14+ Shorts for Children Riff


14+ Shorts for Children -Riff

2 October




Mother Knows Best 

Mikael Bundsen SWE 2016 / 13 min

So, he’s gay. This evening he introduced his boyfriend to his mum. He’s fortunate to have such an open-minded mother, not everyone is as lucky, but she thinks it’s best that he doesn’t tell his father yet or make it known in public that he’s gay.


Explosions in the Heart 

Yenni Lee NOR 2016 / 16 min

Elide’s agonizing longing of her twin sister, Elise, gets challenged in different (re)constructed dimensions to feel her sister’s presence. A repeating false catharsis that makes Elide mirror her sister’s life and personality and imitate her faith.


Lick Us, Miaou, Miaou! 

Marie de Maricourt SWZ 2015 / 16 min

Jeannette lives in an institution. She has no self-determination and is constantly controlled. She longs for physical contact and sex. When she lives out her desire with a teenage boy behind the church altar, the authorities react with draconian severity.



Ben Adler FRA 2014 / 14 min

A boy and his father are driving from England to Paris to see a football match. Their car breaks down on the motorway, and all hope seems lost until a busload of British hooligans offer them a lift. It’ll be a trip where the father-son relationship is put to its toughest test.


The Body is a Lonely Place 

Ida Lindgren SWE 2016 / 10 min

Fragments of speech from a disintegrating life with an eating disorder. A young woman describes her illness as if it were an all-controlling guardian. We hear a psychiatrist give a detached diagnosis and a doctor’s detailed instructions for her patient‘s dietary plan.


Ten Meter Tower 

Axel Danielson and Maximilien van Aertryck SWE 2016 16 min

People who have never been up the ten meter diving tower before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down.