Daybreak 2013 / 10 min 30 s / Quebec

Directed by Ian Lagarde

In a wealthy Montreal suburb, Xavier and his friends are composing with pre-teen boredom. They hang out at the park, ride their bikes, mess with each other; it's yet another suburban summer afternoon. But beneath the smiles lies a growing tension, an certain violence which leads the group to a collective release of unexpected intensity; a ritualistic initiation into adolescence.

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Spare Change 2013 / 17 min / Quebec

Directed by Daniel Isaiah Schacter

Sophie and Dave, old college friends, run into each other downtown. It’s their first time seeing one another in over a decade. Their chance encounter wouldn’t have lasted long if Dave, now homeless and penniless, hadn’t asked Sophie to let him take a shower at her place. Over a drunken night at Sophie’s apartment, these two old friends get to know each other again. But can Dave be trusted?

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Once Upon a Beast 2015 / 12 min 18 s / Quebec

Directed by Élisabeth Desbiens

Once upon a beast is a short drama movie of a 12 years old little girl living in a convent. More mature than the others kids, Laurence is taken in an authoritarian world that dictates how to live in society and refrains the intellectual liberty. In this universe where it is very hard to see the limits between the reality and the dreams, Laurence must learn to distinguish the material world from her free spirit.

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Struggle 2012 / 24 min / Quebec

Directed by Sophie Dupuis

Ariane lives in Val-d’Or. She will soon stay in the big city. So she gets ready to leave everything behind and to say bye to her brother. But the sexual tension between them, that they always struggle with, seems to take all the place.

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Fly 2012 / 2 min 40 s / Quebec

Directed by David Uloth

Fly is a very short animated comedy without any dialogue about a young woman who is rudely disturbed by a fly. The fly wants her iced-coffee, the woman wants to read her muscle magazine, and all hell is about to break loose.

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I'll Get There 2013 / 6 min 45 s / Quebec

Directed by Benjamin Lussier

I'll GET THERE presents four short narratives in a series of portraits where carelessness and natural urges clash with ambition and purpose.

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In Guns We Trust 2013 / 12 min / Quebec

Directed by Nicolas Lévesque

In Kennesaw, a small American town in the state of Georgia, a good citizen is an armed citizen. By law, since 1982, each head of household must own at least one working firearm with ammunition.

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Ina Litovski 2012 / 10 min 42 s / Quebec

Directed by André Turpin, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

Sophie lives with her mother in a small apartment in a popular area. Tonight she plays the violin in the school concert. With normal children. Sophie is not like the others, but, exceptionally, it will be among them. She wants her mother to be there. She wants her mother to see her on stage. She’d want, for a moment only, to shine a little.

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Jardins-Catastrophes 2015 / 18 min 13 s / Quebec

Directed by Alan Lake

Eager for everlasting embraces, drinking life through volcanic eruptions, a group of beings is, at once, gracefully mutated by nature and estranged by a fierce but beautiful force, in an improbable land at a crossroads between a flourishing garden and a disused factory.

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L'appartement 2012 / 11 min 30 s / Quebec

Directed by Michel Lam

A young woman is doing construction work in her apartment. She is interrupted by the arrival of her sister. They are late for an event.

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Heated Winter 2014 / 19 min / Quebec

Directed by Sophie Dupuis

A documentary filmmaker follows a group of six young snowboarders, chronicling their powerful friendship, passion for snowboard, and their violent desire to live the present. Despite that apparent symbiosis that unite them, the life of Val, Phil, Laurence, Coco, John and Sébass takes an unexpected turn when they discover that their recklessness can’t stay inconsequential.

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The Man and the Beast 2009 / 10 min / Quebec

Directed by Martin Thibaudeau

Three city guys in a Quebecois winter cottage are surprised by the presence of a mysterious beast in the basement. After trying their best to get rid of it, they quickly learn that those little buggers are much tougher than they appear. Who will vanquish? This cruel comedy poses a cynical view on man's hunter instincts and the duality between compassion and the desire to overcome.

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Hurricane Boy F.Y.T. 2013 / 13 min 46 s / Quebec

Directed by Ara Ball

This is the story of Delphis. An 11 year old kid from the roughest part of Montreal who lives life according to his own rules, under the label of the Hurricane. Set in 1991 and shot in Super 16mm. The film crudely deals with various social labels with a dose of black humor.

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The Woman Who Saw the Bear 2015 / 17 min 1 s / Quebec

Directed by Joannie Lafrenière

Since 1980, Lucille Côté has lived in Laterrière, surrounded by more than 250 animals. With a silver mane and candid demeanor, Lucille practices a craft that has long been the exclusive domain of men: Taxidermy. Through various contemplative and country-flavoured tableaux, we meet a particular breed of taxidermist, living outside of the digital age, with enough skills to get by in the woods without a compass or a frying pan.

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The Washing Machine 2011 / 16 min 27 s / Quebec

Directed by Danny Lynch

After attending the funeral and exhibition of his mother’s urn, Samuel 7 years old, returns home with his father Mario. Life must resume and Mario decides to show his son to use the washing machine. At the same time, Mario tells a secret to his son. The washing machine is special. Everything that goes in for a wash, travel back in time…

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Jacob's Walk 2014 / 10 min 6 s / Quebec

Directed by Benoit Le Rouzès, Jean-François Carier

Jacob walks here and there, roaming around, trying to escape his own inertia.

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Where I Am 2012 / 24 min 35 s / Quebec

Directed by Myriam Magassouba

During a brutal Quebec winter, a teenage girl mourns her best friend killed in a car accident.

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Gut Wrenching Fear 2012 / 35 min / Quebec

Directed by François Fournier

Gut Wrenching Fear is the story of a Latin American prize fighter who is smuggled into Canada by his Quebecois trainer for a minor bout. In every context, the fighter is prey: he must overcome terrible, gut-wrenching fear both inside the ring and out.

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The Magnificient Life Underwater 2015 / 15 min 45 s / Quebec

Directed by Joël Vaudreuil

When we take a closer look to The Magnificent Life Underwater, we realize how it is at the same time, so mysterious and so familiar.

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The Deer 2012 / 14 min 6 s / Quebec

Directed by Rémi St-Michel

Marc's lack of serious brings him on a slippery slope.

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