HONOURABLE MENTION: The Foreigner - Maya Bedward
In this film celebrating Toronto’s Brazilian Folk scene, a man stumbles into a party that just might bring him out of his shell.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Persistence of Vision - Caitlin Durlak
An inspiring portrait of Canadian experimental filmmaker Lorne Marin’s drive to pursue his passion after discovering, thirty years ago, that his eyesight was degenerating.
Withering Heights - Elizabeth Cairns
Margot’s failing marriage leaves her lonely and sleepless. Oh, and shrinking.
Lucky Pennies - Emilie Rosas
Trapped in an abusive home, little Antoine desperately wishes for something good.
Cheese - Hannah Cheesman
Buying artisanal cheese can be very intimidating. Is Jamie up to the task?
Demi Monde - Caroline Monnet
An ethereal score punctuates this uniquely hand-processed film.
Let Me Down Easy - Elisia Mirabelli & Matthew De Filippis
Superstition has a very firm grip on the adolescent members of a religious cult.
Mirror in Mind - Seung Hee Kim
A woman turns her gaze inwards as she examines the kaleidoscopic shifting images of an ideal self.
Safar - Mariam Zaidi
Exclusionary immigration policies prevent a young woman with cerebral palsy from coming to Canada.
Christine - Mounia Akl
Forbidden from leaving the convent before she takes her vows, Lilya struggles to reconcile her divided loyalties to faith and love. Can Sister Christine make deciding easier?
Sing Again - Audrey Chevrier
Haunted by heartbreak and guilt, Marc cannot find joy in the annual tradition of taking his little daughter camping.
Eunoia - Michele Ayoub
A reflection on love, happiness, and the meaning of life.
So You’ve Grown Attached - Kate Tsang
Ever wonder what a mid-life crisis looks like in an imaginary friend faced with retirement?
30 Masks - Martine Frossard
Eclectic music accompanies one woman’s illusive search for identity in this experimental short.
Dennis - Nicole Dorsey
Have you met Dennis Smarten? There’s something about the way he looks at you that’s a little…unsettling.
June - Gokce Erdem
Tension builds when Umut returns home after his mother’s death.
Canada / Turkey
Somewhere Exactly - Kristina Wagenbauer
Maxime’s failing memory leaves her isolated and confused.
France / Quebec / Switzerland