THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
They say children are the future, and it looks like we're in good hands... mostly. Today we're exploring the growing pains, mistakes, relationships and aspirations that show us the kids really are alright.
Blue Corridor 15
Dubheasa Lanipekun / UK / 5 min
After her family falls on hard times, Elizabeth starts styling her classmates' hair at break time to earn money. As the wider world bleeds into their understanding of their place within it, classroom politics and tensions come to a head in a teenage friendship close to sisterhood that starts to show cracks. A sensitive and intimate portrait of South London girlhood, and how beauty culture as well as race and gender politics get discussed in chaotic adolescence.
Shira Haimovici / UK / 15 Min
Inspired by true events, Summer Shade offers an insight into an Israeli summer day and discrimination faced by teenage Gal. While relaxing by her favorite summer spot, a group of men arrive to chase violently chase her away.
Donna W. Guthrie / US / 4 Min
A family-friendly, musical about Maggie Mae, a constant shopper who buys things she doesn’t need. When she gets buried in styrofoam, tissue, and silly purchases, she learns to recycle and reuse.
Georgia Madden / UK / 7 Min
Savoury snack addict Dave must resort to extreme measures in order to satisfy his salty cravings.
Gospel According to Gail
Florence Winter Hill / UK / 8 Min
At 17, all Mia wants is to live life in the fast lane, but learning to drive with Gail is so much more than a driving lesson. It's a life lesson.
Copper & Nickel
Christopher Shenkman / UK / 13 Min
It’s late at night in East London. Cora is paralysed with fear and indecision. Will she turn back and undo what she's done or walk away and live with the consequences?
Slave to the Page
Ravi Ghelani / UK /16 Min
An obsessive fan abducts a reclusive author to an abandoned area in a desperate attempt to satisfy his craze and discover the plot of an unreleased novel.
Christina Giordano / US / 3 Min
Where do stolen items go? This film brings you on a journey from who and where stolen items could have gone.
Ada & Naemi
Wiebke Becker / Germany /27 Min
When Naemi decides to meet her father for the first time in 19 years, there's not only a journey into the unknown ahead of her, but also a half-sister she didn't know about yet.