Local Shorts: The Local Motion

Sunday, March 3
Baby Grand
10:00 am

For the past 24 years, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival has featured standalone programs for local filmmakers, highlighting the various communities and individuals from our community. The local shorts program, THE LOCAL MOTION, continues to acknowledge, celebrate, and highlight our talented locals in motion.

Director: Alain Ross

Jen, in her fifties, retreats to her cabin by the lake where she writes to her daughter Ella. As she thinks about her husband Jack, the past and present seem to blend together. She becomes more and more aware of the thin line between life and death, and wonders whether their love is eternal. 


My Conversation With Elle
Director: Nicholas Patrick Afchain

Kay, a disenchanted zilennial seeks the meaning of a recurring dream through its retelling to best friend Elle.


City Thots
Director: Carly Williams

Laura and Marika are a pair of hot messes trying to make it in Toronto where rent is high, but their morale is higher.


Lonely Country
Director: James Perry

In 1950’s rural Ontario, a closeted gay man is forced to confront his loneliness and desire when he picks up a handsome young hitchhiker.


Director: Mackenzie Leigh

A young woman grapples with the untimely death of her sister, seeking solace in an imagined reality where they grew up together.


I Keep Bumping into Candy Maldonado
Director: Luke Black

After a chance meeting with his childhood hero, a man’s euphoria over the encounter turns into an existential crisis as he continues bumping into the former major league baseball player everywhere he goes.

Programmer: Elyse Longair

Runtime: 90 minutes

Content advisory: depictions of alcohol and drug use; elder abuse; strong language; flashing lights