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

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The Name of the Son [El nombre del hijo]The Name of the Son [El nombre del hijo]

Drama202013 mins

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.

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Summer ShadeSummer Shade

Drama202016 mins

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.

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Drama20205 mins

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.

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Panthers [Panteres]Panthers [Panteres]

Drama202022 mins

Joana and Nina are 13-year-old girls on the brink of womanhood, provocatively confronting their female gender, queerness and social norms.

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Drama202018 mins

During a sizzling summer in the noughties, a gang of South London schoolgirls face strange sexual awakenings, which culminate in a visceral fate.

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A Northamptonshire VillageA Northamptonshire Village

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.