Short Films for Teens only

Runtime: 103min. | Recommended Ages: 12+

The films are screened under Greek subtitles

Shorts in this lineup:

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GIRLHOOD

Documentary by Vania Turner and Maria Sidiropoulou I Greece  I 30min

 

Three teenage girls find refuge in their friendship as they struggle with gender expectations, eating disorders and an addiction to social media amid a long, emotionally stifling quarantine in Greece.

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TROPHY

Fiction by Sandra Coppola I Canada I 15min

 

Dominique, a shy and introverted teenager, wants just one thing: to become the best hockey player in her league. Her father, acting as her personal trainer, expects no less. But when she secures a coveted trophy, whose win is it?

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IN NATURE

Animation by Marcel Barelli I Switzerland I 5min

In Nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn't just a human story.

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I AM LEO 

Fiction by Tanja*Tajo Hurrle I Germany I18min

 

Wide meadows, romping in the woods and building cabins. Leo (12) spends the autumn holidays with big sister Noémie and cousin Emil on Grandma Marlies' farm. However, when Leo is surprised by what Grandma Marlies calls big news, Leo faces an identity crisis. "I am Leo" immerses itself into the emotional world of a child who is on the way to discovering their gender identity. A film about expectations that overwhelm, about thoughts that restrict, and about the courage to find yourself.

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SAVING ELODIE

Fiction by Jessica Hughes I

United Kingdom I 11min

A story of a family reconnecting in the age of social media. When surly teenager Elodie reluctantly visits her Grandad at his remote Icelandic cabin, her world is turned upside down when the WIFI dies, and she is forced to look up from her phone.

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TO VANCOUVER

Fiction by Artemis Anastasiadou I Greece I 24min

 

Two siblings, one spell, wounded landscapes and an inevitable departure. "To Vancouver" is a short chronicle of a disappearing act in the times of the new Depression