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VIFF Short Forum: Program 4

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Bouncing through nostalgic aesthetics and genre storytelling, a contemporary point of view comes into focus.


 Q&A Oct 4 & Oct 6


This short film program includes the following films:

Red House
Barry Doupé, BC (3 min)

Created using the Amiga computer console and Deluxe Paint IV software, hand-drawn sequences undergo a continual metamorphosis of images, characters, and forms.


My Thoughts Exactly
Mike Archibald, BC (18 min)

Two strangers bring their love, frustration, and desire to the cruising trails within Stanley Park.


Jarret Twoyoungmen, AB (14 min)

Using archival and self-shot footage, the teaching of Îethka culture is documented through the making of a tipi under supervision of knowledge keepers.


Framing the Self
Andrea Cristini, BC (12 min)

A heady but emphatic experiment whereby an animated character improvises in a cinematic vacuum through the direction of their creator.


Sexy Highland Stream
Nathan Adler, BC (5 min)

In appreciation of the eponymous stream, this poem is a love letter to the beauty found in nature. Written and spoken in English and Anishinaabemowin.


Late Summer
Ryan Steel, MB (12 min)

A young loner grows attached to his camp counsellor at a haunted summer camp.


The Ballad of Gus
Brian Barnhart, MB (16 min)

Encouraged by two father figures—one a drug dealer, the other an artist—Gus faces a pivotal moment in his life.


Roxann Whitebean, QC (25 min)

Set in the 1960s, Rose is an Indigenous teen in her last weeks of pregnancy. Pressured by a government agent to give up her baby for Canadian adoption upon delivery, Rose’s family do all they can to intervene—with the help of an unlikely ally.


Supported by

Community Broadcast Partner

Community Partner



Country of Origin





Various with English subtitles

Content Warning

Graphic Violence, Racial Discrimination

Open to youth!

105 min

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