Toronto Shorts Fest


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Drama / Brazil / 16 min.

Bianca is an old, middle-class prostitute, tired of her profession and in menopause. Ana lives an unhappy marriage with Roberto, but doesn´t have the strength to take control of her life and change her situation. The delicate encounter between Bianca and Ana, creates, for the first time in their lives, courage, hope and a desire for a new destiny.

Director: Karina Mello, co-director Camilo Bevilacqua
Producer: Karina Mello and Cintia Meirelles
Writer: Karina Mello
Cast: Karina Mello, Clara Choveaux, Emmanuel Pasqualini, Camilo Bevilacqua, and Rafael Theóphilo
In Passing

Experimental / Canada / 5 min.

An experimental film that delves into the fragility of human relationships.

Director: Samantha Roddick
Producer: Samantha Roddick
Writer: Samantha Roddick
Nice is Cool

Comedy / Canada / 16 min.

Amidst absurd recollections of his past, a grown man recalls his single memory of what it felt like to be a little boy. Nice is Cool is a preposterous comedy, an unconventional look at the act of reflection, and an ode to moms.

Director: Ben Petrie
Producer: Justin Elchakieh, Christopher Tung
Writer: Ben Petrie
Cast: Brent Crawford, Eve Wylden, Ryan Egan, Chris Gillett, Jory Finkelstein, Madelyn May, and Andy Hayward

Comedy / Canada / 6 min.

A Man's introspective state during his morning routine. He has one sock. One glove. And one testicle.

Director: Ian Stoddart, Gordon Weiske
Producer: Steve Boyer, Lauren Mackinlay
Writer: Ian Stoddart
Cast: Steve Boyer and Lauren Mackinlay

Comedy / USA / 7 min.

In this short spoof on the mob genre, two 'could be' mob-types walk into a restaurant and discuss 'business.' But they do so in such non-committal terms it becomes a verbal joust with comedic turns and rhyme schemes, leaving the audience guessing: 'are these guys for real?'

Director: Pete Zinn
Producer: Stephanie Dawson
Writer: Geoffrey Pomeroy
Cast: Vincent Pastore, Joe Forbrich, and Mickey Sumner
All of Me

Drama / Canada / 9 min.

When a young man realizes his lover does not want a monogamous relationship, he decides to involve his ex-girlfriend in order to find balance in the equation realizing that in love, what you want isn’t always what you need.

Director: Jon Riera
Producer: Elizabeth Melanson, Mouna Traoré
Writer: Mouna Traoré
Coffee Grinder

Comedy / Canada / 9 min.

Mike and Sasha's morning commute takes a turn for the worst when a crime-hardened thug blocks the road. Tired, stressed and depressingly un-caffeinated, Mike has to defend Sasha against the obnoxious thug - and redeem his dwindling manhood.

Director: Derek Barnes
Producer: Derek Barnes, James Morley
Writer: Greg Zajac
Cast: James McDougall, Katie Uhlmann and Greg Zajac
It's Easier to Like Than Say I Love You

Drama / Canada / 12 min.

“It’s easier to like than to say I love you” tells the story of modern-day romantic quarrels in the era of generation 2.0. Alex, a young actor, grows increasingly jealous as different men «like» his girlfriend Clara’s facebook photos, and post comments regarding her good looks online.

Director: William Mazzoleni
Producer: Benjamin Nantel
Writer: William Mazzoleni
Cast: Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Frédéric Lemay, and Mylène Mackay

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 11 min.

A man makes the decision to cleanse his inner demons, revealing a buried past that begs the question... can we ever truly find forgiveness? And just how far will one go to get it...

Director: Jeff Wolfe
Producer: Jeff Wolfe, Jennifer Wolfe
Writer: Jeff Wolfe

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