Death and loss are just a much a part of life as living..and as these tales show, there are often glimmers of light, liberation or gallows humour that help us grow and keep going.
Australia, 13 mins.
Director Michael Cusack
A poignant short stop motion film about a middle aged man coming to terms with the loss of his mother.
Print source Michael Cusack
Las Cenizas (The Ashes)
USA, 6 mins.
Director Jacob Kirby
In the wake of a domestic tragedy, a turbulent pair of siblings travel to Cuba in hopes of finding peace with their estranged father in his home-land.
Print source Jacob Kirby
USA, 15 mins.
Director Lucy McKendrick
A young woman is forced to reconnect with her hippie mother in order to euthanize their beloved pet chicken after it is mauled by a fox.
Print source American Film Institute
UK, 15 mins.
Director Duncan Christie
Sophie and Henry are trying to locate their grown up son Tom, having lost contact with him for the umpteenth time during his struggles with drug addiction. Sophie will do anything to find her son but Henry knows it’s time to take a step back.
Print source Finite Productions
UK, 10 mins.
Director Victoria Romero
A girl remembers the tragic story of the woman that was her nanny.
Print source Victoria Romero
UK, 6 mins.
Director Alan Friel
Two women sit in a barren dystopian wasteland discussing the best way to die.
Print source Farah Abushwesha
UK, 10 mins.
Director Jay Loe
Malcolm causes a struggling relationship to breakdown, from beyond the grave.
Print source Jay Loe