WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 1 - 7:45 PM
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Drama / Canada / 16 min.
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.
Director: Jeremy Comte
Producer: Maria Gracia Turgeon, Evren Boisjoli
Writer: Jeremy Comte
Drama / Mexico / 15 min.
Two teenagers are found death in a northern state in Mexico, in the crime scene the only thing found is an AR-15. We follow the origin of the gun until we arrive to the US, where it was bought legally.
Director: Mariana Arriaga, Santiago Arriaga
Producer: Federico Fábregas, Santiago Arriaga
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga, Mariana Arriaga
Cast: Silverio Palacios, Dolores Heredia, Kristyan
Drama / Canada / 11 min.
Fareed tells the story of a young Berber dressmaker, who is passionate about poetry and calligraphy. In Montreal where he lives and all over the world, the news media is dominated by stories about violence and barbaric acts done in the name of Islam. In his own sensitive way, Fareed battles against the fear and ignorance emphasized by the rise of jihad and terrorism.
Director: Rudy Barichello
Producer: Jeannette Garcia
Writer: Rudy Barichello
Experimental / USA / 7 min.
A short art film that explores the aftermath of trauma. The creatures represent emotional battle wounds and a struggle to be restored.
Director: John Charter
Producer: Paul Kaiser, John Charter
Writer: Paul Kaiser, John Charter
Little Match Girl
Drama / Sweden / 17 min.
A poor young girl forced to sell matchsticks desperately lights one match to survive the winter night. She is drawn into a dream world where the flames of fire give her hope for a better life, while the cold creeps closer. Based on H.C. Andersen's short story.
Director: Bjorne Larson
Producer: Kim Magnusson, Oliver Oftedal
Writer: Soni Jorgensen, Bjorne Larson
The Virgin Deal
Romance / USA / 13 min.
A coming-of-age story following Lucy, a whip-smart young woman who has most of her life figured out, an "adult" by societal standards, except for one tiny little thing: she's still a virgin.
Director: Tom Morris
Producer: Alyssa Overbeck, Jaz Kalkat
Writer: Alyssa Overbeck
Drama / Russia / 8 min.
A controversial war drama short starring award-winning Russian writer, journalist and political activist, Zakhar Prilepin. Giving rare insight into the Ukrainian conflict through the eyes of a pro-Russian rebel fighter, the film provides a stark illustration of the tragedy of war and how it affects the lives of everybody involved.
Director: Lenar Kamalov
Producer: Lenar Kamalov, Natalia Frolova
Writer: Lenar Kamalov
New Wave Chinese Filmmakers