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Short Shorts Film Night: Girlhood

17 April

Join us for the launch of Short Shorts, an evening of short films at the Yard Theatre.

The first event is curated around the theme of Girlhood, and we will be presenting a spread of films – animations and live action – that explore this in its many facets. From an internet portrait of a young sex worker, to a trans man revisiting his time as a schoolgirl, to a teen grappling with intrusive thoughts, the films dive into the kaleidoscope of experiences we can find beneath this banner

Tickets: £5, £3 concessions/low wage. Buy here:


Silly Girl- Hope Dickson Leach – A film about the first time you are noticed, the first time someone sees you for who you are, and the transformative nature of that moment

Sea Child- Minha Kim – On the verge of becoming a woman, Sora is woken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mum

Offside- Jimmy Dean – An eleven year old struggles to accept her looming womanhood as she learns that she will soon lose her position on the local boy’s football team

Rate Me- Fyzal Boulifa- The story of a teen escort through twelve online user reviews

The Crimson Wave- Terri Matthews- A girl’s first period, and how to seek mum’s advice on it

Good night- Muriel d’Ansembourg- Two teenage girls find themselves pushed to extremes on the streets of London where the boundaries between innocent play and dangerous seduction begin to blur

Don’t think of a pink elephant- Suraya Raja- A girl fights daily against urges and compulsions, until challenged to face her darkest fears

Short Shorts is curated by Christa Jarrold.