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Shorts

Best of Shorts

Year 2018
Runtime 153 mins

These award-winning, crowd-pleasing shorts have been carefully chosen to highlight the impact and power that a few minutes of film can have. Masterfully written, directed, produced, and told, settle in for a night of stories that you won't soon forget.


Shorts in this package include:


GROSS INDECENCY: THE EVERETT KLIPPERT STORY - directed by Laura O'Grady

In 1965, Calgarian Everett Klippert was the last Canadian to be jailed for homosexuality. Kevin Allen of the Calgary Gay History Project journeys to better understand Klippert and his place in Canadian LGBTQ history.


PAINKILLER - directed by Mathew Embry

A look at the opioid epidemic devastating North America through the eyes of Tracey — a young woman who survived a near-fatal overdose with life altering complications.


HAIR WOLF - directed by Mariama Diallo

The denizens of a black hair salon prepare for the invasion of a new monster - white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture. Winner of Jury Prize for Best US Fiction at Sundance Film Festival.


FAUVE - directed by Jeremy Comte

Two boys play alone in a surface mine. An innocent game becomes a confrontational battle for power until Mother Nature raises the stakes.


WENDY'S SHABBAT - directed by Rachel Myers

A group of Jewish senior citizens gather at Wendy's weekly for Shabbat. They share a celebration of their religion with burgers, fries and grape juice.


ONE SMALL STEP - directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas

A humble father encourages his daughter Luna to follow her out-of-this-world dreams of becoming an astronaut, in the first independent short from a veteran Disney animator team.


PEGGY - directed by Justin O'Neal Miller

Peggy has a perfect life, and plans a perfect birthday party for her eight-year-old son. It has everything - a bounce house, a beautiful organic/vegan/free trade cake, a huge pile of gifts, and guests harbouring animosity towards the host.


PRINCE'S TALE - directed by Jamie Miller

Artist Prince Amponsah faced a long road of mental recovery after a fire at his Toronto apartment left him disfigured. His passion for performance brings him back to the stage. 


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There will also be several Q&As with various filmmakers throughout the course of the event.


Presented by Jerilyn Wright & Associates, Copyseis Ltd. and Partner Distribution Ltd.