After suffering a tragic loss, a man finds himself struggling with his personal demons and anguish while having to maintain responsibilities he may not be ready to take on.
AUDIENCE AWARD: SUNDAY LUNCH – D. CELINE DEVAUX
France – 13:57
A wry portrait of a lunchtime gathering with family, complete with generational dysfunction and plenty of wine.
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Stalingrado – d. Anyora Sanchez
Spain – 12:00
A Russian woman in love with a humble shepherd from La Mancha faces a distinct cultural barrier in the form of the shepherd’s traditional, unnerving mother.
Eloise, little dreamer – d. Myriam L. Obin
Canada – 4:00
The realities of celebration and protest are blurred as young Eloise traverses streets full of colour and sound, in search of the one face that that will provide her comfort.
Star – d. Emilie Mannering
Canada – 14:58
The limits of brotherhood and camaraderie are tested on the streets of Montreal, where teenage boys struggle to rise up and form identities in face of harsh realities.
We Think It Belongs in the Sea – d. Suzette McCanny
Canada - 8:20
Bonds of friendship and notions of history and reality are tested as two friends and one disgruntled mermaid discuss what to do with an ancient narwhal tusk.
Batrachian’s Ballad – d. Leonor Teles
Portugal – 11:00
The ceramic frogs scattered around storefronts in Portugal possess dark symbolic roots embedded with xenophobia, waiting to be shattered.
Seaview – d. Zinnia Naqvi
Canada – 11:54
An exploration of early memories and modern experiences guides this look at Pakistan through one filmmaker’s aim to reflect the personal and cultural divides of her own identity.
Once Upon a Beast – d. Elisabeth Desbiens
Canada -12:18 Within the walls of an oppressive covenant, a young girl seeks out ways of transcending her own shadowy reality.
Boredom – d. Lara Oundjian & Kaitlyn Ramsden
Canada – 4:25 A physical and visceral depiction of boredom, as told through the movements of one woman who shares her space with an initially passive onlooker.
Edmond – d. Nina Gantz
UK – 9:25
A comically twisted tale of a man struggling with peculiar urges, who reflects on his past as a way of understanding his current obsessions and desires.
AXIS – D. RAEY ANG
Canada – 4:06
A hypnotic and kaleidoscopic consideration of Toronto that twists, separates, and blends the city’s downtown architecture and landscapes.
LAYERS – D. TESS ANASTASIA
Mexico – 20:00
Facing both an allergy to the sun and the potential closure of the beloved water park she works at, a young woman finds some serenity and escape through a kind aqua aerobics coach.
NORTHERN GREAT MOUNTAIN – D. AMANDA KERNELL
Sweden – 15:00
With a complicated disdain for the Sami population of Northern Lapland, an aging woman attending her sister’s funeral hesitantly confronts her issues with a culture she wanted to move away from long ago.
SHIR MADNESS – D. EMILY MURRAY
Ireland – 7:02
A peek into the lives of Irish burlesque performers who embrace the art form through provocative, enticing personas and stage shows.
THE MASTER AND THE MOVIE DOCTOR – D. NIKISSI SERUMAGA
Canada - 10:30
VJ Ronnie takes on the unique role of cinematic interpreter, giving words and context to film imports in front of local audiences in his native Uganda.
THE IDEA OF GROWING OLD – D. ALYSSA STRATTON
USA – 16:23
Moments before her best friend from childhood is about to get married, Ellen recalls their connection growing up and struggles with accepting the wedding that is about to take place.