NEW SHORTS: Girlhood
16:00 Sun 10 Jan 2016
These powerful coming of age stories give us a sober overview of the trials and tribulations of female puberty, sometimes harrowing but never boring. Watch out for Jessica Barden.
Film running order:
TWO SEAS Orlando Cubitt 15 mins
NIGHT OWLS Sophie Black 14 mins
OFFSIDE Jimmy Dean 17 mins
JELLYFISH Sophie Littman 2 mins
SEACHILD Min-ha Kim 7 mins
MURMUR Aurora Fearnley 8 mins
THE EARTH BELONGS TO NO ONE Ani Laurie 20 mins
GRANDMA’S BIG SCHLEP Sophie Clarke 20 mins
Sophie Clarke 20 mins (UK, 2015)Things go awry for Hannah and Rivkah when they discover their recently deceased Grandma wasn’t as Jewish as she made out to be! This revelation takes the sisters by surprise and leads them on a quest to get her buried in the right place. Both sisters struggle to determine right and wrong and a spontaneous plan leads them to discover more family secrets…
Sophie Littman 2 mins (UK, 2015)Jellyfish are the oldest multi-organ animal and Eloise just failed her biology test today. A young girl reflects on her current situation, interweaving disparate strands of her life in one thought process.
Aurora Fearnley 8 mins (UK, 2015)A young woman makes a dawn escape from a commune she has grown to distrust.
Sophie Black 14 mins (UK, 2015)Night Owls is a story about two lost souls coming together, and discovering an instant, unlikely connection. Teenage runaway Mari breaks into the large, inherited house of thirty-something Kent - a reclusive man who has lived alone for years. Kent reluctantly allows Mari to shelter in his home, with the promise that she'll leave when the rain stops...
Jimmy Dean 17 mins (UK, 2015)After learning from her father that she will soon lose her position on the local boy's football team, eleven-year-old Kirsty struggles to come to terms with her evolving identity as a young woman.
Min-ha Kim 7 mins (UK, 2015)On the verge of becoming a woman Sora is woken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom.
Ani Laurie 20 mins (UK, 2015)How far would you go to protect your family? Jessy-May's younger sister has stopped speaking since the attack at school. Panic has set in the neighbourhood. But just how far will she go to protect her family?
Orlando Cubitt 15 mins (UK, 2015)Denied the future she dreams of, a teenage girl runs away to sea. "The sea does not belong to despots…Live-live in the bosom of the waters! There only is independence! There I recognize no masters! There I am free!" Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.