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VIFF Short Forum: Program 3

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The camera eye knows no bounds in these stories that push the limits of gravity and grace.


 Q&A Oct 3 & Oct 5


This short film program includes the following films:

Chloe Van Landschoot, NS (10 min)

Examining the cyclical nature of workplace trauma and the relentlessness of health care work, the daily grind of a bedside nurse is embodied through movement, rhythm, and dance.


Chasing Birds
Una Lorenzen, QC/Iceland (8 min)

A hand-drawn animation of parallel universes in which strangers, unaware of each other’s presence, share the use of a long table as their worlds gradually merge.


Kent Donguines, BC (15 min)

While keeping a secret from his family overseas, Paco struggles to uphold his responsibilities and aspirations.


Hills and Mountains
Salar Pashtoonyar, ON (8 min)

Filmed on location in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, an Afghan woman recalls how the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan led to her forced displacement and marriage.


Kunsang Kyirong, BC (18 min)

Narrative and documentary elements are woven together to tell the stories of a Tibetan immigrant community working at a local laundry facility.


Square Peg
Christian Bunea, ON (8 min)

The countdown is on as a freshman international student tries to print their essay before heading in to an exam.


Horse Brothers
Milos Mitrovic, Fabian Velasco, MB (8 min)

A tale of sibling betrayal and revenge as told by a ranch horse (voiced by Guy Maddin).


Rylan Friday, BC (24 min)

Parker and his boyfriend Darren make a disturbing discovery on their way to Parker’s late kokum’s cabin, setting the stage for how the night will unfold.



Supported by

Community Broadcast Partner

Community Partner



Country of Origin





Various with English subtitles

Content Warning

Animal Cruelty, Gender or Sexual Discrimination

Open to youth!


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