Betty Banned Sweets


Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin and his mother have a strangely co-dependent relationship, much to Benjamin's growing disdain. To escape it, he retreats into his studio and his shoe-boxed sized models of the places he is desperate to visit.
While Benjamin obsessively creates dioramas and makes plans to get away, his mother obsessively plans an unwanted birthday party for him.
By the day of the party, Benjamin's decision for the immediate future will have been made, but not necessarily by him.

Complete, Released
Drama, Comedy


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2010 Istanbul Short Film Festival, Istanbul 2010 Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic 2009 12th Short Film Night, Switzerland 2009 Mill Valley Film Festival, USA 2009 St Tropez Antipodes International Film Festival, France 2009 La Case Encendida, Spain 2009 Vladivostok International Film Festival, Russia 2009 Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil 2009 Expresion en Corto, Mexico 2009 Festival de Cannes - Short Film Corner 2009 Brussels Film Festival, Belgium 2009 Magma Short Film Festival, NZ 2009 India Lisboa, Portugal 2009 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival, U.K. 2009 Aspen Shortsfest, USA 2009 In-Competition- 31st Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France 2009 International Film Festival Rotterdam-New Arrivals- The Netherlands 2008 Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia 2008 46th Gijon international Film Festival for Young People, Spain 2008 Brisbane International Film Festival, Australia 2008 Show Me Shorts, New Zealand
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