Director: Guðjón Ragnarsson
Iceland, Finland
71 minutes
All Ages

She shoots, she scores

Get ready to rumble with firebrand basketball coach Brynjar Karl Sigurðsson. In 2015, he founded what would become one of the most controversial sports teams in Icelandic history. It was comprised entirely of eight-year-old girls. By 2017, they’re playing against, and often beating, the local boys’ teams, but run afoul of the Icelandic Basketball Association when they ask to compete in the country’s first-ever national tournament for 10-year-olds – and are unceremoniously denied a spot. It’s a shockingly sexist move, given Iceland’s reputation as one of the most feminist countries on Earth. But, as Brynjar notes, basketball is just a blueprint for the big, wide world and its searing double standards.

Mon 26 Jul 12.15pm – 1.45pm | Session include Q&A with professional sports players
Fri 30 Jul 12.45pm – 2.16pm | Session includes short film Gimbal: A Bet Between Tradition and Pride

Update: 21/07

In light of the COVID-19 lockdown beginning on July 21st, the Adelaide Film Festival Youth is disappointed to announce that the inaugural edition of the festival, due to begin on July 25th, will not proceed as planned. 
Safety is our primary concern.
We are consulting with SA Health and Department for Education to explore potential alternative presentation dates and modes, and encourage audiences to hold onto their tickets until contacted by our Box Office team.
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Program Strand Feature Documentary
Premiere Australian
Age Recommendation 12+, 13+, 15+
Language English, Icelandic
Subtitles English
Director Guðjón Ragnarsson
Producer Margrét Jónasdóttir
Cinematographer Guðjón Ragnarsson, Tómas Marshall
Editor Jakob Halldórsson, Ingibjörg Ásmundsdóttir

Screens with: Gimbal: A Bet Between Tradition and Pride

Director: Sidiq Ariyadi
16 minutes
All Ages

Dread your dreads?

Film Type Short
Program Strand Shorts Before Features
Premiere Australian
Age Recommendation 12+
Language Indonesian
Subtitles English
Director Sidiq Ariyadi
Producer Sidiq Ariyadi, Dina Mahmudah
Screenwriters Khanah Pulasari
Cinematographer MD. Raka Jayanadzse
Editor Widianti Puspamurti