5 Films About Technology – Peter Huang

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat…who needs the messiness of IRL human interactions when all we need is a thumb, a smartphone and wifi or data to communicate? As anyone under 40 can surely tell you though, social media has its own drawbacks, and in 5 Films About Technology writer/director Peter Huang conducts a kind of anthropological study—exposing the dumber side of modern technology in a painfully hilarious, and very entertaining way. Funded by the BravoFact Canadian grant, the 5-minute anthology of bite-sized vignettes recounts different stories, linked by one common thread—smartphone usage and its malignant effects.   Read more…

Being Batman – Ryan Freeman

As a kid you had posters, toys and DVDs of him scattered round your room. Now you’re grown up and you have nunchucks, katana’s scattered round your room and a batmobile in the garage… what? Meet the man who is the real-life Batman. Read more…

The Chaperone – Fraser Munden

The previously untold, true story of a lone teacher chaperoning a peaceful school dance in a 1970s Montreal church basement… until a motorcycle gang invades. But the bikers don’t know one thing: Ralph has a curriculum to teach, and he’ll ram it into their skull if he has to! Read more…

The Chickening – Nick DenBoer & Davy Force

“Here’s Johnny!” Video artists Nick DenBoer and Davy Force have taken everything you loved from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and chickened it right up. The result is so hilarious it will make you chick your pants.

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Deathsong – Malcolm Sutherland

In this meditative short we see a monk’s journey into afterlife.

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Next Floor – Denis Villeneuve

You may need a slightly strong stomach for this week’s short. Especially when you’re a vegetarian…

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