Young Hearts Run Free 

Friendships, first times, secrets, hidden feelings. Short films about being young.


Jamila is finally going to be in a talent show with the cool girls. Not even her little sister Leila’s questions about the family’s asylum seeking can distract her. But when two police officers turn up at school, anxiety starts taking over.

Director: Sophie Vukovic
Country: Sweden
Year: 2019
Duration: 14 min
If Then Else

Alex comes to a village bar looking for someone. Edu is dancing it like a madman ignoring that someone has come to look for him.

Orig. title: Después también
Director: Carla Simón
Country: Spain
Year: 2019
Duration: 26 min
Lucía en el limbo

Sixteen-year-old Lucia wants to get rid of two things more than anything: her lice & her virginity.

Director: Valentina Maurel
Country: Belgium, Costa Rica, France
Year: 2019
Duration: 20 min
Eyes on the Road

On a drive back home in a dirty car, three young women talk about other people. Their conversation flows naturally, and takes them into uncharted territory.

Director: Stefanie Kolk
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2019
Duration: 17 min