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VIFF Short Forum: Program 6

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Cinematic form is given to life’s big mysteries: luck and fate, love and loss, and the spiritual supernatural.

 

 Q&A Oct 6 & Oct 9

 

This short film program includes the following films:

The Flying Sailor
Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby, AB (8 min)

Based on the true events of the Halifax Explosion in 1917, a sailor soars above the blast towards the great unknown.

 


Meeting With Robert Dole
François Harvey, QC (16 min)

Dialectical in form and content, this documentary explores the connection between schizophrenia and theology through the life of Robert Dole.

 


N’xaxaitkw
Asia Youngman, BC (17 min)

New to town, Zaraya befriends her next-door neighbour, who invites her to go on a search for the legendary lake monster, N’xaxaitkw—known to settlers as Ogopogo.

 


I, Sun
Julien Falardeau, QC (12 min)

A sun worshipper’s commitment grows desperate when he catches a sunflower turning towards him.

 


Baba
Meran Ismailsoy, Anya Chirkova, ON (14 min)

All hell breaks loose when a depressed father calls in his son to help mediate an argument with the landlord.

 


Grown in Darkness
Devin Shears, NL (17 min)

Emmanuel pays his longtime friend, Henry, a visit on his rhubarb farm during harvest. Through the next few days, the two examine the nature of their relationship.

 


La Plage aux êtres
Kendra McLaughlin, ON (20 min)

Time, memory, and grief are explored in this close look at the preservation of an unidentified creature.

 

Supported by

Community Broadcast Partner

Community Partner

Director

Various

Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2021-2022

Language

Various with English subtitles

Open to youth!

104 min
Shorts

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Thursday October 06

8:30 pm
Closed Captioning - limited avail Descriptive Video - limited avail Subtitles U18 May Attend
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Sunday October 09

3:30 pm
Closed Captioning - limited avail Descriptive Video - limited avail Subtitles U18 May Attend
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VIFF Short Forum: Program 6

Shorts

Cinematic form is given to life’s big mysteries: luck and fate, love and loss, and the spiritual supernatural.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre