VIFF Short Forum: Program 5
Growing up is hard to do, often harder as we get older.
Q&A Oct 5 & Oct 9
This short film program includes the following films:
Ginger Le Pêcheur, QC (8 min)
Alone in a messy home, a young girl spends the day playing by herself.
Alec Pronovost, QC (8 min)
Charles-Olivier, a recent graduate who had majored in Viking history, begins a new job at a pool shop.
Arnaud Beaudoux, QC (13 min)
Over the course of 15 days on a commercial trawler, a hyper-intimate portrayal of life and death on the high seas is documented.
The Faraway Place
Kenny Welsh, BC (14 min)
A young woman and her father, both of whom have horns, flee from a violent cult on a mission to eradicate their kind.
I Empower as a Mother
Inder Nirwan, Dani Barker, BC (11 min)
Patricia Massy, the founder and director of Massy Arts Society and co-founder of Indigenous Brilliance collective, shares aspects of her life, work, and business, Massy Books.
Amélia Raposo, Tiago Freire Brosseau, QC (19 min)
After joining a high school soccer team made up of older girls, 11-year-old Pierre-Amelia is exposed to teenager sex talk. This precipitates her sexual awakening, and she develops an unexpected, taboo crush.
Jackson Harvey, QC (6 min)
A dairy farmer searches for one of his cows that has wandered off in a blizzard.
Jessie Posthumus, ON (12 min)
Three siblings decide to collect the cans and bottles left over from they backyard party their parents hosted the previous night. On their journey to the bottling depot, obstacles arise.
Heartbeat of a Nation
Eric Janvier, AB (21 min)
Honouring the Dene Drum, this documentary celebrates the healing of a community and nation through the reclamation and passing down of traditional teachings within a Dene family.
Community Broadcast Partner
Various with English subtitles
Open to youth!
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Someone Lives Here
Throughout the COVID pandemic, Toronto has seen a catastrophic increase in homelessness. Sick of seeing his city unable to care for its unhoused people, Khaleel Seivwright quit his job as a full-time carpenter and dedicated himself to building insulated shelters--called 'tiny shelters.'
Oscar® Shorts 2024: Animation
The best animated shorts of the year, according to the Academy... films from Iran, Israel, France and the USA. This program will also feature a handful of "best runners-up".
Big Fight in Little Chinatown
Set against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic and an unprecedented rise in anti-Asian racism, the documentary takes us into the lives of residents, businesses, and community organizers whose neighborhoods are facing active erasure.
Oscar® Shorts 2024: Live Action
This year's nominees for Best Live Action Short Films include a mini-masterpiece from Wes Anderson and French Canadian entry, Invincible.
The Invisible Fight
Fans of Black Sabbath, kung fu, and/or wacky comedy won't want to miss The Invisible Fight. This gonzo Estonian martial arts movie is an unholy cross between Aki Kaurismaki and Edgar Wright; a true one-off.
Manufacturing the Threat
Shining a light into the murky world of police infiltration, incitement, and agent provocateurs, Manufacturing The Threat shows how Canada’s policing and national security agencies, granted additional powers after 9/11, routinely break laws with little to no accountability or oversight.