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Followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Sara Bulloch, Kathleen Gallagher, Charlene Moore, Ryan Steel,
Vincent Tang and Ryan Wilson. Moderated by David Knipe.
Rupture Directed by Yassmina Karajah, 2017, Canada (Arabic, English), 18 min
On a sweltering summer day, four Arab kids venture into their new city to find a pool and relief from the heat. Rupture is a deeply moving observance of adaptation and resilience through challenges that no child should have to face.
BEST BC SHORT, Vancouver International Film Festival
Flood,Directed by Amanda Strong, 2017, Canada, 4 min
Using the intricate stop-motion animation style that’s swiftly become her signature, Amanda Strong has crafted a richly visual film that explores the impact of colonization on Canada’s Indigenous peoples in a manner that’s both beautifully simple and profoundly moving.
The Crying Conch, Direted by Vincent Toi, 2017, Canada, 20 min
The true history of the leader of an 18th-century slave rebellion in Haiti is transformed into the stuff of myth and ritual in a visually sumptuous effort by Canada’s Vincent Toi, connecting the brutality of our colonial past with the resilience of the present.
Pre-Drink, Directed by Marc-Antoine Lemire, 2017, Canada, 23 min
Alexe, a trans woman, and Carl, her gay best friend, disrupt the boundaries of their friendship when they decide to have sex for the first time — and raw emotional truths collide with illusions of breezy detachment at a time of transition.
The Tesla World Light, Directed by Matthew Rankin, 2017, Canada, 8 min
The world’s greatest inventor ponders a revolutionary new concept of electricity while diving into a romantic fantasy about a feathery visitor to his windowsill in Matthew Rankin’s astounding live-action/animation hybrid.
HONOURABLE MENTION, BEST CANADIAN SHORT, TIFF
Now in its 17th year Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival™ highlights the best features, shorts and student shorts from across the country. The breadth of programming selected by filmmakers, programmers, critics and industry professionals represents the creative strength of the country’s best cinema.
Generously sponsored by IATSE 856 and the Toronto International Film Festival.