THEY'RE HERE 2021 / 15 / Canada

Directed by Sid Zanforlin

A young girl sets out to convince her father that her grandmother is not who she seems.

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BIRDIE 2020 / 11 min / Canada

Directed by Alexandre Lefebvre

Pendant sa partie de golf, Marcel réussi enfin à rassembler son courage et inviter Joanne, la cantinière du 9 ème trou, à partager une soirée romantique. Bien loin de penser cette rencontre créera une telle onde de choc. 18 trous. 693 kilomètres. 2 sacs de golf. 1 amour retrouvé.

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No Crying at the Dinner Table 2019 / 15 min / Canada

Directed by Carol Nguyen

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets in this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid.

75+ festivals, 15+ awards. 

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Mr James is Dead 2020 / 15 min / Canada

Directed by Joshua Aries & Daniel Irving

Tom attends his estranged father's funeral only to find out that his father had been a spy all along, and his funeral is filled with spy villains from all shapes and sizes from his past.

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Topfpalmen (Potted Palm Trees) 2020 / 20 min / Austria / Germany

Directed by Rosa Friedrich

Alf marries someone else. And nobody wants Betti’s baby. The ballroom is jam-packed and the mood alarmingly good. Something is about to burst. The pregnant belly of deaf Betti? Her stepfathers’s patience? Or the wine-filled bladder of his ex-wife?

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Love Is Just A Death Away 2020 / 12 MIN / Czech Republic

Directed by Bára Anna Stejskalová

A tender story about finding love even amid utter decay.

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Heaven Reaches Down To Earth 2020 / 10 / South Africa

Directed by Tebogo Malebogo

After Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality, it sets in motion a cascade of thoughts and emotions in Tumelo - nothing will ever be the same between them.

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Woodpecker 2021 / 20 min / Canada (Quebec)

Directed by Kevin T. Landry

More than a decade after she abandoned him, Émile accepts his mother Fanny’s invitation to come work with her on an isolated logging camp. While he foolishly expected a joyful reunion, the boy is pitted against an hostile environnement and a woman with a distinct lack of maternal instinct. 

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Bleach 2021 / 14m43s / Canada

Directed by Mattias Graham

Damien, a 16-year old swimmer, clashes with his Coach at practice. In parallel, Damien plays with his younger brother at a hotel waterslide, but his erratic behaviour shows something hidden beneath the surface. Bleach explores the confusing moments following trauma and abuse, and how big each small step can be.

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Best Before 2020 / 7 x 10 min (web series) / Canada

Directed by Laura Bergeron, Maxime Robin

Fred is unable to finish is thesis on Nietszsche. Out of money, he gets a job as the night-shift janitor in a 24h grocery store. Full of strange costumers and even stranger staff, the grocery store eventually helps Fred find what his real place might actually be.

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Awe 2019 / 8 min / Canada

Directed by Edith Jorisch

This exploratory work is an attempt to define the notion of universal awe through a guided journey wrapped in a collection of testimonies and experiences. This collection of moments acts as the collection of our collective memories.

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La vie heureuse (Happy Life) 2021 / 16:12 min / Canada

Directed by Amélie Hardy

In this anxious and hectic time, Happy Life explores those unusual outlets that soothe the turmoil of the body and mind. In a meditative journey through these analgesic places, this documentary essay paints a portrait of a society in seek of meaning and relief.

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F*ckin' Coffin! 2021 / 29 min / Canada

Directed by Loïc Darses

May 20, 1980. After his father's passing, Raymond Tremblay, tax investigator, begins to suspect the funeral home of fraudulent activities. Accompanied by his daughter, little Lucy, he decides to go investigate in his native Saguenay against the backdrop of a referendum on Quebec's sovereignty.

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Grand Frère 2021 / 17:43 min / Canada

Directed by Rémi St-Michel

Antoine and his former” big brother” reunite after the latter, now a father, moved to Russia several years ago. They roam the city to make up for lost time, but quickly realize that their relationship is no longer the same.

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La grogne 2021 / 9:45 min / Canada (Québec)

Directed by Alisi Telegut & Dominique Dussault

A child by all means tries to gain her father's affection, but the family dog proves to be a fierce rival. La grogne is a short animated film, a disquieting fable with dark humour, portraying the hurdles to maintain family equilibrium.

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Tibbits Hill 2021 / 12:12 min / Canada (Québec)

Directed by Edith Jorisch

If the wind spoke the language of children, what would its voice be?

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The Monsters 2021 / 14min58s / Canada (Québec)

Directed by Frank Tremblay

For as long as 8-year-old Jimmy can remember, his overprotective mother has kept him safe inside their barricaded home, away from the monsters roaming outside. But Jimmy gets increasingly inquisitive, desperate to see what's out there — despite the danger.

Frank Tremblay is a bilingual award-winning writer-director from Montreal, Canada. He co-wrote the short film Seven Seas (Les Sept Mers), which won the Best French-Canadian short film prize at RVQC 2020. In 2017, his feature-film script Harold Sometimes Rings Twice placed in the top 5% of the Nicholls competition (organized by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Monsters (Les Monstres), filmed from his script that won the 2020 Cours Écrire Ton Court short film incubator, is Tremblay’s directorial debut, starring Caroline Dhavernas.

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Mimine 2021 / 13min25s / Canada (Québec)

Directed by Simon Laganière

Bonus, a clumsy and reckless father, has custody of his young son for the day. Abated by his recent breakup, he notices that the child is developing a beautiful relationship with his ex-girlfriend’s new lover. Afraid that he is being replaced, he decides to dazzle him with a father-son moment tinged with magic.

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Love Me 2021 / 23 min / Canada (Québec)

Directed by Romane Garant Chartrand

À l’aube de ses dix-sept ans, Laetitia navigue entre son trouble de l’attachement et son besoin flagrant d’amour. Dans un monde où le contrôle sur l’image est absolu, LOVE-MOI raconte la quête du grand A, à travers les diverses formes de représentation de soi.

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The Benevolents 2021 / 16:22 min / Canada (Québec)

Directed by Sarah Baril Gaudet

The Benevolents takes us into the world of Tel-Aide Montreal call center, as we follow a group of future volunteers. Through an intimate treatment, the film seeks to recall the importance of vigilant ears in a society of loneliness.

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