Short Film: Girls On Screen, Before DawnGirls On Film 2: Before Dawn, the long-awaited follow up to Girls On Film.

It’s very hard to explain just how heart-warming it is to see lesbian love represented on screen.

The dearth of positive lesbian representation is often written about in the negative; we bemoan the “Bury Your Gays” trope and the amount of lesbian characters that end up “realizing” that they are actually straight.

But what is written about less is the pure joy and emotional affect that is enacted in seeing two ladies in love on-screen, and knowing that your joy is shared not only by the people who made the film, but by all the gorgeous gay girls around the world who are watching it too.

This particular collection of shorts gives us vengeful dolls from Germany, Algerian teenage rebels, tennis court tantrums from Iceland and romantic swimmer from Australia.  It’s an eclectic mix of drama, documentary, animation and horror.

Look out for Rebecca Henderson (Appropriate BehaviourMiss America) in Jeremy Hersh’s Actresses where a young fan comes face to face with her idol.

The talent comes from Silly Girl, by Hope Dickson Leach, director of the recently released feature The Levelling and co-written by Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendirk; Rob Savage’s chilling Dawn of The Deaf featuring Emily Bevan (TV’s Doc Marten, Grantchester); and Max Disgrace’s erotically charged Crystal Clear.

Many of the films have screened at prominent film festivals such as BFI Flare, Toronto International Film Festival, Iris Prize and Sundance Film Festival.

But most importantly, they’re your stories, and we can’t wait for you to see them.