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Free short films to watch online! Exploring coming of age in the 21st century.

Specially selected from the BFI London Film Festival main programme, these short films explore what it means to be a young adult in the world today - from Midwest America to the tower blocks of London, by way of Canvey Island, Congo, Iran and a space age trip through The Cloud.

Issues of identity, individuality, family, friendship and community are explored in this collection of films that shine a light on the enormous pressures facing young people today; pressures made harder whilst living up to the high expectations of increasingly image conscious societies.

This collection showcases some of the brightest emerging filmmakers from across the world. Watch now for FREE!

Although these films have not been certified by the BBFC we recommend a minimum age of 12, and that teachers and educators watch the film in advance as some of the films contain swearing and strong sexual references.

We are proud to present the following six films as part of #GenerationNow.

Serious Tingz

The face of masculinity as portrayed by young men who grow up in the inner city, where the iconic ‘screwface’ is more than just an expression.

Dir Abdou Cissé UK 2018. 3min



A girl’s online search for love in times of social media, speed dating, cyberlove, hipster culture and post-net attitudes. Contains flashing images.

Dirs Sine Özbilge, Imge Özbilge. Belgium 2019. 9min



Tribal motifs and digital culture collide exploring the stupefying effects of mobile technology.

Dir Baloji. Belgium-Democratic Republic of the Congo 2019. 15min


Fault Line


Nahal is an Iranian schoolgirl who must create a new version of the truth in a strict environment, despite there being unintended consequences to her self-preservation.

Dir Soheil Amirsharifi. Iran 2018. 15min


If you Knew

A beautiful close-up of deaf brothers showing them making their own way in the world and not being defined by what others see as a disability.

Dir Stroma Cairns. UK 2018. 5min


Miller & Son

A mechanic is doing a good job of living two lives until an unexpected out-of-hours encounter, in this powerful study of identity.

Dir Asher Jelinsky. USA 2018. 21min


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