Toronto Shorts Fest


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Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future

Drama / Canada / 17 min.

Andrew, the son of Chinese immigrants, is about to become a father to a baby girl. Before she is born, however, Andrew desperately needs to understand how his mother Ellen and her own father could have lived apart for most of their lives.

Director: Albert M. Chan
Producer: Aaron Howland, Seth Howland
Writer: Albert M. Chan
Cast: Tina Chen and Albert M. Chan.
Not Funny

Comedy / Spain / 15 min.

Manolo and Maria. They are in love and live together. Manolo likes to play practical jokes. Maria has a lot of patience and good sense of humour. Manolo doesn't know that to make a joke, one has to assume all the consequences.

Director: Carlos Violade
Producer: Julio Vergne, Carlos Violade
Writer: Carlos Violade
Cast: Mercedes Bernal, Andrés Berlanga
Florence and the Fish

Drama / Canada / 13 min.

Florence and the Fish is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who has found a unique way of coping with the drowning of her friend.

Director: Kristina Mileska
Producer: Kristina Mileska, Andy Kloske
Writer: Kristina Mileska
Cast: Cadence Schuster, Brandon James Sim, Vanessa Carter, Julie C. Sheppard

Comedy / Canada / 18 min.

New neighbours in a district of Montreal are confronted by the diversity of their respective lifestyles and ideals. In spite of cultural differences, they come to find harmony and to appreciate the benefits of being part of a community.

Director: Mélanie St-Arnaud Dubois
Producer: Mélanie St-Arnaud Dubois, Yves A. Dubois
Writer: Mélanie St-Arnaud Dubois
Cast: Marianne Farley, Zoé Lamontagne, and Julien Storini
Random Stop

Action/Adventure / USA / 7 min.

On his way home at the end of his shift, Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Dinkheller made one final stop. Based on tragic true events.

Director: Benjamin Arfmann
Producer: JP Castel
Writer: Benjamin Arfmann
La Carnada

Drama / USA / 13 min.

The film follows a 13 year old boy (Manny) from Tijuana as he embarks on his first drug smuggle across the 'Devil's Highway', a notoriously fatal stretch of desert on the Arizona/Mexico border.

Director: Josh Soskin
Producer: Ivan Robeldo, Grace Jackson
Writer: Josh Soskin
The Wonderful

Drama / Australia / 9 min.

When Daniel is sent to verify a lead for his job at 'Wonder Inc' he finds an equally lost soul in the form of a young girl and decides to set her free.

Director: Erin Good
Producer: Stacey Kwijas
Writer: Sarah-Jane McAllan, Erin Good
The Vow

Drama / Canada / 6 min.

Under the waning light of a solar eclipse, two young best friends, Alice and Kristi, journey to a magical desert garden. Their mission is to capture an elusive and powerful sun drop, with which they plan to murder Alice’s monstrous father. The real world intertwines with the magical in this journey into the power of a child's imagination.

Director: Lina Roessler
Producer: Alyssa Swanzey, Lina Roessler
Writer: Lina Roessler
Cast: Allyssa Bainbridge, Kayla Simmons and Marissa Sager

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