Toronto Shorts Fest


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Three Nights and One Death (Trois nuits et une mort)

Drama / Canada / 30 min.

When his estranged sister shows up at the doorstep of his downtown Toronto bistro, Patrick only wishes for one thing - to get her on a bus straight back to Quebec. Her chaotic existence and wild ways spell disaster for them all.

Director: Stéphane Dirschauer
Producer: Stéphane Dirschauer
Writer: Stéphane Dirschauer
Cast: Marilyn Castonguay, Martin Desgagné, and Pascal Contamine
A Doll's House

Drama / Denmark / 26 min.

Nora lives a perfect life, in her perfect home, with her perfect husband Helmer, but something within her feels very wrong. Uncomfortable dellusions she can’t quite place, has started to haunt her. Unable to recognize herself as of late, she has started longing for something she doesn’t know what is.

Director: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Producer: Anders Wøldike
Writer: Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen, Tobias Gundorff Boesen

Experimental / Germany / 4 min.

“Wrapped” is a VFX driven short film that combines Time Lapse Photography with CG to create a new reality. The short explores the effects of time and change focusing on the the worlds seemingly never ending cycles. The deterioration of one is the foundation for another.

Director: Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann
Producer: Catherine Ackermann, Paolo Tamburrino
Writer: Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann

Comedy / Canada / 7 min.

Absorbed in his own world, Laurent draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who, despite their obvious language barrier, shares his passion for rhythm.

Director: Adrien Benson, Elaine Poon
Producer: Farah Merani
Writer: Adrien Benson
Cast: Jonathan Dubsky and Lindsay Owen-Pierre
Nayan and the Evil Eye

Drama / Canada / 8 min.

Nayan finds a mysterious glass eye and discovers that it holds some dangerous powers: the wielder receives the gift of Evil Eye. Now Nayan can curse anyone he sets his eye on.

Director: Shaleen Sangha
Producer: April Suen, Ash Edwards, Corinne Herman
Writer: Shaleen Sangha
Cast: Neil Bhaskaran, David Wasse

Drama / Canada / 15 min.

In the eerie silence Nassim takes refuge. He dreams of his classmate Abigaëlle. Nassim is all too familiar with the fine line between imagination and reality; when fantasy replaces what is routine we sometimes lose our very selves, forgetting that what is real can strike us with much greater force.

Director: Jean Malek
Producer: Jean Malek, Maria Gracia Turgeon
Writer: Jean Malek, Sébastien Corlay
Cast: Karim Arif Gamez, Robin Garland, Maarouf Nasser, Marie Khouri, and Sacha Dominique

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