8-13 APRIL 2014


Venue: BFI
Date: Sun 13th April, 2014
Time: 3:50pm


From compelling drama to inventive animation, discover some of global cinema’s stand out new voices in this exclusive programme. Highlights include Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s Cannes award-winner Needle, in which a young girl grapples with ear piercings, parental divorce and the realisation that adults are far from infallible; and Emily Carmichael’s brilliantly original comedy RPG OKC, in which two video game characters experiment with online dating. Plus much, much more from the world’s most exciting, up-and-coming female directors.

NEEDLE dir Anahita Ghazvinizadeh – This beautifully crafted Cannes Award-winner sees a young girl grapple with ear-piercing and parental divorce.

RPG OKC dir Emily Carmichael – Video games meet online dating in this brilliantly original animated comedy.

ZAKARIA dir Leyla Bouzid – When his father dies, Zak decides to take his family from France back home to Algeria.

BOLES dir Špela Čadež – Puppet animation offers a spellbinding new take on this story by Maxim Gorky about a struggling, idealist writer.

The Cut dir Geneviève Dulude-Decelles – A father-daughter relationship hangs in the balance over a haircut in this razor-sharp, Sundance Award-winning short.