There’s a gesture of love and a fight for survival, a confrontation with grief and a family’s acceptance, a woman faced with an unexpected predator and a woman trapped by negative self-image, a celebration of friendship and some criminal cleaners in the first of our programmes of films from a female perspective.
Join us at Eagle Labs, Albert Square from 1pm on March 24th…
Or at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington from 8:30pm on March 28th. General admission £5, concessions £4.
GRANBAD (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Annabel Vine, Prod: Natasha Branson
UK, 2018, 10 min 12 sec, Cert: PG (F Rating)
A young dyslexic boy inadvertently shows a bully that it isn’t ‘soppy’ to love your Grandad.
THE DRINK (North West Premiere)
Dir / Prod: Cosima Spender, Wri: Teresa Sparks, Prod: Valerio Bonelli, Alessio Bergamo
UK, 2018, 11 min 50 sec, Cert: 15 (FFF Rating)
Zoe goes for for a drink after work with her colleague Jack, whom she has always considered a friend. And then she discovers that Jack has spiked her drink.
CUT (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Eva Sigurdardottir, Prod: Alexandra Blue
UK, 2017, 17 min, Cert: 15, (FFF Rating)
After being the victim of revenge porn, 17-year-old Chloe decides to enter a fitness modeling competition in order to change her image. But the past is not so easy to shake off…
SURFACE NOISE (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Ella Rose Howlett, Prod: Kitty McMurdo-Schad
UK, 2019, 14 min 21 sec, Cert 12A (FFF Rating)
A young PTSD victim finds empowerment with the help of a psychologist who goes beyond conventional methods to help her.
LARA (World Premier)
Dir / Wri: Zoe Hunter Gordon, Prod: Alice Johnstone, Anatasia Kinsky
UK, 2019, 11 min 26 sec, Cert: 15 (FFF Rating)
Two girls wait for a taxi home on the empty streets of London. Lee needs to talk but Sal won’t listen.
HOME GIRL (Manchester Premiere)
Dir: Poonam Brah, Wri: Iman Qureshi, Prod: Isabel Steuble-Johnson
UK, 2018, 11 min 57 sec, Cert 15 (F Rating)
Young gay British Muslim woman Roya returns home for the funeral of her beloved mother, anxious about how the rest of the family will feel about her lifestyle choices.
CLEAN AS YOU LIKE (Manchester Premiere)
Dir: Theresa Varga, Wri / Prod / Cast: Katy Poulter, Francesca Marie Claire
UK, 2018, 14 min 58 sec, Cert: 15 (FFF Rating)
Bertha and Polly are the last two singletons in their social circle, sworn to always stick together… Until Jock appears and threatens to rock their relationship…
91 min 44 sec.