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Panic Attack

Anthony Assad
Ireland, 2023, 13 min.

In English.
This film is family friendly.

AIFF Award Winner:
Jury Award for Creative Achievement

Alex is in the throes of his transition from female to male so when his best friend abandons a joint venture to assert their burgeoning identities he’s forced to confront his anxieties before entering the unknown alone.

Director's Statement

We can all relate to being vulnerable and afraid when faced with adversity and the desire to assert ourselves is lifelong, not simply diminishing when we ‘come-of-age’. To that end, I want to help people to realise why an issue that affects some of us should affect us all. Panic Attack is a day-in-the-life, not a lecture or a debate of principles, my desire is to show not tell, to provoke thought and inspire action in a compelling manner.

Category: Drama, Award Winner.
Themes: Gender identity.

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