Many Studios | 30 September | 4 pm | TICKETS
Short films selection from this year’s Female Perspective competition.
Alright by Giulia Gandini | UK | 9′ | Jenna, a 9 year old girl, experiences bullying from a male classmate. Seeking comfort in her teacher, she is advised that the boy hit her because he likes her. From that point onwards Jenna embarks on a journey of self-discovery to decide for herself.
All of me by Daphne Schmon | UK | 14′ | Viv, a talented musician, faces late stage Leukemia that threatens the life she’s built. Her best hope is a bone marrow transplant from her estranged family, but reconnecting means confronting a difficult past.
Lucid by Lucy Joan Barnes | UK | 11′ | A short disjointed film that pieces together the fragments of a mind suffering from Alzheimers.
A little help by Daniel Halsall | The Netherlands | 4′ | Oath is a young 8-year-old girl on a quest for sweets!
Dron’t you love me? by Madeleine Dudley | Australia | 4′ | Drones are being mistreated. They’re being sent to wars they haven’t signed up for, they’re constantly crashed and they’re upgraded as soon as the new model comes out. ‘Dron’t You Love Me?’ aims to invoke empathy for your four-propellered friends with the hope that we’ll be less inclined to turn them over.
The Window by Corinne Parfitt – Starr | UK | 5′ | An artist take on the glass wall that still exists for female creatives in film, a creative message and about society and our perception of women on screen.
When we were poor by Lynn Matheson | Canada | 1′ | An animated short about a woman sifting through treasured memories of her aunt. A comment on the affluence destroying us today. What would stick in the mind of people who have everything?
Pink by Bethan Highgate-Betts | UK | 3′ | A film about old age and about remembering the lives we’ve lived. About love and the moments in time that stay with us forever. Set in both the present day United Kingdom and 1940’s Iran, Pink explores the secrets of a Grandmother and a life seemingly forgotten.
Of shadows and wings… by Elise Meng | France | 13′ | In the heart of a group of birds, the indignant Moann feels her body changing.
In a society where the greatest concern is the size and ambition of one’s wings, nihilist Ciobeck tries to protect her. But how can one survive in a barren land, populated by imprisoned-mind people?
Pollution of the heart by Oliwia Siem | UK | 15′ | Some losses leave a scar.
Torn between a high-maintenance girlfriend and his emotionally unstable mother, David finds himself drawn to rituals of death. An old photo may hold the key to his vivid and inexplicable experiences. Is David’s quest for the truth more urgent than the needs of the two women in his life? And what part does their sinister neighbour have to play?