by Catherina Iosifidis
2022 - The Netherlands - 12:50 min.

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Recommended audience: Festival 2024FamiliesFOR 14+Childrens


The story follows Selena, a 14-year-old girl who plays football as the only female member of a boys’ team. When a new girl named Hannah joins the team, Selena observes a shift in the boys’ behavior towards Hannah, leading her to feel insecure about her position within the team and increasingly conscious of her own female body compared to Hannah’s. As tensions rise and Selena is faced with a choice between tolerating the boys’ behavior or standing up for Hannah, she ultimately takes action by kicking the ball at a boy in defense of her teammate, leading to a moment of reconciliation between Selena and Hannah as Selena realizes they are not so different after all.

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Biography and filmography

Catherina Iosifidis (1997) is a director and screenwriter. In 2019, she graduated from the AKV St. Joost art academy in Breda with the short film STER (2019), which also won the St. Joostpenning and was nominated for Cinekid's Best Dutch Short Live-Action of 2019.
Her debut film AMY&MAY was made as part of CineSud's Shorts Lab 2021 and has been selected for the Netherlands Film Festival 2022. Her new short film OFFSIDE was selected by BNNVARA for 3LAB Korte Films. She now works as a freelance director and screenwriter.


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