Aurora Brachman’s short film Joychild focuses on an 8 year old who comes out as transgender to their mother

Aurora Brachman’s documentary short Joychild shares a story of an 8 year old who comes out as transgender. In this honest portrait of growing up gender expansive, filmmaker Aurora Brachman beautifully captures the hesitancy, fear and relief at revealing one’s innermost thoughts, as well as the unconditional love of a mother. This LGBTQI+ film has screened at a variety…

Moloka’i Bound: Don’t judge a book by its cover

We all carry personal baggage with us. Baggage that consists of decision which we didn’t make, which we would love to re-do and which we would make again next time we face the same problem. No matter how much we want to change our history, it’s just not possible. However, sadly, our history and our…

The Present: The powerful truth told by a splendid short movie

Whether it’s buying a Christmas gift, a birthday present or a wedding anniversary gift, you always want to treat that special someone with the perfect present. Whatever that will be, you will probably find it. Not only because you can order almost everything online, but also because there’s probably a shop nearby you can buy…

Interview with Inbar Horesh, Female Director of Birth Right

Inbar Horesh’s short film Birth Right is an important film that focuses on Jewish Identity. A film which won the Oscar-qualifying award at the 2020 Palm Springs ShortFest along with the 2020 Moulin d’Ande Award at Cinemed: Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema, we spoke to Inbar on the importance of her film, her success,…

Joseph Ollman’s short film Bitter Sky – Review

Writer/ Director Joseph Ollman uncovers a splotch of hope in the darkest of situations in Bitter Sky. Bitter Sky is a short film that follows Nia, a troubled youth searching for an escape from her awful home life. Frequent physical confrontations with her school mates combined with abuse from her adopted father and a runaway…

Timo’s Winter: A young boy goes on an emotional rollercoaster

We’re heading towards the winter, and that’s always such a depressing moment. The days get shorter, the weather darker and apart from celebrating Christmas and New Year, there’s not much happening. Luckily, we have a family that gets us through those sombre times. Sadly, not everyone is that luckily, and certainly not the young Timo….

Andrew Montague’s short film My Other Suit Is Human – Review

My Other Suit Is Human follows the lives of a young couple coping with the death of their child. Written and directed by Award-winning Ireland native Andrew Paul Montague, and with former films, Offaly and Isle of Man earning him shortlisted nominations for the bursary awards and a pitch offer for the BFI at Aesthetica…