FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Teenage Girl World’ by Jianna Justice and Emily Johnston

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Our ‘Women Film-Makers’ segment wants to try to showcase the work of budding women directors. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be making films as a profession, or submitting them to festivals, you can submit something you made for a school project, or just lil experimental stuff you’ve shot by yourself or with friends. All we need is a bit of writing about yourself and the film, and a working YouTube/Vimeo link. Click here for more details on how to submit.

‘Teenage Girl World’ is a short documentary that seeks to explore the intricacies and reclaim the narrative surrounding the teenage girl. Co-directors Jianna Justice and Emily Johnston embarked on this project because they were sick of thinking about creating art without actually doing anything. Both about to leave their teen years behind, the directors wanted to explore what being a teen girl means to different people in their lives. Interviews were done in Boston, MA as well as Atlanta and Athens, GA. Accompanying the mini-doc is music from the all-girl project Penny Lame featuring the two directors (http://pennylame.bandcamp.com/releases). Making the film has been an exercise in artistry, learning to take matters into your own hands, and learning to grow up as an artist and a person.

By Chloe Leeson


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Chloe Leeson is 19 and from the north of England (the proper north). She believes Harmony Korine is the future and is pretty sure she coined the term ‘selfie central’. She doesn’t like Pina Coladas or getting caught in the rain but she does like Ezra Miller & Dane DeHaan a whole lot. Her favourite films are The Beach, Lords of Dogtown and Into the Wild. But DON’T talk to her about Paranormal Activity. She rants @kawaiigoff.

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