What triggers the - so called - "battle of the sexes"? What is the actual definition of gender? People experience their gender in numerous ways, while lots of them struggle to accept or show their true identity. As we free ourselves from stereotypes and social norms, we contrive to become our unique and beautiful selves. It's the only way for acceptance and equality to thrive!
Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma color, 10'15" | United States 2020
An emotionally haunting and visually beautiful experience, ‘Ciervo’ tells the story of a young girl who holds violence, submission, and independence in an uneasy balance as one morphs into the other.
Efa Blosse-Mason color, 6'32" | United Kingdom 2020
Learning to love someone can be scary, but it can also lead to the most marvellous adventure. Heledd and Celyn navigate the undiscovered and murky waters of entering a new relationship. Facing vulnerability and a sea monster, the lover’s odyssey tests the strength of their Leaf Boat. This film explores the internal worlds of the characters emotions which are visualized through seasons and stormy seas.
Keshav Abrol, Lucas Londoño-Clayton, Pavel Loparev, Alicia Velasco color, 3'46" | Spain 2019
Every day, a bearded man must complete a strange and difficult ritual to prepare himself for the day ahead.
Maria Teixeira, University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf b&w, 5'14" | Germany 2019
A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion.
Henriette Rietz color, 4'36" | Germany 2020
The film is about the chaotic phase in life of a new mother. Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, this intense time has burned deep into the protagonist’s heart. This film is an honest and very personal insight into the world of an overwhelmed mother, who seriously thought that parental leave would become a sort of sabbatical.
Jinlan SHI, ECV PARIS color, 3'17" | France 2020
Michael is a man who has gender dysphoria. For him, it is like he is a woman but being trapped inside a body of man. This feeling is frustrating for "her", she felt like a prisoner in a cage...
The Lost Bride
Juliette Cousin color, 7'16" | France 2019
During the XVIIIth century, in Denmark's countryside, a young woman slips away from her wedding ceremony to follow a will o wisp through the hills. It will lead her to a demons' procession and she joins them for a dance.
Molly Mayhew, Markus Øvre color 1'38", United Kingdom 2019
A short documentary following the highs and lows of a young moth grappling with the love of her life... a candle.
Walking at Knight
Faye Thomas color, 3'55" | United States 2020
A young girl moves to a tropical city. After experiencing harassment on a train, she learns the unique way that people in the city keep themselves safe.