‘CANTINFLAS’ SCREENS AT EASTON PLAYGROUND: NORDC Movies in the Park screening of “Cantinflas” (in Spanish with English subtitles) will begin at sunset, 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., on March 6 at Easton Playground, 5100 LaSalle St., hosted by Puentes New Orleans. There will be pre-show fun including field games and fun fitness activities led by Fit NOLA Parks instructors at 5:30 p.m. Free. NORDC Movies in the Park continues through May 30. For details, visit www.nola.gov/nordc or call (504) 658-3052.
WOMEN IN FILM SHORT FILM SHOWCASE: Women in Film and Television Louisiana will present the 10th annual WIFT International Short Film Showcase at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at Indywood, 628 Elysian Fields Ave.,
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event is free to WIFT members and $10 for the public. The screening coincides with International Women’s Day, March 8 and the international showcase screening in Washington DC.
One of the shorts was made in New Orleans. “Keeping the Promise” is a documentary by WIFT-Louisiana members Sandy Parker and Jency Griffin Hogan. The film exposes the underworld of human trafficking and tells the story of how two women helped each other escape and are now helping others.
Carol Bidault de l’Isle and Sheri Leigh Myers of New Orleans helped produce the 10th annual WIFTI Short-Case. They received 869 films submission from 58 countries.
Films represent WIFTI chapters in Brazil, India, United Kingdom, Finland, Australia, France, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Iceland and the United States. Winners will be announced at the WIFTI Short-Case in Washington D.C., and New Orleans.
“Here is great storytelling around love, sexuality, religion, death, family, war, human trafficking, body image, friendship and community, something for all,” de l’Isle said.
Also screening will be “Life with Asperger’s,” Director Jaimi Ekkens, New York; “Keli,” Director Ranjitha Rajeevan, India; “Hunger,” Director Mathilde Rousseau, France; “April Fools,” Director Lisa Thomson, UK; “Mbeti: The Road to Kisesini,” Director Ann Bromberg, New Mexico; “Marrying the Sea,” Director Sarah Walsh, Ireland; “Before Babel,” Director Cheryl White, UK; “By this River,” Director Melissa Anastasi, Australia; and “Baja’s Secret Miracle,” Director Eliana Alvarez Martinez, New York.