The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

She Started It


Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30pm

Following five women over two years as they pitch venture capitalists, build teams, bring products to market, fail, and start again, “She Started It” takes viewers on a global roller-coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, from France to Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women such as investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook. Through intimate, action-driven storytelling, “She Started It” explores the cultural roots of female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship, including pervasive self-doubt, fear of failure, and risk aversion among young women.

90 min.
English, French & Vietnamese

Directed by

Nora Poggi & Insiyah Saeed


France U.S.

Film Category

International Spotlight Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus Women in Film Spotlight


Internet/Social Media

Film Website

Official Website