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July 15-17, 2016 The Empire Theatre

The Regent Theatre

Pinnacle Playhouse

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Festival Program

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Welcome to our 2nd Year! Welcome to the second annual Hollywood North Film Festival! If this is your first time attending welcome, if you were with us last year it’s great to have you back again. We’re proud to be bringing films from around the world and from our very own local filmmakers here to showcase during the three days. The festival will open on Friday July 15 with feature film “The Lobster” from Ireland. Starring Collin Farrell and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Lobster” won the coveted Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. This black comedy has since been gaining rave reviews from critics and audiences alike – be sure not to miss this film. On Saturday we’re proud to be featuring a first feature film debut for Canadian director, Director X. Most notable for directing music videos for artists like Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West; his first feature film “Across the Line” addresses the topic of racism in a small Nova Scotia town with a potential NHL prospect played by Canadian actor Stephan James (Race, Selma). Again, you can’t miss this film, as it’s another example of Canadian talent we’re proud to support. Throughout the weekend independent films from Canada, USA, Australia, India, England, and more will be featured. These films cover all genres and categories including: Feature, Short, Student & Animation films. We’re also thrilled to have two local short films play in this year’s festival. This is just a glimpse at the budding talent and creativity of our local filmmakers. Our second year would not be possible without the continuing generous support from our presenting sponsors and advertisers. We look forward to the on-going community support, as next year we’ll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of our film history in Quinte West and as a region! We have strong filmmaking history here and one that is becoming alive again with multiple films currently in production in our region – we can’t wait to celebrate this milestone next year. The festival is going to be an exciting few days that I hope everyone participates in. Remember to plan out the weekend and try to catch everything you want to see. We’ve scheduled films to give some travel time between locations and some films will play twice just in case you missed one. Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Bay of Quinte Region while taking in some fantastic films and remember to visit the “Movie Years Monument” on Film Street in Trenton – the original home of “Hollywood North.” See you at the movies,

Jacob Côté Festival Director

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Welcome from the City of Belleville

Welcome from the City of Quinte West

As the Mayor of the City of Belleville I am pleased to have this opportunity to welcome you to the Bay of Quinte region on the occasion of the Hollywood North Film Festival starting July 15th, 2016.

On behalf of the Members of Council and the Citizens of Quinte West, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to the 2nd Annual Hollywood North Film Festival and to those attending this event.

On behalf of my colleagues on City Council I would like to express our gratitude to the organizing committee of the Film Festival for their dedication to this fantastic event and for fostering and showcasing filmmaking in our community. After a successful first year in 2015 we are thrilled to have this festival taking place in our region once again.

The City of Quinte West is proud of our history in the film industry as the original “Hollywood North” and appreciate the organizers for their efforts in promoting the arts and culture through this format.

This is a wonderful, fun-filled event that is sure to create camaraderie and great memories here in the Quinte area. Enjoy the Festival! Taso A. Christopher Mayor

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We sincerely hope that you not only enjoy the event’s productions but also take in the Festival on the Bay in Downtown Trenton during the Festival weekend. Best wishes for a successful film festival. Sincerely, Jim Harrison Mayor


During your visit here, please take the opportunity to linger at one of our many restaurants or cafĂŠs and taste great local food and wine, or find something new in one of our specialty shops or galleries located throughout The County.

Welcome from Prince Edward County On behalf of Municipal Council, I am happy to welcome the many film makers, patrons and movie enthusiasts attending the Hollywood North Film Festival, which is taking place July 15 thru 17, 2016 in Picton, Belleville and Trenton.

Once again, a heartfelt welcome to everyone and best wishes for a successful and enjoyable film festival. Robert L. Quaiff Mayor

I also congratulate Northern Entertainment for organizing this unique film festival, and bringing world-class films to The Regent Theatre and other venues.

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Our Film History Past

A film crew on set of “C arry On Sergeant!”

The original studio building in Trenton

A scene from “Carry On Sergeant!”

Inside the studio building

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, EAT! Where to Fuel Up and Debrief During the Festival. Written by: Tiffany Lobb

The Bay of Quinte region continues to celebrate our roots set in the film industry today. Here are our picks for how to spend the full weekend enjoying the festival and making the most of the region it calls home. Feature Film | The Lobster Where | The Empire Theatre When | Friday, July 15 @ 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dinner of Choice | Burger Revolution Release your inner animal and devour the area’s most delicious, flavourful burger that uses local, sustainable, grass-fed beef, and the freshest locally grown produce. You will leave feeling full, content and ready for the first film of the weekend. After Show Favourite | Capers Open until 11:00 p.m. on Friday nights, Capers is your destination for good food, vino, music and martinis in the heart of Belleville. Just a minute’s walk from the theatre, enjoy your drink or late-night snack of truffle frites while debriefing on the night’s film.


Feature Film | Across the Line Where | The Regent Theatre When | Saturday, July 16 @ 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dinner of Choice | The Vic Cafe

As the film on the night is based in Nova Scotia, it is only natural that your dinner choice should represent the strong family bonds present in that region. The Vic Cafe is owned by a family of five who have a passion for food that gives you the energy to do the things you love. You will leave this place ready to tackle the night’s film.

After Show Favourite | The County Canteen Although their kitchen hours end at 9 p.m., the party’s just starting at The County Canteen. With regular live music Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 10 p.m. and a large selection to choose from on their bar menu, your night doesn’t have to end when the film does. Feature Film | EVOL: The Theory of Love Where | Centre Theatre When | Sunday, July 17 @ 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pre-Show Favourite | Port Bistro Pub Enjoy a craft beer or cocktail before the last show of the weekend on The Port Bistro’s scenic waterfront patio. Relax and unwind from a weekend full of film before taking in the last feature film of the festival. Dinner of Choice | Tomasso’s Italian Grille Enjoy a romantic dinner or just admire the city-style decor after taking in the night’s film at the modern and cozy Tomasso’s Italian Grille. A seat on the waterfront patio will have you relaxed from a weekend full of film before hitting the road home, wherever that may be.

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CREATING BIGFOOT Q&A with Local Filmmakers Victor & Jodi Cooper We asked local filmmakers Jodi & Victor Cooper about what its like to be filmmakers in the Bay of Quinte Region and their newest project “The Woodsmen’ How did the two of you start making films? We began making films together in college in 2007, sometimes for class and sometimes just for fun. We have a number of concepts we’ve been working on but Mercy was the first we were able to see from script to screen. Over the past year we’ve founded Five Year Plan which has grown from just the two of us to include Rob Howsam and Kirsten Wight who were both involved in Mercy as well. Their creative input into both films has been invaluable.

What about the horror/thriller genre appeals to you both? It’s just a lot of fun. You get to put some of your fears and anxieties on screen and as an audience member, no matter what happens in the film, you’re guaranteed to survive. Plus we get to play with a lot of fake blood. What did you take away from screening your last film “Mercy” at the festival? Seeing how an audience reacts to your film is priceless. You can watch it a million times but in the end the audience has to love it. In horror it’s especially important because you as the Writer/Director know when all the scary parts are about to happen. It’s nice to show it to a group of


people who aren’t in the know. And of course it was an honour to walk away with “Best Local Film” Tell us about your newest project “The Woodsmen”?

The Woodsmen has been in the making (mostly writing) for a few years now. We have been putting a lot of work into building a solid proof of concept trailer to show those involved just how good a Bigfoot film can look. A lot of people have come together to help us get to this stage. You can see our condensed proof of concept trailer on Youtube “The Woodsmen - The Best Bigfoot Film Ever Made” Sorry folks... no Bigfoot sneak peaks in this one. What can we expect overall from the film? The legend of Bigfoot has plagued Slender Valley for centuries. Intelligent, methodical beasts the locals call The Woodsmen. But when Rachel and her thrill seeker friends head out on the flyfishing adventure of a lifetime, legend becomes reality and they become prey. This film will take itself pretty seriously. It’s not your traditional campy Bigfoot Film. It’s a real adventure with real stakes.

What separates this from all the other “Bigfoot” films? In the past Bigfoot has commonly been portrayed as comical and even goofy. In “The Woodsmen,” Bigfoot is a terrifying, methodical, wild creature that these four friends stumble upon in the woods. We have the best Bigfoot I have ever seen in any film and our goal is to finally give fans the what they deserve No shaky blurry footage, just crystal clear and terrifying Bigfoot. Because this is another partnership with Vantage Point Media House, we are shooting on some of the best cameras in the world and our crew is very comfortable filming in the wilderness. We’re not going to shy away from showing our interpretation of Bigfoot, which is really rare in Bigfoot movies that usually rely on mysterious lighting and shaky camera work to hide him. We believe that fans want to see him in all his glory. This is why we’ve teamed up with The Butcher Shop Makeup FX Studio. They have extensive experience creating realistic looking creatures that we won’t have to hide in the shadows. With all of these things put together I’m very confident we can reach our goal of making “The Best Bigfoot Film Ever Made”. What is the biggest challenge you anticipate or have run it so far? Bigfoot has actually proven to


be quite the diva on set. We had been warned by a few people but we weren’t ready for this. I’ll never forget his bowl of red skittles again. Can you explain the independent filmmaking process to those who might not be familiar with it? With anything independent the biggest hurdle is always funding. But if you can get to a place where you have the funds to move forward it can be a really awesome way to make a film. We have found that the cast and crew are very invested in the project and as a result everyone brings their very best to the table. What is it like to film locally - what are the positives and negatives? Eastern Ontario is loaded with talent. We’ve had very little trouble finding the right people for just about any job imaginable. The locations available here are amazing and we commonly hear from people in the city how jealous they are that this kind of scenery is so accessible to us. If we were making a film about the Gangs of New York it might prove difficult but for what we’re doing it’s a dream. Can we expect to see the film at next year’s festival? We certainly hope to be back to Hollywood North in the future. There’s still a lot of work to be done on our end but we had a blast last year so we would jump at the opportunity.

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Feature Schedules The Empire Theatre - Opening Red Carpet Gala ​ Friday July 15 | 7:30pm | 2hrs The Lobster

The Regent Theatre ​

Saturday July 16 | 12:45pm | 1hr 30mins In the Dark ​ Saturday July 16 | 3:30pm | 1hr 27mins West of Her ​ - Spotlight Film Saturday July 16 | 7:30pm | 1hr 33mins Across the Line

Pinnacle Playhouse ​

Saturday July 16 | 1:15pm | 1hr 30mins POP-UP

Centre Theatre ​

Saturday July 16 | 3:30pm | 1hr 50mins Road to the Well ​ - Festival Finale Film Sunday July 17 | 3:00pm | 1hr 30mins EVOL: The Theory of Love

Block Schedules Block #1 | 47mins Pinnacle | July 16 | 10:30am​ Sodanight - 29mins Time Slash - 2mins My Daddy Eric Tsang - 20mins

Block #2 | 55mins Centre | July 16 | 11am​ Rupee Run - 2mins Who is Hannah - 14mins SCRABBLE - 12mins The Letter - 15mins 177 - 8mins

Block #3 | 43mins Regent | July 16 | 11:30am​ Vlog 131 - 7mins

Block #4 | 40mins Pinnacle | July 16 | 11:45am​ Circles - 10mins The Call - 4mins Lima - 15mins The Firefly Girls - 11mins

Block #5 | 42mins Regent | July 16 | 2:30pm​ Stall - 11mins Another Love - 20mins The Firefly Girls - 11mins

Block #6 | 40mins Pinnacle | July 16 | 3:15pm​ The Letter - 15mins

Block #7 | 30mins Pinnacle | July 16 | 4:30pm​

Block #8 | 37mins Regent | July 16 | 5:30pm​ Allegoria - 7mins Ripples on the Water - 14mins The Path of Grey Owl - 11mins

Block #9 | 50mins Centre | July 17 | 10:30am​ The Path of Grey Owl - 11mins

The Right Person for the Job - 8mins

a list - 12mins SCRABBLE - 12mins

The Tale about the Witch - 15mins

Out of Focus - 8mins Awakenings - 13mins

Harold West and his Journey... - 12min

Take off - 11mins

Harold West and his Journey...- 12mins The Right Person for the Job - 8mins

Lima - 15mins The Call - 4mins

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2016 Film Guide All films are listed in alphabetical order. Films will play in “blocks”. Please refer to the schedule for block dates & times.

Some films will have special premiere/festival designations. - World Premiere - Canadian Premiere - Cannes Film Festival

Film Categories FEATURE SHORT STUDENT ANIMATION LOCAL

177 Thriller, Drama | 8mins | Canada | Mature Themes Producer: Jonathan McFaul Director: Joel George Writer: Nick Roy As John and Thomas clean up their fresh murder scene, Thomas carelessly gets spotted by a neighbour. Will they be able to cover their tracks before they are found out?

SHORT LOCAL

BLOCK #2 Saturday July 16 Centre - 11am

a list Drama | 12mins | Canada Producer: Jon Dewar, Rob Gray Director: Matt Rogers Writer: Matt Rogers Patrick, lonely and stuck in a dead end job, accidentally acquires a wealthy man’s wallet and grocery list. He sets out to buy the items on the list to see if these are the ingredients for the life he has always wanted. SHORT

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BLOCK #7 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 4:30pm


Across the Line Drama | 87mins | Canada Producer: Floyd Kane Director: Director X Writer: Floyd Kane Out of the approximately 600 players in the National Hockey League(NHL), thirty are Black. MATTIE SLAUGHTER (Stephan James), a hockey phenom from the rural Black community of North Preston wants to make it thirty-one. To reach his goal, Mattie needs to keep his nose clean and avoid trouble. Hard

FEATURE

FEATURE PRES. Saturday July 16 Regent - 7:30pm

CANADIAN PREMIERE

ALLEGORIA

Narrative | 7mins | Spain Producer: Director: Writer: An allegorical representation of a very old historical construction that has become a monument and is given a human conscience through the poem of Noufel Bouzeboudja with narration by Conrad Harvey.

SHORT

BLOCK #8 Saturday July 16 Regent - 6pm

SHORT FILM CORNER CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Another Love Drama | 19mins | United Kingdom Producer: Victor Perez, Maria Chiara Ranieri Director: Victor Perez Writer: Carlo Liberatore, Victor Perez A pregnant married woman struggles to tell a much older man that their affair is over.

SHORT

BLOCK #5 Saturday July 18 Regent - 2:30pm


Awakenings Horror, Mystery | 13mins | India Producer: Bhargav Saikia Director: Bhargav Saikia Writer: Bhargav Saikia The line between dreams and reality is blurred when a young woman in charge of two children is haunted by mysterious entities.

SHORT

BLOCK #3 Saturday July 16 Regent - 11:30am

The Call Drama | 4mins | Germany Producer: Hanna Johnen, Ammar S. M. Director: Ammar Sonderberg Writer: Ammar Sonderberg A call between father and daughter you can feel the deep and emotional relationship between them. Due to a shocking incidence the call gets a sudden turn, which unfortunately had to suffer a lot of families all over the world. SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #4 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 11:45am

BLOCK #9 Sunday July 17 Centre - 10:30am

WORLD PREMIERE

Circles

Drama | 10mins | Canada | Mature Themes Producer: Annaliese Heissler Director: Jordan Thomas Brewer Writer: Jordan Thomas Brewer Every breakup has two sides to the story. This one has both.

SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #4 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 11:45am


CANADIAN PREMIERE

EVOL: The Theory of Love Drama | 1hr 25mins | United States Producer: Geoffrey Makowski, Richard Staubitz, Harry Bellenie, Katherine Paige Director: Michael Perrone Writer: Michael Perrone A 17 year old graffiti artist is forced to move to New York City for the summer. In his journey he is forced to see the brutalities of love and realities of life.

FEATURE

FEATURE PRES. Sunday July 17 Centre - 3pm

CANADIAN PREMIERE

The Firefly Girls

Drama | 11mins | United States Producer: Katie Micay, Kim Puleo, Jamie Zaffino Director: Katie Micay Writer: Katie Micay Will is struggling to move on after his beloved daughter suddenly dies. Stuck in a dark cloud of grief, he spends his time hiding in his house and drinking himself into a stupor. Will just wants to be left alone. Meanwhile, a young girl from the neighborhood, Gracie, is determined to sell the last of her Firefly Girl cookies.

SHORT

BLOCK #4 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 11:45am

BLOCK #5 Saturday July 16 Regent - 2:30pm

Harold West and his Journey to the Stars Drama, Comedy | 12mins | Canada Producer: Leo Ashton, Jacqueline Andrade Director: Jacqueline Andrade Writer: Jeremy Garrick Harold west, set in 1963, is a comedic short about a director trying to get the last shot, the money shot, of his big budget Hollywood sci-fi film while everything falls apart around him.

SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #6 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 3:15pm

BLOCK #9 Sunday July 17 Centre - 10:30am


CANADIAN PREMIERE

In the Dark

Horror | 1hr 20mins | United States | Mature Themes Producer: Sital Sal Jain Director: David Spaltro Writer: David Spaltro Skeptical grad student, Veronica Carpenter interviews renowned paranormal specialist, Dr. Lois Kearne for her thesis on the benefits of her supernatural research and joins her on a field study trip to a Brooklyn family home. Once at the residence of nurse Joan Mills and Bethany, the investigators are immediately confronted with dark secrets, darker energies, unexplainably horrific events, and a young girl who’s affliction tests the boundaries of all their collective research and experience.

FEATURE

FEATURE PRES. Saturday July 16 Regent - 12:45pm

The Letter Drama, War | 15mins | United States | War Scenes Producer: Xuewei Yang Director: Yifan Xiao Writer: Yue Hu When an American soldier during WWII is captured by a young German soldier, he is offered a unique chance to escape when the Nazi captor steps on a landmine that will explode if he steps off. SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #2 Saturday July 16 Centre - 11am

BLOCK #6 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 3:15pm

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Lima

Narrative | 20mins | Iran Producer: Afshin Roshanbakht, Vahid Jafari, Javad Shariatpanah Director: Afshin Roshanbakht, Vahid Jafari Writer: Afshin Roshanbakht, Vahid Jafari As he struggles to keep the memory of the father he lost, a boy becomes a man and grows old.

ANIMATION SHORT

BLOCK #4 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 11:45am

BLOCK #9 Sunday July 17 Centre - 10:30am


The Lobster Drama, Dark Comedy | 2hrs | Ireland | 14A Producer: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Writer: Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. FEATURE

OPENING GALA Friday July 15 Empire - 7:30pm

My Daddy Eric Tsang Drama | 20mins | China Producer: Director: Meng Wang Writer: Meng Wang Student Nuoyi Zeng grows up in a one-parent family. His grades are not well and he has low self-esteem, his classmates often laugh at him. When the class teacher arranges a writing competition about each students father, Nuoyi asks his mother who is his father and what does he looks like. What his mother tells him, could it really be true?

SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #6 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 10:30am

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Out of Focus

Thriller | 8mins | United States | Mature Themes Producer: H. Nelson Tracey Director: H. Nelson Tracey, Wyatt Lennertz Writer: H. Nelson Tracey, Wyatt Lennertz Two girls bring a camera on a camping trip and run into some unexpected scares.

SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #6 Saturday July 16 Regent - 11:30am


The Path of Grey Owl Narrative | 10mins | Canada Producer: Steve Bruno Director: Goh Iromoto Writer: Ray Mears “The question is not what we get out of nature, but what can we give back to nature.” The Path of Grey Owl is a film by Goh Iromoto, shot on location in Ontario, Canada. It follows world renowned bushcraft export Ray Mears through the wilderness of the Temagami region, as he explores the path of acclaimed author and conservationist Grey Owl.

SHORT

BLOCK #6 Saturday July 16 Regent - 5:30pm

BLOCK #6 Sunday July 17 Centre - 10:30am

CANADIAN PREMIERE

POP-UP

Drama, Comedy | 1hr 30mins | Australia | Mature Themes Producer: Stuart McBratney Director: Stuart McBratney Writer: Stuart McBratney A triptych of stories about people affected by one event: An unemployed father finds a camera containing a single photo of a woman’s face. A Romanian immigrant attempts to overcome her heartbreak by giving away a thousand home-made pop-up cards. A sleep-deprived theatre director seeks deadly revenge on a scathing critic.

FEATURE

FEATURE PRES. Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 1:15pm

The Right Person for the Job Comedy | 8mins | France | English Subtitles Producer: Wilfried Méance Director: Wilfried Méance Writer: Loic Gaillard, Wilfried Méance Jean, a recent unemployed 55-year waiting feverishly to pass for the first time in an interview job center. What he does not know is that Remi, his old counselor 30 years hot temperament, wants to end his work day quickly. They were made for each other.… SHORT

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BLOCK #7 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 4:30pm

BLOCK #9 Sunday July 17 Centre - 10:30am


2016 Festival Judges

Carol Bauer

Peggy Collins

Claude Gariepy

Eric Howard

Paul Papadopoulos

Alex Pilon

Brendan Mertens Director, Ghostheads feature documentary 2007 TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA PRODUCTION GRAD


Ripples on the Water Drama | 14mins | United States Producer: Alexander Falcon Director: Alexander Falcon Writer: Alexander Falcon After losing his wife and contemplating suicide, Leo has a lifechanging encounter with a young man who tries to rob him.

SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #8 Saturday July 16 Regent - 5:30pm

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Road to the Well Thriller, Drama | 1hr 50mins | United States | Mature Themes Producer: Jon Cvack, Tim Davis, Nick Mathews, Brittany White Director: Jon Cvack Writer: Jon Cvack Three old friends are reunited after two of them become involved in a seemingly random murder and journey up to the Northern California Sierra in order to bury the body.

FEATURE

FEATURE PRES. Saturday July 16 Centre - 3:30pm

Rupee Run Comedy | 2mins | United States Producer: Ringling College of Art and Design Director: Tarun Lakshminarayanan Writer: Tarun Lakshminarayanan Two dirt poor street performers chase after a coin through the streets of India.

ANIMATION SHORT

BLOCK #2 Saturday July 16 Centre - 11:30am


SCRABBLE Drama | 11mins | Switzerland Producer: Björn Härtel Director: Cristian Sulser Writer: Cristian Sulser Trapped in a dull and loveless marriage with his competitive wife Barbara, the weekly Scrabble game presents an unexpected opportunity for Theo. A few magical letters turn Theo’s darkest fantasies into reality. And suddenly, the grumpy couple is playing a board game of life and death. SHORT

BLOCK #2 Saturday July 16 Centre - 11am

BLOCK #7 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 4:30pm

Sodanight Drama | 28mins | Taiwan | English Subtitles Producer: Lo Xiang Yu, Long Wai I Director: Long Wai I Writer: Long Wai I He works as a dealer in Macau casino. In one dramatic night, he loses everything in his life. He has endured tons of pressure from his family, work and money. And now he has nothing to lose.

SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #1 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 10:30am

Stall Drama, LGBTQ | 10mins | Canada Producer: Dan Laera Director: Roman Lapshin Writer: Roman Lapshin Two close friends struggle with their sexuality and self identity. It is a coming of age story that highlights the fragility of friendship and love.

SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #5 Saturday July 16 Regent - 2:30pm


Take Off Drama | 10mins | Canada Producer: Alexander DeSouza Director: Alexander DeSouza Writer: Jazmin Batey, Natasha Levinski A romantic drama revolving around a young couple; Molly Weiss an upfront magazine editor and Mathew Hill, a determined lawyer. For Molly, being a magazine editor is all that she is and all that she believes to be. Thrust up against Mathew’s concern for their deteriorating relationship, the two quickly realize that their future together was never what they had imagined.

SHORT STUDENT

BLOCK #6 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 3:15pm

CANADIAN PREMIERE The Tale about the Witch, the Farmhand and the Soldier Thriller, Drama | 15mins | Sweden | Mature Themes Producer: Martin Rutegård, Christian Rutegård Director: Christian Rutegård Writer: Christian Rutegård A woman is sentenced to death for heresy. A soldier takes orders from the king to bring her to the place of execution. But the soldier’s horse gets spooked by the wild sounds from the forest and escapes. The soldier is then forced to lead the witch on foot. SHORT

BLOCK #3 Saturday July 16 Regent - 11:30pm

Time Smash Sci-fi, Comedy | 2mins | United States | Mature Themes Producer: Ben Reicher Director: Ben Reicher Writer: Ben Reicher A time traveler goes back two weeks to stop himself from going to Cynthia’s new years party. Unfortunately, he brings his cat along and forgets to let him back into the machine when he returns to the present. What the time traveler finds when he returns to the present is pretty messed up... ANIMATION SHORT

BLOCK #1 Saturday July 16 Pinnacle - 10:30am


Vlog 131 Drama, Thriller | 7mins | Canada | Mature Themes Producer: Sydney Lloyd Director: Emily Borhi Writer: Emily Gilhooley An online live stream is interrupted when a school shooting occurs, trapping three strangers in a dorm room together.

SHORT STUDENT

LOCAL

BLOCK #3 Saturday July 16 Regent - 11:30am

CANADIAN PREMIERE

West of Her

Romance | 1hr 30mins | United States | Mature Themes Producer: David Brustlin, Cameron Bryson, Ethan Warren Director: Ethan Warren Writer: Ethan Warren Two young strangers travel the country, participating in a mysterious street art project, but when their contentious relationship deepens into romance, they must choose between their commitment to their work and the possibility of a future together. FEATURE

FEATURE PRES. Saturday July 16 Regent - 3:30pm

Who is Hannah Drama, Comedy | 14mins | Canada | Mature Themes Producer: Scott Cavalheiro Director: Mark O’Brien Writer: John Hastings, Claire Stollery The unlikely but unfortunately true story about how one girl manages to meet her extremely dead dad.

SHORT

BLOCK #2 Saturday July 16 Centre - 11am


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