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Challenge Accepted

These bold shorts show the courage, intelligence and heart of those who have found a way to rise above their circumstances.

Programmed by Jay Bernard | Total running time 107min

This screening is strictly over 18s only

This programme contains sexually explicit scenes, viewer discretion is advised.

Films in this programme
  • Image from Dressed for Pleasure, Dir Marie de Maricourt

    Dressed for Pleasure

  • Image from Transmission, Dir Emily Mkrtichian, Anahid Yahjian


  • Image from Wildfire, Dir Bretten Hannam


  • Image from Concern for Welfare, Dir Fadia Abboud

    Concern for Welfare

  • Image from Pool, Dir Leandro Goddinho


  • Image from Masks, Dir Mahaliyah Ayla O


Film 1

Dressed for Pleasure

Je fais où tu me dis

A young disabled woman throws off protective parents to find out who she really is.

Dir Marie de Maricourt. Switzerland 2017. 17min

Film 2



After surviving a mysterious crash, a coder finds herself enmeshed in a shadowy hacker network.

Dir Emily Mkrtichian, Anahid Yahjian. USA-Canada 2018. 15min

Film 3


A group of young people run away from their aggressive father to forge better lives for themselves.

Dir Bretten Hannam. Canada 2018. 12min

Film 4

Concern for Welfare

An intense day at work has much to teach a policewoman dealing with controlling relatives.

Dir Fadia Abboud. Australia 2018. 12min

Film 5



A young lesbian finds her grandmother’s eccentric WW2 lover living beneath a swimming pool.

Dir Leandro Goddinho. Brazil 2016. 29min

Film 6


Two women overcome hatred and a hostile family to save their relationship.

Dir Mahaliyah Ayla O. USA 2018. 22min

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