FREE PERIOD (6mins) 2017

AWARDS

Winner of the XX Award for best female protagonist at Underwire Festival 2017 (Nominated for Screenwriting Award)

Winner of the Best Short Film award at Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2017

Winner - Best Actress in a short film (Jasmin Riggins) Socially Relevant Film Festival, New York 2018

3rd Place in the Palme Dewar Short Film Competition 2017

OTHER SCREENINGS

Berlin Short Film Festival - 2018

BFI Woman With a Movie Camera Summit - 2018

British Independent Film Festival - 2018

Hidden Door Festival - 2018

Southside Film Festival - 2018

London Independent Film Festival - 2018

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017

Inverness Film Festival 2017

STUC Women's Conference

Scottish Parliament - private screening at the launch of the Members' Bill to end period poverty

WOW - Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival 2017



LOGLINE

A Glaswegian standoff between a schoolgirl and a tampon machine.


SYNOPSIS

When schoolgirl Leanne can’t afford a sanitary pad she lines her underwear with toilet paper and ends up bleeding in front of her class during a presentation. Leanne overcomes this humiliation with a shocking act of rebellion - against a bully, a teacher, and against the stigma which acts as a barrier to her needs. 'Free Period' is unashamedly a film with an opinion - that in the same way condoms are free and accessible for young people, sanitary products should be provided free of charge in schools, health centres and homeless shelters.