Order for Customer
Your shopping basket is empty.

Shorts: Female Portraits

A programme of short films from emerging filmmakers aged 16 - 25.

Content warning for discussion of necrophilia and sexual assault which some viewers might find distressing.

Friday 16 February 2018 11:00

Total running time 82 mins

We celebrate the diversity of female experiences presented by this year’s young filmmakers. There are portraits of girls and young women who experience difficult and traumatic situations, and find their own path and voice within these challenging and unusual environments. There are also personal and intimate accounts of everyday struggles that female protagonists go through. What these short films have in common is their unique perspective on strong women characters.

1 in 5

Image from 1 in 5

Dir Kathryn Olson, USA


Image Amygdala

Dir George Graham, UK

Beneath the Surface

Image from Beneath the Surface

Dir Yero Timi-Biu, UK

Calling Home

Image from Calling Home

Dir Jade Jackman, UK

Can I Please Go to the Bathroom?

Image from Can I Please Go to the Bathroom?

Dir Jessie Zinn, South Africa

Dead. Tissue. Love

Image from Dead. Tissue. Love

Dir Natasha Austin-Green, UK

Guy's Girl

Image from Guy's Girl

Dirs Leah Rustomjee and Tali Ramsey, UK


Image from Guy's Girl

Dir Aliki Tsakoumi, Greece


Image from Guy's Girl

Dirs Alexandra Anokhina and Mikhail Shepilov, Russia


Image from Lilith

Dir Elizabeth Evans, UK

Like Sunday

Image from Like Sunday

Dir Ella Bee Glendining, UK


Image from Led

Dir Anastasia Vorotnikova, Russia


Image from Wekwaindu

Dir Lucila Mariani, Argentina

Promotional Code

  • If you have a BFI promotion, please enter your Code here: