Short Films by Female Directors

Last Saturday, we held an event with a new theme - screening short films made by female directors! This was special to us because although the number of films directed by women is rising, we still feel they are underrepresented in the industry. More than half of the submissions we receive in general are from male directors, so we hope to organise new projects that will encourage more women to get involved - watch this space!

Our sold-out event was a huge hit with guests queuing up for last-minute tickets. This has been one of our most popular themes and we will definitely repeat this theme in the near future. See more photos on our Facebook page. We screened nine varied short films, find out more about them below!

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DOWNWIND - OLYA RADA
In a desolate frayed future, reminiscent of a German 60s, a woman makes a big decision.
vimeo.com/polarada

COMING OUT - GINA WENZEL
A satirical family drama about the coming out of a young girl to her family, where nothing goes planned.
gina-wenzel.de

TRADITION - LANKA BANDARANAYAKE
An old woman decorates a bride with the traditional Sri Lankan jewellery. She describes the symbolic meaning of each jewellery piece. Those meanings carry the girl to her past relationships and their deep scars. The bride’s ultimate destiny seems something illusive.
lankabandaranayake@ymail.com / facebook.com/TraditionShortfilm

TRADITION: Not available to watch online

TRADITION: Not available to watch online

JANUARY HYMN - KATHERINE CANTY
A reflection on grief, January Hymn sees Clara return for the first anniversary of her father's death. Taking the form of a fractured narrative, the film considers how Clara's experience of grief shapes her poetic relationship to a home which has been forever altered by loss. Trailer
twitter.com/katherine_canty

DECISIONS - RUT ANGIELINA G. FUENTES
A comical sketch: Taking the right choice isn't always easy.
rutangielina@gmail.com

TURP - LILIANA GONCALVES
Aleksander lives with the pain and guilt of having done nothing to save his family in a massacre at his home by military Yugoslavs/Serbs during the Kosovo war in 1999.
shiva_goncalves21@hotmail.com

THE TEACUP - ELIF BOYACIOGLU
Once there was a man who was afraid to go out...
elifboyacioglu@gmail.com

THE TEACUP: Not available to watch online

THE TEACUP: Not available to watch online

OLIA - TANIA CATTEBEKE
A young child Jose'i becomes close to his mute neighbour, Olia, who looks after him while his mother is at work. When Olia passes away, everything changes for Jose'i and his family.
taniacattebeke@gmail.com

THE YARN - GOKCE PEHLIVANOGLU
A Greek-Turkish couple and their little daughter, that have adopted living in nature as a lifestyle, travel with their caravan in the seaside of the Aegean Sea. This time however, their journey ends with a fantastic reflection of a tale that the parents tell to their daughter. Trailer
gokcep@gmail.com