Fan Girl

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DOCVILLE 2017 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 21-29 maart 2018. Onderstaande informatie slaat op de editie van 2017.
DOCVILLE 2017 has passed, the next edition will be March 21-29th 2018. The information below refers to the 2017 edition.

Fan Girl

Directed by Liza Mandelup
USA | 5 min. | English (no subtitles)

Every teenage girl has her idol. In times of social media like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat these idols are more accessible than ever, which makes for true obsessions. How can these girls be in love with guys they probably never meet in person?

Fan Girl is a short documentary about girls who are in love with the famous boys they follow on social media. Teenage girls obsessed with celebrities is a phenomenon that exists for years. By changing technology (social media, smartphones…), the relation between the girls and their idols also changes.
Liza Mandelup shows perfectly the illusions of these girls, without labeling them as crazy. The desire for connection even shows the humaneness behind the obsession. Fan Girl demonstrates how people become more and more dependent on social media and technology in their search for friends and relations.



Producer Lauren Cioffi
Cinematography Zac Adams, Dannel Escallon
Music Fletcher Aleckson