JUNE 16-17, 2017 @ The Royal Cinema
JUNE 16, 2017 PROGRAM
Uruguay – 11:00
Co-presented with Inside Out. Childhood is coming to an end: twelve-year-old-Lina is growing up and her body is changing. She must start making decisions about her identity which will go aginst her mother’s wishes.
Belgium - 11:51
Catherine loves animals but most of all her cat. As she grows up, she finds difficulty connecting with other people while never wanting to let go of the pets in her life.
Germany – 15:00
A couple trade back to back cutting remarks, shifting between sarcastic undertones and a deeper malicious intent, in this look at the subtext and frustrations within a relationship.
Canada – 4:20
A Muslim woman is taken aside in airport security, only to reveal an unexpected hidden secret.
Switzerland – 9:44
A Soviet-era fountain situated in a vast, open expanse in Kyrgyzstan proves to be a vital stopping point for the nomads within the area.
Canada – 6:40
The relationship between two women on opposite sides of a security desk is embedded with a constant shift of power and manipulation.
Australia – 8:30
In a society where women are defined by their sexuality, the day Max gets her period marks the beginning of a change that will impact her for the rest of her life.
UK – 13:00
A woman in a long-term relationship has a moment of panic when taking a pregnancy test, bringing about a realization that she may not know exactly what she wants out of her life.
USA – 2:27
Through inventive use of a Claymation, we see the origins of creation and land, bringing about the notion that “in the beginning of them, She created us”.
Greece – 15:00
A young girl heads out in hopes of winning a Halloween costume contest dressed as a penguin. But when she loses to a Princess, she tries to sort out the truth behind the winning costume.
JUNE 17, 2017 PROGRAM
USA – 13:04
Your hidden personal life seems adventurous and exciting, but the earthquake will occur and reveal everything.
Canada – 6:30
After an incredible first date, Riya and Eric spend five postcoital minutes apart in the name of UTI prevention.
USA - 10:43
Co-presented with Hot Docs. An observational portrait into the mundane and kaleidoscopic daily experience of those who work at the world’s largest wholesale consumer market: the Yiwu Markets in China.
Nepal – 15:00
Co-presented with the South Western International Film Festival. A young boy walks through earthquake-hit Kathmandu with his grandfather, to visit his mother and new-born sibling in hospital, unsure of what may be waiting for them once they arrive.
Canada – 2:08
Fears become physical animated manifestations and visible constant companions of their owners, challenging the lives of the people they surround.
Germany – 3:43
In this experimental musical portrait, Berlin comes to life through audio and video manipulation, bringing a new way to see and hear the sounds of a city.
Cyprus – 13:00
Semele will do anything to spend some time with her long absent father. A school note becomes just the excuse for her to visit him at his workplace, where her presence highlights their fragile relationship.
Canada – 10:27
Conceptualized, written, and storyboarded by two five-year old children, this surrealist portrait brings to life the imaginations and creativity of young minds as they explore the concepts of possession and loss.
Canada – 15:00
A glimpse into the lives of the11,000 refugees who have been stranded for months in the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek/Macedonian border.
Romania – 19:00
Co-presented with the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show. Inside a Romanian nightclub, the music sets the tone for an 18th birthday party that proves to have more emotion and surprises as they night goes on.