How do teenagers want to be represented in film? What moves them and what topics do they consider important? For one week, the 15- to 19-year-old participants of the Girls* Riot workshop viewed and discussed international short films and exchanged ideas on topics such as everyday challenges, self-perception, the male gaze, authentic representation, intersectional feminism, power relations and solidarity among women.
Alongside stimulating input from this year's mentors Felipa Goltz and Elisa Aseva, the Girls* Riot participants had the exclusive opportunity to see the feature-length documentary Brainwashed by Nina Menkes.
From a pool of submitted short films, the young curators created a program for the festival consisting of dynamic, creative film styles and narratives. Themes such as period poverty, underage girls in arranged marriages, mental health, father-daughter relationships, menstrual pain, and society's response to sexual assault shake up patriarchy, illuminate and celebrate womanhood, and are incredibly empowering.
The program premiere and following audience discussion will be presented by the curators themselves.
Girls* Riot! Curators: Molly, Jasmin, Marta, Jasmine, Leia, Natascha, Lisa, Emma, Julia & Anna
This event will be held in German and English
Pfefferberg Haus 13