Honorable Mention – “Leanne” (Canada)

Title: Leanne
Runtime: 9 min
Country: Canada
Director: Anne Giroux
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: September, 2023

Synopsis: I have always known. It’s just part of the everyday for me. Don‘t get me wrong. I don‘t think about it all the time or even every day. I just know. It‘s at the back of my mind, I suppose.’

Health is something we take for granted when we’re young. But what if we hear a clock ticking from the moment we take our first breath? Leanne was born with Cystic Fibrosis. But that does not mean that is all her life is.