Objects of Desire

Program Running Time 114 min.

A series of irresistible short films that explore the idealized individuals, coveted items and beguiling ideas that elicit yearning and inspire everything from reveries to demented rampages.

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Films in Program

(Canada, 2013, 114 mins)

A series of irresistible short films that explore the idealized individuals, coveted items and beguiling ideas that elicit yearning and inspire everything from reveries to demented rampages.

Directed By: Trevor Cornish
(Canada, 2013, 11 mins, HDCAM)

Inside Crafty’s Art and Supply, a standoff ensues between a man in desperate need of the washroom and an employee diligently enforcing company policy.

Directed By: Timothy Yeung
(USA, Canada, Hong Kong, 2013, 19 mins, DCP)

Arriving in Hong Kong with a 90-day tourist visa, a Chinese girl is led through seedy back alleys and into the world of underground prostitution.

Directed By: Trevor Juras
(Canada, 2013, 16 mins, HDCAM)

The perils of online dating become readily apparent when a disastrous first encounter segues from awkwardness to anarchy.

Directed By: Claire Blanchet
(Canada, 2013, 9 mins, HDCAM)

A noir-tinged journey into Montreal’s red light district, where a score is about to be settled in a cut-rate strip club.

Directed By: Jefferson Moneo
(Canada, 2013, 15 mins, DCP)

A prairie wild-child has been praying for deliverance from her dreary rural existence. Her ticket out of her nowhere town may’ve just pulled up in the driveway…

Directed By: Cameron Macgowan
(Canada, 2013, 4 mins, HDCAM)

A man, a maid and a monster… Love triangles are seldom this bizarre.

Directed By: Nicolas Lévesque
(Canada, 2013, 11 mins, HDCAM)

A striking photographic essay of Kennesaw, Georgia—a city where the head of every household is legally obligated to own an operating firearm.

(Canada, 2013, 6 mins, HDCAM)

A nuclear family has everything they ever wanted… And domestic bliss has never looked so much like the Apocalypse…

(Canada, 2013, 14 mins, DCP)

A groundbreaking new test will pinpoint the exact date that we’ll die. But is this information that anyone should be privy to?

(Le courant faible de la rivière)
Directed By: Joël Vaudreuil
(Canada, 2013, 9 mins, HDCAM-SR)

A familiar river brings back old memories for a man. The last time he was there, it was with a girl. And they wanted very different things.