Girl Shorts(HKLGFF 2017)
1. Crush
Language: English(No Subtitle)
Category: I
Duration: 8 min
Director: Rosie Westhoff
Story: Crush is a coming of age film about a girl’s first crush. One day while waiting for the train to school Ella sees Jamie. For the days to follow, she cannot get her out of her head.

2. Cocoon
Language: Putonghua(English Subtitle)
Category: IIB
Duration: 26 min
Director: Mei LiYing
Story: 1997, China is a place of transitions. Western values are beginning to impact traditional Chinese values. At this time, 11-year-old Qingqing is also in a place of transition. When she discovers her mom’s affair with another woman, she has to make a decision of whether keeping this secret or not.

3. Pillow Talk
Language: English(No Subtitle)
Category: IIA
Duration: 7 min
Director: Louise Marie Cooke
Story: A coming of age film about best friends Cara and Lucy set in 1993. Lucy suspects that Cara has feelings for girls rather than boys and she is determined to get the truth out of her. Even at the risk of damaging their friendship.

4. Waffles
Language: English(No Subtitle)
Category: IIB
Duration: 5 min
Director: Foster Wilson
Story: *Asian Premiere
The morning after a casual one-nighter with an older woman, Gina scrolls through her Facebook feed, only to discover that the person in bed beside her is the epitome of everything she loathes in this world. Staring hypocrisy square in the face, this young gay millennial must choose between swallowing her pride and standing by her principles.
5. Encuentro
Language: English, Spanish(In Parts)(English(In Parts) Subtitle) Category: IIA
Duration: 16 min
Director: Florencia Manovil
Story: * Asian Premiere
Claudia’s night out with friends is disrupted by an encounter with the captivating foreigner Isabel.

6. Yes But No Thanks
Language: French(English Subtitle)
Category: IIA
Duration: 12 min
Director: Alexa-Jeanne Dubé
Story: * Asian Premiere
On a winter evening, Émilie arrives unannounced at her neighbour Joëlle’s house. As the evening goes by, Émilie longs for her neighbour who seems to be impervious to her charms. Exploration of an ambiguous relationship marked with admiration, power games, maternal tenderness and sexual attraction.

7. Marina and Adrienne
Language: English
Category: IIB
Duration: 13 min
Director: Lucy Campbell
Story: * Asian Premiere
There are the living, the dead, and those who are lost at sea. Two fugitive lovers Marina and Adrienne posing as fishermen find work on a trawler. Far out at sea, a ferocious storm picks up and tragedy occurs. In the grip of a merciless storm, and driven by superstition, the fishermen insist on a sacrifice to placate the sea’s fury.

8. Aridai
Language: Spanish(English Subtitle)
Category: IIB
Duration: 9 min
Director: Igor Luna
Story: * Asian Premiere
“I wouldn’t have expected that you that you were tailor-made to my bathtub.”
Release Date
Run Time
96 minutes
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