2022 Best British Shorts

Looking for Barbara

A stylish and visually ravishing celebration of the work of the pioneering lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer, who died in 2019, discussing the meaning that her work had for lesbians and experimental filmmakers the world over.


Helen Kilbride


Helen Kilbride


Helen Kilbride



England , 9 Minutes

Director Helen Kilbride grew up in Liverpool, UK, and is from a working-class family. Having taught media at inner city colleges and universities for 14 years Helen decided to do a Master’s in Film at the University of Staffordshire, UK in 2020.

Helen primarily works with film exploring issues of class, gender, sexuality, archive, activism and queer ecology. Helen is a director – editor and has screened short experimental films at local film festivals. Helen is currently building her body of work as an artist film maker and director. She is currently in pre-production on a film about women who walk together for companionship.