Every Monday, TFF Head of Shorts Programming Sharon Badal shares a short film that she thinks deserves a bigger audience. In this week's selection, two birds feeling blue about their “empty nest” discover the meaning of family in this animated short film. Keep an eye out for the cleverly concealed homage to classic films!

About the filmmaker: KYLE BELL is an award-winning animator/director with experience in both film and broadcast. He began his career at Will Vinton Productions, where he animated classic Claymation commercials, M&M's and music videos. Kyle has contributed to the Emmy Award-winning television series "The PJs", "ParaNorman" and "The Boxtrolls" with LAIKA, Inc.