Full Program for January 17 Screening

Christmas has come early! I’m happy to announce our full program for January 17, 2013. I am delighted to begin our second year of screening the best Canadian and international shorts with a very strong selection from Canada, Ireland and the UK. If you like what you see, why not save some money and get your advance tickets now?


Still from Mixtape
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MIXTAPE

Dir: Luke Snellin
United Kingdom – 2009

Mixtape is a short short about making a mixtape for that special someone.

  • Grand Prize – Virgin Media Shorts Competition
  • Nominated – British Association of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA)

Duration: 2:00


Still from Dear Scavengers
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DEAR SCAVENGERS

Dir: Aaron Phelan
Canada – 2012

The eccentric owner of a used-appliance store is driven nearly mad by an unending stream of tween girls entering his shop in search of a clue for their scavenger hunt.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 9:00


Still from Chef de meute (Herd Leader)
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CHEF DE MEUTE (HERD LEADER)

Dir: Chloé Robichaud
Canada – 2012

Clara’s overwhelming family can’t understand her solitary life, wishing she would find someone to grow old with. Following her aunt’s sudden death, Clara is put in charge of her pet. Little does she know that these are the first steps to an unlikely, but empowering, friendship.

  • Official Selection – Canada’s Top Ten
  • Official Selection (Competition) – Cannes Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Palm Springs Short Film Festival

Duration: 12:30


Still from Long Branch
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LONG BRANCH

Dir: Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart
Canada – 2012

On a cold winter’s night, a woman’s quest for a one-night stand is complicated when the guy she goes home with lives two hours away by public transit.

  • Best Live Action Short – Calgary International Film Festival
  • Best Short – Canadian Film Festival

Duration: 14:00


Still from Noreen
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NOREEN

Dir: Domhnall Gleeson
Ireland – 2010

Two rural Irish cops find a body during a routine house call. Things are complicated by the fact that they are idiots. Starring Brendan Gleeson and directed and written by his son Domhnall. Oh, and very very funny.

  • Official Selection – Palm Springs Short Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Short – Galway Film Fleadh
  • Official Selection – Toronto Irish Film Festival

Duration: 18:00


Still from Disco
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DISCO

Dir: Luke Snellin
United Kingdom – 2010

July. 1997. The height of summer. England. Oasis reach number one with ‘D’you Know What I Mean’. Tony Blair has moved his stuff into Downing Street. Meanwhile Danny is trying to tell a girl named Pippa that he likes her. On this Friday we follow Danny through miscommunication, gossip, and a love triangle between Danny, Pippa and his best friend Greg. A follow-up from the director (and star) of Mixtape.

  • Official Selection – London Short Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


Special co-presentation with Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI)

Still from Requiem for Romance
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REQUIEM FOR ROMANCE

Dir: Jonathan Ng
Canada – 2012

A modern-day couple’s secret love affair comes to a bittersweet end during an evening phone call. Cell phone static creates distance between them as they anguish over details of their relationship. But the visuals of the film reveal something entirely different: the epic re-imagining of their relationship set in feudal China, where family influence, cultural pressures and their lust for adventure makes more sense.

  • Canadian ShortWork Award – Whistler Film Festival
  • Animasian Award – Reel Asian Film Festival

Duration: 8:00


So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets and join us! (Did I mention that tickets make a great holiday gift? You know, if you can’t make a mixtape…)

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