Whether it’s death, disappearance or dementia, losing a loved one is heartbreaking. Yet this selection of shorts offers the possibility for loss and grief to be transformed. Whether it’s discovering a connection or championing life; celebrating a legacy or coming to your own terms, this loss we feel can one day turn into redemption and allow us to remember with joy that which we once had.
Directed & Produced by Patrick Greenhough
Duration: 5 mins
Documentary // Yorkshire
12 years on from a family tragedy, the father of Andrew Gosden tries to reckon with family and loss. Through revealing interviews he asks questions he knows may never be answered.
DANCE OF LOVE
Directed & Produced by Mohammad Farajzadeh
Duration: 6 mins
In Iran, a dedicated husband has been nursing his wife who lives with dementia for the last 16 years. Unable to take her outside because of her illness, her husband decides to brighten her life with intricate wall paintings celebrating their life together.
Directed by Seyed Morteza Sabzeghaba
Produced by Khuzestan Art Center
Duration: 16 mins
While searching for wood and hunting, an old man rescues a strange object from the river in the hope that it can be transformed into something useful for his son.
Directed by Ali Kurr
Written by Amelia Simpson
Produced by Lissi Simpson
Duration: 9 mins
Fiction // Student
Two siblings are entrusted with the sale of their nan’s house. Wanting to give their beloved childhood home a send-off, Peggy hosts an impromptu party that throws the sale of the property into jeopardy.
RHIW GOCH – ON THE RED HILL
Directed by Anna Winstone
Produced by Rosie Ford
Duration: 9 mins
Documentary // Queer // Student
When Mike Parker and his partner Preds were chosen to be heirs of a beautiful farmhouse owned by their good friends George & Reg, Mike knew their friendship was special. Rhiw Goch tells the journey of being gay in rural Wales from the 1950s onwards, the barriers that George & Reg had to overcome and the friendship the two couples built.
Written, Directed & Produced by Amen sahraei
Duration: 13 mins
A young girl loses track of her family one night and as she tries to find them is forced to face a bitter reality.
Directed by Mike Callaghan
Written by Rachelle Atalla
Produced by Joanne Williamson
Duration: 15 mins
A grieving and disconnected pharmacist struggles with the knowledge that her husband was having an affair before his death.