We are pleased to present our Family Shorts programme from 2019. Aimed at engaging young minds in mental health matters, these short films explore wellbeing, worries and emotions in creative and colourful ways. We hope that it can provide some entertainment during lockdown and perhaps act as a way into talking with your children about mental health during this time.

The films area available for free but if you would like to support the festival, you can book a 'Pay What You Can' ticket here

Herman Brown is Feeling Down, Dan Castro, UK, 6m

Anxiety noisily interrupts a simple life in this colourful musical animation, created using digital and traditional techniques.

Missing, Shai Getzoff, Israel, 4m

Following a woman’s journey in which she loses all what she had and who she was, exploring the meaning of memory, life and love.

My Mother’s Eyes, Jenny Wright, UK, 4m

A story about motherhood and loss in an abstracted world of childhood memory.

Petite Magie, Simone Boccalatte, Italy, 13m

Anna goes to the same park, to the same bench, at the same time every day, until one day she meets a street artist who invites her to his show.

Noodles, BBC Scotland LAB, UK, 10 mins

Glengowan Primary School P6 and BBC Scotland's LAB present the story of Noodles, an alien on a mission to replace stress and loneliness with calm and kindness. Disguising herself as the new headteacher, the pupils have plenty of stress busting tips - but will they realise she's really from out of this world?