Girls Who Cut Their Hair Short

In the society where professions of pilot, taxi driver, cobbler and football player are perceived as "male jobs", we follow the lives of four women with exactly these occupations.

  • Jelica Jerinić
    Director
  • Jelica Jerinić
    Writer
  • Monika Jovanović
    Key Cast
  • Jelena Polić
    Key Cast
  • Maja Vojinović
    Key Cast
  • Ana Perišić
    Key Cast
  • Dušan Grubin
    Director of Photography
    Malesh, Our Skin Is Going to Gray, Blackness
  • Ana Sremac
    Editor
    The Return, Petar's Day, PTZ's Mad Max
  • Dragana Lakčević
    Sound Recordist
  • Jakov Savić
    Sound Recordist
  • Teodora Radović
    Sound Design
  • Selena Bogdanović
    Sound Design
  • Dušan Grubin
    Colorist
    Malesh, Our Skin Is Going to Gray, Blackness
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Devojčice koje se šišaju na kratko
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    documentary, biography, short
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    200 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Serbia
  • Country of Filming:
    Serbia
  • Language:
    Serbian
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic Pocket Camera
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Martovski festival - Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    March 31, 2017
  • Prokuplje Short Film Festival
    Prokuplje
    Serbia
    May 5, 2017
  • International Images Film Festival for Women
    Harare
    Zimbabwe
  • Arroios Film Festival
    Lisboa
    Portugal
    September 12, 2017
  • BEAST - International Film Festival
    Porto
    Portugal
    September 23, 2017
  • Vox Feminae
    Zagreb
    Croatia
    October 29, 2017
  • Serbian elokuvapäivät/ Dani srpskog filma
    Helsinki
    Finland
    October 28, 2017
  • Valjevski Filmski Susreti
    Valjevo
    Serbia
    December 16, 2017
  • Cinecultura
    Timisoara
    Romania
    March 17, 2018
Distribution Information
  • Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade
    Country: Serbia
Director Biography - Jelica Jerinić

Jelica Jerinić (b.1991, Yugoslavia), currently based in Helsinki, graduated with an MA in Film and Theatre Writing from Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She has also recently completed her studies at Academy of Moving People and Images, a newly-formed film school, based in Helsinki.

Her first film, a short documentary "Girls Who Cut Their Hair Short", was screened at several international film festivals (Martovski festival, BEAST - International Film Festival, Vox Feminae, International Images film festival for Women and others). More recently, she has written and directed her first short fiction film "Dog Day".

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Director Statement

Public discourse regarding gender and gender roles in Western Balkans is not commonly a part of mainstream narrative, and is usually limited to academia or activism. Large part of the population is at best oblivious and at worst defensive when these issues are raised. With this in mind, I wanted to make a film about extraordinary women, but through the lens of their everyday lives. I avoided directing the interviews to make the statement, and through associative, non-aggressive editing hoped to allow for their natural charm and bravery to shine through. In the end, I just wanted anyone watching the film, regardless of gender, to be able to appreciate these women, and treat them, and others like them, with a little more respect in the future.