Family Ties

2015 Festival

Sat, May 9 @ 8:45 pm - GPLT

Presented by 2day FM, this captivating package of 6 films looks at family life with all its joys and tribulations. There are two foreign-language films (Arabic and English/Hindi with English subtitles). Join us at the Sat night after-party upstairs in Encores.

Films in this package


A woman and her husband react very differently to the news they get about the condition of their unborn child.Won the Jury Award for Best Live Action Short Under 15 Minutes at the 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest.

I Don't Care

Ollie, an uncertain and discouraged mother-to-be, befriends an unlikely young girl who helps her to overcome her misgivings and find joy in what the future holds.

Points of Origin

A New York couple, desperate to have a child, travel to Mumbai to meet the surrogate who will make it possible, but can their relationship survive the controversial process to have the family they always wanted?

American Gladiators

Jean’s sister Mae is sick, but Jean is sick of it … Mae is a bully and gets everything she wants including Jean’s pennant flag. When Mae throws it out the car window, the sisters’ feud comes to a head.

All God's Creatures

In the summer of 1987 – the first since their father walked out of their lives – Asher’s confusion and anger boils over into an act of mindless cruelty that profoundly affects the relationship he has with his younger brother. Having lost their father, will they lose each other too?

Boogaloo and Graham

In 1970’s Belfast, two young boys are thrilled when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for, but the boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family. Nominated for an Oscar in 2015 for Best Live Action Short. Screened with the…