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VIFF Short Forum: Program 3

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The femme experience as told through various disciplines and genres, each a distinctly inimitable perspective.


October 2 & 3: Q&A with the film teams


This short film program includes the following films:

Between You and Me
Cameron Kletke, BC (4 min)

An animated journey through a young woman’s diary entries, notes, and drawings.


Dream Tricks: Over a Six Stair
Adam Seward, ON (16 min)

This documentary follows the daily life of Annie, a trans femme skateboarder and bassist in the band Dilly Dally, as she attempts a Varial Heelflip over a six-step jump.


Ancestral Threads
Sean Stiller, BC (12 min)

Using fashion as medicine for Vancouver’s Indigenous community, founder Joleen Mitton takes us behind-the-scenes at Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week. Featuring interviews with Musqueam weaver and artist Debra Sparrow and Dene fashion designer D’arcy Moses.


Eva Thomas, ON (14 min)

An evening out takes a dramatic turn for two Indigenous women, Tina and Amber, when Amber is suddenly taken into police custody outside a pub.


Yuezhang Qin, BC (4 min)

A cloud accompanies a young woman through daily life.


Bea Santos, ON (15 min)

In the tradition of great tragedies, Cassandra follows the title character, an eccentric middle-aged artist whose family ignores her claims of clairvoyance.


Keenan MacWilliam, ON (18 min)

In an autobiographical search for the filmmaker’s birth mother, questions surrounding identity, family, and memory are embodied through performance.


Making Babies
Éric K. Boulianne, QC (20 min)

When a couple in a loving and long standing relationship decides to have a baby, their bond is tested.


Julien G. Marcotte, Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, QC (17 min)

Set in the 18th century just before the British conquest of New France, Marie, an Indigenous slave to a local surgeon, encounters a young girl whom she presumes to be her child.


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VIFF Short Forum


Various with English subtitles

120 min

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