‘Hanging On’ is a documentary short film made by CosmoSquare Films about the fight to save our homes.
Alfie Barker (director) and Hollie Barker (producer) are the film’s creators, and have brought real creativity and sensitivity to this very personal and emotional story. It’s such an honour to be able to share our experiences in this way. Thank you to everyone who helped make it, and to all who take the time to watch it!
The film had its World Premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest, one of the top three documentary film festivals in the world, in June 2021.
Since then, Hanging On has been selected for a number of other prestigious festivals:
- Toronto International Film Festival. The festival, one of the largest attended in the world, ran from the 9-18 September 2021. You can watch a TIFF Roundtable Q&A with Alfie Barker on YouTube.
- The world-famous BFI London Film Festival, where you can watch it for free here between the 6-17 October.
- Encounters Festival, the UK’s leading short film, animation and VR festival. Watch a filmmaker Q&A with Alfie Barker here.
- The Leeds Film Festival, 3-18 November 2021. It’s the largest film festival in England outside of London!
- It has also been selected for: Uppsala SFF; Raindance FF, Burning Passions; Aesthetica Short FF; Norwich IFF, nominated for Best Doc; INTERFILM Berlin International SFF; Leeds IFF, British Shorts; Folkestone Doc FF; UK Film Festival; London Short FF
Hanging On has already won many top awards:
- BIFA Longlisted – Best British Short Film
- Best British Short Film & UK Audience Award – Encounters Film Festival
- Best of Fest & Best Documentary – Aesthetica Short Film Festival
- Best Documentary Short – UK Film Festival
- Shortlisted – Kinsale Shark Award, Best Doc Short