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In Person: Mar 26, 2023 - Mar 27, 2023
Online: Mar 26, 2023 - Apr 02, 2023
Mar 26, 2023 - Apr 02, 2023

Cinema Spectacular

Date: Mar 26, 2023
Starts: 17:00
Ends: 22:00
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Cinema Spectacular

VIFF Center

VIFF Center

1181 Seymour St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3M7
Join us March 26th at the VIFF Center for our final festival, and our first in-person foray since 2019!

Doors at 10am, show starts at 11am

Come experience an absolutely effervescent program of Canadian low- to no-budget short projects while seated in the comfiest theater seats in town. Musical guest Raincity will be playing in the atrium! Raffle prizes, Q+As, and networking abound!

Join us to talk film and celebrate Canadian cinema at The Morrisey post-fest!
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Magic Trick Magic Trick

Magic Trick

An enchanting meet-cute about encountering a beautiful stranger in the wild.
5 minutes
"Time is a Car" - Partner "Time is a Car" - Partner

"Time is a Car" - Partner

"Time Is A Car is a meta music video. A music video in a music video. It's what would have happened if Thelma and Louise escaped with all the money and drove happily ever after off into the sunset and had wonderful prosperous lives. Fueled by music video epics, pulp films, and ripe with sarcasm, Time Is A Car, has the parody quality of Beastie Boys' Sabotage and the vibrancy of Megan Thee Stalion's Thot Sh*t filmed in Victoria, BC."
4 minutes


Nikki Newstead gets sucked into the slippery world of multi-level marketing, and is about to get more than she bargained for.
10 minutes
Picture Yourself Picture Yourself

Picture Yourself

An agoraphobic woman resists going with her partner to a family funeral, triggering a crisis point in their relationship.
7 minutes
Wish You Were Here Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

After planning their trip to Japan, Miya and Haru discover that they are no longer able to go due to the pandemic. Miya decides to recreate the Japanese experience from the comfort of their home and drags Haru along with her.
5 minutes


This 7 minute documentary titled MARTY follows an 11 year old 80's obsessed skate punk - stuck in the past while struggling to navigate the present.
7 minutes
After the Rain After the Rain

After the Rain

Nate (Nate Kelly) tends to his garden, takes a phone call, and decides to bury his troubles.
3 minutes
Forgotten Forgotten


A timely interpretation of one senior's loneliness, sorrow, and deteriorating grip on reality.
4 minutes
Halves & Doubles Halves & Doubles

Halves & Doubles

Despite the close bond between Adam and her sibling Khadija there is trauma unspoken between them. In this short documentary, the two hold a conversation where they attempt to find mutual understanding through the winding road of expressing emotions.
15 minutes
Romantics Romantics


After a surprise date with her thoughtful boyfriend, Olivia goes on a quest to make her first-generation parents embrace their romantic instincts.
8 minutes
Worst Day Ever Worst Day Ever

Worst Day Ever

A young man's mind reels as he attempts to make it through the last five minutes of a dreaded workday without his anxiety-inducing secret being discovered by his co-workers. As time ticks away and tension mounts, he begins to suspect betrayal.
4 minutes
Santa's Homophobic Santa's Homophobic

Santa's Homophobic

Animated Music Video of Left at London's comedic single; "Santa's Homophobic", made with express permission of the musical artist. The music video details the story of Nat (Stage Name: Left at London) coming to a troubling conclusion about Santa Clause after not receiving gifts on Christmas Eve.
4 minutes
Torch Narrows Torch Narrows

Torch Narrows

Two small-town friends revisit a traumatic memory they shared on the Saskatchewan River.
11 minutes
Under the Full Moon Under the Full Moon

Under the Full Moon

Is anyone sleeping well, lately? What is real and what is dream?

I didn’t set out to make a pandemic film but … A short animated with vine charcoal on 4" x 6" cards based on a pair of anijams for TAIS and AFX.
1 minute
Damned Supper Damned Supper

Damned Supper

On Halloween a group of wannabe witches looking to invoke visions of their future loves conjure up more than they bargained for during their dumb supper ritual.
8 minutes
Milkshakes Milkshakes


She hadn’t made a milkshake in years for fear that they would return.
She starts the blender reluctantly.
In the distance, screams
The boys had returned. They were coming to her yard.
5 minutes
Marry Marry


After a few drinks in the park, two friends wander the streets and stumble upon life's toughest questions.
8 minutes
Wok Hei Wok Hei

Wok Hei

"Wok Hei" is a story of an Asian-Canadian mother reconnecting with her cultural roots through the restoration of a rusty family wok.
10 minutes
Cameo Cameo


Lucy discovers home movies of her older siblings and wonders why she never received the same video legacy herself.
5 minutes
The Dragon Awakens The Dragon Awakens

The Dragon Awakens

3 friends relegated to the vitrium mines must escape and return to the wilds of their homeland through the power of their minds, absorbing the kung-fu skills of the Sparrow of Shaolin and dancing and kung-fu-ing their way from pixels to cartoons and ultimately to freedom.
2 minutes
Peanut Butter Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

Dan is fed up. Fed up with his misfortunes, fed up with his bad luck and fed up with his life. He decided to end it by eating his last ban: peanuts.
10 minutes

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