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A Family Affair

 6 shorts | 53 minutes

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream globally April 25 @ 12:00pm CT through May 1 @ 11:59pm CT for a 72-hour watch window.

Synopsis

Paying tribute to the endurance and adaptability of family, these portraits of parents and grandparents acknowledge their strength and resilience over time.

Films

Kaudo (The Gift)

Natalie Paton | Canada | Age 20

An immigrant family wrestles with cultural differences during Christmastime when their young son Amir expresses excitement about his Secret Santa assignment at school.

I Hope You Remember This Moment

Apoorba Misra | Minnesota/India | Age 22

Inspired by the fear she felt when her father fell into a coma, the filmmaker contemplates the reconstruction of memories and the temporal links between past, present and future.

Blue Belt

Liam Harrington | Australia | Age 22

Set in a laundromat in the early 2000’s, Blue Belt explores the isolating experience of a financially strapped single mother trying to provide for her son.

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Emma Albrecht | North Carolina | Age 21

On a long-awaited trip to their mother’s childhood home in North Dakota, the filmmaker and their mom explore feelings of loss, guilt, and joy on returning home.

Vinyl Beginning

Lulu Chiang | Taiwan | Age 16

An 80-year-old man reminisces about the good old days spent in a vinyl record shop, bringing his past selves to life by riding the melodic waves of his memories.

Impermanence

Vejune Sidaugaite | Chicago | Age 22

Audrone grew up in Soviet-occupied Lithuania and spent her life thinking that tattoos were reserved for soldiers and criminals. At age 53, she decides to get her first tattoo.