Hend Esmat, Lamiaa Diab

United Kingdom, 2018 / 5 min / without words / animation

Part of the short film collection Un petit air de famille

One day, children find their parents acting strange and discover the meaning of parenthood.

The children are left in charge when they find their parents acting strange. Suddenly their roles are switched with the kids having to deal with big size differences and the unpredictable nature of the childish adults: Their dad absolutely wants to go down a slide while their mum sleeps in the pram. The kids have a busy day ahead of them looking after the grown-ups.

“The movie tackles maturity and parenting in a comic way. Whether it is seen from a parent’s perspective or from the child’s, the audience is left with thoughts about the nature of this relationship and how the roles inevitably change throughout the course of our lives.” Anibar International Animation Festival


Sun 08/03 11:00 Cinémathèque without words Public
Mon 09/03 09:00 CNA Dudelange without words Scolaire
Wed 11/03 08:45 Cinémathèque without words Scolaire
Fri 13/03 08:45 Ciné Utopia without words Scolaire
Sun 15/03 16:30 Ciné Utopia without words Public
  • Jury Prize for the Best Animated Short Film, Overcome Film Festival, 2019 (USA)
Cast & Credits
Neil Bloomer, Jenny Robinson, Maxine Cambage, Neil Fowler, Callum Nowell-Kelley, Ginny Adams
Hend Esmat, Lamiaa Diab
Patrick Henchman
Patrick Henchman
Little KMBO
Lamiaa Diab, Hend Esmat, Wiktoria Filipiak, Melissa Pinto, Patrycja Szypula

After graduating in Applied Sciences and Arts from the German University in Cairo, Egypt, Hend Esmat enrols at the University of West England (UWE) where, in 2018, she obtains a Master of Arts in Animation with honours. Simultaneously to their studies, she and Lamiaa Diab start their company specialised in design and animation in 2013.

Like Hend Esmat, Lamiaa Diab is a graduate with honours in Applied Sciences and Arts of the German University in Cairo. She continues to study at the University of Western England from where she graduates with a Master of Arts in Animation in 2018. Thanks to the company she founded with Hend Esmat, Hend & Lamiaa Ltd., she has been working on numerous animated short films and commercial clips.

  • Hend Esmat & Lamiaa Diab
  • 2019 – Why Touch Matters (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2018 – Flipped (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2018 – Baby Loss Series: Remembering Your Baby (court-métrage dans un programme / short film in a programme / Kurzfilm in einem Programm)