Canadian Shorts

Canadian Shorts 1
Thursday, March 12

12:30 pm // The Screening Room

sold out

Directors: various

Language: English

Runtime: 90 minutes

Rating: 14A

Canadian Shorts 2
Friday, March 13

9:00 pm // The Isabel – Film Screening Room

Directors: various

Language: English

Runtime: 90 minutes

Rating: 14A

Canadian Shorts 3

Sunday, March 15

12:30 pm // The Isabel – Film Screening Room

Directors: various

Language: English

Runtime: 90 minutes

Rating: 14A

About

Once again, our Canadian Shorts program includes some of the best short films from across the country. Carefully curated from an incredible range of work by established and emerging storytellers, our 2020 Canadian Shorts program includes three programs with films that demonstrate the very simple truth that sometimes less is more.

Films
Canadian Shorts 1
ALASKA

Directed by Briana Templeton, Gwynne Phillips and Chris Wilson

A friendly dinner party turns cold when a possible poisoning spoils the mood.

 

BUNKER BURGER

Directed by Adam Yorke

The members of an underground, post-apocalyptic bunker invite a psychologist from the radioactive and chaotic surface to audition for a place to live among them.

 

RIPE

Directed by Rebeccah Love

A woman must decide between having a kid or her dream job, after a medical diagnosis gives her partner a small amount of time before he is infertile.

 

NO CRYING AT THE DINNER TABLE

Directed by Carol Nguyen

A collection of family secrets, confessions and confrontation.

 

RECRUE

Directed by Pier Phillipe Chevigny

To Alex, a naive six years old boy, the mysterious patrols his father leads with his right-wing militia are just more occasions to go play hide and seek out in the woods. That morning, though, it all came into focus.

 

MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS

Directed by Jason Béliveau

Audrey and Simon don’t love each other. Well, yes, maybe. Audrey shows up at Simon’s an evening during the weekend. She is a student, he is her teacher. Is this story written in advance?

 

SIGNAL FIRE

Directed by Alice Shin

At a loss for communication, a young man accompanies his stoic traditional Chinese father-in-law to visit a loved one’s grave.

Canadian Shorts 2
NO CRYING AT THE DINNER TABLE

Directed by Carol Nguyen

A collection of family secrets, confessions and confrontation

 

ROSELINE LIKE IN THE MOVIES

Directed by Sara Bourdeau

Under the spotlights, Roseline is a major actress. While she is about to play the biggest role of her prolific career, fiction and reality interlace to shine a light on a deep dark secret. Then come the silence and… Action!

 

ALL SAINTS

Directed by Ingrid Vargas

Strung together by the Catholic Church, a confession booth, and the rosary, Agnes, Rita, and Mary, navigate the dichotomies of womanhood, religion and culture through monochrome vignettes of their most intimate struggles.

 

FORÊT NOIRE

Directed by Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagné

Jura Department, France. A judge orders the re-enactment of a crime scene in order to shed some light on inconsistencies in a murder case. Under the eye of Lady Justice, the accused, a family of three women from Quebec, have to thoroughly relive the day of the crime.

 

PICK

Directed by Alicia K Harris

A young girl wears her afro to school and must deal with the unexpected consequences.

 

HOT FLASH

Directed by Thea Hollatz

ACE NAISMITH is having a hot flash, and she is about to go live on local television.

 

VOLCANO

Directed by Karen Moore

Hannah and Jess meet up at a tiki bar, seeing each other for the first time since Hannah’s romantic Mexico trip. Hannah has a lot to say about it, except what really happened.

Canadian Shorts 3
HEAT WAVE

Directed by Fanny Perreault

Summer 1997. The summer plan of Lea is falling. It is with a broken leg and a low enthusiasm that she begins the heat wave of July, stuck in a dreary bungalow of the suburb. However, while looking at his sister’s room, she discovers an opening to a whole new universe that will bring her to the door of her adolescence.

 

ONE LAST LAST HEIST

Directed by Darrin Rose

An armed robber sets up his heartbroken buddy on a meet cute – during a heist.

 

MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS

Directed by Jason Béliveau

Audrey and Simon don’t love each other. Well, yes, maybe. Audrey shows up at Simon’s an evening during the weekend. She is a student, he is her teacher. Is this story written in advance?

 

FLOOD

Directed by Joseph Amenta

A queer teenage boy takes his younger sister on an adventure wearing face paint and glitter on her tenth birthday. These colourful bandits move through their environments experiencing small joys while turning a blind eye to reality. It isn’t until their celebration is interrupted that the cost of their freedom is exposed.

 

JARVIK

Directed by EMILIE MANNERING

As the summer is coming to an end, Léa needs to breath but her brother’s mechanical heart constantly reminds her that life hangs by a thread.

JAEBORN

Directed by Roger Gariepy

In March 2015, three paintings by Matt Jaeborn were auctioned at Christies in London. These paintings are surprising: they are painted by number made when the artist was a child. The triptych takes off for $14 million. Who is behind this crazy purchase? The major collectors? The Russian mafia? The painter himself? A fascinating investigation that uncompromisingly addresses the excesses of contemporary art.

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