Kabelo Maaka and Dr Tshepo Maaka’s ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar’ focuses on the complications of Diabetes

Kabelo Maaka and Dr Tshepo Maaka’s documentary short 3 Teaspoons of Sugar focuses on three individuals who share their experiences living with diabetes. This educational animation had its independent World Premiere on World Diabetes Day on November 14th 2019 and will be screening online as part of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June. In a household where mealtime is a delightful feast full … Continue reading Kabelo Maaka and Dr Tshepo Maaka’s ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar’ focuses on the complications of Diabetes

Mayan Engelman and Eliran Peled’s ‘Cinema Rex’ focuses on how the power of cinema can unite enemies and cultures

Selected for Annecy International Animated Film Festival Starring Maisa Abd Elhadi (The Angel) and Tsahi Halevi (Fauda) Mayan Engelman and Eliran Peled’s animation short Cinema Rex focuses on two kids who form a close friendship through their mutual love for cinema. Cinema Rex was actually a real cinema that was working between 1937-1939 in Jerusalem, one of the only businesses at the time that was … Continue reading Mayan Engelman and Eliran Peled’s ‘Cinema Rex’ focuses on how the power of cinema can unite enemies and cultures

Our Top Picks for Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020

Palm Springs International ShortFest never fails to select outstanding short films and due to Covid 19 this year the festival is screening online. These are what we feel are the standout shorts for 2020. KYLE LAURSEN’S JOSIAH We are blown away by the performance of Luke Forbes in Kyle Laursen’s Josiah, the film addresses stereotyping in Hollywood and it couldn’t be more timely. We hope … Continue reading Our Top Picks for Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020

Martin Winter’s and Sebastian Schmidl’s Day Release shares the story of a single incarcerated mother

Nominated for the Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes at Palm Springs International ShortFest  Martin Winter’s and Sebastian Schmidl’s Day Release shares a story of a young woman who is trying to do the best for her son whilst living behind bars. Day Release has won numerous high profile international film awards and has just been nominated for the Oscar-qualifying award at Palm Springs. Single mother Kathi receives day release from … Continue reading Martin Winter’s and Sebastian Schmidl’s Day Release shares the story of a single incarcerated mother

Ben Reid’s award-winning Innocence, starring Down syndrome actor Tommy Jessop is nominated for the Silver Dragon at the Oscar-qualifying 60th Kraków Film Festival

INNOCENCE (2019) – Short film trailer from SweetDoh! on Vimeo. Innocence is a fast-paced crime drama created by BAFTA nominated writer-director Ben Reid, and inspired by his brother Tom, who has Down syndrome. This topical film challenges stereotypes in a dramatic and groundbreaking way,  shining a light on the need for a more nuanced representation of disability on screen. When a worker falls to his death at … Continue reading Ben Reid’s award-winning Innocence, starring Down syndrome actor Tommy Jessop is nominated for the Silver Dragon at the Oscar-qualifying 60th Kraków Film Festival