Paulette in Paris - Directed by Isabelle Sophie Arouë
France - 16:31 On a summer afternoon, Paulette, a young girl, sees Michel, a 30-year old pickpocket, steal a wallet and decides to follow him. The two embark on a journey across the streets of Paris and form an unlikely friendship.
Wonderland - Directed by Tiffanie Hsu
USA - 14:18 min
Twelve-year old Adeline Tang struggles to navigate America’s adult playground and keep her mother’s gambling under control, all for the promise of that perfect family Christmas holiday once her father arrives. But as the days unfold, Adeline realizes that growing up might not hold all the excitement she’d been hoping for.
LITTLE BROTHER - Directed by Dominique Van Olm
CANADA - 11:40 min
On the edge of adolescence, Dexter visits his sister in the city for the first time. Little Brother examines the reawakened relationship between two siblings with a 13-year difference as well as the struggles of a young boy exploring a new city and the newness of adolescence.
Zaya - Directed by Susanne Serres
Canada - 06:40 Zaya is a contemporary dancer who has just realized the love for her dance partner Nadege. But first she must realize the love for herself, overcoming her fears and opening up about who she is to her mother.
Jessica Jessica - Directed by Jasper Savage
Canada - 13:00 min
Jessica Jessica is a grown up coming of age story. The funny/sexy/sad/truth of how hard it is to be a woman who wants to settle down, but won’t settle.
Vitamin C - Directed by Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir
Iceland - 10:56 min
Two young girls collect items for a charity raffle but they’re really spending the profits on what they love the most – Vitamin C effervescent tablets. When an elderly lady clocks on to their scheme, a game of blackmail begins.
Dear Hatetts - Directed by Kerry Barber
Canada - 06:17 min
What happens when a woman is accused of lying, and the unimaginable effects that a disease like endometriosis can have on a relationship. Told in a simple, straight-forward and heart-breaking style, the “liar” (the filmmaker herself) tries to explain to the family of her lover.
The Last Dream - Directed by Noemie Nakai and Carmen Kobayashi
Japan - 11:30 min
In a future where people have lost the ability to dream, a company has made a business out of generating perfect dreams that would satisfy as many clients as possible. Khalil, a model employee, had always been one of the top performers until one day, his dreams are no longer to the liking of the company…
Laundry Day, Directed by JJ Neepin
Canada - 03:00 min
A dream while you sleep can have a possible deeper meaning than you think at the time. JJ retells a dream her late grandmother had when she was a young woman.
Night - Directed by Joosje Duk
USA/Netherlands: 09:30 min
When Sue’s cousin Genelva visits her from Suriname, they want to go out to a fancy club with Sue’s two best friends. But after having an unpleasant encounter with the club’s bouncer at the door, the course of their night changes completely.