Friday April 7, 2023
This screening session features 9 short films. All films are in English OR have English subtitles.
2236 Queen St E,
Toronto, ON M4E 1G2
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the cinema starting 30 minutes before each screening. If you are certain you'll be there, you can also book your tickets in advance here.
Heroes (Canada) by Andy Nguyen
Synopsis: A short documentation film of transgender youth in Toronto shot on 16mm, made for a first-year Silent Film class at Ryerson University School of Image Arts. Running time: 00:01:41.
The Dream Machine (France) by Michael William West
Synopsis: A woman experiments with a Dream Machine, hoping to escape trouble. Within the light and dark of the machine, violent emotions awaken. Running time: 00:09:29.
World's Best Animal Welfare (Sweden) by Robin Jonsson
Synopsis: The Swedes pride themselves on animal welfare and believe it's the best in the world. But is it really? Here are three chickens in different parts of life in a factory farm to tell you their stories. In this film, Djurens Rätt shows you the reality chicken producers don't want you to see. Running time: 00:03:00.
Where Do We Go From Here (Italy) by Antonello Schioppa
Synopsis: A woman's lifeless body is lying on a room's floor. A shocked man is staring at it. Beyond the closed door, someone is quietly trying to get in: he's a 9 years old child. These three are a family. Or what's left. Running time: 00:19:50.
Generation (UK) by Riccardo Fusetti
Synopsis: A brief journey through the human experience as seen by the eyes of an Artificial Intelligence. Running time: 00:02:13.
Heat Wave Hallucination (USA) by Jil Guyon
Synopsis: “Heat Wave Hallucination” is a kaleidoscopic self-portrait that transports the viewer into a psychedelic world of vibrant color and dramatic, hypnotic sound. Running time: 00:01:29.
After A Room (Netherlands) by Naomi Pacifique
Synopsis: Nights are long inside Naomi and Ram’s room. Tonight, they’ve invited Marina over and their messy space is under scrutiny. Exploring intimacy as personal playground, skin as intimate map, Naomi’s docile body is coming lose amidst the tension inside a room she continues knowing and unknowing. The small expressive child inside her is itching to ring its giggle through the night, before day breaks. Running time: 00:21:36.
The Beatles Vs The Stones (UK) by Andrew Kelleher (Dog&Rabbit)
Synopsis: The battle of the bands, at last. Animated slapstick and anarchy as two bone-fide giants of music attempt to outdo each other with trickery, silliness and cake fights. With a specially made music track that takes from both bands to make something brand new. Why don't we do it in the road? Running time: 00:03:12.
Ousmane (Canada) by Jorge Camarotti
Synopsis: Ousmane, a newly arrived Burkinabé immigrant living in Montreal, faces a challenging situation when he meets an elderly disoriented lady at the end of his workday. Running time: 00:25:09.