2017_05
GMMFilmFest2017_06
GMMFilmFest2017_07
GMMFilmFest2017_08
GMMFilmFest2017_09
GMMFilmFest2017_10
GMMFilmFest2017_11
GMMFilmFest2017_12
GMMFilmFest2017_13
GMMFilmFest2017_14
GMMFilmFest2017_15
GMMFilmFest2017_16
GMMFilmFest2017_17
GMMFilmFest2017_18
GMMFilmFest2017_19
GMMFilmFest2017_20
GMMFilmFest2017_21
GMMFilmFest2017_22
GMMFilmFest2017_23
GMMFilmFest2017_24
GMMFilmFest2017_25
GMMFilmFest2017_26