LET THEM PLAY (Live Action Shorts)
A collection of x 5 new live action, coming-of-age short films that deal with teenage leisure pursuits, identity and the pressures & perceived social expectations required to conform to the norm!
1) HEAT WAVE Dir: Fanny Perreault / Canada.
Lea’s summer plan of fun and adventure is falling. With a broken leg and low enthusiasm she faces July’s heat wave with low expectations.
2) THE MUSIC VIDEO Dir: Camille Poirier / Canada.
In order to be in her older brother’s music video, Clara, a 13-year-old tomboy, agrees to undergo a radical change of style.
3) TODAY OR I’LL DIE Dir: Kristina Wagenbauer / Canada.
After a month of texting, Zoe has organized a perfect first date with Marc. Their expectations will be tested by reality.
4) I AM MACKENZIE Dir: Artemis Anastasiadou / USA.
Caught among toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater, growing up in rural Texas, will have sex for the first time in the back of their dad’s truck.
5) MATCH Dir: Martin Geisler / France.
Tom, 20 and Max, his basketball partner, have opposing views on how to best approach a girl. While Tom is secretly attracted to Lucie, Max, keen on dating apps, flirts openly with her when they meet for the first time. And so the match begins.
Age Recommendation: 16+ (Strong Language, Threat and Adult Themes).