SHORTS | FREE ADMISSION
November 27, 7 p.m.
9 shorts from our talented Canadian directors.
In partnership with:
400 BATEAUX — Special guest Shahla Bahrami
5 min | World Premiere
As an immigrant myself, I was inspired by the Champlain’s arrival in Canada 400 years ago and the present massive immigration. Crossing seas and oceans for a better life is a topic a lot less recent than one thinks and plays an important role in the history of the world and the evolution of humankind.
Shahla Bahrami| 2019 |French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) |18 years and older
NEURINOME — Special guest Marie-Claude Dicaire and Jean-François Dubé
13 min | English Canada Premiere
Alain lives alone. Loneliness is everywhere: in his childhood memories, in his professional life, in his relationships and in his own writing. A professional actor in recent years, Alain accepts a contract that will take him to Sudbury. Greeted by a great poet of the region who offers him hospitality, he will see him as a guide. Alain, however, is seized with severe head pain that creates a distortion of his present and past, in addition to generating visions and strange hallucinations he finds very difficult to live with. A doctor tells him that he has a brain neuroma and that he needs emergency surgery. The operation is very risky. It is by being so close to death that he breaks free of his loneliness and then understands the legacy of his poet friend.
Marie-Claude Dicaire | 2019 | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | 18 years and older
Sicily Webfest (Italy, 2019) | Seoul Webfest (South Korea, 2019) | Minnesota Webfest (United States, 2019)
54 NORTH — Special guests Mélanie Léger and Émile Peltier
10 min | Ontario Premiere
As Sam pees behind a building, she finds a key on the floor in front of her. Despite her difficulty in discerning reality, she nonetheless follows objectives that help her survive.
Mélanie Léger, Émile Peltier | 2019 | French | (English subtitles) | Canada (New-Brunswick) | 18 years and older
10 min | Toronto Premiere
Just before their first anniversary as a couple, Julien and Camille must make the decision of their life: who will leave everything to follow the other in their country of origin?
Josiane Blanc | 2018| French, English (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | 18 years and older
No English subtitles
GRAFFITI CORPOREL — Special guest Alexandre Forgues
7 min | Toronto Premiere
A short documentary on tattoos in an era where the ways to express oneself are multiple.
Alexandre Forgues |2019 | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | 18 years and older
NOAH, 18 ANS
The short film tells the story of a young man who changed genders three years ago. Hébert said she wanted to normalize the way we look at transgender people.
Eighteen-year-old Noah allows us a look at the world of the transgender teenager. It is a unique youthful universe, little known, but certainly not unlike many others.
— Quartier des spectacles, Montréal
Francine Hébert | 2018 | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Québec, New-Brunswick) | 18 years and older
Best Franco-Canadian short documentary award, Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (2019)
DES POUSSIÈRES DE TOI
Thirteen seconds to remember a forgotten young soul, but also a story about the perils of memory.
Jean-Marc Larivière | 2012 | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | 18 years and older
No English subtitles
C'EST LE PREMIER DÉCEMBRE — Special guest Nicole Blundell
3 min | Toronto Premier
This is a love story, not a political movie.
Nicole Blundell | 2019| French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario)| 18 years and older
NOUS, ENCORE ET ENCORE — Special guest Izabel Barsive and Daniel Groleau Landry
3 min | World Premiere
In the silence of a bare, underground space, resonate the heartfelt words of Daniel Groleau Landry's poem that he declaims in the voice of the resistance which echoes the struggles of Francophones living in a minority situation.
We are not the spectators of the film. Rather the characters are the ones who search our souls by pointing their insisting eyes at us.
"Them" is part of the "we" at the same time, present and future in our "we" universal Franco identity.
Izabel Barsive | 2019 | French | Canada (Ontario) | 18 years and older
No English subtitles