Girls On Film 2: Before Dawn

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An collection of the latest, award-winning lesbian and feminist short films exploring fantasies, dreams, desires, love and transgression.


An electric collection of the latest, award-winning lesbian and feminist short films exploring fantasies, dreams, desires, love and transgression.

Featuring chance encounters, teenage lust, girl fighters, self-conscious dolls and rampant zombies alongside journeys of self-discovery, the fight for equality and a playful take on stereotypes. GIRLS ON FILM 2: BEFORE DAWN takes you on an incredible adventure from America to Australia through Iceland, the UK and Morocco into worlds beyond.


Happy and GayDir. Lorelei Pepi (USA) 10 mins  2014

A queer revisionist history of 1930’s black and white cartoons, Happy and Gay is a musical cartoon inspired by the power of representation.


No Matter WhoDir. Anne Claire Jaulin (France) 18 mins  2015

It’s summertime and a troop of young girls are headed to scout camp. Together Marie and Lise discover the first spark of desire, a desire at odds with their group’s morality and principles.


Dir. Kai Stänicke (Germany) 15 mins 2015

Torn between a cold relationship with K. and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B. is heading for disaster. For too long she has suppressed her desires and lived a lie, but is it too late for B. to follow her heart?


Silly GirlDir. Hope Dickson Leach (UK) 5 mins 2016

It’s all about the first time you are noticed, that first time someone sees you for who you are and the transformative nature of that moment.

Co-written by Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick.


Crystal ClearDir. Max Disgrace (UK) 3 mins 2017

An erotic narration of a date unfolds. Packed with fantasy, expectations and unnecessary emotional baggage, we watch from a face-sitting, boob smothering, explorational point-of-view.



Dawn of the DeafDir. Rob Savage (UK) 12 mins 2016

In London a small group of deaf people are spared when a strange sound wipes out the hearing population. As they try to come to terms with their situation, the bodies start to move…



Playing with BallsDir. Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir (Iceland) 8 mins 2015

As tempers (and temperatures) rise between a couple on the tennis court, a group of older lesbians become intrigued with the goings-on, and one of them is inspired to take the opportunity to act on her desires and escape her daily routine.


 Enjoy the DramaDir. Lud Mônaco (Canada/Brazil) 6 mins  2016

A young woman reminisces about a loving but tempestuous relationship. Stepping into a now empty home she sets free a collage of moments. By revisiting her past, the young woman hopes she can finally move on with her life, but can she?


 PlungeDir. Kate Lefoe (Australia) 6 mins 2015

A romantic day trip to a beautiful Australian lagoon tests the relationship of two young lovers, and our relationship to what is there and what might belong to the realm of fantasy, or of memory…


ActressesDir. Jeremy Hersh (USA) 12 mins 2015

When Sara meets her acting idol on a New York street, the attraction is instant and dangerous, but who ultimately has control? Featuring Rebecca Henderson (APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR, MISTRESS AMERICA).


Battalion to My BeatDir. Eimi Imanishi (Algeria) 14 mins  2016

Believing herself to be a Joan of Arc who will liberate her homeland from occupation, rebellious teenager Mariam runs away from her refugee camp in Algeria to join the army in the Western Saharan desert.

Language: English, Arabic, French, Icelandic
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Certificate: TBC
Running Time: 109
Sound: Stereo
Release Date: 24-07-2017
VoD Release Date: 21-07-2017
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060265150624
Year: 2017

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