What’s on for adventurous, youthful, go-getting TNT readers we asked the organisers.

They came back with 18 for the over 18s – everything from a girl who wants to have sex all the time and hip hop geeks to fucked up kids and self-destructive skateboarding teens who use drugs and turn tricks. Oh! and disembowelling by exercycle.

Welcome to our own special TNT Guide to the SFF. Thanks guys.

Turbo Kid

• A lost kid movie you should never make your kid watch. Critics compare to Mad Max;

• Raucous retro-futuristic action comedy that pays homage to ’80s movies great and small

• Cast: Michael Ironside (Top Gun, Total Recall), up and coming actors Munro Chambers and Laurence Leboeu;

• Post-apocalyptic world; co-directors add their own flair with inventive and exuberant violence and gore (prepare for disembowelling by exercycle);


• New Australian feature, set in Cabramatta

• The type of guy who will do anything for his mates

• The story centres around a group of South Western Sydney boys navigating their way into adulthood;

• Inspired by a true story and two week live music exhibition by Shakthi Shakthidharan at Carriageworks in 2014;


• A coming-of age comedy/ drama set in the 1990s of teens obsessed with hip-hop

• Geek kids getting mixed up in trouble;

• Cast headed by breakout star Shameik Moore and Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class, Mad Max: Fury Road);

• This generation’s teen comedy, compared to Sixteen Candles, Clueless and Mean Girls –

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

• About a dying girl, but very funny;

• An awkward Pittsburgh high school student befriends a classmate with leukaemia;

• Based on the 2013 YA novel by Jesse Andrews;

• Cast: Olivia Cooke (Ouiji), Jon Bernthal (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Walking Dead), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation);

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (pictured)

• Based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s 2002 graphic novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl,it’s about a 15 year old girl who just wants to have sex all the time;

• A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco has an affair with her mother’s boyfriend;

• Brutally honest and awkward;

• Film is a mix of animation and live action that puts you in the exact mindset of a teenage girl;  

• Stars Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Skeleton Twins), British actress Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgård (Trust Blood);

Necktie Youth

• South African Focus, edgy, black and white, youth focused; looks at contemporary Johannesburg;

• Debauchery plus vacuousness of rich kids;

• Embark on a road trip on the one year anniversary of their friend who live streamed her suicide;

• Film is reimagining of situations the director has been in or stories been told by friends;

• “Sometimes when kids are fucked up, there’s just nothing you can do for them”;

Kabukicho Love Hotel

• Sex and comedy in Tokyo’s red-light district;

• Japanese film with adult content – Japanophiles will love;

• The happenings in a Love Hotel – the dreams and desires of five couples intersect and collide in a bittersweet portrait of modern Japan;

• Great/ interesting characters in intriguing situations

The Summer of Sangailé

• Coming of age story with voluptuous summertime imagery and brimming with aborning adolescent female sexuality;

• “Feeling for nature in Ingmar Bergman’s early Summer Interlude”,said The Hollywood Reporter;

• Stars Julija Stephonaityte, Aiste Dirziute;

• Brings to life a layered story of young love and big dreams;

• 17 years old, Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. Sangaile meets Auste at a summer aeronautical show, Auste allows her to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds the only person that truly encourages her to fly;

My Skinny Sister

• An eating disorder drama seen through the eyes of a dysfunctional family’s youngest member;

• Brings some humour and charm to a difficult issue;

• Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder, which slowly tears the family apart;

The Tribe

• First sign language film without subtitles and no voice over, little or no spoken dialogue; the film is in the language of the deaf and dumb;

• A deaf teenager struggles to fit into the boarding school system;

• Director and producer issued formal complaints against nominations for Ukraine’s nomination for foreign language Oscar category;

• Directed by writer/director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky;

• Cast: Gigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy;

The Goob

• Intelligent and poetic essay in British social realism, set in the beautiful yet desolate fenland bayou of East Anglia;

• Feature debut of Guy Myhill

• Cast: BAFTA winner Sean Harris (Prometheus, Deliver Us From Evil), Liam Walpole, Sienna Guillory (Luther, Resident Evil), Hannah Spearritti (Primeval);


• Modern day adaptation of Ovid’s colossal collection of Greco – Roman myths;

• A girl is approached by a strange boy outside her high school. He asks her to follow him to hear stories where gods fall in love with human beings;

• Directed by award winning Christophe Honore (previously nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes);

• This film different from the other ones made by the director;

• Features practically only nonprofessional actors;

The Smell of Us

• Story about self-destructive teens skateboarding, using drugs, and turning tricks in Paris;

• Larry Clark plays the dirty old man who hangs out with the oversexed Paris teenagers;

• Written like a manifesto of director’s work as a photographer and filmmaker;

The Wolfpack

• Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the six Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch;

• The family is a tribe, watching TV endlessly, not allowed out except a couple of times;

• Nicknamed, ‘The Wolfpack,’ the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favourite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes – Quentin Tarantino obsession;

• Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and how they adapt to a new life;

• Filmed over four and a half years;

Meet the Patels

• A real life romantic comedy – pair of first-generation Indian-American siblings document the attempt to find a wife through traditional Indian means

• Offers a sharp, often riotously funny take on the conflicts and compromises that all culturally nebulous families must navigate;

Breaking a Monster

• Rockumentary – about the band, Unlocking The Truth, who became the youngest band to sign to Sony Entertainment at 13 years old, a deal worth $1.8m;

• Bands journey from 7th graders playing Times Square to having the massive Sony deal, they’re currently suing to get out of – and the reason for that is documented in the film;

• Film chronicles their break-out year – how they encounter stardom and transcending childhood in New York to become rock stars;

• Shows how they take on a manager: a 70-year-old industry veteran.

The Bolivian Case

• The story of a group of young people behind Norway’s biggest narcotics case and the media storm that changes their lives;

• Combines the juiciest elements of reality TV and true-crime pulp fiction;

• Sensational criminal exposé that sheds light on the increasing malleability of modern crime and punishment;

• Triggers a media storm, professional kidnappers and a behind-bars pregnancy that will change their lives forever;


• Battles of a former West Side Chicago sex worker and addict to help other vulnerable inner-city girls avoid that fate;

• “It’s hard to trust after being in the street for so long; I used to be right out here too”

• Follows the life of Brenda Myers-Powell, a former sex worker (from the age of 14 for 25 years) who runs Dreamcatcher Foundation, a charity which helps women in Chicago leave the sex industry.