Age Of Consent
Sex is complicated. And sex is simple. If “Yes” means “Yes” and “No means “No”, it is black and white. Except when it isn’t. These challenging and compelling films leave no hiding place for unspoken truths about consent, coercion and the games people play.
Demi-Lea Sadler, a medical doctor, and her husband Will, a struggling novelist, are desperately trying to have children. When Anne Harris, Demi-Lea’s best friend, brings the mysteriously handsome Freddy Young over for dinner one night, dreams start coming true in ways unexpected.
Writing Award- Nadia Cavelle
Acting Award- Ronke Adekoluejo
Bedroom presents accounts from three girls in their early 20’s with mixed experiences of engagement with rough sex.
Editing Award- Hannah-Jane Churchman
U25 Directing Award- Hannah-Jane Churchman
Struggling with her music practice, in the run up to a high profile performance, a self destructive cello student, who is working as a phone sex operator to raise money for her fees, decides to stalk a client, taking her best friend with her.
Nominated for: Production Design Award – Elena Riccabona
The sometimes ambiguous territory of non consensual sex is delicately explored as the events of a date are revealed from two perspectives.
Compsing Award- Anna Beckmann + Saman Maydani
Sound Design Award- Anna Beckmann + Saman Maydani
Following the death of her grandfather, 25-year-old Natia returns to Georgia to see her grandmother. Having lived in Europe for many years, Natia sees with fresh eyes — and first hand — the brutal Georgian tradition of bride kidnapping. Angry and stricken, Natia is forced to reassess her culture and her own values.
Nominated for: U25 Writing Award
An examination of the dark obsessive relationship between two women. Laura, a young photographer, and Bella, her older free-living muse.
Nominated for: Editing Award
100 WOMEN I KNOW
An unapologetic short documentary telling honest stories of rape from 100 young women I know.
XX Award Award-Phoebe Montague
Editing Award- Phoebe Montague
Saturday 25th November | 4:00pm
Running time | 87 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A
Venue | Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
Tickets | £11.50 /£9.20 members / £10.50 concessions