International Shorts 1: Family
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Nurturing families, toxic families, sundered families, coping families.
Rory Bentley / UK / 2018 / 10 mins
A young boy and his broken family struggle to adapt to their new surroundings following a tragedy that will bring their cultural identity into question forever. Inspired by true events.
Producers: Elizabeth Middleton, Fred Deedes, Rory Bentley
Melissa Anastasi / Australia / 2018 / 20 mins
A young boy living on an isolated property must help his mother escape his controlling stepfather, testing his loyalties and ideas about the outside world.
Producer: Eva Di Blasio
Lake of Happiness
Aliaksei Paluyan / Germany, Belarus, Spain / 2019 / 29 mins / Subtitled
In a small Belarussian village Jasja, a nine-year-old girl, is sent to an orphanage after her mother’s death. One day she decides to run away.
Producers: Aliaksei Paluyan, Jörn Möllenkamp, Eduardo M Escribano Solera
Max Walker-Silverman / USA / 2019 / 12 mins
Through losing his father a divorced young cowboy learns how to be one himself. A tale of forgiveness, in few words.
Producers: Grant Hyun, Jesse Hope
I’ll Be Here for a While
Dylan & Dakota Pailes-Friedman / USA / 2019 / 11 mins / Subtitled
After a long day in New York City, Lenny kisses his estranged mother gently on the forehead. ‘Could you stay for a while?’
Producers: Lizz Astor, Leo Swartz, Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman
Kaveh Mazaheri / Iran, Canada / 2019 / 15 mins / Subtitled
A man, his ploy, his family’s salvation!
Producers: Kaveh Mazaheri, Soroush Saeidi, Pooyan Sedghi