Recommended for ages 8+
A program of short films showcasing stories that feature a girl’s perspective or a lead female character.
12 min | 2017 | USA | English
Directed by Karolyn Szot
A group of misfit girls on the high school fencing team follow the boys after practice to their secret hangout. One girl challenges the team bully to a duel to prove to herself and her teammates what girls can really do.
MY HAGGAN DREAM
9 min | 2016 | USA | English
Directed by Robert Sams and Laura Sams
On the island of Saipan, a young girl’s mysterious dream about a haggan, or green sea turtle, leads her to investigate the sea turtles that live around her home. Join her adventure to find turtles, which leads to a wonderful birthday wish.
PENELOPE IN THE TREEHOUSE
13 min | 2016 | USA | English
Directed by Jonathan Langager
When a new stepfather and his family moves in, Penelope escapes to a treehouse above the clouds.
28 min | 2017 | |UK | English
Directed by Helen O’Hanlon
100 years ago at a boarding house in Paris, a young girl’s life is changed by the arrival of a mysterious man, whom she discovers is a wirewalker. The much loved Caldecott Medal winning children’s book Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully comes to life in this charming adaptation
THE FASHION SHOW
15 min | 2017 | Ireland | English
Directed by Lucy Lumsden
A coming of age tale about a teenager called Ruth who lives on a sheep farm in a remote part of Northern Ireland. Every summer a major cultural festival comes to town and interrupts her quiet life. Her fields become fairgrounds, car parks and campsites. Ruth transforms from farmhand to competitor for the favourite event of the festival – The Sheep Fashion Show. It’s the last year she’ll take part so she’s determined to win.