Short Film

Short films associated with an additional feature.

Jessica Kingdon | 
US/China |
 2016 | 
11 minutes

China’s Yiwu Market is one of the largest shopping complexes in the world. Visually arresting, this ethnographic essay film blurs the boundary between consumer goods and the humans who sell them. -SC

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

The oldest house in Griffintown, has been displaced by a luxury condo development. Clever framing and off-camera conversations help retrace the house-without-a-home. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Julia Hechler | 
US |
 2017 | 
10 minutes

In a Parisian neighbourhood, residents have devised a means of taking back their power and establishing their own identity through the creation of a slang called Verlan (back to front). -DW

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00pm
Cara Cusumano  | 
US |
 2017 | 
7 minutes

Underwater hydrophones have detected an ultra low-frequency sound emanating from a point 1,500 miles off the coast of Chile. No one can explain it. Scientists have dubbed it “the bloop.” Cara Cusumano’s eerily beautiful film explores the mysteries that lie beneath the ocean’s surface. -JC

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:15pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:45pm
Manny Mahal | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
18 minutes

Manny retraces his mother’s footsteps, talking about her life as an adventurer, a parent, and a rabid Canucks fan. -DW

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 5:45pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Fiona Tinwei Lam, H. Kristen Campbell, Henry Doyle, Analee Weinberger | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
4 minutes

A love song to old school Vancouver from poet Henry Doyle, with a little help from Charles Bukowski and a laundromat. -DW

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Aaron Zeghers | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
13 minutes

A shorthand study of the mythology of numbers from 1 to 12, where scientific tradition is adopted, and then eschewed for rumours, legends and defunct theories from across the ages. Just like Hans Richter nearly 100 years ago, we discover that everything turns, everything revolves and everything feels the deep score of time. -SC

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Chris Marker and Yannick Bellon | 
France |
 2001 | 
42 minutes

A portrait of photographer Denise Bellon, who pioneered the art of photojournalism, Remembrance of Things to Come is bookended by two Surrealist exhibitions (1938 and 1947). Or, as Marker terms them: “Two small Islands of strangeness, as between two hands.” Circuitous and discursive, the narrative is pinned in place by Bellon’s extraordinary eye.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 3:30pm
Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky  | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
14 minutes

If people dream of becoming animals, then perhaps animals also harbour fantasies of a human existence. Such is the premise of Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s wild new film. What blossoms at a veterinarian’s office as dogs, pigs, and cats are put under is a vivid, sometimes shocking dreamscape. -DW

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:30pm