Introducing Encore Screenings

August 2015 Encore Screening

I’m really excited about this! For a while now, we’ve wanted to extend our short film-loving tentacles into the west end of Toronto, and now it’s about to happen. Thanks to the great folks at The Ossington, we’ll be introducing encore screenings (or should that be Encore Screenings™?) the month following our regular screenings. The lineup will be the same, but the venue (and the ambiance) will be different. Join us in the back room at 61 Ossington Avenue (between Queen and Dundas) where the beer will be cold and the screen will be largish.

Our first encore will be Thursday August 20th at 7pm, where we’ll show the lineup from our July 16th screening. Tickets are a measly $5 (cash only) at the door, leaving you brass in pocket for some libations. Facebook RSVP here.

P.S. Members of our very special group of subscribers get in for free, of course!

Full Program for July 16 Screening

Summertime is definitely shorts weather! We’ll even have t-shirts, tote bags, and subscription packages available for sale! Please join us!

Thursday July 16 at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)

Still from The Little Deputy


Dir: Trevor Anderson
Canada – 2014

Trevor tries to have his photo taken with his father.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 9:00

Still from Call It Blue


Dir: Julia Hendrickson
Canada – 2014

If you’re always looking at the road ahead, you’ll miss what you’re passing.

Duration: 13:00

Still from And On The Seventh Day


Dir: Michael Raphan
Spain – 2014

They’ve stuffed their faces with burgers and burritos and toured Rodeo Drive and Venice Beach, which means all that’s left is a hike up to the famous Hollywood Sign. But after a week-long honeymoon in Los Angeles, Spanish newlyweds Nacho and Cristina can barely stand each other.

Then things get worse.

Duration: 16:00

Still from Interesting Ball


Dir: DANIELS (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert)
USA – 2014

A red ball bounces past a café and a couple of folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.

Daniel Scheinert: [T]his film grew out of a desire to celebrate our most embarrassing brain farts.

Daniel Kwan: …and hopefully figure out what it means. You know…life and whatever.

Daniel Scheinert: Who are we? Why are we Daniels?

Daniel Kwan: Why is someone giving us money to make things like this?

Daniel Scheinert: That’s why we made this movie. To explore the existential question of “Why did someone give us money?”

Duration: 13:00

Still from Captain Coulier (Space Explorer)


Dir: Lyndon Casey
Canada – 2009

Sick of the pressure from his parents to become successful on Planet Earth, Anthony Coulier impulsively became a space explorer. Although lured to space by the promise of action, adventure, and glory, he now battles space travel’s greatest obstacle, boredom. Now in between planets, and with mission operations under control, he becomes restless and argumentative with a focused crew that keeps to themselves. Loneliness sinks in. Maybe intergalactic space travel isn’t his schtick.

  • Cast and Crew in Attendance
  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Duration: 13:00

Still from Weekend Warriors


Dir: Lyndon Casey
Canada – 2015

Bobby Reddick’s fun-filled weekend in the Canadian part-time army comes to a screeching halt when his camp receives an urgent distress call.

  • World Premiere!
  • Cast and Crew in Attendance

Duration: 16:00

Join us as we escape the summer heat for a few hours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12.

April 2015 Audience Award Winner

Still from Mouse-X

Thanks to everyone who attended last night, and congratulations to Justin Tagg, whose Mouse-X won our Audience Award prize!

  1. Mouse-X – 9 votes
  2. De Honger (The Hunger) – 7 votes
  3. Memorable Moi (Remember Me) – 5 votes
  4. En Retour (In Return) – 4 votes
  5. Kneel Through The Dark – 1 vote
  6. Rehovot – 1 vote

(27 votes total)

Watch for our next screening in July 2015. More news here, on Twitter, and on Facebook.