Drama / 84 min / Canada
DCP / Color
Language: English
A film by Ingrid Veninger 


Charlotte Salisbury, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Christopher Bolton, Delphine Roussel, Hallie Switzer


During a hot and hazy summertime in northern Ontario, 13-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall), she gets more than she imagined. A story of bravery, small-town summer love, and the secret world of girls.

Official selections

Toronto International Film Festival –  WORLD PREMIERE

Busan International Film Festival

Outfest Film Festival (Los Angeles)

Alice nella città (Rome)

New Fest (New York)

Mix Brazil

Biennal 3 of Moving Image (Frankfurt)

Gijón International Film Festival

Chéries Chéris Film Festival (Paris)

Bilbao International LGBT Film and Performing Art Festival

Stockholm Feminist Film Festival

Roze Filmdagen (Amsterdam)

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

International Film Festival for Children and Young People (Malmö)

Zinentiendo LGTBIQ Film Festival (Zaragoza)

Festival du Film Romantique  de Cabourg

Mix Milano

Taiwan International Queer Film Festival

Film Festival for Children and Young Audience (Schlingel)

IMMAGINARIA International Film Festival Of Lesbians & Other Rebellious Women (Rome)

CINHOMO Muestra Internacional de Cine y Diversidad Sexual (Valladolid)

Kingston Reelout Film Festival

Whitehorse Available Light Film Festival

Vancouver Women’s Film Festival

Vermont Women’s Film Festival

Femcine 8 (Santiago de Chile)

Buff Youth Film Festival (Sweden)

Chick Flicks Film Festival (Wilmington)

Uruguay  International Film Festival

Wicked Queer Film Festival (Boston)

Phoenix International Film Festival

National Canada Film Day

Montclair Film Festival

Nashville Film Festival

Festival Mix Milano

The Director

Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid formed pUNK Films in 2003 with a ‘nothing is impossible’ manifesto. Since 2008, Ingrid has been writing, directing and producing feature films (Only, Nurse.Fighter.Boy., Modra, i am a good person/i am a bad person, The End of Time, The Animal Project, He Hated Pigeons), all of which have premiered at festivals worldwide including: TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, OUTFest, MoMA and Karlovy Vary, garnering awards and distribution worldwide. In 2014, Ingrid initiated the pUNK FILMS FEMMES LAB to foster feature films written and directed by Canadian women, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Currently, Ingrid is working on her MFA thesis film at York University. Porcupine Lake is her 6th feature as writer/director/producer.