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VIFF Short Forum: Programme 3

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Country of Origin: Canada
2020
97 min.

Programme 3 investigates the limits of our ability to not just change but transform ourselves completely with the results running the gamut from absurd to extraordinary. Featured shorts: As Spring Comes (dir. Marie-Ève Juste) + The Great Malaise (dir. Catherine Lepage) + Moon (dir. Zoé Pelchat) + A New Leash on Life (dir. Daniel Jeffery) + Nuxalk Radio (dir. Banchi Hanuse) + Rag Doll (dir. Leon Lee) + Strong Son (dir. Ian Bawa) + Succor (dir. Hannah Cheesman) + Uu?uu~tah (dir. Chad Charlie)

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Includes an interview with Directors: Ian Bawa (Strong Son), Chad Charlie (Uu?uu~tah), Hannah Cheesman (Succor), Daniel Jeffery (A New Leash on Life), Marie-Ève Juste (As Spring Comes), Catherine Lepage (The Great Malaise), Producer: Jessica Hallenbeck (Nuxalk Radio)

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As Spring Comes THUMBNAIL

As Spring Comes

Director: Marie-Ève Juste / QC, 2020, 14 min.

Suffering from a strange disease that transforms her into plants, a woman inhabit her lover’s ice fishing cabin. more...

The Great Malaise THUMBNAIL

The Great Malaise

Director: Catherine Lepage / QC, 2019, 6 min.

An initially favourable self-portrait slowly reveals the burden of anxiety carried by a competitive overachiever striving for happiness. more...

Moon THUMBNAIL

Moon

Director: Zoé Pelchat / QC, 2020, 15 min.

A lonely ex-convict works as a cook in a brunch restaurant. Encouraged by a colleague, she musters the courage to ask an attractive customer on a date. It might be the beginning of redemption. more...

A New Leash on Life THUMBNAIL

A New Leash on Life

Director: Daniel Jeffery / BC, 2020, 12 min.

After one too many rage-filled outbursts, a magical talking dog named Basketball must talk his owner, Frank, out of having him put down. more...

Nuxalk Radio THUMBNAIL

Nuxalk Radio

Director: Banchi Hanuse / BC, 2019, 4 min.

A day in the life of 91.1, Nuxalk Radio, a radio station built to help keep the Nuxalkmc language alive while broadcasting the laws of the lands and waters. more...

Rag Doll THUMBNAIL

Rag Doll

Director: Leon Lee / BC, 2020, 19 min.

Amidst a deadly persecution, a determined orphan tries to bring her mother back to life through the power of art. more...

Strong Son THUMBNAIL

Strong Son

Director: Ian Bawa / MB, 2020, 4 min.

Watching carefully (and offering occasional coaching) as his musclebound son pursues physical perfection, an elderly father worries about what his boy might be missing out on. more...

Succor THUMBNAIL

Succor

Director: Hannah Cheesman / ON, 2020, 12 min.

Heartbroken after a bad breakup, Angie finds comfort in her best friend Abigail, who helps her sign up for a dating app. Angie’s new online suitor, however, is not what he seems. more...

Uu?uu~tah THUMBNAIL

Uu?uu~tah

Director: Chad Charlie / BC, 2019, 11 min.

As a village faces starvation, a young chief prepares to hunt the one thing that can feed them all. more...

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Please note that VIFF 2020 online films can be viewed in British Columbia only.

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