Award of Merit – “Family Bonds” (Germany)

Title: Family Bonds
Runtime: 7 min
Country: Germany
Director: Maria Schmidt
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2021

Synopsis: The little fox Hugo has a happy family, but it’s a bit unusual – his parents are geese. They live a harmonic life until one day Hugo discovers a grown fox attacking another goose. This results in the most challenging and difficult situation our little patchwork-family has to overcome before Hugo ultimately finds out who he really is and that family is a feeling and not a matter of heritage.