Women reclaim their bodies through sex, dance, and smear tests gone awry in this genre-bending selection of shorts. Exploring what the female body can do when pushed to its limit, here it is both battleground, and cause for celebration.
After being the victim of revenge porn, 17-year-old Chloe decides to enter a Fitness Model competition in order to change her image. But once at the competition she realises that her negative image will be difficult to shed. How far will she go to redefine herself and regain control?
Directing Award – Eva Sigurdardottir
Writing Award – Eva Sigurdardottir
Shot in one take, Abandon follows Clemmie, an ambitious dancer in her early thirties when she finds out she’s unexpectedly pregnant.
Directing Award – Georgia Parris
Sound Design Award – Jo Jackson
Chloe thinks she’s just going in for a routine pap-smear. Things do not go as planned.
Production Design Award – Sets Appeal
A Captain returns home from Afghanistan after being injured in a rigged booby trap that has left her scarred both physically and on a deep psychological level.
Acting Award – Shauna Macdonald
An animated interview with a 15-year-old girl who describes her experiences with shaving her pubic hair and the social pressure on girls having to do it from her school.
Under 25 Animation – Alexandra Peake
A film about a Victorian photographer taking a portrait of a mother and child, interrogating and elaborating on exposure time and the creator of the image.
Cinematography Award – Flo Wallace
Objects and devices become bodily and manipulative. The magician is a composed cartoon machine repeating tricks and equations. When products become prosthetics does the accessory take some emotional control?
Directing Award – Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot
AM I DEAD
Traumatic experiences in our past, or in our recent ancestors’ past, leave molecular scars adhering to our DNA.
Composing Award – Die Hexen
Friday 24 November | 9:00pm
Running time | 72 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A
Venue | The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64 – 66 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DA
Tickets | £7.50 / £5 concessions