Keep the Family Close
Running Time: 108′
You can choose your friends but not your family. Or so they say. This selection of films shows the unconditional love for our next of kin and how far we are willing to go for them, but also the internal conflicts and problems that arise from turmoiled family relationships.
UK | Fateme Ahmadi | 15 min
To keep her job and home in London, an immigrant single mother has to hide her daughter from her boss and landlord.
UK | Guen Murroni | 10 min
Fee is out celebrating with her friends, but a voice from the past keeps plaguing her.
The Toothless Tiger
UK | Sharmin Ahammad | 10 min
A highly personal story about a daughter confronting the complex relationship she had with her father after his death. A story about two childhoods and the cultural differences that arise from them.
UK | Russell Davidson | 18 min
Feeling alone at Christmas, a young girl in care convinces her key worker to take her on an unauthorised visit to see her estranged mother.
UK | Ben Steer | 6 min
A mother and her infant child are forced to leave their home when mysterious, dark shadows envelop the light in which they exist.
Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote
UK | Christiana Ebohon Green | 15 min
When 13 year old Ivie starts speaking in Shakespearean verse her friends find it weird and her mother is outraged.
UK | Michael Yardley | 13 min
During a burglary with his older brother, a neglected young boy is confronted with death.
UK | Paris Zarcilla | 20 min
When their Coach begins to recognise potential in Noah, Isaac, his older brother and a gifted gymnast, begins to develop deep feelings of jealousy and resentment.