95 min. Bluestocking celebrates and promotes talented, established and emerging filmmakers who take the creative risk of placing female protagonists front and center, and serves as a showcase to amplify female voices and stories. Bluestocking was the first of its kind: an all-narrative short film festival that requires entrants to feature female protagonists and pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test. Films include:
“Bliss Blue” (10 min. Dir. Elle Schneider) A seemingly ordinary woman is clearly having an un-ordinary day.
“Las Rubias (The Blondes)” (17 min. Dir. Carlota Martinez Pereda) Blonde, pretty and delinquent. Nothing stands in the way of Marta and Pepa...except another blonde. Inspired by real events.
“Rhonna and Donna” (15 min. Dir. Daina Pusic) How are you supposed to act when you are conjoined at the hip?
“Shauna Is a Liar” (10 min. Dir. Chell Stephen) An isolated, imaginative perfectionist exacts ill-conceived revenge on all liars of the world via the one target she has access to: a classmate sharing her name.
“Terminal” (11 min. Dir. Natasha Waugh) A short film about the decisions women make in the face of overwhelming personal circumstance.
“They Charge for the Sun” (17 min. Dir. Terence Nance) In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.
“Zarpazo” (15 min. Dir. Nerea Castro Andreu) Mar and Xara meet in a remote mountain setting. Everything is prepared to make the leap into hiding…