Our PURPLE program is one of three unique and tremendously interesting blocks in our festival this year - dig in!
A taxidermied hawk appears as bandleader Elliot C. Way stumbles upon writing the ultimate song. The hawk helps unite musicians across the city to perform the piece while evading a pesky cop duo who are hot on his tail.
Alex Unger, aka ELMS, lives a double life: he creates haunting music, and farms cattle. In this short, he explores how one influences the other, what drives his art, and how one of these lifestyles is more of a privilege than he thought.
Tulips are my father's favourite flower
In music, the return to the original movement. Reflections on the rhythm of childhood and parenthood from birth.
Think of You
B-Side is the Coming of Age story of 17-year old Mal, who when invited into a group of female skateboarders, is challenged to face her longtime, repressed fear of getting back on the board. She ends up falling for Britt, a skater, who tries to help her overcome her affliction. Forced to confront the grief of the loss of her father, a once legendary Pro Skateboarder, Mal must de
Annie, Alicia and Michelle are three friends who have a picnic then a walk in a stretch of urban forest behind Annie's house. They encounter food hazards, bugs, dogs and shaky bridges on their little exploration, and with this- interesting reactions come about. Michelle records these reactions and her iphone saves them under the name "voice memo 9".
After a young woman loses someone important in her life, she struggles to find the happiness she once had.
Dadaji/Ode is a video tribute to poems written by Roshni Kashap and Anjalica Soloman. The video lays the poets’ family photos over people’s silhouettes. The ghostly visuals capture the feeling of memories that live inside us the way we carry our loved ones with us even after they are gone.
Based on Danielle Braund’s experience, FALLING IN is the story of Kailey, a struggling artist who returns to her small town, at the request of her father, Jim.
Both have secrets, and today is the day they open up.
As Kailey and Jim reveal their true selves, they create the space needed to start a new relationship. One based on honesty, acceptance, and love.
"...Free, free like a bird!"
Wheels of Life is a short documentary that covers a single summer day in the lives of three long-term care residents as they enjoy a bit of freedom on an adaptive bicycle built for two.
A portrait of a boy growing to a man, expressing his struggles and frustrations through the simple act of skipping a stone.