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Full Program for October 13 Screening

Hoping to add one more film before next week, but wanted to get the rest of the lineup out there today. Thanks for your patience!

We’re wrapping up our FIFTH great season next week and we’d love it if you could join us. We’ll have at least one of the filmmakers present for a post-screening Q&A, and after that, we’ll be walking over to Lou Dawg’s Southern BBQ (76 Gerrard St. E.) for food, beverages, and post-screening conversation. We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday October 13th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from ROKSANA

ROKSANA

Dir: Shaina Pakravan
USA – 2016

Roksana, a young Iranian-American twentysomething with obsessive-compulsive tendencies, nervously prepares to meet her suitor and his family for the first time.

Duration: 5:00


Still from HER FRIEND ADAM

HER FRIEND ADAM

Dir: Ben Petrie
Canada – 2016

A boyfriend’s jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 16:00


Still from LUCY IN MY EYES

LUCY IN MY EYES

Dir: Megan Park
Canada – 2016

On the eve of her wedding, Lucy has a conversation with her six year old self.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – Austin Film Festival

Duration: 11:00


Still from POP MUSIC

POP MUSIC – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Patrick Muhlberger
USA – 2016

Trevor’s been helping his niece prepare a dance for her middle school crush. But when the DJ doesn’t play the correct song, Trevor grabs his samurai sword and decides to confront him. What ensues is an all night trek across suburbia in a tale of love, loss, and freak dancing.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – Short of the Week
  • Staff Pick – Vimeo

Duration: 15:30


Still from STEMS

STEMS – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Ainslie Henderson
UK – 2015

Making puppet making make music.

  • Official Selection – TIFF Kids Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Fantasia Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Edinburgh International Film Festival

Duration: 2:30


Still from THE REPUBLIC OF ENCHANTERS
THE REPUBLIC OF ENCHANTERS

Dirs: Fanny Liatard and Jeremy Trouilh
France – 2016

Ghislaine dances on the roof, Kamel makes himself look smart, and Salomon lies to his brother. Their three stories recount an entire high-rise block, a Republic of Enchanters.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Special Jury Prize – Festival Côté Court

Duration: 13:00


Show us your shorts and we’ll show you ours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for July 14 Screening

July is the month we celebrate Canada Day, and for the very first time, we’re featuring an all-Canadian lineup. We’ll have a few of the filmmakers present for a post-screening Q&A, and after that, we’ll be walking over to Lou Dawg’s Southern BBQ (76 Gerrard St. E.) for food, beverages, conversation, and an acoustic performance by Logan Brown (courtesy of Indie Week Canada). We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday July 14th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from The Ballad of Immortal Joe

THE BALLAD OF IMMORTAL JOE

Dir: Hector Herrera
Canada – 2015

The Ballad of Immortal Joe is the third “chapter” of Beastly Bards, written with a nod to traditional cowboy songs and to the northern ballads of Robert W. Service. “Immortal Joe” puts a haunted twist on a tragically romantic Western.

  • Official Selection – CBC Short Film Face Off
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Best Animated Short – Canadian Screen Awards

Duration: 6:00


Still from Ironied

IRONIED

Dir: Tyler Parr
Canada – 2015

Donald wakes up late for work and goes through an unfortunate series of events. After finally arriving, he meets his first client who puts things into perspective.

  • Brian Linehan Award, Best Actor (Tyler Parr) – National Screen Institute

Duration: 12:00


Still from Mobilize

MOBILIZE

Dir: Caroline Monnet
Canada – 2015

Guided expertly by those who live on the land and driven by the pulse of the natural world, Mobilize takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 4:00


Still from Footprints

FOOTPRINTS – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Kevin Saychareun
Canada – 2015

Deep in the forest, Cahng, an injured hunter, searches for his family who are being hunted by a supernatural force.

  • Official Selection – Toronto Youth Shorts Festival

Duration: 14:00


Still from Never Happened

NEVER HAPPENED

Dir: Mark Slutsky
Canada – 2015

Two colleagues hook up while on a business trip, and then decide it would be best if it “never happened.”

  • Official Selection – CBC Short Film Face Off
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival

Duration: 8:00


Still from The Middles

THE MIDDLES

Dir: Madison Thomas
Canada – 2015

The jocks, the theatre kids, the young loves. Everyone remembers them from school, but what about the kids that blend into the background? What about the Middles?

  • Official Selection – ImagineNative Film Festival

Duration: 12:30


Still from Boy

BOY

Dir: Connor Jessup
Canada – 2015

Boy follows the spirit of a boy who dies in a bicycle accident and then silently trails a classmate home from school.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Palm Springs Shortsfest

Duration: 14:00


Show us your shorts and we’ll show you ours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for April 14 Screening

Spring is nearly here! We’ve got you covered with one of our strongest lineups yet, including three recent Sundance selections. We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday April 14th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from The Procedure

THE PROCEDURE

Dir: Calvin Lee Reeder
USA – 2015

A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

  • Short Film Jury Award, US Fiction – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 4:00


Still from We Are Outside in the Garden Playing

WE ARE OUTSIDE PLAYING IN THE GARDEN

Dir: Friedericke Hoppe
Germany – 2013

The Indoor Garden Institution™ is an indoor garden institution where people can apply to go on holidays from their everyday life. We offer ponies, garden games, princess costuming etc. Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! PARTY PARTY! YAY PARTY! YAY!

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – Brooklyn Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Still from Homebodies

HOMEBODIES

Dir: Yianni Warnock
Australia – 2015

Shannon cooks dinner whilst speaking to a perverted stranger online. Andrew takes a bath wrapped in seared Christmas lights. What could possibly shock this estranged couple from their malaise?

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Still from Killer

KILLER – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Matt Kazman
USA – 2015

When Dusty masturbates for the first time, something terrible happens.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 20:00


Still from Blue Thunder

BLEU TONNERRE (BLUE THUNDER)

Dir: Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagne
Canada – 2015

Bruno, in his thirties and in desperate need of a purpose, ends up homeless after a breakup. Without despairing and under the watchful eye of his motherly big sister, this sawmill worker will find the drive to put his beloved blue suit back on and to rekindle an old flame.

  • Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival
  • Official Selection – The Shortest Day (Canada)

Duration: 21:00


Still from Thunder Road

THUNDER ROAD

Dir: Jim Cummings
USA – 2015

Officer Arnaud loved his mom.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Put some spring in your shorts! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for October 8 Screening

My favourite season is here! It may not be shorts weather anymore but we’re still celebrating short film. We’re wrapping up our fourth great season of Shorts That Are Not Pants and we hope you’ll join us!

Thursday October 8 at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from Force of Habits

FORCE OF HABITS

Dir: Lu Davidson
New Zealand – 2014

A short film to show how simple new habits can have a positive effect on Climate Change – a daunting and intimidating issue.

Duration: 4:00


Still from O Negative

O NEGATIVE

Dir: Steven McCarthy
Canada – 2015

A young woman and the man who cares for her race to find shelter in a roadside motel so they can feed her addiction, in this intriguing, wordless story about desire and dependency.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 14:00


Still from Awakenings

AWAKENINGS

Dir: Bhargav Saikia
India – 2015

The line between dreams and reality is blurred when a young woman in charge of two children is haunted by mysterious entities.

Duration: 13:00


Still from X

X

Dir: Max Hattler
UK – 2012

The unknown X becomes a whole symphony of shapes… In a kinetic energetic otherworld where everything is by itself yet can intersect with each other, cross-action seems the best way to solve an unknown equation.

  • Staff Pick – Vimeo

Duration: 6:00


Still from Myrna the Monster

MYRNA THE MONSTER – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Ian Samuels
USA – 2014

A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles just like any other 20-something.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 14:30


Still from At the Door

AT THE DOOR

Dir: Miriam Bliese
Germany – 2013

The most painful thing about a separation is the fact that you remain so close to each other.

  • Official Selection – Palm Springs International Shortsfest

Duration: 5:00


Still from Two Seas

TWO SEAS

Dir: Orlando Cubitt
UK – 2014

Denied the future she dreams of, a teenage girl runs away to sea.

  • Official Selection – BFI London Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


Still from Somewhere Down the Line

SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE

Dir: Julien Regnard
Ireland – 2014

A man’s life, loves and losses are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car.

  • Winner (Best Animation) – Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
  • Winner (Best Animation) – Irish Film and Television Awards
  • Official Selection – Sarasota Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Galway Film Fleadh

Duration: 10:00


Join us as we wrap up our 2015 season! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

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

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

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

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

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)

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

WEEKEND WARRIORS – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

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.