Good comedy makes us laugh. Great comedy has the potential to make us rethink the human condition—at least for a bit. The KCFF comedy shorts program is a selection of film and media work that showcase Canadian humor: clever, wacky, dark. Whether it’s by blurring the line between fiction and reality, contorting genre rules or dealing with unconventional subjects, each film offers a critical take on some aspect of our society, without failing to entertain.
USUAL SPLEEN – Director: Anthony Coveney, Miguel Lambert, François Lalonde and CAO
4 stories. A spleen. Bitter looks. Between loneliness and disappointments.
MODESTYCORE – Director: Maya Ben David
“Modestycore” is a video performance piece that explores the politics of sensuality, purity, shame, and self-preservation. It doesn’t work to prove or disprove the values of modesty; it explores the in-between space between revealing and concealing.
SNOWY DOG – Director: Simon Rescinski
A filmic conversation about death, animals, and home movies.
RESIGNATION COVE – Director: Rebecca Falvey
Four women try to have a nice summer day together — against the odds of rain, sexual frustration, and familial resentment.
MOONSHINE – Director: Sarah Dunlavey
Three influencers seeking fame lose control of their vlog.