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Men by Women

Thursday 23rd November


Brothers, fathers, sons, friends, bullies, stalkers…  A different take on the female gaze that aims to unpack men onscreen. Moving, sensitive and passionate portraits of masculinity lend compassionate insight that extend beyond stereotypes. Through the lens of female directors, get closer than ever before to the kinds of men we all have in our lives.

Men Talk About Mother3-min


How much of our mother can we really know? This animated documentary explores the memories of three sons.

Nominated for:
Animation Award – Bunny Schendler

Masterpiece 4-min


Four young men attend an exhibition preview to support and celebrate their friends academic and creative success in his Modern & Contemporary Arts (MA).

Nominated for:
Under 25 Award (Directing) – Runyararo Mapfumo



On a North London council estate, teenager Leroy Brown spends his days fighting with wannabe ‘gangsta’ brother Kenny and playing dance game ‘Planet funk’ with best friend Yukiko. The sudden death of his Grandfather Nelson forces Leroy out of his shell. With the help of a cassette tape Nelson left him, Leroy learns what it takes to live in a ‘man’s world’.

Nominated for:
Producing Award – Michelle Antoniades

Cleared – Still 1


Through phone calls with a prison inmates closest contacts we see how quickly the world is moving on without him.

Nominated for:
Editing Award – Charlotte Regan



When a young man’s application for custody of his younger brother in care is rejected, he is forced to come to terms with difficult truths about what’s best for his family.

Nominated for:
Directing Award – Helena Middleton

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A London worker struggles to connect with the outside world. He works the graveyard shift – awake while others are sleeping, sleeping while others work. In apartment 13A on the 13th Floor of his tenement block, Lukasz begins an unrelenting cycle of confusion, paranoia, anxiety and terror. Can he make some connection with the tenant of 13B?

Nominated for:
Producing Award – Kate Wilson



Based on the 13th century Welsh myth, when Llywelyn retreats to his hunting lodge with his faithful hound, Gelert, and his newborn son, tragedy strikes in a most unexpected way.

Nominated for:
Production Design Award – Medeni Griffiths


Thursday 23 November | 6:30pm

Running time | 83 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A

Venue | Barbican Cinema 3, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS

Tickets | £11.50 /£9.20 members / £10.50 concessions

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