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From the distributor that created the world's most successful short film collection, BOYS ON FILM, comes a new series of lesbian short films. GIRLS ON FILM is set to feature some of the most provocative, engaging and beautiful filmmaking from around the world; featuring award winning lesbian short films and following on from the HERE COME THE GIRLS collection, comes a new experience in filmmaking.
Girls on Film 2: Before Dawn
An electric collection of the latest, award-winning lesbian and feminist short films exploring fantasies, dreams, desires, love and transgression.
Featuring chance encounters, teenage lust, girl fighters, self-conscious dolls and rampant zombies alongside journeys of self-discovery, the fight for equality and a playful take on stereotypes. GIRLS ON FILM 2: BEFORE DAWN takes you on an incredible adventure from America to Australia through Iceland, the UK and Morocco into worlds beyond.
Happy and Gay – Dir. Lorelei Pepi (USA) 10 mins 2014
A queer revisionist history of 1930’s black and white cartoons, Happy and Gay is a musical cartoon inspired by the power of representation.
No Matter Who – Dir. Anne Claire Jaulin (France) 18 mins 2015
It’s summertime and a troop of young girls are headed to scout camp. Together Marie and Lise discover the first spark of desire, a desire at odds with their group’s morality and principles.
Dir. Kai Stänicke (Germany) 15 mins 2015
Torn between a cold relationship with K. and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B. is heading for disaster. For too long she has suppressed her desires and lived a lie, but is it too late for B. to follow her heart?
Silly Girl – Dir. Hope Dickson Leach (UK) 5 mins 2016
It’s all about the first time you are noticed, that first time someone sees you for who you are and the transformative nature of that moment.
Co-written by Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick.
Crystal Clear – Dir. Max Disgrace (UK) 3 mins 2017
An erotic narration of a date unfolds. Packed with fantasy, expectations and unnecessary emotional baggage, we watch from a face-sitting, boob smothering, explorational point-of-view.
Dawn of the Deaf – Dir. Rob Savage (UK) 12 mins 2016
In London a small group of deaf people are spared when a strange sound wipes out the hearing population. As they try to come to terms with their situation, the bodies start to move…
Playing with Balls – Dir. Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir (Iceland) 8 mins 2015
As tempers (and temperatures) rise between a couple on the tennis court, a group of older lesbians become intrigued with the goings-on, and one of them is inspired to take the opportunity to act on her desires and escape her daily routine.
Enjoy the Drama – Dir. Lud Mônaco (Canada/Brazil) 6 mins 2016
A young woman reminisces about a loving but tempestuous relationship. Stepping into a now empty home she sets free a collage of moments. By revisiting her past, the young woman hopes she can finally move on with her life, but can she?
Plunge – Dir. Kate Lefoe (Australia) 6 mins 2015
A romantic day trip to a beautiful Australian lagoon tests the relationship of two young lovers, and our relationship to what is there and what might belong to the realm of fantasy, or of memory…
Actresses – Dir. Jeremy Hersh (USA) 12 mins 2015
When Sara meets her acting idol on a New York street, the attraction is instant and dangerous, but who ultimately has control? Featuring Rebecca Henderson (APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR, MISTRESS AMERICA).
Battalion to My Beat – Dir. Eimi Imanishi (Algeria) 14 mins 2016
Believing herself to be a Joan of Arc who will liberate her homeland from occupation, rebellious teenager Mariam runs away from her refugee camp in Algeria to join the army in the Western Saharan desert.
Girls on Film: The First Date
The First Date - dir. Janella Lacson (USA) 7mins 2012
In this hilarious ode to 'the first date', two friends discuss the embarrassing events of the night before. But neither is aware of who could be listening in on their conversation.
Air Balloon - dir. Yenni Lee (Norway) 11mins 2011
Air Balloon is the sensual story of Julie, who carries around a box full of memories, which she desperately wants to forget. But when she meets a pretty redhead in skin tight jeans, forgetting the memories is the last thing on her mind.
Fresh Air Therapy 2 - dir. Christoph Scheermann (Germany) 16mins 2011
Their relationship is not the only problem. Kerstin and Petra, two women in the prime of their lives, return to couple's therapy in this frighteningly hilarious sequel. For a role-play the couple's therapist wants them to spend a night at a hotel but soon they find out they are not alone.
AWOL - dir. Deb Shoval (USA) 13mins 2011
Days before deployment to Afghanistan, Joey returns to rural Pennsylvania for Christmas with big dreams of running away to Canada with her beautiful lover. But Joey learns that things don't always end up as planned.
What's Your Sign? - dir. Alex Siow (USA) 6mins 2013
Two friends hang out at an exclusive art gallery, judging the different women that walk by. But when the perfect woman walks into the gallery the pair find themselves in trouble as they are both caught checking her out. Quickly they learn that words aren't the only way to communicate and it could bring these ladies together.
James Dean - dir. Lucy Asten Elliott (UK) 8mins 2011
A family tries its best to get out of their driveway for a holiday break, but one of their daughters has decided it's finally time to bring out the 'real' her in this London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival favourite.
Hold On Tight - dir. Anna Rodgers (Ireland) 13mins 2011
Holding hands or kissing in public isn't for everyone. When it comes to same sex relationships, showing your love outside of the home is sometimes a complicated personal choice. This acclaimed documentary moves between the public and private spaces in which lesbian and gay couples live, and explores small gestures of human connectedness.
Social Butterfly - dir. Lauren Wolkstein (France) 14mins 2013
A mysterious but captivating 30-year-old American woman turns up at Chloe's 18th birthday party in the South of France. Celebrating and surrounded by all her friends, this beautiful creature mesmerises Chloe and ensnares her in a sensual trance.
Dream Date - dir. Diana Juhr DeBenedetti & Andromeda Godfrey (UK) 3mins 2012
As two lovers check into a hotel to steal some quality time together, Dream Date asks what would you do if you had just one night to act out your most sought after fantasy?