Short films followed by Q&A
The Light Thief
Directed by: Eva Daoud, Spain (19 min) BC Premiere
Adham is a handsome man who charms women effortlessly. Many of his conquests soon discover that he is not who he seems. This is an entertaining story of broken hearts, ending with an unusual twist.
One Last Ride
Directed by: Caitlin Byrnes, BC (16 min) World Premiere
Just as a taxi driver is about to call it a day, a young woman (Canadian singer/songwriter Colleen Rennison) jumps into his cab. Instead of cab fare, she offers him a glimpse into the cruel and fickle world of show business. This Crazy 8’s winner builds on memorable performances in a story that captures the unexpected connections between us.
Beat Around the Bush
Directed by: Brianne Nord-Stewart, BC (12 min) World Premiere
Una, a 75-year-old woman, decides to have her first orgasm. This delightful comedy takes a fresh look at a taboo subject and questions cultural norms.
Directed by: Gabrielle D. Fortin, Quebec (12 min) BC Premiere
Through intimate dialogue five women reveal the doubts, passions and fears that permeate romance in contemporary society. This work delves into the female experience of love and its consequences, while blurring the line between fiction and documentary.
I Wanna Date You
Directed by: Lisa Ovies, BC (15 min) World Premiere
A fun film, this comic short portrays Holly as she struggles to find a decent date, let alone "the one". When she is again stood up, it is up to her heartbroken friend Lucy to lend a helping hand.
Directed by: Alex Heller, USA (8 min)
Teenage angst and drama can be caused by any number of social stresses. In this case, it’s about the mechanics of a proper handjob. A film to make you laugh.
The First Session
Directed by: Ryan Logan, USA (6 min) Canadian Premiere
A delightful combination of wit and honesty, this quirky comedy reveals two women who attempt to repair their relationship with the help of an unconventional therapist and the power of the mango.
Directed by: Althea Arnaquq-Baril, Nunavut (15 min)
A story of love and friendship interrupted by convention and religion. As Christianity encroaches on Inuit beliefs, can the two women remain lovers?