Cheap Cuts Doc Fest Programme

Event date

Event and date and time: 24 Sep, 25 Sep, 1 Oct & 2 Oct
Location: Online and Leytonstone Library - Book here


Cheap Cuts Doc Fest has curated four shorts from their 2020 festival that are all made by female, London based filmmakers showing the different lives of people living in the city.

Home Stream, by Giulia Gandini (12A)
Lily has been homeless in London for a year and a half. The filmmaker gave her a phone to tell us her own story, in her own words.

Magicland, by Celia Willis and Emily Stein (U)
Jenny Mayers is the first black woman to be invited into the Magic Circle, the world's premier magic society. Playful, charming and bursting with colour, this short film recreates Jenny’s enchanted home. We watch her show unfold, complete with plate-spinning, balloon-modelling, juggling and magic, as well as a special guest appearance from Jenny's protégé, her 6 year-old granddaughter Napthalia. Magicland is a celebration of personality, magic and the happiness that performance can spread.
From, Jordan, by Phoebe Langley Gussin (U)
From Jordan focuses on self-identity, centering around 21-year-old Jordan at the beginning of his gender transition journey.

Chosen Family, by Shivani Hassard (PG)
Aisha Mirza is setting up a QTIPOC Mental Health collective and club night. As they prepare for the launch party, they talk to DJ Ritu about South Asian party spaces, mental health and the specific cultural challenges of archiving a closeted population.

You'll be able to a slot to watch these and other fantastic shorts online or live at Leytonstone Library from 24 August