Great news for an Irish short with word from Germany that Kate Dolan’s Little Doll has been selected for the 66th Berlinale. The film will play in the Generation Kplus section, which is devoted to films based around and suitable for children.

After a chance meeting, preteens Elenore and Alex have an instant connection. When Alex invites her new friend to a sleepover with her school friends, their attraction becomes obvious, catching the unwanted attention of their peers. They must face the confusion and uncertainty of developing a same-sex first crush.

Little Doll was written and directed by Kate Dolan and stars young actors Ciara Gallagher (Run and Jump, A Thousand Times Goodnight) and Sophie Power. It was produced by Claire Nolan for Other People Productions.

The script for Little Doll had previously been selected from thousands of international projects by the Berlinale Talent Campus as 1 of 10 projects developed at the Short Film Station 2014. It was crowdfunded via Indiegogo.

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