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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pierre St. Denis
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.
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.
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.
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