Shorts: Family Dynamics

  • Away We Go
  • Big Happiness
  • Do I Qualify for Love?
  • Hugo
  • In France Michelle is a Man's Name
  • In Passing
  • Nurture
  • Rosario

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Film Info
Festival Programs:Shorts
Tags:Minnesota Made
Women Directors
LGBTQ+ Currents
Family Drama
Black Perspectives
Best of Fest Encores
Runtime:88 min


Whether they’re the ones we choose, or those we don’t, families are always complicated.

Films are listed here in screening order.

Big Happiness: Big Happiness is a personal exploration of adoption, identity, and colorblindness growing up in a transracial family.
Directors: Matthew Koshmrl, Da Hee Kim | Runtime: 15 min | Country: USA, South Korea | 2020 | English


Do I Qualify for Love?: The autobiographical story of trans-masculine, disabled, nonbinary, award-winning filmmaker, Atlas O. Phoenix (formerly Ayesha Adu,) as they revisit a physically abusive night with their parents.
Director: Atlas O. Phoenix | Runtime: 14 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English


In Passing: After years apart, two Venezuelan-American sisters confront their demons and say goodbye, one last time.
Director: Martin Blanco | Runtime: 8 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English, Spanish


In France Michelle is a Man's Name: Michael, a young trans man, returns home to the rural American West after years of estrangement from his parents.
Director: Em Weinstein | Runtime: 12 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English


Hugo: Just as we were settling into lockdown and adjusting to a new normal, the universe dealt us a most devastating hand. Pets aren't just pets, they're family.
Director: Justin Christopher Ayd | Runtime: 5 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English


Away We Go: The bond between a sister and brother remain strong through all of life’s ups and downs.
Director: Owen Royce | Runtime: 9 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English


Rosario: Rosario follows two Mexican sisters as they adjust to life in the US. Their struggles are told through conversations full of bickering and meals cooked with love.
Director: Rogelio Salinas de la Torre | Runtime: 7 min | Country: USA | 2020 | Spanish


Nurture: A short documentary about a man's struggle with substance abuse. He recounts the beginnings of his abuse, his childhood, recovery, and his relationship with his children.
Director: Daniel Humphrey | Runtime: 18 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English


Included Shorts

Big Happiness (15min) More
Do I Qualify for Love? (14min) More
In Passing (8min) More
In France Michelle is a Man's Name (12min) More
Hugo (5min) More
Away We Go (9min) More
Rosario (7min) More
Nurture (18min) More