Date: Friday, February 10, 6PM
Location: Glicker Milstein Theater, Diana Center LL200
Q&A session to follow with Underwire Film Festival Producer Anna Bogutskaya
Underwire Festival is a BAFTA-recognised film festival celebrating women working across the crafts that takes place annually in London (UK), celebrating and spotlighting women working in film with a programme packed with events, workshops, networking and incredible films. Through this partnership, Underwire is sharing a selection of British shorts that celebrate women taking action.
Directed by: Elizabeth Mizon
Documentary Short, 2016 [UK] English, 5 minutes
Through the experience of a historical, anonymous, female migrant, Borders tells a powerful story of one group of women who fell victim to racism and sexism in 1970’s Britain.
Directed by: Kathryn Ferguson
Documentary Short, 2016 [UK] English, 4 minutes
Contemporary notions of underwear and sexualised advertising imagery are worlds apart from the daily reality of dressing. This film explores the unseen relationship women have with their bodies and undergarments.
[New York Premiere]
Directed and Written by: Kate Dolan
Feature Short, 2016 [IRELAND] English, 13 minutes
After a chance meeting, preteens Elenore and Alex have an instant connection. Amidst friends, frenemies, and sleepovers, they must face the confusion and uncertainty of developing a same-sex first crush.
Directed and Written by: Stella Corradi
Feature Short, 2016 [UK] English, 15 minutes
10 year-old Anya is devoted to her mother Amanda whose boyfriend Derek threatens to come between them. This darkly comic drama highlights the power of one girl’s desire to change her world.
[New York Premiere]
Directed by: Aurora Fearnley, Written by: Simon James Cookson
Feature Short, 2015 [UK] English, 8 minutes
A young woman passes the border safely, but can she convince another to join her break for freedom?
Directed by: Jimmy Dean, Written by: Ellie Gocher
Feature Short, 2015 [UK] English 17 minutes
After learning she will soon lose her place on the local boy’s football (soccer) team, eleven-year-old Kirsty struggles to come to terms with her evolving identity as a young woman.
Directed and Written by: Nat Luurtsema
Feature Short, 2016 [UK] English 15 minutes
Inspired by Macbeth and The Everyday Sexism Project, this story follows three insulted and misunderstood women whose fortunes rise as Macbeth’s fall. Wyrdoes is a modern 11th century comedy.