Gently, Jennifer

Katie Avery | Short Drama
United States| 2019 | 9 min
World Premiere

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 10:30am
Shorts Program: Perceptions

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3


TD FREE Friday


A fun coming of age film about two teen girls exploring what it means to be a woman by looking at a porn magazine. Through fantasy and a kiss, unexpected things happen.


Katie Doane Avery (Inupiaq) is a filmmaker whose stories focus on feminine, queer, and Indigenous character-driven narratives that seek to blend cinematic realism with surreal and musical moments. Her short film Polar Sun has screened at imagineNATIVE, Māoriland, the Hamilton Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, and the Cinematheque in Winnipeg. She was selected as a fellow for the Sundance Institute + IAIA Native Writers Workshop in July 2015, and received an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts in 2016. She has worked on the critically acclaimed TV series’ Transparent and I Love Dick and was the Executive Producer/Director’s Assistant on the forthcoming Netflix series, The Society. She is from the Pacific Northwest, is of Inupiaq decent, and lives in Los Angeles.