A phone call in the middle of the night turns into a matter of life and death.
The “Last Night” team is a group of mostly SFU alumni and friends working out of Vancouver.
Multiverse Dating for Beginners is a surrealist look at the romantic comedy that uses the the multiverse and the metaphor of different timelines to explore all the "what ifs" at the beginning of a relationship.
Kelly Tatham is a storyteller, artist, change-maker and rebel. Her work is a multi-faceted expression of and yearning for love and evolution, and spans from film to politics to essays to direct action activism and back again.
Two cinephile best friends travel to a remote filming location from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" to create a shot-for-shot remake of the iconic sequence that inspired their friendship.
Daniel is an independent filmmaker whose comedy and documentary short films explore subjects like adult circumcision, cinephilia, and pet euthanasia. Since graduating from SFU's film program in 2013, he has worked professionally in Vancouver as an editor, videographer, actor, and now filmmaker for Lush North America. His editing work has been selected by TIFF, VIFF, CBC, Crazy
Serisa, an art student, examines her various identities in a work of performance art that she performs for the camera and a group of her friends.
Rheanna Toy is a filmmaker and creator based out of the Vancouver area. She has made short films that have screened at multiple film festivals including the NSI Online Film Festival, and Seattle Transmedia Film Festival, among others. Rheanna has spent the last few years focused on building a small video marketing agency, learning about how story can help businesses and organiz
Nathan Douglas is a Vancouver-based writer and director. Originally from Ajax and Cobourg, Ontario, he studied film at Simon Fraser University, graduating in 2012 with a BFA.
Since 2015, Nathan’s short films have screened worldwide at festivals including Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand, Busan ISFF, FNC Montreal, and the Vancouver International Film Festival. His first feature, Honey
A teenager overhears a phone call and inserts himself into the father-son story behind it.
In a lonesome frozen land, a feisty hermit lives a charmed life. When an enormous asteroid arrives overhead, her sheltered reality will face a cosmic shake-up.
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
It's Katherine's birthday and, as a surprise, her girlfriend Alex takes the staff of a restaurant hostage. The two women then argue over how to use their psychic powers.
A true-crime documentary crew interviews various people intimate to a shocking murder as the behind the scenes production unravels into the absurd.
Redux Edition has an alternate (and the script's original) ending.
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.
Léanne is in confinement at home, far from Gabrielle.
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.
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.
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.
Montreal based doom pop band NOBRO go for a stroll through a haunted graveyard. What could go wrong?
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.
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.
A convenience store worker is having a rough night when she is greeted by a very unusual customer.
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.
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.
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.
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
Elderly members of the Halton community share their experiences as some of the first Black people to live in Ontario’s Halton Region.
Leo goes out on a date not knowing that he is walking directly into a trap.
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.
A little girl struggles to understand her uncontrollable anger.
Raven is the craftiest of all creatures. In this live action/animation, Raven steals the light of the world, pursued by his nemesis who wants to keep it all for himself.
After a young woman loses someone important in her life, she struggles to find the happiness she once had.
Alex, a woman in her thirties, and Kianna, an eighteen-year-old girl, trudge through the British Columbian forest. Both women are splattered with blood. They find a beautiful river and take the moment to rest and wash away the blood. The two women commiserate on their experiences with men as they make their way out of the woods.
Elisa doesn't want to go out. Vincent doesn't hear it that way.
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.
A portrait of a boy growing to a man, expressing his struggles and frustrations through the simple act of skipping a stone.
Exhausted, Mark is ready to throw it all in, move to Mexico or take up a hobby. In his particularly niche and unusal profession he seems to be endlessly giving to those in his tiny, northern island community. We follow him through his last night on the job - comforting those most in need. As he ponders his path to a different life, he learns that perhaps he has as much to gain
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.
In music, the return to the original movement. Reflections on the rhythm of childhood and parenthood from birth.
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.
Llyn's coworkers react to the news of her being fired by changing their expressive face masks.
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.
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".
Samwise and Stevie grew up homeless in BC and Nova Scotia. Ianos is a gender-queer Greek. Kwaku is a single father who came from extreme poverty and famine. Featuring a juxtaposition of sound and imagery, "Wisemen, God, and Wednesday" is a sketch of these characters' intimate commentaries on life as they see it.