Fountain of Youth: Best of Young Adult Films

October 18 | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Good Luck Macbeth Theatre



2015, 18m 47s, UK (English)

Directed by Lloyd Eyre-Morgan

A time travel sci-fi focusing on youth issues (LGBT, Bullying and Self Harm)

The Birthday

2014, 15m 16s, Germany (Chinese/English)

Directed by Daniela Lucato

Two taiwanese girls, Ron and May, are living in Berlin. As Ron’s birthday approaches, the different love that they feel for each other places them in front of a meaningful change.


Pebble Moon

2014, 15m 55s, UK (English)

Directed by Lian Furness

Curious seven year old Lily sees the world through the fantasy stories written by one of her two fathers. After she sees them upset following the arrival of a strange woman from the past, we follow her quest to cheer up her dads, using the moral of her favourite bedtime story, Pebble Moon, as she discovers what true family means.



2014, 13m 20s, US (English)

Directed by Leandro Tadashi

New Year's Eve 1999 finds college-bound Clark and Trevor concerned about the future of their friendship, and a request for Clark to be Trevor's wingman ensures things will never be the same again.

Paper and Jeans

2014, 22m, Brazil (Portuguese)

Directed by Pedro Paulo de Andrade

29 year-old Victor dives into his high school years in order to write a letter with an important message to his teenage self.

Something to Tell

2015, 11m 30s, Sweden (Swedish)

Directed by Jenny Larsson

Elsa is in love. Everything happened during her sabbatical year in the US. But Elsa hasn’t told anyone, not even her dad. Back in Sweden Elsa is filled with anxiety and fear of not being accepted for her feelings. There are so many people talking about what’s natural and unnatural, normal and abnormal... But what is more natural than love?


2015, 6m 40s, Costa Rica (Spanish)

Directed by Ayerim Villanueva

Rosario reveals her secret to her parents and decides to follow her heart.


2014, 3m, US (English)

Directed by Kira Bursky

While on a bike trip with her best friend, Hattie travels between reality and her day dream world where she and her best friend are more than friends.

Sticks and Stones

2014, 4m 26s, Ireland (English)

Directed by Stephen Mooney

A young man is exposed to the dark side of social media.

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