The Horses

Short Forum

After several horses are euthanized at her barn, a woman must find a mare to put with the sole remaining horse.

Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 4

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Liz Cairns

Kelly Van Der Burg, Debra Sears, Oberon
Producer Sara Blake
Screenwriter Liz Cairns
Cinematographer Jeremy Cox
Editor Lewis Bennett
Production Design Kara Hornland
Music Spencer Creaghan
Production Company Ceroma Films
Contact Liz Cairns
Canada 2021 13 min.


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Liz Cairns is a writer and director from Vancouver, BC and a graduate of the Director’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. Her short films have played at festivals internationally, including TIFF, Austin Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin, Female Eye Film Festival and VIFF. In 2017, she was invited to the Berlinale Short Film Station, one of ten selected out of thousands of applicants. Liz is currently developing her first feature film, Inedia, with Experimental Forest Films.