Following our opening reception on August 30, Day One of BABES FEST begins with a film showcase, featuring 20+ women and nonbinary filmmakers in Texas. The evening's film shorts range from comedy to music to narrative to experimental and some of night's longer works will even be accompanied by live performances. Come hang. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased individually or included as part of the festival's 3-day pass.



7:00 to 7:30 PM
Performance by comedian Linzy Beltran followed by a screening of her latest film

7:30 to 9:00 PM
Short Film Showcase (full lineup below)

9:00 PM
We'll be screening three episodes of We Are by B. B. Araya (which premiered with Issa Rae Productions).

🌻We Are Sisters: That moment when it’s time to face the truth. After a long weekend of bickering, two sisters finally find something to bond over.

🌻We Are Artists: That moment when it’s time to claim your artistry. Imposter syndrome has her shook.

🌻We Are Everything: That moment when nothing even matters except the moment. Free the people. Free your mind. Free the jelly roll.

Following the screening, members of We Are's production crew will join us for a short Q&A.

9:30 PM
A screening of "Come & Take It" directed by Ellen Spiro and PJ Raval: This short documentary film captures the transformation of a young woman to leadership of America’s most inspired anti-gun violence movement called #CocksNotGlocks. After concealed carry of handguns is legalized on the University of Texas campus, Jessica Jin posts clever humor on social media, and with the help of a tight-knit group of young female students, a movement is born: The Great Texas Dildo Revolt. Following the film, the documentary's subject Jessica Jin will join us for a Q&A.

10:30 PM
Performance and Installation by Night GlitterNight Glitter is a dreamy psychedelic synth-pop band from Austin, Texas. The band consists of John Michael Schoepf (Guitar, Bass Vi, Vocals) and LouLou Ghelichkhani (Synthesizers, Farfisa and Vocals).

screening COMEDIC shorts by

🌻"For People Who Feel Behind in Life"
from Evelyn From the Internets
🌻"Queer Eye for the Straight Girl" from Ladies Eat Free
🌻"The Best Guest" from Ngozi Kim
🌻"Chopsticks" and "Angel" from Kim Tran

screening NARRATIVE shorts by

🌻Selections from Fum Fum Ko
🌻Selections from Fembeat
🌻"Lillie Mae and the Weird New World" from Kathryn Van Buren
🌻"Memory Box" from Angie Reza Turest
🌻"Death of a Nation" from Allison Lopez
🌻"Cassadaga" from Brittany Reeber
🌻"Le 27 Juillet" from Deborah Valcin

screening EXPERIMENTAL shorts by

🌻Selections from Faiza Kracheni
🌻"Blackdog" from Mireydi
🌻"AN(e)THEM(a)" Dominic G Jones
🌻Selections from Jinni J
🌻Selections from Illyana Bocanegra
🌻"Company" from Urzulka and Shannon Wiedemeyer




Augmented Reality Installation by Chalk Riot Art

VR Installation by MONKEYMedia featuring Rachel Strickland

Augmented Reality Installation by Alie Jackson


Tickets for BABES FEST Film Showcase are $10 individually and included complimentary in the $50 3-day package.