Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Short Film Competition: Ties that Bind

Thursday 18th May, 2023

Printmakers Arms | 18:15 - 19:40

Have you ever had a relationship that you can’t quite explain?

Or an odd way of connecting to other people and your community? These eight shorts explore the gamut of human relationships: from struggling to understand why, all of a sudden, your son is determined to become a fish (Go Fishboy); to a journey through the land of the dead to rejoin your ancestors (Willkawiwa (The sacred fire of the dead)); to simply being high at a family event and doing everything possible to stop your parents finding out (When You Left Me on That Boulevard).


Go Fishboy
(dir: Denise Cirone, Sebastian Doringer, Andrey Kolesov , Chiayu Liu, Zhen Tian and Lan Zhou, France 2022, 5 mins)

(dir: Marisa Hoicka, Canada 2022, 2 mins)

Red Shoes
(dir: Diyala Muir, UK 2023, 8 mins)

(The sacred fire of the dead) (dir: Pável Quevedo Ullauri, Ecuador 2022, 15 mins)

(dir: Damien Tran, France 2022, 4 mins)

Against All Odds
(dir Laurenz Otto, Germany 2022, 15 mins)

(dir: Duncan Cowles, UK 2022, 19 mins)

When You Left Me on That Boulevard
(dir: Kayla Abuda Galang, USA 2022, 13 mins)

Tickets for each Short Fillm Competition Programme are £8/£6, or you can get yourself a Short Film Bundle Pass for £20, getting you into all five programmes. What a bargain.

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