Shorts

Wish


Editor

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a mother and her infant daughter cope in isolation.

Official Selection at:
Canadian Film Fest

Writer/Director:
Ingrid Veninger

pUNK Films

Producer:
Ingrid Veninger


Misha


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Misha’s daughter, June, is very sick. After five days at home, June’s school reports her absence to the state, prompting agents to investigate the nature of June’s illness. 

Official Selection at:
Telluride Horror Show | Blood in the Snow Film Festival

Writer/Director:
Andrew Jeffery

Canadian Film Centre

Producer:
Lindsay Blair Goeldner


Lola’s Wake

Editor

After being told of Filipino tradition, Joelle, an impressionable young girl, is convinced that demons will steal her deceased grandmother’s body if she leaves her alone.

Winner:
WIFT-T Award | Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Official Selection at:
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Writer/Director:
Tricia Hagoriles

Canadian Film Centre

Producer:
Erin Byrnes


But You’re Not Black

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A Chinese-Caribbean-Canadian woman, driven by people’s inability to separate her skin colour from her culture, tries to own the Trinidadian identity she knows should feel like hers.

Winner:
Best Documentary | Caribbeantales International Film Festival
Audience Award |Boston Asian Film Festival

Official Selection at:
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival | Shorts That Are Not Pants
Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival

Director:
Danielle Ayow

Deelen With Trouble

Producers:
Esther Rogers
Emma Ward


Personal Wellness

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When Agatha Cotswold-James’s husband and mother-in-law return from a three-month ‘self-actualization quest’ they bring with them a strange man named Edmund.

Director:
Jonathan Watton

Writer:
Simon Gadke

Canadian Film Centre

Producers:
Lisa Benedetto
Momo Daud


Cassandra

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Cassandra finds fame when she has an emotion-blocking chip implanted in her brain. The chip is put to the test when she presents herself for the first time to the public.

Director:
Sherren Lee

Writers:
Clara Altimas
Mikaela Davis

Canadian Film Centre

Producers:
Erin Byrnes
Josh Clapp


Deshawn

Editor

Deshawn contemplates injustice with an unlikely friend on his last night of freedom.

Director:
Cory Bowles

Writers:
Cory Bowles
Mika Collins

Canadian Film Centre

Producers:
Erin Byrnes
Josh Clapp


Whiff

Editor

Nina has her eggs extracted to ‘keep her options open’ but when the eggs unexpectedly release hallucinatory vapors, she gets a whiff of a different life, and it’s so much more vivid than her own.

Director:
Molly Flood

Writer:
Georgina Beaty

Canadian Film Centre

Producers:
Lisa Benedetto
Momo Daud


Safe House

Editor


A couple struggle with their relationship as the world crumbles around them.

Official Selection at:
Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

Director:
Quaison Nangle

Sagefire Productions

Writer/Producer:
Esther Rogers


WORK

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A short documentary about Malcolm and Vixen, two sex workers in Toronto sharing experiences relating to race, gender, and emotional labour in their work.

Winner:
New Generation Award | Breakthroughs Film Festival

Official Selection at:
Hot Docs International Film Festival | Reykjavík International Film Festival
Female Eye Film Festival | Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Breakthroughs Film Festival

Director:
Claire Allore

Producers:
Claire Allore
Vivian Toth


Talking Heads

Editor


A frightening surrealist fable about the lengths a woman will go to be beautiful.

Winner:
Rising Star Award | Blood in the Snow Film Festival
Best Sci-fi / Fantasy | Windy City International Film Festival

Official Selection at:
Final Girls Berlin Film Festival | Blood in the Snow Film Festival
Bloody Mary Film Festival | Windy City International Film Festival

Writer/Director:
Alyx Melone

Thursday Chaos Productions

Producers:
Steven McCarthy
Elizabeth Whitmere