Passion and purpose dominate in these slice of life films highlighting occupations that go beyond the 9 to 5. From dreams of dance and professional hockey, to the down-to-earth careers of farmers and school teachers, these films focus on the blurry lines between life and work.
STEP (PAS) - CDN - 15 min - Frédérique Cournoyer-Lessard
Through her entire life, Rose has followed her passion for dance, using it as a singular method of communication essential to connect with her surroundings.
MS. LILIANE - CDN - 11 min - Junna Chif
Unbeknownst to her misbehaving students, primary school teacher Liliane anxiously awaits a life-changing phone call.
GLORY RIVER - Alberta - 20 min - Blake McWilliam
Set against the gritty landscapes of small town Alberta, a young man struggles to perfect his hockey career against the incredible odds of an abusive mother and a town obsessed with winning.
AN ALBERTA FARM - Alberta - 5 min - Brendan O'Brien
Life on a second generation family farm in Alberta highlights the traditional calling that nobly seeks to feed the world.
OBJECT (OBIEKT) - POL - 15 min - Paulina Skibinska
A tense underwater search on an icy lake is captured poetically from the point of view of the rescue team, the diver, and the ordinary people waiting on the shore.
TIM PETROS IN PASSION - Alberta - 11 min - Jaimie Stewart
Tim Petros makes a fine pizza. The gentle philosophy and wisdom of this Calgary icon shine through lovingly handled dough in this short documentary film.
WE LIVE THIS - USA - 11 min - James Burns
Four boys from the projects dance through adversity and for a living on the subway in this stylish, electric and moving portrayal of New York's "showtime kids".