Girl Shorts(HKLGFF 2018)
1. Mask
Language: English, Persian(English Subtitle)
Duration: 23 mins
Director: Mahaliyah Ayla O
Story: * Asian Premiere

Masks tells the story of a young closeted woman named Saba, who risks being outed to her family when she is targeted in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub. It is a nod to events that took place in 2016 at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Ultimately, it is a story of survival and hope.

2. Mai
Language: Spanish, Catalan (English Subtitle)
Duration: 8 mins
Director: Marta Gonzalez
Story: Sucs, 2017. Three old ladies who spend every afternoon sitting on a bench, next to the main street of their village. The arrival of a mysterious pair of girls turns into the main topic of discussion among the women.

3. The Sermon
Language: English(No Subtitle)
Duration: 11 mins
Director: Dean Puckett
Story: * Asian Premiere

In an isolated church community in the English countryside, a powerful hate preacher prepares to deliver a sermon to his flock, but his daughter has a secret that could destroy them all.

4. Girlhood
Language: English, Flemish(English Subtitle)
Duration: 14 mins
Director: Heleen Declercq
Story: * Asian Premiere

Girlhood is a young woman’s search of her own definition of gender, sexual orientation and its impact on her surroundings. The maker revisits her childhood through video clips recorded by her family, and this personal search has resulted in a mosaic portrait of young people who each reflects a facet of herself.

5. Three Centimetres
Language: Arabic(English Subtitle)
Duration: 9 mins
Director: Lara Zeidan
Story: * Asian Premiere

In the oldest fun park of Beirut, four young female friends go on a Ferris Wheel ride. During this claustrophobic open-air journey, they touch on intimate subjects, from making best use of three centimetres to Joanna’s recent breakup. However, Suzie’s breakup advice leads to an unexpected confession.

6. First Day
Language: English(No Subtitle)
Duration: 18 mins
Director: Julie Kalceff
Story: * Asian Premiere

It is Hannah’s first day of high school. It is also the first day she will wear a girl’s school uniform and go by her chosen name instead of the boy’s name she was given at birth.

7. She’s Marrying Steve
Language: English(No Subtitle)
Duration: 22 mins
Director: Erika Kramer
Story: * Asian Premiere

A 20-something woman gets invited to her ex-girlfriend’s wedding to a man and decides to go. Despite her disapproval of the wedding, she travels to Connecticut for the weekend where she reunites with old friends and her ex and gains a new perspective on her past relationship.
Release Date
Run Time
105 minutes
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