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NEW SHORTS #6 TEENAGE GIRLS GO CRAZY!
Sat 11 Jan 18:00 ICA, Cinema 1
Wild girls go through their young lives leaving a cloud of dust and mayhem in their wake as they find their way to adulthood. A selection of films that are hard hitting and bittersweet in equal measures, while pulling no punches. Watch out for Jessica Barden in a powerful story of young love and family secrets in Lay Me Down, and the directorial debut of Irish comedian Sharon Horgan The Week Before Christmas.
Nida Manzoor 5 mins
Set in a games arcade, two schoolgirls are engrossed in a shoot-em-up. Their jokes turn to jibes and soon insults start to fly. The arcade becomes a surreal place as the girls confront their frustrations with deadly consequences.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY WEI
Tsveta Lozanova 10 mins
'Happy Birthday Cindy Wei' follows school underdog, Cindy Wei as she takes her first steps towards building up confidence and overcoming her lack of cultural identity through discovering the flamboyant world of her cross-dressing cousin and his secret job as a phone sex operator.
LAY ME DOWN
Lucy Tcherniak 11 mins
Lay Me Down explores the curious relationship between two girls. A few years younger than Lily, Penny won't seem to leave her alone. But as the hounding escalates we learn the horrible truth that binds them together and the action Lily must take if she is ever going to lift the terrible burden she carries.
Becky Bailey 7 mins
In this animated short set in the Victorian era, “Little World” tells the story of a young Deaf woman called Beth. She visits the crumbling old Deaf school where she grew up, and she remembers fondly how it shaped her.
Alix Eve 8 mins
As the half term holidays crawl by in a sleepy village Sarah meets tomboy Ellen and experiences her first real crush. But what does this mean for popular and perfect Sarah, and just how real is their time together?
Lee Matthews 21 mins
When a young, deaf schoolgirl is bullied and left to take the long walk home alone, she realises she’s being followed and a frantic game of cat and mouse begins. growing ever more sinister as it becomes clear that she may never make it home again.
Jane Linfoot 24 mins
Jess and Jason meet at the bus station in a seaside town, seeing each other in daylight for the first time. What at first seemed exciting, forbidden, and divinely careless, soon threatens to be a regretful experience for both. This is not how things were meant to be.
STICKS AND STONES
Corine Dhondee 9 mins
After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young woman Rose, struggles to re-assimilate into the world. Haunted by her past and challenged by her present she is forced to make a decision which affects her future.
WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE
Sharon Horgan 13 mins
The Week Before Christmas is an autobiographical story of a teenage girl during the plucking season on her family's turkey farm. And what happens when she locks eyes with a cute boy across a room of turkey carcasses.