VIFF Short Forum: Programme 3

Short Forum
Country of Origin: Canada
81 min.

Short films playing in this program:

  • Flower Boy
  • Indigenous Dads
  • News From Home
  • Srikandi
  • Things We Feel But Do Not Say
  • Tla-o-qui-aht Dugout Canoe
  • Together
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Director: Albert Shin / ON, 2021, 13 min.

Two anonymous strangers meet in a motel room by the sea. Learn More...

News From Home THUMBNAIL

News From Home

Director: Sara Wylie / BC, 2021, 9 min.

Two phone calls between a mother and daughter on opposite sides of the country, recorded in March 2020. Learn More...


Flower Boy

Director: Anya Chirkova / ON, 2020, 17 min.

As August creeps in, Nav forms intimate bonds with an audacious painter and a middle-aged laser tag arena owner. Just as he begins to find himself, summer abruptly comes to an end. Learn More...

Things We Feel But Do Not Say THUMBNAIL

Things We Feel But Do Not Say

Director: Lauren Grant / ON, 2021, 10 min.

A woman struggles with the isolation of her grief following a miscarriage. Learn More...

Tla-o-qui-aht Dugout Canoe THUMBNAIL

Tla-o-qui-aht Dugout Canoe

Director: Steven Davies / BC, 2021, 11 min.

After working as a clearcut logger in the Clayoquot Sound, master carver and land defender Joe Martin reconciles his past by revitalizing the ancestral knowledge and artistic practice of the traditional Tla-o-qui-aht dugout canoe. Learn More...

Indigenous Dads THUMBNAIL

Indigenous Dads

Director: Peter Brass / SK, 2021, 12 min.

Four Indigenous dads candidly discuss their fears and hopes in raising their kids in today’s world. Learn More...



Director: Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto / BC, 2020, 9 min.

Teenage Anjani reunites with her late father’s spirit through the puppets he left behind and sets out to realize her own future—becoming a modern Srikandi. Learn More...


Please note this film can only be viewed in Canada when streaming on VIFF Connect.

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