2018 Films

A Drawing

Director
brad condie
6
MIN
US
A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying Mother.Through a deep desire he wills himself to try to see her again

A Sweet Man

Director
Javier Chavanel
10
MIN
Spain
For the sorrowful Gustavo, it was an ordinary night: an uninspiring, silent night. But suddenly, fun knocked on this door… and it wouldn´t leave until it had run its course.

Against The Grain

Director
David I. Strasser
10
MIN
BC
Best Cinematography
An inspirational series exploring the unique lifestyles of British Columbia's most dynamic mountain culture athletes, artists, and adventurers.

Atone

Director
Shane Brar
11
MIN
BC
Mike lives in a small rural town. He is employed as a farm hand at a local farm owned by Frank. Mike is living life day to day not worried about anything around him. As he sees things around him deteriorate he soon realizes that his own future is in jeopardy

Conejo

Director
Valeria Jiménez Montes de Oca
20
MIN
Mexico
Jealousy leads a man to commit a horrible crime. Years later, while enjoying his new life, a mysterious character start to stalk him.

Cypher

Director
Lawrence Lam
20
MIN
BC
Best Short Film
Best Actor
Best Director
Tensions still linger in 1997 LA between the Korean-American and the Black communities after the ‘92 Riots. After an incident in his father’s restaurant, Jay, a Korean-American high school student finds himself pulled into LA’s underground hip hop scene where the two worlds collide.

Edge of Apollo

Director
Marcus Hann
11
MIN
BC
Best Script
Alex is a young boy who has an obsession with space, and after watching the launch of Apollo 11, dreams that he too can someday go to space.

Gas

Director
Nicholas Facchini
5
MIN
Canada
The Triumph of God's Love. A surreal dark comedy with a gas mask.

Grey

Director
SJ van Breda
4
MIN
BC
A woman and man from opposing worlds have the veil between them lifted. Through experimental editing and dance, they are able to experience each other's worlds and create a realm of their own.

Happy

Director
Nicolas Wilhem
5
MIN
Swiss
Four birthdays, four ways to live loneliness. One day.

Hurry Slowly

Director
Anders Emblem
70
MIN
Norway
Hurry Slowly is a warm slice-of-life film about Fiona and her younger brother Tom, whom she takes care of.

Letisha's Well

Director
Matej Balaz
16
MIN
Fraser Valley
Chilliwack Spirit Award
On November 1st, 2016 Reimer family and community of Abbotsford, BC (Canada) endured a loss of a young soul—daughter, sister and friend. Letisha Reimer was a supporter of Run For Water, a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing clean water to communities in Ethiopia.

Lions In Waiting

Director
Jason Karman
17
MIN
BC
Best of BC
The newest member of a minor league hockey team, Ray, experiences hazing by his new teammates as he struggles to fit in both on and off the ice. Ray will have to find the courage to accept himself first—and maybe even inspire a fellow teammate.

Mayday

Director
Raymund Santos
13
MIN
Fraser Valley
This is the story of Nicole Provost, a 23-year old UBC Student with Asperger's Syndrome who single-handedly founded the Mayday Youth Choir, a first of its kind in British Columbia which caters to children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Millennials Anonymous

Director
Josh Schendel
6
MIN
Canada
A group of 20-somethings come to terms with the addiction ailing them all, the gram.

Noise of the Light

Director
Valentin Petit
21
MIN
France
Pablo and Marius make a disturbing discovery about their childhood friend Lou: she appears to be able to synthesise into sound the light she is exposed to. But as she soon becomes an instrument of their musical experiences, her gift turns into a sort of curse…

Once Bitten...

Director
Pete Tomkies
10
MIN
UK
Martha needs the toilet fixed in her hotel bathroom but there's one problem: her plumber may be a vampire.

Paint The Town Red

Director
Ariel Hansen
5
MIN
BC
After receiving a pair of tickets in the mail, Andie and Josephine visit a mysterious new club, only to find things a little unusual...

Perilaxis

Director
Josh Havelka
11
MIN
BC
A young father coping with an unthinkable tragedy, it doesn't help that his family won't believe what happened.

Salvation Rain

Director
Veysel Çelik
12
MIN
Turkey
In his childhood, Janya was the only one who survived by escaping from a night massacre in his village. After 20 years, he comes back and the repressed grief and pain overwhelms him.

Satán

Director
Carlos Tapia
17
MIN
Mexico
Every day Tiago goes into his garden, to feed the crocodile that killed his brother.

Scandal

Director
Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx
4
MIN
Réunion
This animation made of 2500 paintings tells the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate. He is seeking for success, fame, happiness and love... But the city is too strong and he can't win.

Slick

Director
Jérémy Brondoni
19
MIN
France
In a very near future, Zack is about to have a date with Lucie who he just met on Slick, a very peculiar dating app.

Small Fish

Director
Maxime Beauchamp
14
MIN
BC
Best Score
Best Actress
Laurie is an artist who wants nothing more than to become a professional painter.

The Cat

Director
Adrian Burt
11
MIN
Sweden
An ageing man is having a very bad day, he’s taken something he should not have from a group of gangsters and now they want it back.

The Certainty Machine

Director
Jean-François Ferland
5
MIN
BC
Filled with uncertainty throughout his childhood, Glenn is determined to ensure that every decision he makes in his life is the right one.

The Villagers

Director
Joe Vasey
9
MIN
Australia
An astronaut and scientist finds herself lost on an alien planet. All she has is a case with some basic tools and a broken wrist communicator. The rest of her crew is gone and something has been stalking her for several days, never getting any closer.

Thunder Road

Director
Jim Cummings
92
MIN
US
Best of Fest
Jim Cummings stars as a police officer from Texas who deals with the death of his mother while giving a heartfelt eulogy at her funeral. Inspired by the music of singer-songwriter, Bruce Springsteen.

Time Heals No Wound

Director
Jordan Barnes-Crouse
11
MIN
BC
Toiling away in a makeshift lab, Dr. Barry Slater has finally made a breakthrough: THE CHRONOSPHERIC RE-OSCILLATOR, a device able to transmit artifacts across time.

Tradition

Director
Tia Sippel
7
MIN
BC
Taking a look into the culture of the indigenous peoples in British Columbia, Canada. Creating awareness and spreading knowledge of how important a pathway to the revival of these peoples and their way of life is to young and old alike.

Videotronyxz

Director
Brendan Taylor
151
MIN
Chilliwack
Jazlo, a shy young man discovers his passion in synth pop music and will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. He manipulates, threatens and begs all those he encounters in the pursuit of his dreams. Forcing himself to morph into the glitching reflection of greatness he sees in his mind.

Waałšiʔaƛin (Coming Home)

Director
Brandon Thompson
42
MIN
BC
Best Documentary
waałšiʔaƛin (Coming Home) explores the modern story of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, a self-governing nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

We Will See Someday

Director
Nari Hong
6
MIN
South Korea
A touching animated music video about life, death... and a cat.
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