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Mommie Dearest

Saturday 25th November


Being a Mum is where women experience the harshest judgements. Not good enough, doing it wrongly, should try this etc. This most epic of responsibilities is fraught with challenges, and running from comedy to tragedy, these films show just a glimpse of what life as a mum is really about..

All Of Me2-min


Viv, a talented musician, faces late stage Leukemia that threatens the life she’s built. Her best hope is a bone marrow transplant from her estranged family, but reconnecting means confronting a difficult past.

Nominated for:
Cinematography Award – Diana Olifirova
Acting Award – Chereen Buckley



A young girl cares for her younger brother at home, while she awaits her mother’s return.

Nominated for:
Directing Award – Tessa Hoffe
Producing Award – Tessa Hoffe



A young mum runs away with her fragile son to a woodland hut community in Scotland and door steps a random boy she has recently met. When hope of acceptance in his community quickly fades, she loses control, whilst her son finds solace in a mysterious wolf.

Nominated for: Directing Award
Catriona MacInnes

Mum Vs The World-min


Lucy has 99 problems but Soya ain’t one.

Nominated for:
XX Award


On Christmas Eve, after a silent year of absence, a daughter returns home. Afraid to lose her, afraid of her, her mother tries to break down her daughter’s wall of secrets and lies. A portrait of misunderstanding and missed opportunity when words crackle and fade like a broken frequency that will never reach its destination.

Nominated for:
Acting Award – Jo Hartley

The Happiest Barrack-min


The Happiest Barrack is an experimental documentary, a chronicle of my maternal grandmother’s life in Soviet Hungary. It serves as a memento of times past and as a reminder of how socialism colonized the soul’s of a generation.

Nominated for:
Directing Award – Noémi Varga

Baby mine


When her Middle Eastern husband kidnaps their child, Sarah blindly recruits a prejudiced neighbour to hunt them down. A sense of dread slowly tightens its grip as a little girl’s life hangs in the balance and a new threat rears its head.

Nominated for:
Directing Award – Nour Wazzi
Cinematography Award – Rina Yang
Editing Award – Vee Pinot


Saturday 25th November | 1:20pm

Running time | 97 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A

Venue | BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT

Tickets | £9.90 / concessions

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