Film Lineup

Lineup for 2024

Opening: 2 - 3 pm

Bundle 1
Red Cedar

Saturday: (3 - 4:30 pm)

  1. Medicine/William Amos McKegg15 min/ fiction/ New Zealand/ 2023
  2. Dragon Fruit/J.Brown27 min/ animation/ Canada/ 2023
  3. Silhouette/Savva Dolomanov 18 min/ fiction/Czech Republic/ 2023
  4. On Xerxes’ Throne/ Evi Kalogiropoulou15 min/ Fiction/ Greece/ 2022

  5. Wind Speaks/Junno Pak / 3 min/ fiction/ Canada/ 2023
  6. Split Ends/ Alireza Kazemipour/ 14 min/ Iran/ 2022

Medicine

William Amos McKegg/ 15 min/ fiction/ New Zealand/ 2023

When Marjorie and Jack offer their help to a passenger and things take an unexpected turn, one wonders who was actually helping who.

Dragon Fruit

J.Brown/ 27 min/ animation/ Canada/ 2023

In a violent, dystopian future, a single mother attempts to grow a dragon fruit sprout so she can one day sell it for cash.

Silhouette

Savva Dolomanov/ 18 min/ fiction/ Czech Republic/ 2023

When boarding a train the Boy meets the Girl. He is immediately fascinated by her and watches her during the whole ride. That’s when He becomes a witness to a burdensome moment in which the Girl is sexually harassed by two incoming strangers. The Boy would love to help her out, but gets overwhelmed by fear and doesn’t step in. The two young people then meet each other at the station and what follows is a glimpse of an elusive yet vivid relationship. It starts as a game for Him but He slowly realizes that this game has a dark side of domestic violence – that the Girl is a victim of. In the end, the Boy faces Her dominant father but most importantly, He comes to a point in which he faces his fears.

Evi Kalogiropoulou/ 15 min/ Fiction/ Greece/ 2022

A dystopian workplace at the Perama shipyard. A ban on physical contact has turned human interaction into otherworldly simulations. The suppression of touch has alienated the workers communication transforming the boatyard into a charged landscape of alienation and repressed sensuality beyond stereotypical heteronormative desires.

Wind Speaks

Dunno Pak/ 3 min/ fiction/ Canada/ 2023

A mother reflects on her relationship with her distant son.

Split Ends

Alireza Kazemipour/ 14 min/ Iran/ 2022

Split Ends is about a relationship between an Iranian bald girl and a long-haired boy in Tehran.

Bundle 2
Red Pine

Saturday: (7 - 8:30 pm)

  1. At Little Wheelie Three Days Ago/ Andrew Stephen Lee/ 18 min/ Fiction/ United States/ 2022
  2. Silkworm/Amir Honarmand/ 25 min/ Fiction/ Canada/ 2022
  3. Roll On By/Lyra Kathleen Murphy/ 14 min/ fiction/ Canada/ 2023
  4. Garrano/Vasco Sá, David Doutel/ 14 min/ Animation/ Portugal/2022
  5. The Fruit Tree/ Isabelle Tollenaere/ 14 min/ Experimental/ Belgium/ 2022

At Little Wheelie Three Days Ago

Andrew Stephen Lee/ 18 min/ Fiction/ United States/ 2022

When a soul-shaking viral video shudders through town, a jobless father struggles to keep hold of his existence.

Silkworm

Amir Honarmand/ 25 min/ Fiction/ Canada/ 2022

A used smartphone sends a boy in rural Iran on an unexpected journey of reconnecting an estranged couple

Roll On By

Lyra Kathleen Murphy/ 14 min/ fiction/ Canada/ 2023

Roll on By is a short film about Sammy, a highschool girl, handling rejection by her peer group. She navigates a painful break up with her childhood best friend. After her heartbreak Sammy finds solace and acceptance at a groovy local roller rink

Garrano

Vasco Sá, David Doutel/ 14 min/ Animation/ Portugal/2022

A Garrano horse is forced to pull a heavy load under a blazing sun.
Young boy Joel discovers a man who is about to set a forest on fire.

The Fruit Tree

Isabelle Tollenaere/ 14 min/ Experimental/ Belgium/ 2022

In The Fruit Tree a young woman, Sharleece, views a property to rent in the sleepy desert town where she lives, California City. Looking out of the window evokes unexpected memories of her childhood home in Los Angeles.

Bundle 3
Red Alder

Sunday: (5:30 - 7pm)

  1. 2720/ Basil Da Cunha/ 25 min/ fiction/ Portugal/ 2023
  2. Live Today/ Evelin Mariana Maris Mora/ 5 min/ animation/ Mexico/ 2023
  3. To Go/ Seval Şener/ 23 min/ fiction/ Turkey/ 2023
  4. Seventeen/ Geqi Li/ 14 min/ fiction/ United States/ 2023
  5. Mastermind/ Abdul Hameed Alem/ 20 min/ fiction/ Saudi Arabia/ 2023

2720

Basil Da Cunha/ 25 min/ fiction/ Portugal/ 2023

Jyzone has just got out of prison. He has found a new job, but the people he meets on the way to work risk making him late for his first day. Through a choreographic and poetic portrait outlined by skillful camera work, Basil Da Cunha explores the violent neighborhood of Reboleira in Lisbon, with the participation of its inhabitants.

Live Today

Evelin Mariana Maris Mora/ 5 min/ animation/ Mexico/ 2023

A mother, a job interview, and an egg never blend well together. Miss Alarm must decide between her daughter’s breakfast and her job opportunity.

To Go

  1. Seval Şener/ 23 min/ fiction/ Turkey/ 2023

Trying to escape from the difficulties she is experiencing in Turkey, Derin has only one goal, to leave the country! This will change when she befriends her Canadian neighbor.

Seventeen

Geqi Li/ 14 min/ fiction/ United States/ 2023

In California, a small town, a Chinese American teenage girl, Jasmine (17), gets pregnant and wants to keep the baby, while her pornstar mother, Yan (35), insists on having an abortion. As the fight escalates, the two realize they may have more in common despite their conflicting wishes for themselves.

Mastermind

Abdul Hameed Alem/ 20 min/ fiction/ Saudi Arabia/ 2023

Two stupid friends team up with a guy who has a dark past to steal illegal money from an illegal business man in makkah.

Sunday: (7:30-9 pm)

  1. Father’s Footsteps/ Mohamad W. Ali/ 28 min/ Fiction/ Syrian Arab Republic/ 2023
  2. Hinter-land/ Christopher Angus/ 13 min/ Animation/ Canada/ 2023
  3. Prima/ Diana Ashimova/ 12 min/ Fiction/ Kazakhstan/ 2022
  4. De Imperio/ Alessandro Novelli/ 13 min/ Animation/ Portugal, Spain/ 2023
  5. Gold Teeth/ Alireza Kazemipour/ 13 min/ Fiction/ Canada

Father's Footsteps

Mohamad W. Ali/ 28 min/ Fiction/ Syrian Arab Republic/ 2023

In the Syrian War, a woman lost her husband trying to hide the truth from her tongue-tied(Muted) child by acting the father role, facing life alone trying to protect her family.

Hinter-land

Christopher Angus/ 13 min/ Animation/ Canada/ 2023

A musical gardener ejects his hired hand, leading to things on his little planet going horribly astray.

Prima

Darina Manapova/ 12 min/ Fiction/ Kazakhstan/ 2022

De Imperio

Alessandro Novelli/ 13 min/ Animation/ Portugal, Spain/ 2023

De Imperio is the last chapter of a trilogy on human conditions entitled “Deconstruction”. After “The Guardian” and “Contact” , this last chapter explores the dynamics and relationships among Powers and society through a metaphoric surreal Universe.

The Gold Teeth

Alireza Kazemipour/ 13 min/ Fiction/ Canada

Sahra, an Afghan refugee in Canada asks an Iranian ex-dentist, Hamd, to extract her father”s gold teeth before they bury him in order use that money to smuggle her queer brother from Afghanistan.

Award Ceremony: 9:30-10:30pm

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