Shorts: Canada and the World 2


Old Dog
After losing his best friend, an elderly pug named Henry must depend on his owner for help in Ann Marie Fleming's tender ode to aging.

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Director:  Ann Marie Flemming
Writer:  Ann Marie Flemming
Producer:  Shirley Vercruysse
Country:  Canada
Province:  BC
Language:  English
Runtime:  3 minutes



Scars
Alex Anna’s body is a canvas : her scars come to life to tell a new story of self-harming. Live action and animation intertwine in this short and poetic documentary, both intimate and universal.

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Director:  Alex Anna
Country:  Canada
Province:  QC
Language:  French
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  10 minutes



Dying to Come Back (Muero por volver)
At 78 years old, Manuela buys a camera and augmented reality glasses.

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Director:  Javier Marco
Country:  Spain
Language:  Spanish
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  15 minutes



On Falling
In this short documentary, three women reflect on their willingness to sustain broken bones, concussions, and organ damage as professional mountain bikers. Blending white-knuckle riding, crashes, and quiet self-examination, the film unfolds as a sensory meditation on the rush of control that comes with completely letting go.



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Director:  Josephine Anderson
Country:  Canada
Province:  BC
Language:  English
Runtime:  14 minutes



Single
A film that confronts the complexities of being disabled and dating. Kim, who was born with one arm, gets set-up to go on a blind date. When she finally meets Jake, she quickly realizes he also has a physical disability, and she is pissed.



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Director:  Ashley Eakin
Country:  USA
Language:  English
Runtime:  14 minutes



Ewa Goes Viral
Frustrated with a Canadian film industry that repeatedly typecasts her due to a barely-detectable accent, Ewa learns to make the most out of what makes her different… but not before she confronts an online troll.



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Director:  Erik Anderson
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  21 minutes



You Will Still Be Here Tomorrow
A gay, married man is continuously forced to 'come out' to his father, who suffers from late-stage Alzheimer's.

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Director:  Michael Hanley
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  13 minutes