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Sometimes You Get What You Need

Love shines through in all its messy, funny and awkward glory in this sparkling collection of short films.

Programmed by Emma Smart | Total running time 75min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Violet and June

    Violet and June

  • Image from Elena


  • Image from Mai


  • Image from Bicultural


  • Image from Three


  • Image from Wishin’ and Hopin’

    Wishin’ and Hopin’

  • Image from Our Second First Date

    Our Second First Date

Film 1

Violet and June

With the help of her superhero alter-ego, will Violet finally get the girl?

Dir Linnea Ritland. Canada 2017. 6min

Film 2


Even the disapproving eye of her grandmother can’t prevent Elena from finding herself.

Dir Ayerim Villanueva. Costa Rica-Dominican Republic-Portugal-Spain 2017. 23min

Film 3


Gossip in the village square and a long-held secret between friends.

Dir Marta González. Spain 2017. 7min

Film 4


Grace has lied to her strict, conservative family for too long about who she really is.

Dir Rachel Leyco. USA 2016. 15min

Film 5



Two’s company, three’s a dream come true.

Dir Fabia Castro. Spain 2017. 3min

Film 6

Wishin’ and Hopin’

Forever the bridesmaid but never the bride, Kate is finally ready to move on from her unrequited love.

Dir Jacqueline Pepall. UK 2017. 9min

Director Jacqueline Pepall is expected to attend the festival.

Film 7

Our Second First Date

What if you could repeat that first date until it was absolutely perfect?

Dir Emi Schaufeld. USA 2016. 12min

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