Keep it in the Family
Running Time: 115′
Seven films that all share a close bond; one of family, loved and lost and fighting to remain.
UK | Alex Emanuel | 18 min
A taxi driver is desperate to win back his children, and inspire them with folktales from his native Ghana. Soon, however, the boundaries between reality and fantasy begin to break down.
Sweet Maddie Stone
UK | Brady Hood | 24 min | @SweetMaddieNFTS
Fifteen-year-old Maddie rules her schoolyard under the protection of her family name. But when her notorious father is arrested, she has to make his bail money or risk losing her position.
UK | Adam Etheridge | 14 min | @Bruce_ShortFilm
In Liverpool’s Chinatown, an out-of-shape and out-of-friends divorcée tries to reconnect with his estranged son by pretending to be the reincarnation of his hero, Bruce Lee.
UK | Jack King | 15 min | @_TheCrossing_
Battling infertility and failing to cope with the breakup of his relationship, Terry is plagued by recurring nightmares. A chance encounter with his ex forces him to confront his anxieties head on.
UK | Dean Anderson | 13 min
A cordial parents’ evening at a secondary school descends into accusations and chaos when a teacher finally meets the mother of his difficult student.
The Man Who Forgot to Breathe
Iran | Saman Hosseinpuor | 15 min
A man attempts to cope after having a fight with his wife, who leaves the family home taking their daughter with her.
Your Mother and I
UK, Canada | Anna Maguire | 13 min | @YourMotherFilm
Johnna’s dad changed the world, or so he says. While father and daughter talk, they seem unable to connect, each growing more and more frustrated with the other.