Short Film

Short films associated with an additional feature.

Bertrand Bonello | 
France |
 2016 | 
24 minutes

When the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune lost her only child and then her mind, she embarked upon a descent into grief and madness, embodied in the creation of the Winchester Mystery Mansion. Director Bonello incorporates Sarah’s story into the creative collaboration between a composer, a performer, and a bloodied child spirit. -DW

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
Harry Cepka  | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
22 minutes

In a bucolic Norwegian pasture, a performance is underway. The Corpus Dance Company has discovered their inner sheep, much to the delight of the assembled audience, largely comprised of thrilled children and their bemused parents. Whether they’re being milked, or shorn for their wool, these human-sheep hybrids endure with almost metaphysical resignation. But sex and violence are also a part of the show! -DW

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
Heather Condo  | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
7 minutes

From chopping wood in the forest to hand-weaving bark in the studio, Steven Jerome, a Mi’gmaq man from Gesgapegiag, Quebec, honours his ancestors and future generations by demonstrating the delicate art of basket making. -SC

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:00pm
Elisa Chee | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
8 minutes

Vancouver-based filmmaker Elisa Chee uses masterful animation to recall the story of a domesticated chimpanzee called Lucy and a human named Janis Carter, the caretaker who made it her life’s work to rehabilitate Lucy and return her to her natural environment. -SC

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Alexandra Gaulupeau | 
UK |
 2017 | 
23 minutes

Marla Coppolino is a biologist, artist and self-described spokesperson for land snails. Through the creation of elaborate miniature scenes and cello scores, Coppolino displays a mighty appreciation for the tiny, slimy (and surprisingly sexy) creatures! -SC

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Cat Mills | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
14 minutes

Repair cafes are popping up around the world as a community-based antidote to throwaway culture. In Fixed! we get a glimpse inside Canada’s first repair cafe in Toronto, where a team of dedicated volunteers are helping their neighbours, one fix at a time. -SC

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:00pm
Scott Dobson  | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
16 minutes

Duct tape, crazy glue, and a wealth of compassion are the tools of choice for veterinarians at the Turtle Conservation Centre in Peterborough, Ontario, who repair turtles involved in altercations with automobiles. -SC

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Charlie Lyne | 
UK |
 2017 | 
13 minutes

The grand opening of a marina in Anglesey, UK, is the backdrop for an unlikely mystery involving a group of elderly Brits, a famous weatherman, and a bunch of fish. -SC

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Rhayne Vermette  | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
15 minutes

Rhayne Vermette utilizes her desk to craft a surrealist portrait of Italian architect Carlo Mollino, highlighting the intersection of cinema and architecture. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Dennis Stauffer and Norbert Kottmann | 
Germany/Switzerland |
 2016 | 
21 minutes

Charming footage of senior citizens learning to navigate computers for the first time is juxtaposed with 80s vintage television clips, when personal computers were first popularized. Despite rapid changes in technology, finding one’s place in the digital age is no easy feat. -SC

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:00pm