SPRING from Laurel Parmet on Vimeo.

The blurb: Amanda struggles to keep something inside, as she spends the day taking pictures of her best friend.

This film screened at SXSW in 2017 and won numerous awards, including a best acting gong for lead Arin Maclaine. It’s a delicate exploration of the female gaze, emerging queerness and the issue of exploitation in the creation of images. The film starts out fairly simply but before long it’s raising important questions about social media and how it impacts on young women. And then it gets into all sorts of awkward emotions as it explores the way a camera can change a relationship dynamic.

Laurel Parmet wrote, directed and edited Spring as part of her NYU grad film curriculum.

Here’s the filmmaker’s page.

  • SXSW 2017
  • Dallas Film Festival 2017 – Winner Special Jury Prize
  • Palm Springs International Shorts Fest 2017
  • Outfest 2017
  • Maryland Film Festival 2017
  • Provincetown Int’l Film Festival 2017 – Winner Best Student Short Film
  • Iris Prize Finalist 2017
  • Hollyshorts 2017
  • Raindance 2017
  • Tacoma Film Festival 2017
  • Chicago Film Festival 2017

Length: 7:54
Director: Laurel Parmet