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‘How to Hack Birth Control’ Now Screening In-Person at a Film Festival Near You



Poppy Jasper Int. Film Festival
Gilroy, CA  | 7PM



New York CineFest
New York, NY | 4:30PM



New Jersey Web Festival
Montclair, NJ  | TBD



  • *WINNER* - BEST PICTURE - Austin Comedy Film Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST DIRECTOR - First Glance Film Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST DIRECTOR - Astoria Int. Film Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST TV - Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST SERIES - We Make Movies Film Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST SERIES - Imagine This Women's Fim Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST SERIES - Worldwide Women's Film Festival | 2023

  • *WINNER* - BEST EPISODIC - Laugh After Dark | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST TV PILOT,  AUDIENCE AWARD - Film Invasion LA | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST TV PILOT - Offshore Art & Film Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST PRODUCED FILM - Broad Humor Film Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - FEMALE PERSPECTIVE AWARD - Hollywood Int. Diversity Film Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST ENSEMBLE CAST - DTLA Film Festival | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST EDITING - Long Island Film Expo | 2022

  • *WINNER* - BEST COMEDY TRAILER - Film Fest @ LA Live 2021

  • *WINNER* - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - DC WebFest | 2022

  • *NOMINEE* - BEST DIRECTOR  - Indie Shorts Magazine Film Festival 2022

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  • *NOMINEE* - BEST TV SERIES - Festival of Cinema NYC | 2022

  • *NOMINEE* - BEST TV SERIES - North Hollywood CineFest | 2022

  • *NOMINEE* - BEST TV SERIES - NOVA Fest | 2022

  • *NOMINEE* - BEST SERIES PILOT - SoHo Int. Film Festival | 2022

  • *NOMINEE* - BEST SERIES PILOT - Minnesota Web Fest | 2022

  • *NOMINEE* - BEST EDITING - Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta | 2022

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  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Portland Film Int. Film Festival| 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - NewFilmmakers NY | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Harlem Int. Film Festival Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Buffalo Int. Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Orlando Int. Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Lighthouse Int. Film Festival Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Bravemaker Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Urban MediaMakers Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - San Pedro Film Festival | 2023

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Chain NYC Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Richmond Film Network | 2023


  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Los Angeles Lift-Off Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Awareness Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Blow-Up Chicago Int. Arthouse Film Festival | 2023 

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - PeachTree Village Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - California Women's Film Festival | 2022

  • *OFFICIAL SELECTION* - Malibu Film Festival | 2022


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‘How to Hack Birth Control’ is a comedy digital series on how to navigate and take charge in today’s contraception universe. Told through the sharp wit and perky charm of the narrator Ruth, Birth Control takes a run at a hit list of ‘not supposed to talk about,’ scenarios. How do you get the morning after pill quickly and for free? Where can you hide your birth control? How do you get your doctor to listen to you? All of the things women want to know but are taught to be too afraid to ask.  Filled with backpack cats, patriotic American eagles, musical numbers and the game show, ‘Let’s Not Make a Baby,’  each memorable contraceptive milestone is a riotous new discovery. Authentically raw and LOL fun, ‘How to Hack Birth Control,’ will make you wonder what else sex-ed never told you.


Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival takes place annually in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. Now in its 24th year, they are a mission-driven festival, dedicated to showcasing women filmmakers and films that address issues inadequately represented in mainstream media. They are an international festival with significant numbers of films from all over the world.

TWE selects films that go on to commercial success (RBG), publicize the work of voices that need to be heard (Nobel Winner Nadia Murad, On Her Shoulders), and remind the world about issues that need more attention (SEWA, violence as an act of war in the DRC featuring Nobel Winner Dennis Mukwege).


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its March Monthly Film Festival and celebrates up-and-coming female talent in front of and behind the camera with this month’s InFocus: Female Cinema

The day begins with InFocus: Female Cinema Shorts I, a collection of films that explore themes of motherhood, fertility, birth, reproductive choice from a wide range of perspectives and experiences.

NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year, across both our general and InFocus programming. All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects for consideration for upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the schedule for InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region by spotlighting communities of filmmakers within our filmmaking community as part of our monthly program. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (PJIFF) has been entertaining audiences in the greater San Francisco Bay Area for more than 15 years. We promote inclusion, diversity, and women empowerment; educate people of all ages about filmmaking; and encourage everyone to “find their voice through film.”

PJIFF is based just south of Silicon Valley in the towns of Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister, and San Juan Bautista. The festival’s name is drawn from a semiprecious mineral found only in this region. We look forward to once again welcoming visitors to the historic downtowns of our host communities, where local restaurants, breweries, and wineries join in making festival visitors feel right at home.



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