My Time to Shine
Whether or not the world is a kind and accepting place, these films present grand visions of strength and self-discovery. And on life’s rocky road, there is something to be said for being certain about the person you are. Q&A
BFI London Film Festival short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong
On a trip to the seaside, Lucho battles the inconveniences of puberty while his family recognise him for who he is, in this beautiful portrayal of familial love.
On a hot summer’s day, mischievous teenager Gal takes a dip in her favourite nearby pool and unexpectedly encounters a group of Hasidic boys.
A story of young love, as a transgender teen and a cis-gender teen spend their time together on a regular night, doing regular things. Or not.
Joana and Nina are 13-year-old girls on the brink of womanhood, provocatively confronting their female gender, queerness and social norms.
During a sizzling summer in the noughties, a gang of South London schoolgirls face strange sexual awakenings, which culminate in a visceral fate.
Amateur film194431 minsSilent Location: Greens Norton
Attractively-shot amateur film of village and rural life in Green's Norton, taken in the summer of 1944.