The following short films will be screenng as part of the Canada's Top 10 Film Festival Shorts Package.
OVERPASS (Dir. Patrice Laliberté, 19 min)
A teenager sneaks out to create graffiti the night before his brother comes home. A moving family drama about the importance of finding a creative outlet while facing emotional upheaval.
Screened at CIFF 2015
INTERVIEW WITH A FREE MAN (Dir. Nicolas Lévesque, 8 min)
Responses to questions posed in a job interview offer candid insights into the personal lives of three men in this intimate documentary short from Chicoutimi, Quebec, director Nicolas Lévesque.
NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL (Dir. Kathleen Hepburn, 20 min)
Driven back to his childhood home by a horrible mistake, a troubled young man discovers that he is not alone in his struggle, in this quietly powerful work that beautifully captures the solace of him.
BACON AND GOD'S WRATH (Dir. Sol Friedman, 8 min)
In this endearing and playful mixed-media docu-collage, 90-year-old Razie’s discovery of “the Google” leads her to a reckoning with her lifelong Jewish faith.
MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER (Dir. Ann Shin, 18 min)
Two men who met during a war are reunited 20 years later in Toronto writer-director Ann Shin’s documentary meditation on kindness and fate.
NINA (Dir. Halima Elkhatabi, 15 min)
Nina ventures out with her friends to escape the relentless demands of teen motherhood in Montreal filmmaker Halima Elkhatabi’s stirring look at a 16-year-old’s inability to grasp the implications of her actions.
BALMORAL HOTEL (Dir. Wayne Wapeemukwa, 10 min)
A dance through Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside serves as a haunting metaphor for the life of a First Nations sex worker in this powerful short documentary from director Wapeemukwa
O NEGATIVE (Dir. Steven McCarthy, 15 min)
A weak female vampire and the man that cares for her set up in a hotel room. He must find a way to feed her addiction.
Screened at CIFF 2015
THE LITTLE DEPUTY (Dir. Trevor Anderson, 9 min)
An uncomfortable moment between a father and his son is reassessed in this witty and memorable documentary short from Edmonton filmmaker Trevor Anderson.
BRING ME THE HEAD OF TIM HORTON (Dir. Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, 31 min)
This stirring, anarchic behind-the-scenes look at Paul Gross’ HYENA ROAD uses everything from psychedelia to instructional videos to question both the validity of war movies and Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.