16 DAYS 16 FILMS 2018


Modern Films, in partnership with UK Says No More, is holding an open call to female filmmakers in the UK for submissions of short films inspired by 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, which runs from 25th November to 10th December, between International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and International Human Rights Day.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is an annual campaign, which has run since 1991, and has 164 countries and 3,700 organisations involved. It uses the 16 days between International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25th November) and International Human Rights Day (10th December) to reinforce that eliminating all forms of violence against women is a human rights issue, and that the act of perpetrating violence against women is a human rights violation.

Our 2018 winning films were:

🥇1. Circle - Jayisha Patel

🥈2. Everybody’s Business - Miranda Stern

🥉3. Silence - Fiona Compton

Congratulations to all 16 of our filmmakers for their varied & wonderful films, and thank you to Film4 for hosting the evening.

Special thanks to UK SAYS NO MORE, Hestia Charity, National Film and Television School, Monroe Creative Studio and Film4, and to all of our jury members for their thoughtful consideration of all our shortlisted films.



16 Days 16 Films 2018 Official Selection

1. The Grey Area - Katie Clark

2. Voices - Ellie Hodgetts

3. Domestic Policy - Alicia MacDonald

4. Sick of It - Olly Banks

5. Silence - Fiona Compton

6. First Kiss - Ali Aschman

7. Match Day - Katie Mallinder

8. Everybody’s Business - Miranda Stern

9. Kontrol - Simona Mehandzhieva

10. Rage - Maisie Bruno

11. 11 - Miranda Stern

12. My Journey - Ana Ladislau

13. Just Ask For It - Jacquie Drager

14. People You May Know - Louisa Fielden

15. Cracked - Ioana Bulai

16. Circle - Jayisha Patel

16 Days 16 Films 2018 Jury

Clare Anyiam-Osigwe
(Co-Director of BUFF, BUFF Originals & On Point Communications, Writer, Director, Actor)

Lolita Chakrabarti
(Actor, Writer)

Tessa Collinson
(Film & Event Producer, co-Director of British Independent Film Awards1998-2015)

Lyndsey Dearlove

Eve Gabereau
(Executive Producer & MD, Modern Films

Ginta Gelvan
(Communications Director, Modern Films

Akua Gyamfi
(Founder & MD, The British Blacklist - http://thebritishblacklist.co.uk/)

Elise Valmorbida
(Author, Producer)

Anna Smith
(Journalist, Broadcaster, Film Critic, Girls On Film podcast - itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/girls-on-film)

Donna Peberdy
(Academic & Senior Lecturer of Film & TV, Solent University and Screening Sex)