A New Leash On Life

Directed By
Daniel Jeffery
Runtime
12
Minutes
Country
BC
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After one too many rage-filled outbursts, a magical talking dog named Basketball must talk his owner, Frank, out of having him put down.

A Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground

Directed By
Henna Taylor
Runtime
22
Minutes
Country
USA
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A Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground is an exploration into grief and its expression through the stories of individuals who have experienced loss or trauma due to climbing or alpinism.

ALINA

Directed By
Rami Kodeih
Runtime
25
Minutes
Country
USA
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As Nazis separate children from their parents in the Warsaw Ghetto, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's three-month-old baby to safety.

Absence

Directed By
Sonia Kung
Runtime
5
Minutes
Country
BC
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Absence is a short drama film about the relationships between partners in modern life.

Animal

Directed By
Oscar Albert
Runtime
11
Minutes
Country
UK
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Billy is a young man serving time in a run-down UK prison. His morality and sense of duty are tested by the arrival of a new cellmate.

B-Side

Directed By
Alayna Silverberg
Runtime
13
Minutes
Country
BC
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When invited into a group of female skateboarders, 17-year old Mal is challenged to face her longtime fear of getting back on the board.

Baby Teeth

Directed By
Sonya Chwyl & Anik Desmarais-Spencer
Runtime
13
Minutes
Country
BC
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With the help of her childhood best friend, Ana sets out to fulfill her mother's last wish: bury her corpse in the woods.

Big Touch

Directed By
Christopher Tenzis
Runtime
3
Minutes
Country
USA
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An Afro-Surrealist story about a giant woman and a tiny man who through the power of touch, experience an unexpected transformation.

Black Boys Can't Cry

Directed By
Victor Gabriel
Runtime
5
Minutes
Country
USA
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A father overtaken by an inexplicable force in the middle of the night attacks his family and comes face to face with his past.

Climate Change: The Song

Directed By
Carin Bondar
Runtime
3
Minutes
Country
Chilliwack
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This project is a smashup of climate-change science and 70's pop culture. It is a parody of a hit song from The Brady Bunch, and our short film pays homage to the original Brady series with film-tricks and our punchy vibe.

Composure

Directed By
Paige Fast
Runtime
13
Minutes
Country
BC
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Far too soon after the death of her husband, 30-something Michelle is forced to find work in the service industry to make ends meet. Still grappling with a deep and pervasive sense of loss, she is thrust head first into navigating the most bewildering of customer requests.

DA YIE

Directed By
Anthony Nti
Runtime
20
Minutes
Country
Ghana
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A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to find kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. While spending the day with two energetic children, Prince and Matilda, he starts to question his decision and how it will affect their lives.

Deeper I go

Directed By
Michael P. Vidler
Runtime
15
Minutes
Country
BC
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The profound loss of a loved one drives a man to desperation.

Dirty Laundry

Directed By
Josh Aries
Runtime
5
Minutes
Country
BC
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How do you win back an ex-girlfriend that can throw down when it counts? By staging and thwarting a fake robbery, of course.

Eddy's Kingdom

Directed By
Greg Crompton
Runtime
85
Minutes
Country
BC
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A monomaniacal entrepreneur, his obsession with building an island theme park that led to a prime-time hostage taking.

Engage Earth

Directed By
James Choi
Runtime
15
Minutes
Country
USA
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A look inside Brazilian artist, Denise Milan and her long ongoing work with stones leading to an impactful art program in Heliópolis, one of the largest favelas in the Americas located outside of Sao Paulo.

Evelyn

Directed By
Yujun Chen
Runtime
10
Minutes
Country
USA
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A young man navigates his relationship with his girlfriend and his mistress, a sex doll named Evelyn.

Ex Disposer

Directed By
Daniel Ferrer
Runtime
18
Minutes
Country
USA
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"Ex Disposer" follows Andy, the destructively neurotic former drummer for New Jersey hardcore outfit Disposer, who discovers his old band is returning home after a cross-country tour

HARLEM75

Directed By
John Wright
Runtime
4
Minutes
Country
USA
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Darnell runs into an old familiar face and realizes that his broken heart, over years, has been formed from the misperception of interracial relationships.

Harry, This is Nora

Directed By
Isaiah Berra
Runtime
14
Minutes
Country
BC
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Harry, a melancholy loner who communicates through a puppet, sets out to understand why his girlfriend is leaving him. He has to hurry, though, because his single-occupant spaceship is blasting off to the moon at midnight.

Immortal

Directed By
Natalie Metzger & Robert Allaire
Runtime
11
Minutes
Country
USA
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A brilliant geneticist is on the verge of a breakthrough that could change humanity, but when her experiment is discovered, she will have to make an impossible choice.

In A Silent Way

Directed By
Collin Levin
Runtime
93
Minutes
Country
USA
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In A Silent Way centers around a young jazz guitarist, Jazzen Goodman, who dreams of becoming a jazz legend. He hires his best friend Dylan to film him on his journey through the jazz world.

Keratin

Directed By
Andrew Butler & James Wilson
Runtime
8
Minutes
Country
UK
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'Keratin' follows an isolated man's ritualistic pursuit of creation in the heart of a dark, dense forest.

Kidnapped Stó:lō Boys

Directed By
Sandra Bonner-Pederson
Runtime
20
Minutes
Country
BC
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During the Fraser River gold rush of 1858, a great many Stó:lō boys were stolen away to California, most of whom were never heard from again.

Layover

Directed By
Olivier Frigon
Runtime
10
Minutes
Country
Canada
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During her usual layover in Buffalo, a bored flight attendant must face her dubious decisions and therefore possibly alter the rest of her tedious life.

Magnificat

Directed By
Joel Brandt
Runtime
15
Minutes
Country
Abbotsford
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A tenuous friendship between two cousins is pushed to its breaking point.

Nene

Directed By
King Louie Palomo
Runtime
17
Minutes
Country
Philippines
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An elderly painter is visited by her daughter and grandson, not knowing it will be the last time.

Number 2

Directed By
Cal Moreno
Runtime
17
Minutes
Country
USA
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Eric must learn to tackle day-to-day life after discovering that Crohn’s disease can be a real pain in the butt…literally.

On The Verge

Directed By
Robin Munshaw
Runtime
40
Minutes
Country
BC
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Centred in the small forestry town of Powell River, British Columbia, On The Verge takes viewers through the complicated relationship between resource extraction industries and recreation.

Our Mother the Mountain

Directed By
Tamar Lando
Runtime
40
Minutes
Country
USA
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In a remote corner of Southwestern New Mexico, the last remaining cowboys eke out a fragile survival between industrial and protected lands.

Pa'lante

Directed By
David Van
Runtime
18
Minutes
Country
Czech Republic
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Šimon, overwhelmed by a breakup, will discover after a few months, that his ex-girlfriend has started dating a transsexual. He can’t stand it and whiles he waits for the subway he thinks about a way how to deal with it.

Pant Hoot

Directed By
Richard Reens
Runtime
20
Minutes
Country
USA
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A genocide survivor transcends overwhelming odds to become a master chimpanzee linguist.

Peaks and Valleys: The Search for Ryan Shtuka

Directed By
Russell Walton & Jared Featherstone
Runtime
20
Minutes
Country
BC
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20-year-old Ryan Shtuka vanished from a BC alpine resort town in February 2018. This is the story of the the mystery surrounding his disappearance and the people who relentlessly search for him.

Queen Luck

Directed By
Joshua Benson
Runtime
21
Minutes
Country
USA
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Venetta, a hardened casino waitress, has seen her fair share of good times and tough living in the cold, rugged American West. She worries a similar fate awaits her younger, lighthearted co-worker, Lacey, who already shoulders the burden of a deadbeat mother and loveless boyfriend.

RAF

Directed By
Harry Cepka
Runtime
91
Minutes
Country
USA
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Raf dreams of underground raves. Raf paints walls pink. Raf sees no future for herself. Raf meets Tal. Tal is charismatic. Tal is wealthy. Tal changes everything.

Rivulets

Directed By
Amir El Ezaby
Runtime
9
Minutes
Country
BC
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After her grandmother's passing, Nova moves back in with her family. During her sister's birthday party, Nova notices her mother's grief but finds it difficult to help her due to her determined fortitude.

Robert The Robert

Directed By
Jonathan Irwin
Runtime
4
Minutes
Country
UK
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In the near future, the problem of domestic chores will be solved by artificially intelligent cleaning droids. Every home will have at least one that might become part of the family.

Rocking on Air

Directed By
Kim Tran
Runtime
10
Minutes
Country
BC
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Late-teenaged Danielle Wong continues to pursue her passion for rock music against her father's wishes.

Saint-Tite

Directed By
Florence Pelletier & Élizabeth Marcoux-Bélair
Runtime
11
Minutes
Country
Canada
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SAINT-TITE tells the story of a family living their last weekend together at the rodeos of the Festival Western de Saint-Tite.

Severance

Directed By
John Robert Hammerer
Runtime
17
Minutes
Country
USA
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During their last week of work at a closing warehouse, the bond between two friends disintegrates.

Statue Island

Directed By
Princess and The Cowboy
Runtime
3
Minutes
Country
USA
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"Statue Island" leads viewers through a truly fascinating tour of statues around the New York City borough of Staten Island.

Sticky

Directed By
Cameron Johanning
Runtime
11
Minutes
Country
USA
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A boarding school student is whisked home to Chappaqua, NY to find out that her favorite bakery has been baking more than just sticky buns.

Synnopsis

Directed By
Mike Johnston
Runtime
11
Minutes
Country
BC
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Aidan "Synn" Pringle is a second generation professional wrestler, who trained to be the best. But when he was sabotaged in his WWE tryout match, he quit the business. This isn't a story of failure. This is the story of losing in the ring, but winning in life.

Taken Home

Directed By
Jon Elliott
Runtime
17
Minutes
Country
Canada
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Two Indigenous siblings struggle to keep a dark secret that could threaten to remove them from their new foster home and each other.

Tampon

Directed By
Erica Orofino
Runtime
5
Minutes
Country
Canada
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Kels tries to enjoy a night with her new guy, but her period keeps getting in the way.

The Art of Flawsome

Directed By
Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto
Runtime
10
Minutes
Country
BC
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Driven by passion and the fear of mediocrity, Antonia aims for perfection in all aspects of her life.

The Blue Bed

Directed By
Alireza Kazemipour
Runtime
14
Minutes
Country
BC
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A middle-aged woman uses a temp marriage agency to ensnare an attractive girl.

The Caring Only Cry At Night

Directed By
Gavin Baird
Runtime
73
Minutes
Country
Canada
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In the near future, a government branch transports sick and elderly clients to remote locations destined for death, as they have been deemed no longer useful to society.

The Chess Match

Directed By
Alisher Balfanbayev
Runtime
6
Minutes
Country
USA
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When a young Nazi soldier encounters a boy during the liquidation of a Jewish ghetto, the two form a bond over a game of chess.

The Condom King Of Newfoundland

Directed By
Prajwala Dixit & Rodrigo Iñiguez Becerril
Runtime
24
Minutes
Country
Canada
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A struggling artist & newcomer to Canada opens a condom business in rural Newfoundland. This is his story.

The Little Hedgehog

Directed By
Wenju Chow
Runtime
4
Minutes
Country
Taiwan
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The Little Hedgehog is a story about a hedgehog who doesn't have spikes but tries to fit into other normal hedgehogs.

The Loneliest Boy In The World

Directed By
Nano Clow
Runtime
17
Minutes
Country
BC
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As the last person on earth, a young man faces off against his greatest enemy: his own thoughts.

The Mirror

Directed By
Nessa Aref
Runtime
13
Minutes
Country
BC
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Fearing she’s losing her best friends to their prestigious universities, Olivia tries to hide from them on prom night, taking refuge in a creepy old house.

The Sea

Directed By
Cameron Richards
Runtime
14
Minutes
Country
UK
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Jenny sits by the sea watching for birds.

The Tailor

Directed By
Nathalie Therriault
Runtime
16
Minutes
Country
BC
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A gender non-conforming person struggling to assert their identity unexpectedly finds courage in an aging master tailor.

This is a Period Piece

Directed By
Bruna Arbex
Runtime
14
Minutes
Country
BC
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Riley, a 13 year old girl is about to face the most terrifying moment of her life. She gets her period for the first time.

Tides

Directed By
Rowan Gray
Runtime
12
Minutes
Country
Canada
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Discovering her ailing grandmother has escaped, Eden must track her down through a harsh Canadian winter landscape. The two women and their conflicting perceptions lead to a final, singular reality.

To Love a Ladybug

Directed By
Mikael Trench
Runtime
5
Minutes
Country
USA
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A dying cockroach in the alleyways of Paris reminisces of the time he fell in love with a ladybug and reflects on what that relationship means to him in his final moments.

To the Safe Side

Directed By
Nate Slaco
Runtime
3
Minutes
Country
BC
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‘To the Safe Side’ explores what it takes for a person to take the step to leave their home country and the sacrifice that comes along with it.

Tsi Teyoto:te (Even In the Silence)

Directed By
Jon Elliott
Runtime
3
Minutes
Country
Canada
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Rachel, a young Mohawk woman struggles with the aftermath of a terrible drunk-driving incident, forcing her to confront her trauma and mistakes in order to heal.

Unknown Being

Directed By
Inanna Cusi
Runtime
12
Minutes
Country
BC
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Unknown Being emerges into the streets of Vancouver, lost, cold, and alone – he reaches out, but finds it difficult to find a friend.

Vagrant

Directed By
Caleb Ryan
Runtime
83
Minutes
Country
CAnada
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Frank – a homeless alcoholic – lives a fruitless existence. All that begins to change when he finds a puppy that was left to die in a garbage bin.

Walking The Fenceline

Directed By
Jesse Foster
Runtime
15
Minutes
Country
BC
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In an effort to leave their small town lives, two lovers plan their escape.

Watershed

Directed By
Maxime Beauchamp
Runtime
14
Minutes
Country
BC
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While scavenging around an empty city after a water-borne virus has killed off most of the Earth’s population, a lone survivor finds a sliver of hope when she encounters a young Mandarin girl who may be able to chemically manufacture clean water.

Your Mother and I

Directed By
Andy Reid
Runtime
14
Minutes
Country
Canada
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When his parents announce their divorce, 10-year-old Neil is convinced he’s stuck in a dream, and sets out on a mission to wake up.