Award of Excellence – Pancakes (USA)

Title: Pancakes
Runtime: 12 min
Country: USA
Director: Kai Torres
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: March, 2021

Synopsis: An adolescent girl has trained herself to function within the walls of a dysfunctional home, but when forced to face reality she must choose between the love she has for her mother and her own well-being.

Pancakes explores the effects of losing someone you love to an illness. The film depicts a child’s attempt to be an adult in order to keep some semblance of a family together, broken as it may be.