TEAL

Runtime: 01:52:06
Available:: Jul 15, 2021 00:00
Until:: Jul 20, 2021 23:59

Our TEAL program is one of three absolutely electric blocks we have in our fest this year! Enjoy

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Influenced

Influenced

00:04:41

Influenced - Social media star Rose is thrilled with her boyfriend’s beautiful Christmas gift until her followers throw its origins into dark doubt as she live-streams an unfortunate Christmas Dinner

Unofficial Selection

Unofficial Selection

00:12:18

A con-artist is introduced to a new form of deception. A swimmer breaks into a pool. A wedding is rudely interrupted. An interview takes an odd turn.

Small Bites

Small Bites

00:05:01

Small Bites

Sue Sada Was Here

Sue Sada Was Here

00:09:07

An experimental film that turns written texts Muriel Kitagawa (1912–1974) into scores of physical movement. Kitagawa’s editorial writing and unpublished manuscripts speak to the pre- and post-war periods in Vancouver, particularly the injustices of the Canadian government’s policies towards Japanese and Japanese Canadians.

Ho.Me

Ho.Me

00:07:52

Ho.Me is a short dance film that explores themes of belonging, comfort and discomfort in relation to the notion of inhabiting the body. The piece is comprised of three portraits of individuals who live in very different bodies linked together through a loose narrative.

Hesar (Gate)

Hesar (Gate)

00:05:29

Hesar (Gate)

The music video is the backdrop to the song Hesar, a persian flamenco exploration of themes around immegeration, uprooting and planting roots in a new land, belonging and nostalgia. Farnaz explores her journey from Iran to Candada tackling mental health issues along the way.

Days Like These

Days Like These

00:02:18

Days Like These is an animated piece that celebrates dance in the midst of a global pandemic. Visually challenging and exciting, we watch a lone dancer whose image is constantly changing. Exploring tension and anxiety, it is story of the difficulty in overcoming the very natural desire to touch someone - to make contact when this is now unsafe.

The Curtain

The Curtain

00:17:13

The Curtain: Two hospitalized strangers develop an unlikely friendship by revealing painful, intimate details about their lives through the safety and anonymity of the room's curtain divider. They bond through grief and humour, encouraging one another to make brave choices that hold personal consequences.

Silence

Silence

00:03:07

Silence is a short film celebrating the raw beauty of the Canadian Rockies in winter. Featuring a quote from one of the most influential landscape photographers in history, reminding us that it's important to sometimes put our cameras away and mindfully experience a moment for ourselves.

Pierre St. Denis

Pierre St. Denis

00:05:38

Pierre St. Denis

Hope

Hope

00:03:14

This year has been tough. The clock keeps ticking and bills need to be paid. This is a unique look at persistence in times of hardship and the absurdity of societal norms.

The little death

The little death

00:12:44

Leo goes out on a date not knowing that he is walking directly into a trap.

Terror Fervor

Terror Fervor

00:06:00

Terror Fervor follows seven different characters through a psychedelic dystopia. This wasteland echos the past and future of loss and abandon. Each character holds their vices tightly to them as they sway and morph from space to space. A warning tale of the dangers of malaise and malicious behaviors. Overconsumption, brainwashing, murder! But also beautiful colors and sounds.

Play the Field

Play the Field

00:03:07

A young woman describes what it was like to fall in love in the locker room with her classmates. A rock song ensues as they fumble through romance and sports.

Free Range

Free Range

00:14:17

Before a long road trip back to the city, retired teacher Dave Jeffery is tasked with capturing four bullying roosters from the family chicken coop for drop-off at the butchery. Dave enlists the help of his children who, sensing disaster, take it upon themselves to create an impromptu documentary of the ordeal. What starts as a simple chroniclization unfolds into a daylong misa

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