Family Affairs

Shorts Attack in March (and April) 2022

9 films in 80 minutes


From the art of packing a suitcase with dad to finding a name for your son and how to behave at the kitchen table, Shorts Attack follows quirky family entanglements in 9 films. Childhood experiences and maternal sensitivities are celebrated, family bonds are strengthened, trauma is overcome through dance, and stiletto heels become a challenge to family peace. – A paean to the family!

The program:

Henriette Rietz
Germany 2020
4:30 min
Become a mother
About the chaotic phase in life of a new mother. Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, this intense time has burned deep for the protagonist.


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Victor Velasco
USA 2020
4:30 min
Live Action
Remember comedy
A grumpy businessman walks to work on a Monday morning when he’s stopped by a junkie-like kid who asks him: „Do you want some soup?“.


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Louis Delva
France 2018
10 min
Live Action
Prename ranking
Tina and Fred, a middle-aged couple seem desperate in their search for a boy’s name. For who? Why? A humorous and thoughtful look on a social issue.


Daphne Lucker
Netherlands 2018
15 min
Live Action
Trauma dance
A tale of three sisters growing up in a dysfunctional family. A family without a mother. The kids are at each others mercy and try to survive.


Anna Theil
Germany 2020
7:30 min
Animation, Dokumentaryfilm
Youth reflektion
After the fall of the Wall, Anna plunges into her exciting youth in Berlin until events from the past catch up with her.


Florent Hill
France 2018
4 min
Live Action
Behave comedy
The whole family is annoyed by Grandma’s soup-slurping. Fortunately her grandson is hugely inventive.


Dina Velikovskaya
Germany/ Russia 2019
7:30 min
Family connections
There is a strong connection between parents and their child although the young woman leaves the parental home to see the world.


Can Merdan Dogan
Turkey/ Germany 2021
18 min
Live Action
Fashion drama
Hasan is a taxi driver working the night shift. On the early-morning drive home, he sees a woman passing in high heels and gets a lotfascinated.


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Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
France 2017
4:30 min
Perfections grotesque
The story of a very special father-son relationship where love and family tradition are expressed in a perfectly packed suitcase.


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