• All About My Mother

Whether touching or comedic, these stories take you across the world of mothers and motherhood, spotlighting the enduring impact our mothers leave on our lives.

Short Films

Bad Omen

Pari, an in-house tailor working in Kabul, Afghanistan, must find the means to purchase her prescription glasses in order to save her job.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes and Best Student International Short.


Nick is a foster child who faces a life-changing decision. He turns 18 next week. Will he give his mother another chance?

In competition for Young Cineastes Award.

Fourth of July

A young mother struggles to parent her two rambunctious boys over the course of one hot summer day.

In competition for Best Student U.S. Short.

Good Night Little Tomato

In a peaceful kitchen garden, the mother of a small tomato defuses a nocturnal fright by telling of the terrible fate of a knife.

In competition for Best Animated Short.


An honest and personal insight into the world of an overwhelmed new mother, who presumed that parental leave would become a sort of easy sabbatical. Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, the intense postpartum period reveals a chaotic and comic new phase in this woman's life.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

Sing Me a Lullaby

Captured over 14 years and across two continents Sing Me a Lullaby unravels the complex tensions between love and sacrifice. Told through the intertwined journeys of daughters and their mothers, this is a story about recovering familial history, healing inherited pain, and understanding that love comes in many forms.

In competition for Best Documentary Short.

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