Just Charlie

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1 h 39 min



Producer: Karen Newman

Director: Rebekah Fortune (Seahorse Films)

Writer: Peter Machen

Casting: Ben Cogan

Football star Charlie has the world at his feet. His future is seemingly mapped out with a top club desperate to sign him. But the teenager only sees a nightmare. Trapped in the body of a boy, Charlie is torn between wanting to live up to her father’s expectations and shedding this ill-fitting skin. Charlie’s next move will tear the family apart and threaten everything they hold dear. 

Harry Gilby, Scot Williams, Patricia Potter, Elinor Machen-Fortune, Karen Bryson

The Award Winning Just Charlie
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Official Selection:


Guadalajara International Film Festival Mexico (premiere), Zlin Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Torino LGBT Film Festival, Seville European Film Festival, Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Noordelijk Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, Ale Kino! Young Audience International Film Festival, Schlingel Children and Youth International Film Festival, Bologne Gender Bender International Film Festival, Zagreb Film Festival, Inverness Film Festival, Festival Piccolo Grande Cinema, Cork Film Festival, Alice Nella Citta Film Festival, Louisville LGBT Film Festival, Connecticut LGBT Film Festival


Univercine Nantes Film Festival, Mamers en Mars European Film Festival,   Glasgow Youth Film Festival,  11mm - Fussballfilmfestival, Mardi Gras Film Festival Australia, Kristiansand Children International Film Festival, Festival de Cine Social de Catalunya, Film Festival Oostende, Valladolid Cinhomo LGBT Film Festival, Cinepride, Opening Film at The Birmingham Film Festival, Abhimani FF Sri Lanka, Valladolid Cinhomo LGBT Pride Day Screening Spain, Cork Pride FF Ireland, 100% Manusia FF, Indonesia, Buster Copenhagen IFF Denmark, Equiniti, UK (Private Screening), LesGaiCineMad FF, Spain, Jaffna ICF, Sri Lanka, Out BKK, Thailand, Vinokino LGBT FF, Finland, Festival du Film Britannique Ajaccio, France, Northampton Filmhouse, UK, Transforming Cinema 2018, Festival de Cine Global Dominicano



Cannes Ecrans Juniors, Kochi-muziris Biennale Film Festival India, The Norwegian Film Festival


Drustvo Skuc LGBT Festival - Ljubljana slovenia


Shortlisted for the 2017 BIFA's - Best Newcomer Harry Gilby

Longlisted for the 2017 BIFA's - Best Screenplay Peter Machen

Best Feature Film for Youth, Zlin International Film Festival 2017

Audience Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

Junior Film Prize, Schlingel Children and Youth International Film Festival 2017

SLM Top Award by the Saxon State, Schlingel Children and Youth  International Film Festival 2017

Cinephiles of the Future Award, Seville European Film Festival 2017

Audience Award, Univercine Nantes Film Festival 2018

Audience Award, Mamers en Mars European Film Festival 2018

Audience Award, Valladolid Cinhomo LGBT Film Festival 2018

Audience Award, Cinepride 2018

Euromillions Audience Award, Film Festival Oostende 2018

Grand Prix Cannes Ecrans Juniors 2019

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