Returning after a sold-out session in 2016, we present a package of the best girls shorts from around the globe. The session includes the powerful Iris Prize winner, Balcony – one of the most awarded short films of recent times. Set in a UK housing estate, a local girl becomes infatuated with a beautiful Afghani immigrant and hopes her feelings are reciprocated.
Directed by Toby Fell-Holden | 17 minutes
A resourceful teenage girl is infatuated with another girl in the same class, of Afghani origin. In the end her feeling is reciprocated, but two different completely opposite worlds collide. In either case, what seems to win is oppression, sexism and violence. The most unexpected violence.
Directed by Sam McWilliams, Paige Gratland | 11 minutes
A heartwarming, intimate, and at times funny portrait of a New Mexico boot maker who is queering the traditional art form.
Directed by Kate Dolan | 12 minutes
After a chance meeting, preteens Elenore and Alex have an instant connection. Alex invites her new friend to a sleepover with her school friends. Little Doll depicts the confusion and uncertainty of developing a same-sex first crush.
Directed by Joey Ally | 7 minutes
Work and life partners Kate and Leigh share everything, from their apartment to the bar they co-own. When a sex life slump forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become.
Directed by Anna Cazenave-Cambet | 13 minutes
Nérac in the early 2000s. Laurie and Mila dance on gabber music, on the shores of a remote lake. Mila is in love with Laurie and she wants to tell her.
Directed by Natalia Leite, Mel Shimkovitz | 11 minutes
A comedian failing at love and jokes finds her way after confronting her ideal version of herself one dark magic evening.
Directed by Sidsel Møller Johnsen | 28 minutes
Raniya, a young Danish woman with Middle Eastern roots, explores her sexuality by secretly flirting with her peer Julie. In the midst of this, Raniya’s heartbroken, nosy, and needy sister enters her personal space and poses a threat to the blossoming relationship.