FAMILY MATTERS (VOL. 1)

From passing down traditions to breaking generational curses, this collection of short films tackles the spectrum of family experiences, while putting an emphasis on what truly matters most in life.

(STUDENT SHORT FILM)

THE LAST RIGHTS

Dir. / Writer / Prod. Aastha Verma

A young Indian woman challenges her society's patriarchal traditions in order to give her deceased grandmother her last rites.

(SHORT FILM)

FRICTION

 Dir. True Hinds / Writer: True Hinds, Tre Bembry, Ryan Ashley / Prod. Ryan Ashley, Kenisha Johnson 

After the death of her mother, Kayla, a bitter woman who had a torn relationship with her family, comes back home to settle her mother’s will when she meets an unexpected visitor that forces her to confront her past.

(STUDENT SHORT FILM)

ALONE TOGETHER

Dir. C. Craig / Writer: Dylan Filingeri / Prod. Ayanna McKinight, Letia Solomon

Anna is battling the beginning stages of dementia at an assisted living facility in the days following the statewide quarantine. No longer able to receive visits from her family, she is forced to spend time with them via Zoom, which proves to be difficult. Anna battles the loneliness of her everyday routine and her fading memory, as she struggles to find human connection through technology. Before she knows it, the only consistent thing in her life is her caretaker.

(INT'L SHORT FILM)

THE LITTLE BEACH

Dir. Sonia Bertotti / Writer: Alejandro / Prod. Alejandro, Micaela

The City of Corrientes in summer. On the shores of Paraná, thousands of families compete for space for their umbrella and chaise lounge. Priscila, a 7-year-old girl no one pays any attention to, sets out in pursuit of an elusive toy vendor, getting further away from her family and closer to adventure.

(SHORT FILM)

ALL I HAVE

 Dir. Matt Winters / Writer: Andrew Thomas, Ken Gregory / Prod. Ken Gregory, JIG Reel Studios 

An emotionally tattered father tries to raise his civic-minded teenage son in a nation of civil unrest and systemic racism.