View the finalist films that depict in innovative ways the powerful and poignant connections in any type of contemporary family relationship.

Relationships First Award Finalists - TRT 35 Minutes

Daddy Will You Hold My Hand?

Produced by:Paul McClure
For fathers all over the world - how our lives are changed forever and for the better on becoming a father.

Inside the Beauty Bubble (Trailer)

Cheryl Bookout, Cheri Gaulke
Inside the Beauty Bubble follows self-proclaimed hairstorian, famed stylist and collector of hair artifacts Jeff Hafler.

Mental Health Awareness

Andy Crisp
Bringing awareness to mental health in Laguna Beach Unified School District.

Pitoc e icinakosian

Produced by:Wapikoni Mobile
Gerry and their big brother Jos show us that there is more to being different than bullying, discrimination and harassment.

UKWATI // The Wedding

Produced by:Watts of Love
“UKWATI” captures the relationship between a mother and her daughter as they both struggle to survive.

The Space Between Us

Produced by:Phil Collis
A radical exploration of connecting with another human, beyond race.

Relationships First - Animation Finalists - TRT 24 Minutes

When Mama and Me Lived Outside: One Family's Journey Through Homelessness

Peter Menchini
This is an animated short movie.

There You Are

Rui Huang
After her mother dies, a teenager, Su, feels estranged from her father who seems to have already moved on.

Joss Lotuses to Grandma

Stefie Gan
A girl returns to Malaysia after her grandma’s death.

Pink Ribbon

Luisa Elizondo Rodriguez, Karen Marisol Figueroa Espinoza
Skye begins to experience family issues like her mother’s terminal cancer, who she promises to take care of before she becomes a memory.

Relationships First - Youth Finalists - TRT 9 Minutes

Good Medicine


The traditions that surround girls and their dance regalia and the process of learning how to dance.


My Hero's Chair

Brock Brenner
My superhero is no longer of this world…yet …he is forever of MY world, because superheroes never die.

A Letter to my Dad

Brock Brenner
A film created to capture the milestones between a father and a young son.

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