GENDER EQUALITY

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! 

Ciervo

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.

CWCH DEILEN

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.

Florian

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.

Inside me

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.

POSTPARTUM

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.

THE CAGE

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.

Unlikely Love

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.

Way of Sylvie

Verica Pospíšilová Kordić, Ondřej Šejnoha, Matěj Pospíšil
color, 12'24" | Czech Republic 2019
Sylvie´s life beats in a rhythm of responsibilities. And she is efficient, flawless, wonderful and - tired. A small accident happens and everything changes...or maybe not.
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