NARRATIVE

Narrative fiction films directed by bold female filmmakers, curated by GiF.

I didn't dare to speak

Dir.

Aileen Ye

A teenage skateboarder in Rotterdam muses on friendship and belonging.

FARDOSA

Dir.

Rukia Mahamed, Iqlaas Osman, Anton Tammi.

A beautiful coming-of-age short about a Finnish-Somali teen in Helsinki

I Lost Myself When I Found You

Dir.

Chelsea Muscat

A young woman recalls a recent abusive relationship in this eerie experimental drama by the sea.

His Assistant

Dir.

Lallie Doyle

A trainee is made to feel uncomfortable on her first day on set.

Keep Warm

Dir.

Olivia Leong Sulkowicz & Blair Cannon

PREMIERE - A Japanese grandma embarks on a sexual and romantic awakening.

THE CALL

Dir.

Aisha Schliessler

A woman discovers a secret that changes everything.

SAPPER SMITH

Dir.

Vida Breže

PREMIERE Based on a true story, a young female journalist undergoes a dangerous transformation into a British male soldier to report from the front lines of WWI.

The WAPIDEMIC (Mockumentary)

Dir.

Céline Tshika

Double standards are laid bare in this funny take on the male reception of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's WAP-(idemic)

To The Sea

Dir.

Martha Treves

Two teenage siblings wake up to find their mother has left them alone

You Know What I Have Nightmares About

Dir.

Aglaja Filipović

Two young women, flatmates, are in very different mental states, but one of them is unaware.

A Cure for All Things

Dir.

Katherine Chou

A mysterious vial conjures ancestors from a woman's past.

The Dream That Refused Me

Dir.

Jabu Nadia Newman

New futuristic aesthetics of the African diaspora. Shown through poetry, movement, internet iconography and dazzling CGI

A Bad Thing

Dir.

Victoria Innocenzi

Driving full speed from her relationship, a girl hits the road in her boyfriend’s car to make one final stop.

For George on His 30th Birthday

Dir.

Ursula Ellis

In the suburban US South of the not-so-distant past, a former MySpace-famous musician spends a strange night with his sort-of ex-girlfriend

HIM & HER

Dir.

Daria Geller

An anti valentine Russian story that takes its footing on the thin line between love & hate; a classical singer and her husband/ manager travel the road together.

STOMP

Dir.

Kate Emerick

A young woman uses foot fetish work to pay for her education, exploiting men’s fantasies for economic stability

She Dyes Her Hair Pink

Dir.

Viv Li

As she documents a young woman dyeing her hair, a filmmaker reflects on the meaning of youth

Here.Us.Now.

Dir.

Dorothy Allen-Pickard

A film series explores the role of social housing in London, through the words of housing estate residents

Andros In The City

Dir.

Naz Riahi

In pandemic-era Brooklyn, a dancer is spiralling into depression - until an unexpected encounter with a stranger brings new hope

The Day After

Dir.

Frøydis Fossli Moe

After a one night stand, the inevitable question 'soooo... what is this?'

OTHER PEOPLE

Dir.

Anna Fredrikke Bjerke

A group of adolescents experience the growing pains of coming into their own while searching for purpose and belonging.

LANCE

Dir.

Chloe Atkas

After a devastating break-up, Lance listens to instructional cassette tapes on how to heal his broken heart.

TEDDY

Dir.

Milda Baginskaitė

A young immigrant searches for her own identity while fighting for recognition in a male-dominated class.

NATIA

Dir.

Anna Parcerisas

Natia's cultural identity is torn when she returns to her country of origin, and discovers an antiquated tradition that dehumanises women is still practised.

Líspidos

Dir.

Irune Arancibia

Rosa and Blanca, a woman and her daughter that live on the shore of Veracruz, Mexico and face the adversities of hurricane Andrea.

TINNED PEARS

Dir.

Libby Burke Wilde

#EndChildFoodPoverty Tinned Pears follows a young family living in food poverty. A short film made with Charity 'Chefs in Schools'.

Sincerely, Erik

Dir.

Naz Riahi

A lonely New York bookseller tries his best to navigate Pandemic isolation.

GOING STEADY

Dir.

Brydie O'Connor

A young woman's wild imagination of the relationship she truly desires in 1950s Kansas.

Cuckoo Chick

Dir.

Precious Wura Alabi

Genesis struggles to maintain her facade of strength when her mother flies away from the continent for good.

EPHWAIPI

Dir.

Candice Ng & Kitty Yeung

Two girls fantasise to make a declaration. To the World.

THE FOLLOWER

Dir.

Stephanie Szerlip

Fueled by the hope of escaping her dreary suburban life, a misunderstood teen entertains the increasingly sinister advances of an Internet acquaintance.

PRINCESS RITA

Dir.

Blair Waters

A lonely insurance adjuster becomes consumed by his desire to meet his internet girlfriend, who claims to be a princess from a faraway country.

FAIRCHILD

Dir.

Kali Kahn

In the Florida Everglades a teenage girl tries to navigate Summer camp and the casual traumas of young womanhood.

808

Dir.

Athina Wilson

Finding love, empathy and community in a near-future society in the grips of technological isolation.

MADE IN LOCKDOWN

Dir.

We have collected a few films from lockdown busy filmmakers around the world.

WHAT'S REAL

Dir.

Alena Shevchenko

Two disparate people are in love but their perception of reality drives them apart.

OTHERNESS TAKEOVER

Dir.

Sweatmother

Five films' impact on five people's lives from the trans community.

BLACK FISH

Dir.

Simi Abe

A mother finds photos of the life her son would have lived if he didn't pass away.

ARIA

Dir.

Myrsini Aristidou

An afternoon in the life of teenage Aria in Athens.

ANTHROPOPLASTIC

Dir.

Malu Anavitarte

After a moment of profound connection to nature, a young isolated woman copes with supernatural changes to her body and world.

EVENING NEWS

Dir.

Eren Gülfidan

Under one roof, the bond between three sisters is put to the test when an unwelcome boyfriend hits it off with their Alzheimer's-stricken grandmother.

GIRLS IN FILM PRAGUE CURATION

Dir.

Shorts selection

Films by Czech & Slovak filmmakers curated by our sister branch GiF Prague

ORANGES

Dir.

Lud Monaco

A young woman dives dangerously into the memories of an ex lover.

MOSQUITO

Dir.

Mimi Koku

The anxieties of a 17 year old girl evolve into a sinister presence.

SKATE RATS HAVE HEARTS

Dir.

Stella Asia Consonni

Raising awareness for men's mental health.

YOUTH بنات آخر زمن

Dir.

Farida Zahran

A teenage girl takes a step toward adulthood in contemporary Cairo.

BLUE

Dir.

Samantha Severin

A cam-girl's curious of who and what is behind the digital spotlight.

CHARLIE

Dir.

Lesley Johnson

Two high school friends come to terms with the confusion between friendship and romance.

GLITTER'S WILD WOMEN

Dir.

Roney

Two sisters living in isolation on their farmland, harvest and smoke bioluminescent glitter that gives them super strength.

FEATHERS

Dir.

A.V. Rockwell

Emotionally-dejected young black men learn to cope with their disenfranchisement in an ideological school set up for lost boys.

LUISA AND ANNA'S FIRST FIGHT

Dir.

Lena Tsodykovskaya

Rock solid girlfriends exploring their teenage angst and cheap thrills.

PAMPAS

Dir.

Jessica Bishopp

A look back to the 1970s gardens' hiding suburbia's sexual signals.

WHITE DRAGON

Dir.

Jessica Wu

A mysterious outsider challenges a gang to a mahjong showdown.

ABSENT

Dir.

Libby Burke Wilde

Period Poverty: a journey through the pain, struggle and taboo

SWEEP AWAY HUNGRY GHOSTS

Dir.

Zhang & Knight

A young Chinese man's filial piety is tested when he struggles to come to terms with his deceased father's transvestitism.

COME BE CREEPY WITH US

Dir.

Beth Fletcher

Haunted by the undead, Anna is trapped in an angsty, millennial, coming-of-age nightmare.

CHRONICLE OF A CONTEMPORARY ACTOR

Dir.

Griffiths & Golferichs

A video seen from the perspective of the actor when trying to break through the Film Industry

AT DAWN YOU LEAVE

Dir.

Olivia Lifungula

A tale of love, from initial nonchalance to desire, love and obsession.

NOS SILENCES

Dir.

Francesca Canepa

Two friends and the elasticity between friendship and love.

RHINESTONE BLUE

Dir.

Aisha Schliessler

An ageing cowboy sets out to compete for the grand prize in a small town talent show, but comes away with something much better.

YOUNGS TEFLON - BROKEN SAFETY

Dir.

Netti Hurley

The life cycle of a gun. A video on pursuit to take weapons out of circulation.

IN FULL BLOOM

Dir.

Maegan Houang

An elderly hoarder's life upends when worms trigger a black hole in her home and threaten to take her most cherished belongings.

KEEPSAKE

Dir.

Helena Coan

A young woman struggling with pressures from an abusive boyfriend finds herself in an unusual situation. An opportunity to escape her life, as she knows it, arises.

CLAM DOG

Dir.

Jeannie Nguyen

A jaded food courier runs into a moral dilemma where she has to make the decision to deliver an order that has been 'tainted'.

PAGANS

Dir.

Lucy Luscombe

Three young women learn about loss over the course of a Bonfire Night that takes them on surreal journey into the depths of the English countryside.

STRENGTH

Dir.

Ahlberg & Barbier

What female strength means, through the lens of a weightlifter.

UNCLASPED

Dir.

Aella Jordan-Edge

A film about two women at different ages trying to buy a bra...

SNAKESKIN

Dir.

Grace Zhang

Stuck in a humdrum job at her father’s Chinese restaurant, Penny develops a mysterious rash and slowly realizes what her parents are hiding from her.

SIGH GONE

Dir.

Jeannie Nguyen

Without the guide of her “lost love”, Thuy is on the verge of death by boredom. Having no agenda, she finds odd ways to entertain herself in the bustling city of Saigon, Vietnam.

VEDA x WOMEN'S PRISON ASSOCIATION

Dir.

Chelsy Mitchell

There is an alternative to USA women's incarceration, and it's this.

__ / __ / __

Dir.

Claudia Barral Magaz

The missing bits of time we never seek to imagine, strung together by one simple coordinate.‍

CALDEIRA

Dir.

Julie Bousquet, Estelle Hocquet, Catherine Manesse

Inès has lived all her life in the shadow of her sister, a brilliant volcanologist. As a challenge, she decides to join a scientific expedition that plans to climb a volcano.

VERDE

Dir.

Victoria Rivera

On a hot Colombian Summer's day the relationship of two sisters begins to change.

KIDS ON GENDER

Dir.

Jas Pitt

A group of children take on the slippery concept of gender.

IF YOU KNEW

Dir.

Stroma Cairns

A silent immersive tale of a personal bond between two twin teenage brothers with hearing impairments.

KING COPHETUA AND THE BEGGAR MAID

Dir.

Andrea Mae Perez

A modern retelling of the story behind Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones painting; King Cophetua's passage through real and virtual worlds on a mission for love.

CHEER UP BABY

Dir.

Adinah Dancyger

The story of a young woman who is assaulted on the subway and how that ripples into her psyche in the immediate days following.

GIRLS WHO DRINK

Dir.

Lily Rose Thomas

Three young women re-live, regret and rationalise their relationship with alcohol through the hazy pale light of the day after.

TOVE LO - BLUE LIPS

Dir.

Malia James

The rich and complicated friendship between two women in a sexually fluid and post-feminist world.

SNOW WHITE COLOGNE

Dir.

Amanda Eliasson

A vibrant visual poem that sheds light on the dark reality of drug addiction

CHICO SENSIBLE

Dir.

Anna Karinvinge

Story about six young people from post-Olympics Barcelona and their sensitive perspective on existence

AMATEURS

Dir.

Gabriela Pichler

Ahead of our first film festival in Prague, we talk to one of directors Gabriela Pichler about her social satire of small town in Sweden

INVISIBLE MEN

Dir.

Nina Reyes Rosenberg

Magical realism and glasses that make men disappear with the help of Curandera witchcraft

IRONY

Dir.

Amy Nicholson

The comedy of everyday ironies glimpsed on the streets of NYC

DESERT-AR

Dir.

Andrea Mae Perez

In a deserted Spanish landscape, a young girl is looking for inner peace

MERMAIDS

Dir.

Marie Léa Regales

Four friends enjoy the last days of an endless summer on Mediterranean island. Camille, the youngest, is pregnant.

MASTERPIECE

Dir.

Runyararo Mapfumo

Comedy short about a group of young men trying to interpret their friends art

MAGIC MOMENTS

Dir.

Martina Buchelova

Ahead of our Prague launch we talk to one of our featured directors, Slovak filmmaker Martina Buchelova

GET OUT FAST

Dir.

Haley Elizabeth Anderson

A young kid starts hopping trains to escape his boring small-town life.

SUPERIOR

Dir.

Erin Vassilopoulos

Teenage identical twin sisters grapple with the difficulties of shifting identity.

LOVE ROAD

Dir.

Mathilde Nocquet

In this salute to 1950s prom nights, two teenagers are about to go on wild ride of love

HELL

Dir.

Emma Westenberg

Valerie gets a one way ticket to hell after an escalated fight with her boyfriend in karaoke bar.

THE BUSINESS

Dir.

Kati Skelton

A terrified young man gets caught up in a surreal and demoralizing 'business opportunity'. Will he make it out alive?

SHELLY

Dir.

Lauren Rothery

A socially bewildered aspiring filmmaker struggles to differentiate between the imaginary world of her latest project and reality.