HONOURABLE MENTION: Wandering - Eleonore Goldberg
The misty and deep memories of a woman in exile.
Paruparo - Shasha Nakhai
A migrant nanny expresses her loneliness and pain through dance.
On the Proper Use of Friends - Sara Bourdeau
A love story old, worn and almost buried. Between half-truths, lies and duplicity, Cath and Olivier weigh the merits of their decision to split up.
Not Delivered - Cynthia Carazato
When the postman turned off the lights no one thought that dozens of unclaimed parcels and letters would come alive.
Brunch Bitch - Hannah Cheesman
A brunch waitress takes an order from a Sunday guest, and proves herself to be deeply – perhaps psychotically – committed to her job.
Seasick - Eva Cvijanovic
A meditative exploration of a child’s love for the sea, to the soundtrack of traditional Croatian music.
Two young women working in the fishing industry of Nova Scotia keep an ancient tradition alive.
Firecrackers - Jasmin Mozaffari
Lou and Chantal won’t get out of Coberge, Ontario by playing nice. All they’ve ever wanted was to feel what it’s like to be free.
Seconds - Jordan Canning
The half-remembered details of a man’s life flash before his eyes as he chokes to death on a piece of meat.