NextGen Shorts Program

The Dreamers



What’s your dream? Take a sneak peek into the lives of three young women on a mission to answer this question: Joee – an LGBTQ performer, Kayla a community activist, and Maya an actress and artist.

Director:  Erica Meus-Saunders
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  10 minutes
 

Astray



Intrigue turns to nightmare when a woman is trapped and stalked in a house of horrors. A dark and surreal animated journey.

Director:  Kyle Sharpe
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  5 minutes
 

Mob Mentality



A pitchfork wielding mob breaks down into an existential crisis upon realizing that their monster hunt is built upon their own personal biases and emotional shortcomings.

Director:  Jordan Dakota Beck Crouse
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes
 

Clap Clap



Clap Clap follows a woman who can open any locked door merely by clapping her hands. But what happens when she finds a door that resists her powers?

Director:  James Turpin
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  13 minutes
 

The Rubber Match



A young man faces one of the toughest challenges of adolescence: buying his first package of condoms. As a minefield of obstacles are thrown his way, will he get lucky?

Director:  Lawren Campbell
Country:  Canada
Province:  NB
Language:  English
Runtime:  11 minutes
 

Sanctus Gladio



A Catholic priest finds a sword in his church. His ability to use it is tested by an uncanny visitor.

Director:  Daniel Brown
Country:  Canada
Province:  PE
Language:  English
Runtime:  14 minutes
 

Victim Impact



Victim Impact examines the Victim Services Program in Nova Scotia through interviews with stakeholders and domestic violence survivors.

Director:  Nicole R. Slaunwhite
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  12 minutes
 

Window Seat



Window Seat follows plane spotters Ernest and Spencer along the perimeter of Toronto Pearson Airport, sharing the story of this unconventional pastime and the community at the end of the runway.

Director:  Meagan Brown
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  10 minutes
 

I Know What You Mean



You could call it a dead end job. But for Kevin, packing ice cream in a freezing cold storage facility is fine with him, when it includes special privileges.

Director:  Noah Brown
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Runtime:  6 minutes
 

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