'Woman' At Chelsea Film Festival

The 5th annual Chelsea Film Festival features a program of global films.


A special program by Vice Media and Gloria Steinem traces the international role of women



The 5th Annual Chelsea Film Festival program will highlight international feature-length, short films and documentaries from independent or emerging filmmakers. 


This year it has selected 72 short films for its official lineup. 19 countries are represented this year: Turkey, United States, France, Martinique, Canada, United Kingdom Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Spain, Guadeloupe, Germany, Portugal, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Romania, San Marino. 63 films are in competition for the Chelsea Film Festival Petite Prix. 16 films are World Premieres, 24 are US Premieres, 23 are NY Premieres and 9 are Out of Competition. 


Included in the program as a special event is a screening of Viceland's Woman, a series documenting women's precarious role at the intersection of violence and stability, oppression and progress. Iconic U.S. feminist Gloria Steinem travels the world meeting those whose lives are in the crosshairs of these conflicts.


The 5th edition of the Chelsea Film Festival is focusing on the theme of “Climate Change," especially seen through a global lens. It will also include a first annual Israeli program, and a second annual slate of Caribbean films. The program includes the New York and U.S. premieres of feature-length documentary Casualties Of W.A.R. (Women And The Regime) directed by Yahya McClain, and Can Hitler Happen Here? (2017) directed by Saskia Rifkin


Chelsea Film Festival was founded by actresses Ingrid and Sonia Jean-Baptiste to give voice to the unheard by providing a platform to independent films and discovering new talents. They aim to make the world a better place by offering this platform of visibility to the creators of global film and their subjects.

The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) will hold its fifth edition in Chelsea, Manhattan from October 19-22, 2017 at the AMC Loews 34th St. and Fashion Institute of Technology (Educational Partner). For tickets and full program details go here.


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