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Period Pieces

Thursday 23rd November


History is revised and revisited with women center-stage, making difficult decisions that will impact their lives and that of their families. These ambitious period films illuminate forgotten moments in history and their enduring impact.



Based on true events in 1944, that recount the survival of Regina ‘Lula’ Jakubowska in war torn Poland, who had to face down German SS officers in an attempt to protect her husband.

Nominated for:
Writing Award – Aoife O’Kelly
Production Design Award – Freya Dolby



After making a devastating discovery in the forest, Rose stumbles into a world where morals no longer seem to apply. Everyone has an animal living within them; the forest unearths it.

Nominated for:
Under 25 Award (Producing) – Polly Rosier

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A vulnerable British Muslim teenager believes her missing brother may have joined a terrorist organisation, and is encouraged by a mysterious online ‘friend’ to take revenge on the resulting prejudice and aggression she has suffered at the hands of a school bully – with disastrous results.

Nominated for:
Writing Award – Amani Zardoe

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REVISING ANNELIESE tells the story of a former Nazi turned queer post-war fashion designer who skips a generation of heirs when she leaves her entire legacy to her grand-niece, a 14-year-old girl she barely knows. Twelve years later this girl (the filmmaker herself) dives into her inheritance to find out why.

Nominated for:
Editing Award – Lilian Hess

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It’s London 1941 and the women of Great Britain have been called upon to aid the war effort, freeing up men for action. Little Bird explores how far one young woman will go to create a new life for herself and what she is willing to leave behind.

Nominated for:
Cinematography Award – Nanu Segal
Composing Award – Isobel Waller-Bridge

Domestic Policy


In 1919, a tea lady eavesdrops on a top-secret government meeting called to solve the latest, gravest problem facing the British Empire… A satirical comedy which wryly suggests that today’s obsession with female appearance was borne out of one official government meeting.

Nominated for:
Writing Award – Alicia MacDonald
Production Design Award – Jane Brodie



1745: two young black slaves escape into the wilderness of Scotland…

Nominated for:
Writing Award – Morayo Akande


Thursday 23 November | 9:00pm

Running time | 94 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A

Venue | The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64 – 66 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DA

Tickets | £10 / £8 concessions

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