Smile is a dark comedy short film written & directed by Ivana Strajin. The film premiered at the Boston International Film Festival on April 16, 2022.


After a woman's insurance is declined at the orthodontist's office, her pursuit to resolve the matter spirals out of control when she gets hit by a car, only to end up with yet another medical bill. She evades death but nearly misses one of the most important events of her life.

Smile is an official selection at the 2022 Boston International Film Festival. The film was featured in a short film program. Our films screened at the AMC on Tremont Street in Boston; theatre 18 now has a special place in my heart!

The Trailer



"BU alum’s film ‘Smile’ to premiere at the Boston International Film Festival"

- Daily Free Press