Growing Up is Hard

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Session 9: Growing Up is Hard


Time/Date: 1.30pm Friday 12 July


Some scary and some amazing, life changing parts to the stories in this important selection. Definitely for the more mature 10yr olds.


M – violence | International Short Films | 91.23 mins | 10+



Film Screening:


An Island (2017), dir. Rory Byne, IRELAND (PG)

A lone explorer as he attempts to reach the summit of a remote island. As events unfold around him, our protagonist is confronted with the joy and agony of life, love and loss, and the wonder of the natural world.


Weekends (2017), dir. Trevor Jimenez, UNITED STATES (M)

A young boy shuffles between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.


Homeless (2017), dir. Alik Tamar Barsoumian, ARMENIA (G)

A nine-year old Syrian-Armenian girl discovers her father’s plans of  leaving their beloved homeland (Armenian language dialogue).


Bog Hole (2018), dir. Torfinn Iversen, NORWAY (G)

Two young girls have to put their difficulties on hold when one of them get stuck in a bog hole. The beginning of a wonderful friendship.


Notes on Monstropedia (2016), dir. Koji Yamamura, JAPAN (G)

An animated archive of imaginary monsters written by a fictitious mosterologist in Medieval Europe.


Hvalagapet (2017), dir. Liss-Anett Steinskog, NORWAY (G)

Hvalagapet is a little story of 12 year old Rikke’s first meeting with big feelings and this thing called love.


A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl (2017), dir. Tilda Cobham-Hervey, AUSTRALIA (G)

A film about 12-year-old girls, made by 12-year-old girls, for 12-year-old girls, or anyone that has been a 12-year-old girl, or will be a 12-year-old girl, or wishes they were a 12-year-old girl.


91.23 minutes


No Dialogue/English/English Subtitles




M - violence

International Shorts