Reel East Coast Shorts Gala

Radical



Deanne Foley profiles fellow Newfoundlander Mary Walsh, the Great Warrior Queen of Canadian comedy, musing on time wasted as an object of desire and time well spent as the fearless agent of her own destiny. A joyous call to action.

Director:  Deanne Foley
Country:  Canada
Province:  NL
Language:  English
Runtime:  7 minutes
 

Sunnyside



Bats, a worker at a group home, is tasked with bringing Laura, a hardened teenager, to Sunnyside, a facility that deals with tough cases, after Laura hurt a girl at the group home. Along the way, as Bats’ marriage falls apart, and Laura attempts to escape, the two come to understand personal and revelatory details about each other’s lives.

Director:  Jenna MacMillan
Country:  Canada
Province:  PE
Language:  English
Runtime:  11 minutes
 

North



Pillar has been drafted against her will on a one-way tour to colonize Mars. Today is her last day on earth.

Director:  Jillian Acreman
Country:  Canada
Province:  NB
Language:  English
Runtime:  11 minutes
 

Bad Morning



Two unscrupulous salesmen get more than they bargained for when they try to take advantage of a little old lady.

Director:  Adam DeViller
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  8 minutes
 

Melody



Newfoundland; 1984. Two young women find themselves in an impossible situation. With no one to turn to and against all odds, the pair take the road trip of their lives. Based on the story Melody by Lisa Moore, from her 2002 collection of short stories, Open.

Director:  Anna Wheeler
Country:  Canada
Province:  NL
Language:  English
Runtime:  12 minutes
 

Solastalgia



When the panic over ecological collapse threatens to engulf her, Ava embarks on a vision-quest to put things in perspective.

Director:  Millefiore Clarkes
Country:  Canada
Province:  PE
Language:  English
Runtime:  13 minutes
 

Wildfire



Stalked by his abusive white father, a rebellious Mi'kmaw runaway meets a two-spirit teenager drawn to his journey. As he learns Mi'kmaw language and culture from his new companion a deeper bond begins to grow between them.

Director:  Bretten Hannam
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  12 minutes
 

Little Grey Bubbles



Kim travels from New York City to a small town in Canada to attend the funeral of one of her best friends, who she had only ever spoken to online.

Director:  Charles Wahl
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  14 minutes
 

Ice Breakers



Josh Crooks is a promising teen hockey star in a sport where Black players like him are chronically underrepresented. Ice Breakers reveals the buried history of a pioneering Black hockey league in Atlantic Canada, as Crooks discovers that his passion is tied to a rich and remarkable heritage.

Director:  Sandi Rankaduwa
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  14 minutes
 

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