F-Rated – Made by women

Total: 92 mins 20 secs

The F-Rating is awarded to films directed by a woman and/or written by a woman. If the film also features significant women on screen, the film becomes TRIPLE F-Rated. The rating is designed to support and promote women and re-address the imbalance in the film industry.

Wednesday 13th October Available for 48 hrs from 6:00pm
Friday 1st October 2:20pm - Light Cinema Screen 2

The Shift

Laura Carreira
United Kingdom, 2020
9:01 mins
Anna wanders through the supermarket trying to find the most affordable necessities. As her groceries edge towards the checkout, her agency calls; she has lost her shift.


Emily Smith
United Kingdom, 2021
9:57 mins
A girl's high sea hijinks are interrupted by a social worker.

National Film & Television School


Margo Roe
United Kingdom, 2020
20:07 mins
World Premiere
Pop follows a young boy, Jack, as he explores his own identity by befriending the recently released ex-convict, Pop. The pair bond, but Pop's past and his inability to control his emotions threaten to put Jack in danger.

Break Off

Öykü Orhan
Turkey, 2020
18:10 mins
UK Premiere
Zeliha, mother of two, is a poor labourer who works in a steel saucepan factory. One day, she is fired at an unexpected moment. Whilst searching for a new job, she searches for a solution that will prevent her children from noticing the situation.

Shibuya, Tokyo 16:30

Izumi Ohtomi
Japan, 2020
15:05 mins
UK Premiere
An aspiring filmmaker visits the office of Toriumi, an independent film producer, seeking an opportunity to collaborate with him. Toriumi likes her screenplay and shows his interest in producing her directorial debut film. However, despite Aoi’s delight, the discussion starts to derail.


Suzannah Mirghani
Sudan, 2020
20:00 mins
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa's future.