Short Shorts: Girlhood @ The Yard, London [17 April]

Short Shorts: Girlhood

19:00 - 22:00

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The Yard
Unit 2, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN London, United Kingdom
Join us for the launch of Short Shorts, an evening of short films at the Yard Theatre.

Our 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

The screening will start at 7pm and last approximately 1h 45 minutes, with an interval. Come in, get yourself a drink and enjoy the show.

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

The Yard is an intimate theatre and music venue in a converted warehouse in Hackney Wick. It is fully accessible.

Short Shorts is curated by Christa Jarrold.
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