Family Friction

2021 Festival

ONLINE April 26 to May 9

Family ties are stressed in this package of European films. They mend in some of the films and irreparably break in others.

Films in this package

Tom’s meeting with his elderly grandfather’s two caregivers takes an unexpected turn when he discovers a mysterious object in the kitchen.

Hoping to overcome his fear of water, a young man tries out a breakthrough treatment that enables doctors to cure phobias, but the process reveals the truth behind his trauma.

A young boy’s fear of the dark prompts his father to take him on an adventure hike through the forest, but as they make their way back in the fading light, his fear grows even stronger.

On the night of the open stage competition in their small village, 17-year-old Léo plans to perform in drag despite his brother’s fierce disapproval. Won Audience Award for Best French Short Film at the 2020 Champs-Élysées Film Festival.

A young girl’s grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of her granny and realized that she was the love of his life. Won a 2020 BAFTA Award for Best British Short Animation. Won Honorable Mention, Best Animated Short at the 2021 Reel Shorts Film Festival.