Saturday April 7
All events @ KIAC unless noted otherwise
MASTER CLASS with Guy Édoin FREE
This year the DCISFF is pleasd to focus on the short films of Québec. In collaboration with LES RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS we are presenting two filmmkers and a strong lineup of short films from "La Belle Province". For a complete list of films in the Québec program, click here.
Starting with with a screening of his first short Le Pont, the workshop
will explore Guy's career as short filmmaker, and how he evolved as
filmmaker from one film to another, until his first feature Marécages
(Wetlands). We are also presenting Guy's other two films of the trilogy
Les Eaux Mortes and La Battue during our regular screenings. Guy's short
films are among what is best in Quebec for the past 6 years.
After studying scriptwriting at the Université du Québec à Montréal,
Guy Édoin went on to write several award-winning fictional short films
shown at international festivals, including a trilogy titled Les affluents
(Le pont, Les eaux mortes, La battue). Marécages is his first feature film.
Formé en scénarisation à l'Université du Québec à Montréal, Guy Édoin
est l'auteur de plusieurs courts métrages de fiction qui ont été primés
et présentés dans plusieurs festivals internationaux, dont la trilogie Les
affluents (Le pont, Les eaux mortes, La battue). Marécages est son premier
SATURDAY NIGHT 7:30 screening
Matthew Rankin in attendance
Winnipeg native Matthew Rankin lives and works in Montreal. A
director and creative consultant for television, he has made more than
20 short films, including Cattle Call and Negativipeg.
Originaire de Winnipeg, Matthew Rankin vit et travaille à Montréal.
Réalisateur et consultant créatif pour la télévision, il a signé une
vingtaine de courts métrages, dont Cattle Call et Negativipeg.
Matthew's latest film Tabula Rasa plays in the 7:30 screening.
Saturday 2pm YOUTH SCREENING FREE!
at YukonSOVA (3rd & Queen)
HOW THE COYOTE GOT HIS CUNNING
Claire Niebergall, USA, Animation, 3 m
A story about the creation of the world, the ranking
of all its creatures, and the world's first (failed) all nighter
Ian Hogeboom-Burr & Howard Coyne, Yukon, Comedy, 6 m
Two crime scene investigation officers in Whitehorse
try to solve an extremely strange murder case.
THE STORY OF CROW
Yukon, Animation, 2 m
The story of the crow legend animated in different styles.
EXPLORER FACT HIGHLIGHTS
RSS Grade 4 Class, Yukon, Animation, 4 m
What happes when grade four students are given
20 minutes each to animate one fact from their social
studies explorer project.
Kieran Stacey, Yukon, Comedy, 8 m
In the outback of "Australia", young "Aussie Bruce",
explorer at large, is on the hunt for wild cougars.
Sam Crocker, Yukon, Animation, 3 m
A symbollic representation of the creation of the
world using hieroglyphics to represent the key
elements of light/earth/wind/water; sound, colour
and life — in order of their appearance.
RSS Grade 2 Class, Yukon, Animation, 2 m
How do you spell Dawson City? The grade two class
at Robert Service School illustrates the heart of their
hometown in 2-D stop motion.
RED EYE: The Red Blade
Oilver Flegel, Yukon, Animation, 3 m
The Red Blade battles three bosses in another dimension
Gerard Parsons, Yukon, Documentary, 5 m
A light-hearted exploration of sincerity and innocence, as seen through the created world of two young minds.
Youth Art Enrichment, Yukon, Horror, 5 m
Never listen to a creepy gas station guy.
FAT CAT 2
Kate Crocker, Yukon, documentary, 2 m
A sequel to Kate's Award Winning "Fat Cat" (MITY Youth 2009). Featuring James, another fat cat and his attempts to get thin.
Youth Art Enrichment, Yukon, Drama, 7 m
Hunting for ghosts in Dawson City is a dangerous undertaking.
Youth Art Enrichment, Yukon, Drama, 5 m
The streets of Dawson City can be a dangerous place.
THE MAN AND THE MAMMOTH
Nathan Gilliss & Callum Paterson, BC, Animation, 7 m
After rescuing a man eating mammoth from drowning
in the arctic, the lonely hermit receives a strange
gift that changes his life forever.
Saturday 2pm FIRST EYES
at Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre (Front & York)
Michelle Latimer, Ontario, Animation, 6 m
Upon leaving his First Nations reserve, Jimmy encounters the lost souls of the city and is reminded that no matter how far you travel, you cannot escape who you are. Inspired by the contemporary art of First Nation's youth, Choke employs stop-motion
animation to explore the themes of urban isolation and the search for identity within modern society.
Neil Christopher, Alberta, Animation, 12 m
A hunting excursion evolves into an otherworldly encounter, as two brothers navigate the spirit realm in this ethereal and haunting animation that celebrates
the ancient art of Inuit storytelling.
BACK COUNTRY PICTURES
Jimmy Johny, Yukon, Documentary, 5 m
71 year old Jimmy Johnny treats us to some of the amazing footage that he has collected "out on the land" over the years.
Zacharias Kunuk, Nunavut, Documentary, 10 m
Building on themes explored in his recent documentary feature, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, Zacharias Kunuk tells the story of Sirmilik's restless skies through the voice of an Inuit elder. Featuring new musical collaborations by renowned
throat singer Tanya Tagaq and indie duo Apostle of Hustle.
SPIRIT OF THE BLUEBIRD
Xstine Cook & Jesse Gouchey, Alberta, Animation, 6 m
Using spray paint on a garage where Aboriginal mother and grandmother Gloria Black Plume was brutally murdered in 1999, Cree artist Jesse Gouchey paints a large scale animation of a bluebird in fl ight. The beauty and freedom of the bluebird's motion is contrasted with remembrances of Gloria's surviving family members, who give an emotional glimpse of a woman lost to violence and the injustice of the legal system.
The Ephermals, Manitoba, Documentary, 4 m
Curious about the recent popularity of mukluks and feathered headbands, three friends begin sifting through racks of new trends collecting fashionable signifiers of Indigenous identity. Their window shopping is contrasted by a museum visit full of artifacts and ethnographic dioramas meant to represent historical Aboriginal culture. With fabric and sewing machines, they begin to stitch together their own dresses based on the pastiche of their experiences and understanding.
Caroline Monnet, Manitoba, Documentary, 5 m
A young Aboriginal girl's hopes and dreams are re-negotiated within the walls and tunnels of the institution of education.
THE INDIAN WORD
David Wilson, Manitoba, Documentary, 5 m
Is the word "Indian" a label for Canadian Aboriginals to reject or reclaim? In this short documentary, David Wilson hits the streets of Winnipeg to find out if people self-identify as "Indians" and why they do so.
MISAWAC KÂWI NA'WAPAMITIN
Gail Maurice, Ontario, Drama, 14 m
A granddaughter is called home to Northern Saskatchewan,
to say her final farewell to her dying grandmother. In Cree/Michif we say Misawac Kâwi Na'wapamitin (Until We Meet Again) because there is no 'goodbye'.
Miranda de Pencier , Nunavut, Drama, 18 m
A young Inuit woman seeks to reclaim her voice, lost in a community that's been tragically separated from its past.
Saturday 4pm THE MIDDAY SUN
THE MECHANISM OF SPRING
Atsushi Wada, Japan, Animation, 4 m
An expression of the itchy feelings everyone experiences when Spring comes.
Jonathan Raciunas, Ontario, Comedy, 12 m
Friends and business partners Thomas Uncle and Lloyd Chaplin are very profitable home security sign salesmen until they put themselves out of business by doing too well. But after watching a news report about a protest against local politician John Butler, Thomas Uncle comes up with a plan to sell custom made protest signs to protesters at the rally. Thomas and Lloyd then devise a way to profit from both the politicians AND the people in order to end up with their heads high and their profits even higher
Karim Azimi, Iran, Exprimental, 10 m
Human beings, exiled to the soil, human loneliness and roaming.
Scott Fitzpatrick, Manitoba, Experimental, 3 m
During an experimental seance conducted in a dark Winnipeg warehouse in the summer of 2010, the disembodied spirit Eck is prematurely conjured back to life and allowed to run amok on earth once more.
WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY
Anna Linke, Germany, Drama, 11 m
In remembrance of the Lumiere Brothers: Karin works in a metal factory where she spends day after day, performing the same monotonous tasks. When a new worker begins his job in the factory, it seems to be the end of this drab life.
Eva Colmers, Alberta, Animation, 12 m
Without any possessions to tie her down, young vagabond Bo is ready to take off – to the big city, the desert and the jungle. She uses what others throw away and with her touch of magic, overcomes
Philippe Grégoire, Quebec, Comedy, 5 m
Francis wants to fall asleep beside the woman he loves, but Caroline's watch goes 'beep beep.'
RUIDHLE AN FHÌDHLEIR
Marc Almon, Nova Scotia, Drama, 18 m
In a tale of love set in depression-era Cape Breton, a farm girl falls for a mysterious wandering musician, and together they must challenge her domineering
father and escape from a powerful bootlegger determined to have her hand in marriage.
Saturday 7pm AT THE CONFLUENCE
Arnaud Brisebois, Quebec, Drama, 9 m
Metaphor of adversity, an infernal race against a merciless adversary. A duel to settle between a young man and a locomotive.
THE DAY WE DANCED ON THE MOON
Tristan Daws, UK, Documentary, 11 m
The story of THE CHANNEL ONE BAND, a reggae band of mental health patients, as they journey to the West Coast of Ireland. A journey out of ourselves into another state of mind that shows us that no matter how extraordinary an experience might be, reality will eventually come calling. We might all have our day on the moon, but sooner or later we will all come crashing down to earth... .
Sophie Goyette, Quebec, Drama, 23 m
A singular meditation on leaving, loss, and night's power of abstraction.
THE YODELLING FARMER
Mike Maryniuk, Manitoba, Documentary, 6 m
Stew Clayton of Manitou, Manitoba is the yodelling farmer, portrayed with humour and wit in this fantastic animated documentary that looks the way yodelling sounds.
Joseph McGuire, Alberta, Documentary, 3 m
A film that looks at the presence the temple in Tenri has, how the area around it looks, and how the practitioners visit.
Pedro Rivero, Spain, Animation, 13 m
Little DINKY starts a new day on her way to school with her beloved father, but a terrible industrial accident is going to change her life forever. Now DINKY's fate may ride on the wings of her eccentric friend BIRDBOY, a rootless and introverted kid that hides in the forest lost in his fantasies...
Matthew Rankin, Quebec, Drama, 10 m
In the aftermath of the 1950 Winnipeg flood, Fernand floats listlessly through the sad,
sunken landscape of ruin while his estranged wife, Marie-Oiseau, prays for the drowned souls of Saint-Boniface.
Saturday 9:30 pm INTO THE NIGHT
Jennifer Campbell, BC, Experimental, 4 m
The artist simulates the faux-eruption of Mt. Rainier. It aims to amusingly dramatize the contrast between the crude attempt at simulation and the implacable
power of the mountain, existing at another level of time and space.
Pablo Navarro-Rubio, Spain, Comedy, 18 m
All his life Benjamin has wanted, above all else, to become a vampire. However, the life of a vampire in reality is not the way it is portrayed in the movies.
THE LAST NORWEIGIAN TROLL
Pablo Navarro-Rubio, Norway, Animation, 13 m
Three young goats decide to get rid of an old Troll who lives under a bridge. Little do they know that he is the last survivor of his species, the very last Troll of Norway... (Narrated by Max Von Sydow)
Peter Sandmark, BC, Experimental, 4 m
Shambhala Alley is a mediatation on mortality and awareness of the present moment, inspired by the last days of our dying dog.
George Sander-Jackson, UK, Animation, 2 m
In the heart of the city, behind green metal fences, the cycle of growth carries on
WRITTEN IN INK
Martin Rath, Poland, Documentary, 12 m
Written in Ink is a documentary about hope. The compelling story of a man trying to get back in touch with his sister after they haven't had any contact for 14 years. But can one change what has already been.
Kathrin Frey, Switzerland, Drama, 5 m
A man goes out for a late night stroll, making an unexpected find...
Guy Édoin, Québec, Drama, 20 m
An autumn day spent hunting concludes in confrontation between a mother and her
Saturday 11:30 pm BEYOND THE AURORA
TRACTOR CHICKEN SCENE FROM OUR FOOTLOOSE REMAKE
Mike Manasewitsch, Willy Roberts, USA, Drama, 5 m
In October 2008 it was announced that Paramount Pictures & Dylan Sellers
Productions would be remaking the Kevin Bacon classic. We were fed up. The Hollywood remake machine was going to take another solid movie, put it through the ringer, and make a buck from a younger generation. We decided "Let's beat them to the punch."
Patrick Smith, USA, Animation, 8 m
'Masks' illustrates modern exploitation, production and consumption in animated terms. 'Masks' projects itself as a musical interpretation, a contemporary and disturbing version of the Disney formula of 'Fantasia'.
Lloyd Handley, UK, Experimental, 2 m
Still Life follows the journey to work of a rather unusual commuter.
Jaimz Asmundson, Manitoba, Documentary, 12 m
The Magus is a multi-format, process-based experimental film that explores the root of artistic creation. The film documents visual artist, C. Graham Asmundson's body of work over a rigorous six-month period.
Tyler Funk, Alberta, Comedy, 5 m
100 meters. 8 girls. 1 surprise.
Alex Farah, BC, Experimental, 5 m
A man wakes up in a canoe in the middle of the ocean, with nothing but a box, some Polaroids and a deteriorating sense of sanity.
Emilio Martí, Spain, Animation, 7 m
A cartoon character goes to therapy because he feels rejected in a 'live-action' world what dislikes those who are different. The protagonist refl ects on the
nature of prejudice and has to decide to either adapt to the norm or dare live as he is.
Peter Pasyk, BC, Comedy, 5 m
An absurd battle ensues when two postering guys working the same street collide at one pole and must negotiate over turf...a moment in the urban jungle.
LA FAMILIA DE MI NOVIA
Guillermo Chapa, Spain, Comedy, 12 m
Manu faces the hardest test of his life: To meet his girlfriend's family.
I'M FINE THANKS
Eamonn O'Neill, Ireland, Animation, 5 m
'I'm fine thanks, how are you?'