Shorts: Canada and the World 3


Zdravé a Silné
Discovery of the Strahov stadium, the largest stadium in the world, where thousands of gymnasts gathered during the communist era. A wordless film that connects the past and the present of a grandiose location.



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Director:  Aucéane Roux
Country:  Canada
Province:  QC
Language:  Czech, French
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  8 minutes



Butterflies (Parparim)
Another Sunday in April. A kibbutz in the North of Israel. A natural phenomenon. A family on an impromptu ride, maybe the last one…

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Director:  Yona Rozenkier
Country:  Israel
Language:  Hebrew
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  8 minutes



The Lost Astronaut
In 1963, Ed Dwight Jr. was poised to be NASA’s first African-American astronaut. Until suddenly he wasn’t. 



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Director:  Ben Proudfoot
Country:  Canada, USA
Language:  English
Runtime:  13 minutes



Busy Tuesday (Gros Mardi)
In the form of a haiku, Gros Mardi (Busy Tuesday) is a little poem that celebrates the evanescence of things and... outdoor cardio.



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Director:  Roger Gariépy
Country:  Canada
Province:  QC
Runtime:  3 minutes



Enter Through The Balcony
An engaging love letter to Ukraine and its people, Enter Through the Balcony examines how architecture can be a curious pathway to a deeper understanding of culture and place.



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Director:  Roman Blazhan
Country:  Ukraine
Language:  Russian, Ukrainian
Runtime:  26 minutes



A Syrian Woman
In this short film, six Syrian women living in Jordan recount their personal stories of survival – from displacement, child-marriage, and trauma, to their resilience and hope to rebuild a better future for their children.

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Directors:  Khawla Al Hammouri, Louis Karim Sayad DeCaprio
Country:  Jordan
Language:  Arabic
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  11 minutes



22:47 Linie 34
It's 10:47 pm on a bus somewhere in a city. A few teenagers are listening to music and talking loudly. The other passengers look languidly out the window or at their cell phones. A drunk man gets in and joins the teenagers; the mood starts to shift…



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Director:  Michael Karrer
Country:  Switzerland
Language:  Swiss German
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  10 minutes



Ashmina
In an impoverished country, rife with contradiction, a young girl is torn by her obligation to her family and the influence of foreign visitors.

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Director:  Dekel Berenson
Country:  UK
Language:  Nepali
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  15 minutes