The Women Sports Film Festival uses the power of documentary film to celebrate female athletes and the filmmakers who bring their stories to the screen. Our mission is to advance equity in women's sports and filmmaking by creating a platform that amplifies the stories of strong, embodied women.
Coinciding with the recent triumph of the U.S. women’s soccer team, this fest arrives with a slate of films about athletes, helmed by (mostly) women directors. The event opens with “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal,” a doc from Erin Lee Carr, daughter of the late New York Times columnist, Dave Carr. It recounts the sordid tale of disgraced national team doctor, Larry Nassar, and the abused women who spoke out against him.