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Full Program for October 12 Screening

Our sixth great season wraps with a selection of award winners from this summer’s Scruffy City Film and Music Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Oh, and one local gem, too. We’d love it if you could join us!

P.S. We have a pair of tickets to give away courtesy of imagineNATIVE to their LOVE STORIES shorts program on Saturday October 21st at 5:45pm. One raffle ticket free with admission. Others are just $1 each!

Thursday October 12th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)

 


 

Still from LAST CALL LENNY

LAST CALL LENNY – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Julien Lasseur
USA – 2016

Lenny Upton combines euthanasia with his used furniture business to provide suicide assistance to melancholy customers with a death wish. Armed with a briefcase full of weapons and an eye for antiques, he custom designs a personalized death experience for his one-time clients. All sales are final in this short film that takes a darkly comic evaluation of the value of life and used furniture.

  • Best Narrative Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 12:30

 


 

Still from PRELUDE

PRELUDE

Dir: Isaiah Stratton
USA – 2016

With the help of an intuitive therapist and the love of a woman that he does not remember, a damaged musician fights through the loss of his memory.

  • Audience Award, Short Film – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 10:00

 


 

Still from THE OTHER SIDE

THE OTHER SIDE

Dir: Griselda San Martin
Spain – 2016

The Other Side is the story of deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna who have been separated for almost 15 years but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall.

  • Best Documentary Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 6:00

 


 

Still from CHANGE

CHANGE

Dir: Isaac Kerlow
Singapore – 2016

Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.

  • Best Animated Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 5:15

 


 

Still from A LOVE STORY

A LOVE STORY – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Anushka Naanayakara
UK – 2016

A powerful tale about love faced with darkness.

  • Best Student Film – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
  • BAFTA Award – Short Animation

Duration: 7:00

 


 

Still from WISHING BOX

WISHING BOX

Dir: Lizzie Zhang
USA – 2016

The pirate Derek and his monkey sidekick, after years of sailing the high seas, finally find a treasure chest, a magic box that makes wishes come true.

  • Best Director – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 5:30

 


 

Still from SILENCE

SILENCE

Dir: Dejan Mrkic
Australia – 2016

A sensuous portrait of a young musician who begins to tackle the fragility of her own identity when her hearing starts to fade into a seemingly muted existence. NOTE: Contains nudity and sexual content.

  • Best Actress, Best Sound Design – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 14:30

 


 

Still from WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH

WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH

Dir: Karen Pearlman
Australia – 2016

Inspired by the woman who edited Man with a Movie Camera (1929), Woman with an Editing Bench reveals the personal impact of Stalin’s censorship of cinema on a woman navigating politics, bureaucracy and the impetuous outbursts of collaborators to create something beautiful despite the odds.

  • Best Editor – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 15:00

 


 

Still from URBAN AUDIO SPECTRUM

URBAN AUDIO SPECTRUM

Dir: Marina Schnider
Germany – 2016

An audio visualization through manipulation and animation of video recordings in the city of Berlin.

  • Best Music Video – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 4:00

 


 

Still from POLLYANNA

POLLYANNA – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Roman Gubin
Canada – 2017

A young girl’s internal struggle is expressed through a contemporary dance.

Duration: 1:30

 


 

It’s time to celebrate six seasons! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) just $10, and door tickets are only $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.

Full Program for January 15 Screening

2015 is just around the corner! Start the new year off right and join us on Thursday January 15th for another great selection of short films. We’ll even have subscription packages available for 2015! Please join us!

Thursday January 15 at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from This Is It

THIS IS IT

Dir: Alexander Engel
USA – 2013

Two college kids. First apartment. Shit gets real. Fast.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Staff Pick – Vimeo

Duration: 3:00


Still from Day 40

DAY 40

Dir: Sol Friedman
Canada – 2014

“The story of Noah’s Ark has rarely been told from the animals’ perspective. In this darkly comic, animated account, the assorted fauna reveal their decidedly unholy natures as the water rises.” – Alex Rogalski, TIFF

  • Official Selection – Canada’s Top Ten
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 6:00


Still from Quelqu'un d'extraordinaire (An Extraordinary Person)

QUELQU’UN D’EXTRAORDINAIRE (AN EXTRAORDINARY PERSON) – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Monia Chokri
Canada – 2013

Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent 30-year-old, has everything she needs to succeed. But her fear of banality keeps her in a permanent state of ennui. One day, she wakes up in an unknown suburban house after a complete blackout. Helpless, she calls her friend Catherine and lands, against her will, at a bachelorette party with old acquaintances. As the night unfolds and the tension builds, Sarah’s pursuit of authenticity leads to a merciless climax where secrets are unveiled and friendships destroyed.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 29:00


Still from The Champ

THE CHAMP

Dir: Rosemary Travale
Canada – 2014

In this stop motion short, a little boy obsessed with professional wrestling gets the birthday present of a lifetime.

Duration: 1:30


Still from Sangre de unicornio (Unicorn Blood)

SANGRE DE UNICORNIO (UNICORN BLOOD)

Dir: Alberto Vazquez
Spain – 2013

Two teddy-bears go hunting unicorns, their favourite prey. Unicorns have tender flesh and delicious blueberry-flavoured blood which the bears need to stay cute-looking.

  • Official Selection – Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Duration: 8:30


Still from Pop the Grapes

POP THE GRAPES

Dir: Nicole Dorsey
Canada – 2013

Stephanie needs $500 for an advanced self-defence course in the big city. When she finds an envelope full of cash, she reluctantly turns it over to a security guard. Assuming he’s used the cash to buy a pair of high-class cowboy boots, Stephanie shows him the meaning of brute force.

  • Official Selection – Air Canada enRoute Film Festival

Duration: 16:00


Still from Carrots, Crown, & Rollerblades

CARROTS, CROWN, & ROLLERBLADES

Dir: shawy (Jean-Louis Pêcheur)
France/UK – 2014

A young king had a dog for a best friend, until one fateful day a hot dog van came speeding down the street…

  • North American Premiere

Duration: 3:30


Still from Por eso no tengo hermanos (That's Why I Don't Have Brothers)

POR ESO NO TENGO HERMANOS (THAT’S WHY I DON’T HAVE BROTHERS)

Dir: Paco Cavero
Spain – 2014

Antonio and his brother-in-law Carlos spend some time at the lake, where Carlos hopes to spot a Loch Ness type monster. Antonio is late for a bachelor party. Hilarity ensues.

Duration: 12:00


Join us as we kick off 2015! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And, by the way, 2015 subscriptions are on sale! Get all your 2015 shorts in advance!

Full Program for July 17 Screening

It’s summertime and there are lots of great things going on in our city, which is why we’ve assembled another killer lineup of short films to tempt you inside. It doesn’t hurt that the Carlton Cinemas are both air-conditioned and fully licensed. Please join us!

Thursday July 17 at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from THE WAY OF THE DODO

THE WAY OF THE DODO

Dir: Liam Saint-Pierre
UK – 2013

The Way of the Dodo follows Umit, a colourful East London shopkeeper, as he fights to keep his passion alive, in the face of an ever-changing digital world.

  • Official Selection – Sheffield Doc/Fest
  • Official Selection – Southend-on-Sea Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Duration: 7:00


Still from Behind the Curtain

BEHIND THE CURTAIN (VERHON TAKAA)

Dir: Teemu Nikki
Finland – 2013

School audition in the ’80s. Mikko has been training very hard, but singing in front of an audience is not easy. It might be easier from behind the curtain.

  • Diploma of Merit (Youth Jury) – Tampere International Short Film Festival

Duration: 7:00


Still from The Standoff

THE STANDOFF

Dir: John Alden Milne
Canada – 2011

Ryan and Cindy have begun to take each other for granted. When tempers flare over a forgotten sandwich, a true showdown emerges where the laundry is left in a heap and the tourtiere is left to rot on the counter.

A humorous look at love, loathing and egg salad sandwiches.

  • Best in Shorts – Cinefest Sudbury

Duration: 10:00


Still from The Runner

THE RUNNER – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: John Alden Milne
Canada – 2012

After the death of his father, Jim vows to fulfill the conditions of his will.

  • Best in Shorts – Cinefest Sudbury

Duration: 6:30


Still from Mean Teddies

MEAN TEDDIES – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Tyler Novo
Canada – 2014

Faced with the unfortunate inevitability of his future, a teddy bear must make the decision to stay and fight or to step aside and let a creature take his boy. Director Tyler Novo is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s famed animation programme.

  • World Premiere

Duration: 2:30


Still from Never Stop Cycling

NEVER STOP CYCLING

Dir: Colin Lepper
Canada – 2014

In order for Ed to continue his comfortable, routine life, he must make the journey into a strange living world. Director Colin Lepper is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s famed animation programme.

Duration: 3:30


Still from Cólera

CÓLERA

Dir: Aritz Moreno
Spain – 2013

The residents of an isolated village take justice into their own hands.

  • Official Selection – Austin Film Festival
  • Official Selection – BFI London Film Festival

Duration: 6:30


Still from Habana

HABANA

Dir: Edouard Salier
France – 2014

Havana is occupied by foreign forces and on the edge of civil war. Lazaro, a kid from the slums, walks us through his streets and reveals the chaos that has taken over the capital.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Duration: 22:00


Still from Perfect Drug

PERFECT DRUG

Dir: Toon Aerts
Belgium – 2012

Misha, Yumiko and Chinatsu are sitting in a parked car in front of a strange motel. In the backseat they have a huge number of test tubes filled with different substances. It’s clear that their attempted burglary didn’t go as planned… While Yumiko tries to calm down their Albanian boss Hassan on the phone, Misha can’t resist it any longer. He opens up a test tube and drinks it to the last drop, causing some extraordinary effects.

  • Official Selection – Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Duration: 13:30


Join us as we continue our third season! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are $10, door tickets are $12, and subscriptions are just $35 for the rest of the year (and they include admission to our July 27th “Secret Screening,” too.

October 2013 Audience Award Winner

Still from 7:35 de la mañana

Though our numbers were down significantly tonight, I’m glad to announce our third Audience Award winner. Nacho Vigalondo’s Oscar-nominated short film from 2004, 7:35 de la mañana swept the award with 7 of 23 votes cast. Of the 14 films in the lineup, it was a clear favourite. Here are the full results:

  1. 7:35 de la mañana – 7 votes
  2. La ruta natural – 4 votes
  3. El fin del mundo – 3 votes
  4. Mi amigo invisible – 3 votes
  5. Los reyes magos – 2 votes
  6. Sinceridad – 1 vote
  7. Marisa – 1 vote
  8. Elefante – 1 vote
  9. Domingo – 1 vote

Look for our next screening around mid-January 2014. And definitely more news before then. Check here as well as on Facebook and Twitter.