Directed by: Michelle Muldoon, BC (3 min) Canadian Premiere
An exhausted professional deals with an early morning distraction in her own unique way. What seems an innocuous beginning transforms into the revelations of a surprising character.
Directed by: Karen Nielsen, BC (10 min) BC Premiere
Screened at festivals around the world, this BC film shows us a disturbing glimpse of a post-apocalyptic landscape. When a stranger joins a young girl and her dog, the child’s fierce will and strategy to survive are revealed.
Shear the Sheep
Directed by: Eli Berg, USA (4 min) World Premiere
She is beautiful, adventurous, and everything you could ever want to be. Most of all, she is a psycho who targets bearded men and confounds the detectives pursuing her. A dark and funny play on appearances.
Directed by: Beatriz M. Calleja, Spain (15 min)
Being alone is not a problem for Lucia, but is the passion for her hobby, bug collecting, spiralling out of control? This is a sinister look at childhood obsession achieved through imaginative production and sound design.
Directed by: Karen Lam, BC (10 min)
Sometimes the line between the mundane and the impossible is invisible… yet easy to cross. On the opening night of his new art gallery, Hank crosses that line with horrifying consequences. Prepare to sit on the edge of your seat as you enjoy this new work, winner of the Best Short Award at The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival.
The Cursed Days
Directed by: Emilija Gasic, Serbia (16 min) Canadian Premiere
When an 18th century Serbian village faces invasion from the Turks, father and eldest son leave the family home and go off to war. The rejoicing is brief when the son returns without the father. This film builds suspense in a world riddled with superstition and fear, and the daughter is forced to flee.
Directed by: Kat Threlkeld, Ontario (18 min)
Abigail, a beautiful and well-adjusted model, is bitten by an unknown creature during a seaside photoshoot. In the days that follow, her very being unravels as she undergoes an unwanted metamorphosis. An unrestrained and powerful performance reveals the spine-chilling change.
Directed by: Victoria Angell, BC (6 min) World Premiere
In this eerie drama we witness a young girl conversing with a demon. She realizes too late that demons don’t negotiate, and must endure the bloody consequences of her own revenge.
Directed by: Jennifer Campbell, BC (17 min) BC Premiere
Amelia is a self-employed house cleaner struggling with a work injury. As the unrelenting stress on body and mind continues, the line between reality and delusion blurs. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, she descends into a spiral of self medication and alcohol abuse. Worthy winner of several awards, this accomplished film reveals the dark trajectory of a character in decline.