Image: Basri and Salma in a Never-Ending Comedy, VIFF 202
In only minutes, these films immerse you in fully realized narratives that leave a mark
Short films often enjoy much greater latitude in terms of style, structure and approach than many feature films. They are also one of the last bastions of true directorial vision, unencumbered by external forces that impose limits on a filmmaker’s control. The shorts in these five programs offer excellent examples of masterful storytelling, originality, and highly skilled filmmaking within the condensed time limitations of this wonderfully imaginative artform.
— Sandy Gow, International Shorts Programmer
The short films in this program illustrate some of the barriers or difficulties people run into with their personal relationships.
This program of short films offers a range of LGBTQ2S+ lives and experience stories, from youthful romance to estranged seniors.
The challenges of relations with one's family are the basis for the short films in this program.
There is high drama a plenty in this program of short films where uncommon scenarios turn into transformative life and death experiences.
In this program of short films our protagonists discover that sorting out their lives can be much more difficult to achieve than they realized.