Shorts Programme

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 40 minutes

Shorts Programme

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 40 minutes

Shorts Programme

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 40 minutes

From kung fu-infused middle-school dances and bitter bachelorette parties to eye-opening documentaries, this alternately hilarious and moving programme of shorts is tied together with incredible art direction, masterful mise-en-scène and imaginative storytelling.

Rated 14A. Rush ticket policy is in effect for this screening.

Films in Shorts Programme

    • Subconscious Password
    • Chris Landreth
    • Academy Award-winner Chris Landreth directs this playfully surreal 3D sojourn into the mind of a man struggling to avoid the embarrassment of forgetting a fellow party guest’s name.

    • The End of Pinky
    • Claire Blanchet
    • Claire Blanchet directs this visually stunning stereoscopic animation, adapted from Heather O’Neills eponymous slice of Montreal noir.

    • The Chaperone 3D
    • Fraser Munden, Neil Rathbone
    • A DJ and a former teacher recall the stranger-than-fiction night that a motorcycle gang crashed a middle school dance in this one-of-a-kind 3D animated documentary.

    • A Grand Canal
    • Johnny Ma
    • Director Johnny Ma wonderfully flouts formal conventions with this poetic portrait of a Chinese sea captain, for whom swooning Mandopop melodies offer respite from the drudgery of his duties.

    • Yellowhead
    • Kevan Funk
    • Filmmaker Kevan Funk chronicles the lonely days and sleepless nights of a middle-aged safety inspector, whose malaise mirrors the decline of the industrial landscape around him.

    • Nous avions
    • Stéphane Moukarzel
    • A young aviation enthusiast’s obsession with the majestic Concorde is the basis for this poetic exploration of family, culture, and love, propelled by entrancing readings from Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet.

    • Paradise Falls
    • Fantavious Fritz
    • Wes Anderson meets the Brothers Grimm in this ambitious and fantastical take on the coming-of-age tale from director Fantavious Fritz.

    • Noah
    • Walter Woodman, Patrick Cederberg
    • In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager's computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behaviour (and romance) in the digital age.

    • In guns we trust
    • Nicolas Lévesque
    • Nicolas Lévesque’s short-form documentary introduces viewers to Kenneswa, Georgia, where firearm ownership is not only a constitutional right, but also a legally-codified obligation.

    • An Extraordinary Person
    • Quelqu'un d'extraordinaire
    • Monia Chokri
    • Actor Monia Chokri makes her directorial debut with this winning chronicle of a bachelorette party that descends into a bitter war of words.