cELLEuloid is a monthly series of films directed by women and women-identifying people. It aims to create a space to showcase all genres and levels, from classics to cult hits to Montreal premieres!

It is founded and curated by Dara Moats, who is also part of the programming teams for the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal, the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival in Saskatchewan and Fantastic Fest and SXSW in Austin, Texas. cELLEuloid is proud to partner with Cinema Public to bring all the complexities of the female gaze to the big screen.

Past program


A baby has lodged itself unnoticed in her stomach, and if there’s one thing that Rakel knows: She doesn’t want it.

Yngvild Sve Flikke

language: Norvégien
subtitles: anglais

103 min

Past program


Bella Cherry arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an adult film star, but she soon learns that fame won’t come easy as she harnesses her ambition and cunning to rise to the top of this mesmerizing and singular world.

Ninja Thyberg
Sweden, Netherlands, France

language: English, Swedish
subtitles: French

109 min

Past program

Shiva Baby

Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby focuses on twentysomething Danielle (Rachel Sennott), a perennial student who’s been lying to her supportive but overbearing parents about her faltering academic career.

Emma Seligman
United States, Canada

language: English

77 min

Past program


SLAXX tells the story of a possessed pair of jeans brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. When the body count mounts, the panicked staff disbands and the struggle for survival begins.

Elza Kephart
Quebec (Canada)

language: English
subtitles: French

76 min

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Test Pattern

Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit.

Shatara Michelle Ford
United States

language: English

82 min

Past program


From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola’s stranger than fiction saga, which she first told in a now iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life.

Janicza Bravo
United States

language: English
subtitles: French

90 min

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