The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival ran online from November 20 to December 6. Here are the films.
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 is an exploration into grief and its expression through the stories of individuals who have experienced loss or trauma due to climbing or alpinism.
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 is a short drama film about the relationships between partners in modern life.
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.
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.
With the help of her childhood best friend, Ana sets out to fulfill her mother's last wish: bury her corpse in the woods.
An Afro-Surrealist story about a giant woman and a tiny man who through the power of touch, experience an unexpected transformation.
A father overtaken by an inexplicable force in the middle of the night attacks his family and comes face to face with his past.
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.
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.
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.
The profound loss of a loved one drives a man to desperation.
How do you win back an ex-girlfriend that can throw down when it counts? By staging and thwarting a fake robbery, of course.
A monomaniacal entrepreneur, his obsession with building an island theme park that led to a prime-time hostage taking.
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.
A young man navigates his relationship with his girlfriend and his mistress, a sex doll named Evelyn.
"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
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, 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.
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 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' follows an isolated man's ritualistic pursuit of creation in the heart of a dark, dense forest.
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.
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.
A tenuous friendship between two cousins is pushed to its breaking point.
An elderly painter is visited by her daughter and grandson, not knowing it will be the last time.
Eric must learn to tackle day-to-day life after discovering that Crohn’s disease can be a real pain in the butt…literally.
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.
In a remote corner of Southwestern New Mexico, the last remaining cowboys eke out a fragile survival between industrial and protected lands.
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.
A genocide survivor transcends overwhelming odds to become a master chimpanzee linguist.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Late-teenaged Danielle Wong continues to pursue her passion for rock music against her father's wishes.
SAINT-TITE tells the story of a family living their last weekend together at the rodeos of the Festival Western de Saint-Tite.
During their last week of work at a closing warehouse, the bond between two friends disintegrates.
"Statue Island" leads viewers through a truly fascinating tour of statues around the New York City borough of Staten Island.
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.
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.
Two Indigenous siblings struggle to keep a dark secret that could threaten to remove them from their new foster home and each other.
Kels tries to enjoy a night with her new guy, but her period keeps getting in the way.
Driven by passion and the fear of mediocrity, Antonia aims for perfection in all aspects of her life.
A middle-aged woman uses a temp marriage agency to ensnare an attractive girl.
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.
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.
A struggling artist & newcomer to Canada opens a condom business in rural Newfoundland. This is his story.
The Little Hedgehog is a story about a hedgehog who doesn't have spikes but tries to fit into other normal hedgehogs.
As the last person on earth, a young man faces off against his greatest enemy: his own thoughts.
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.
Jenny sits by the sea watching for birds.
A gender non-conforming person struggling to assert their identity unexpectedly finds courage in an aging master tailor.
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.
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.
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’ explores what it takes for a person to take the step to leave their home country and the sacrifice that comes along with it.
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 emerges into the streets of Vancouver, lost, cold, and alone – he reaches out, but finds it difficult to find a friend.
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.
In an effort to leave their small town lives, two lovers plan their escape.
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.
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.