Shorts: Canada and the World 1

Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You



Emily is a patient at an experimental psychiatric facility where a brain implant prototype allows her to relive her dreams.

Director:  Brandon Cronenberg
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes

The Great Malaise



A young woman describes herself and her life in glowing terms, but the visual narrative tells a different story: with heart-rending power it illustrates the heavy burden of anxiety carried by this worried overachiever.

Director:  Catherine Lepage
Producer:  Marc Bertrand
Editor:  Sophie Leblond
Country:  Canada
Province:  QC
Language:  English
Runtime:  5 minutes

Paola Makes a Wish



On an ordinary day at work, Paola starts to feel that she is missing out something exciting in her life.



Director:  Zhannat Alshanova
Country:  Switzerland
Language:  Italian
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  8 minutes

Drifting



Disguised as a girl growing up during the time of one-child policy in China, Yan is confused about his gender identity and struggles with the conservative world around him now. Drifting his dad's old taxi becomes his way of expressing his feelings. Tonight, he goes on a dreamy journey to find his missing sister.



Director:  Hanxiong Bo
Country:  China
Language:  Mandarin
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  16 minutes

Teething



A lonely janitor must make a choice when a vampire attack leaves him the sole caretaker of an orphaned, and possibly monstrous, infant.



Director:  Glen Matthews
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes

I'll End Up In Jail



A stay-at-home mom gets into a murderous car crash where nobody wants to take the blame.

Director:  Alexandre Dostie
Country:  Canada
Province:  QC
Language:  French
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  23 minutes

Barbara-Anne



A glimpse into a picture, perfect evening for the charming, serial killer Barbara-Anne. Set in the 1950’s, well, at least for Barbara-Anne it is…This film calls on classic tropes with a modern twist that will keep you curious until the very end. Dinner’s almost ready...are you?




Director:  Kat Webber
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  6 minutes

Daniel



A young novice at an isolated convent is confronted with the sudden desire to explore her sexual self in the wake of meeting a blue-tongued lizard.

Director:  Claire van Beek
Country:  New Zealand
Language:  English
Runtime:  19 minutes

Sin Cielo



A young boy in a Mexican border town hustles any way he can to help his family but learns some very cruel realities when the girl he likes gets 'disappeared'. Based on trues stories from La Frontera.



Director:  Jianna Maarten Saada
Country:  USA
Language:  Spanish
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  25 minutes

Nimic



A professional cellist has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life.



Director:  Yorgos Lanthimos
Country:  Germany, USA, UK
Language:  English
Runtime:  12 minutes

Unidentified Woman



A woman struggles emotionally after her roommate, a charismatic con-woman, robs her of her possessions, money, and identity.

Director:  Katrina Saville
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  17 minutes

Plainsong



Three friends on vacation by the sea are spellbound by a supernatural force.

Director:  Alexis Fortier Gauthier
Country:  Canada
Province:  QC
Language:  French
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  17 minutes

Da Yie (Good Night)



A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to find kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. While spending the day with two energetic children, Prince and Matilda, he starts to question his decision and how it will affect their lives.



Director:  Anthony Nti
Country:  Germany
Language:  English, Asanta Tui
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  20 minutes

The Puppet Master



When a jogger comes across a mysterious ringing cellphone in the woods, he finds himself an unwilling pawn in the plan of an evil mastermind.

Director:  Cal Brunker
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  5 minutes

Docking



Trevor reflects on his fear of dating.

Director:  Trevor Anderson
Country:  Canada
Province:  AB
Language:  English
Runtime:  5 minutes

End Of The Line



A lonely man goes to the pet store and buys a tiny man in a cage.

Director:  Jessica Sanders
Country:  USA
Language:  English
Runtime:  14 minutes

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