Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of the Women+Film Festival!

Women+Film returns April 14-19 for 6-days of documentaries, narratives, and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming; both by and about women. These thought-provoking stories of women from around the world are sure to inspire all audiences.

In addition to the robust showcase of films over 6-days, the Women+Film Festival will host panel discussions, special events, filmmaker Q&A’s, two marketplaces, an Anniversary Luncheon with special guests, and so much more.



2020 Women+Film Program

Anniversary Luncheon

Friday, April 17th, 12:00 PM
At Larimer Social
Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Women+Film Festival at this year's luncheon, a sit-down affair at Larimer Social with very special guests, food and drink. Catering provided by Relish.

Opening Night: Aggie

Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00 PM
Featuring a post-film Skype Q&A with director Catherine Gund!
A feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life.

Best of DFF42: The Conductor

Wednesday, April 15th, 7:00 PM
Filmmakers and star Christanne de Bruijn in attendance!
At 24 years old, Antonia Brico, a Dutch immigrant to the United States, dreams of becoming a conductor, but nobody here takes her ambition seriously; even her piano teacher advises her against taking the entrance exam for the conservatory. So she goes back to the motherland, where she begs famous conductor Willem Mengelberg for lessons.

The Dilemma of Desire

Wednesday, April 15th, 7:30pm
Director Maria Finitzo in attendance!
At the heart of The Dilemma of Desire is the driving belief and commitment to the truth behind the work of four compelling women, two scientists and two artists, who are using their work to shatter myths and outright lies women have been told about their sexual desire and their bodies.

American Woman

Thursday, April 16th, 4:30 PM
It's 1975, and radicals in California have kidnapped a young woman, the daughter of one of the wealthiest, most influential families in America, and — incredibly — converted her to their cause.


Thursday, April 16th, 7:00 PM
When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with small time drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window.


Thursday, April 11th, 7:30 pm
Ophelia comes of age as a lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Leftover Women

Friday, April 17th, 4:00 PM
Qiu Hua Mwi is 34 and a successful lawyer. Xu Min is 28 and works for a public radio station. Gai Qi is 36 and an assistant professor at Normal University in Beijing. Despite their thriving careers they still live with the derogatory label sheng nu.

Crip Camp

Friday, April 17th, 7:00 PM
Filmmakers and subject Judith Heumann in attendance!
In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp "for the handicapped" in the Catskills, exploded those confines.

Centerpiece Presentation: Coming Soon

The Centerpiece Presentation for the 2020 Women+Film Festival will be announced soon.

We Are The Radical Monarchs

Saturday, April 18th, 11:30 AM
A group of tween girls chant into megaphones, marching in the San Francisco Trans March. Fists clenched high, they wear brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.”t.

Shorts Program

Saturday, April 18th, 2:00 PM
Multiple filmmaking teams in attendance!
The 2020 Women+Film Shorts Program. An eclectic mix of narrative, documentary and animated short films made by female filmmakers.

Imitating Life

Saturday, April 18th, 5:00 PM
Director Karen Whitehead and subject Suzanne Heintz in attendance!
A story about a ‘loud-mouthed’ girl from Yonkers, who embarks on a strange and entertaining global photographic crusade to challenge persisting stereotypes about women’s roles and lives.

Finding YingYing

Saturday, April 18th, 7:00 PM
After a young Chinese student goes missing on a university campus, her family travels to the US for the first time. While unraveling the mystery of her disappearance, they discover how much her life touched others.

The Perfect Candidate

Saturday, April 18th, 7:30 PM
When Maryam, a hardworking young doctor in a small-town clinic, is prevented from flying to Dubai for a conference without a male guardian’s approval, she seeks help from a politically connected cousin but inadvertently registers as a candidate for the municipal council.

Old Boyfriends

Sunday, April 19th, 2:00 PM
Director Joan Tewkesbury in attendance!
Tewkesbury's flip of the original screenplay by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), originally titled Old Girlfriends, and guided it to a film that spoke to a generation of women looking to separate themselves from the men in their past and walk confidently on their own towards the future.

Cachada: The Opportunity

Sunday, April 19th, 4:30 PM
Five Salvadoran street vendors and single mothers form a theatre company to bring their harsh life stories to the stage.

Closing Night: How To Build A Girl

Sunday, April 19th, 7:00 PM
Reception at 6pm in the Henderson-Withey Lounge.
Beanie Feldstein stars in this irreverent comedy about Johanna - a girl on the cusp of womanhood desperate to reinvent herself as a rock music critic. Based on the bestselling book.