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04 March Saturday

Women In Film Spotlight: Limbo, Nkosi Coiffure and Rocket

Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States


A collection of shorts: Limbo, Nkosi Coiffure and Rocket 

"Rocket" tells a bittersweet fairy tale set in the world of 1950's dirt track racing. With a legacy traditionally passed down from father to son, Annie Pankratz strives to build a destiny all her own.  

Narrative Short
United States, 28:54

Directed by Brenna Malloy

Brenna Malloy was born and raised in Long Beach, California. She graduated from the University of San Francisco after earning a BA in Media Studies with a minor in Theater. During this time, Brenna also had the opportunity to travel abroad to Drama Centre London, where she spent two terms studying acting and directing and cultivating her passion for visual storytelling. At Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Brenna continued her education by earning an MFA in Film Production with an emphasis in directing. As a director, Brenna prides herself on her attention to subtle storytelling detail, her focus on performance, and passion for bringing female characters with depth to the big screen. She endeavors to tell stories close to the heart, while at the same time aiming to reach a wide audience with each film. Her thesis film "Rocket" has won a 2016 Student Academy Award.​

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The leopard shall lie down with the goat.

The wolves shall live with the lambs.

And the young boy will lead them.

12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore…

Narrative Short
Greece, 29:50

Directed by Konstantina Kotzamani

Born in Komotini, Konstantina Kotzamani is a graduate student of the Film Department of Fine Arts of Thessaloniki. Her short movies have participated in several International Festivals and have gained several awards.

Her film Washingtonia premiered in Berlinale 2014 in the Berlinale Shorts Competition program. Washingtonia was awarded by the Hellenic Film Academy as the best Short Film 2014 and nominated for the best short film by the European Film Academy 2015 (EFA awards).

Konstantina Kotzamani was selected to present her work in Future Frames at the 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2015.
Her last short film Yellow Fieber premiered in Locarno Film Festival 2015 in the international competition Pardi di Domani.

 "Nkosi Coiffure" - During a fight with her boyfriend on the street in Brussels’ Congolese neighbourhood, Eva escapes into a hair salon. The African women in the salon initially support her, seeing a woman in distress. But when they find out what the fight is about, opinions differ…

Narrative Short
Belgium, 14:00

Directed by Frederike Migom

studied theater at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, performing in several plays and short films before moving to Paris to study filmmaking. After graduating she moved to Brussels where she started working in film production. In 2013 she directed her first short film Malakim, which won the award for best fiction short at the Shanghai International film festival. With prize money she won from the shortsTV pitch competition at the Leuven Short Film Festival 2013 she shot a second short film, Adam & Everything, in 2014, which is currently playing at festivals. Frederike’s third short film, Nkosi Coiffure, received funding from the Flemish Audiovisual fund and is premiering at the Montreal film festival 2015. Frederike is currently writing her first feature film Binti, with funding from the Flamish Audiovisual Fund.


March 4
12:30 pm - 1:44 pm
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Venue Name: Byrd Theatre
Address: 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States

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