Australia: 08:17 min A coming-of-age comedy about a young girl who, for the first time, realizes that the world isn’t as fair for girls as it is for boys.
Living Here, Directed by Sarah Baril Gaudet
Canada - 16:40 min
Living Here is a story made of solitude and wind told with the poetry of Nunavik’s stark tundra and the beauty of young Martha’s words.
Nana, Directed by Ali Kellner
Canada - 05:05 min
Animated with perfection, Vera Reiner was taken from her home and family in Budapest at a young age in World War II. Taken as a prisoner, she recounts the story of how she survived along with thousands of other women during the Nazi occupation of Austria and Hungary in 1944. This was produced by Sheridan College in Toronto.
Girl Eating Banana: Audition - Directed by Natasha Babenko
USA - 06:00 min
While a young woman is auditioning for the role “girl eating banana” the unexpected discovery within the banana pushes her psychological boundaries to limits.
Work - Directed by Claire Allore
Canada - 11:07 min Two sex workers in Toronto share experiences relating to race, gender, and emotional labour in their work.
I Love My Robot Boyfriend - Directed by Sariah May
USA - 17:50 min
Shelly, a teen-queen science extraordinaire, plagued by the elusive and tantalizing idea of true love, sets out to create herself the perfect Robot Boyfriend. When she succeeds, she must come to terms with the consequences of his so-called “perfection.”
Vrede - Directed by Lodi Matsetela
South Africa - 14:01 Set in apartheid South Africa in the ‘60s the film follows the life of Ntombizodwa, banished to live in the far flung town of Vrede, sent there to serve her house arrest sentence. Everyday becomes an exercise in anticipating the next modus of harassment the apartheid security police will use on her.
Rosario - Directed by Marlen Rios-Farjat
Mexico - 10:08 min
Rosario, a housewife who is the caregiver for her ill husband, silently struggles between her responsibilities and her desire for a more fulfilling life.
The Things You Think I'm Thinking - Directed by Sherren Lee
Canada - 14:17 min
A black male burn-survivor and amputee goes on a date with a regularly-abled man. After the bar, they go back to his apartment where he faces his demons as he attempts to experience intimacy for the first time since his accident 10 years ago.