From stunning 3D animation to thought provoking documentary, these outstanding short films push boundaries and challenge perceptions in order to confront a difficult reality.
Playing today Sat. Jan 14th at 3:30pm
350 King Street West
Intro and Q&A with filmmakers
Notes by Jason Anderson, Danis Goulet, Lisa Haller, and Kathleen McInnis
With one eye that can only see the past and one that can only see the future, a girl is tormented by two irreconcilable realities. Blind Vaysha is a vivid and gorgeously crafted 3D fable about living in the present.
Shortlisted for an Academy Award, Rich Williamson’s documentary explores ideas of truth in images. When a Toronto man analyzes the shaky footage of police shooting unarmed motorist Walter Scott in South Carolina, he finds himself entangled in one of America’s most highprofile and racially-charged cases.
Fourteen-year-old Emma struggles to hide her alopecia areata, a condition of rapid, unpredictable hair loss. Director Martin Edralin delicately details the uneasy path towards self-acceptance in this quiet and sublime film.
Her Friend Adam
A boyfriend’s insecurities spark an argument that spirals into a full-on emotional meltdown, in this powerful single-take drama featuring a Sundance Special Jury Award–winning performance by 2016 TIFF Rising Star Grace Glowicki.
Boris and his family are preparing to leave his hypochondriac parents and their impossibly tiny Belgrade flat for a long-awaited new life in Canada. However, his 10-year-old daughter Ljubica has entered a contest that is about to subvert everyone’s plans.