Sunday, March 23
The Big Finish
Scott Amos, British Columbia,
Canada 1m 30s
A Childhood memory recreated with hand processed super 8 film. (Filmmaker
Der Aufreiber (The Pick-Up Artist)
Steffen Weinert, Germany,
Actually Olli only wanted to have noncommittal, anonymous sex. But when
he went out the door the daughter of his “Pick-Up” crosses
his way. 6 year old Yvonne is not happy with the unlucky lovelife of her
mother and decided to find a real boyfriend for her — and for herself
a new dad.
The Inquisitive Snail
Flemish Beauty, Ontario, Canada
An inquisitive snail digs up dirt on the inhabitants of a small town only
to realize that a shell full of secrets can be a very heavy load indeed.
Richard Lawrence, Yukon, 15m
Life, love, madness, death. Nothing is black and white.
An elderly man watches home movies as a form of therapy to deal with a
recurring nightmare about his ailing wife. When image, dream and reality
merge, the couple return to and confront the pivotal moment of their lives.
Saskatchewan part III
Brian Stockton, Saskatchewan,
The conclusion of The Saskatchewan Trilogy. Part 3 takes a humourous,
animated look at the filmmaker’s family tree, and how it is that
his grandparents ended up in Saskatchewan in the early 20th century. Saskatchewan
Part 3 is a mélange of personal history, family mementos, and Saskatchewan
lore, mixed together with a bone-dry sense of humour. Filmed in glorious
35mm cinemascope, Saskatchewan Part 3 seeks to define what it means to
be come home.
Ramses Madina, Ontario, Canada
In this meditative documentary about the gradual disappearance of farming
culture, director Ramses Madina employs striking time-lapse photography
and the thoughtful narration of elderly farmer Victor McGregor. Images
of dilapidated farms and decaying barns, accompanied by McGregor’s
fading voice, haunt the screen. (Canada’s Top 10)
Faire Chaluim Mhic Leoid (The Wake of
Marc Almon, Cape Breton, Canada,
North America's first Gaelic-language short film is a whirlwind of a tale!
Stories can't bring back the ones you love. Or can they?
Tales from The Arctic Circle
Roz Mortimer, United Kingdom,
A magical look at a changing culture as locals compete in games and tests
of skill: igloo building, ice sculpture, snowmobile racing and a round
of golf on a fairway carved from the sea ice. It’s all so enchanting,
but behind these images are stories of homelessness, melting ice, colonialism
I Met The Walrus
Josh Raskin, Ontario, Canada,
In 1969, fourteen-year old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s
Toronto hotel room and convinced him to do an interview. That interview
has now become the soundtrack to the visually dazzling short I Met The
Walrus, an entirely animated rendering of Lennon’s musings on peace,
war and society. (OIAF)
Pourqoui on le fait
Thiery Boufford, Quebec, Canada,
In film, like in war…
Dawson Town Melted Down
Lulu Keating, Yukon, 7m
Why the hell did you move to Dawson City?
The answer is a playful portrait of Dawson City, the lies and the truths
of this frontier town. Shot mostly on 16mm film with a Bolex wind-up camera,
the film was hand developed in KIAC’s darkroom.
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