Pearl – Patrick Osborne

Pearl – an Oscar nomination for the best animated short in 2017!
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Home – Thomas Gleeson

“A beautifully photographed minimalist documentary.” Roger Donaldson

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Blessing in Disguise – Eric Kissack

Yes, Blessing in Disguise is a romantic comedy about the infamous venereal gift that keeps on giving.

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Drawcard – Antonio Oreña-Barlin

One of the great things about the short format is that it allows talented directors to dabble in a variety of genres. Case in point: director Antonio Oreña-Barlin. A SotW alum, his previous featured short, Suburbia was an intense single-shot portrayal of an active shooter event—suspenseful and emotionally harrowing.  His latest, Drawcard, is a comedy about a guy who draws a dick on a sympathy card. If that doesn’t’ show directorial range, I don’t know what does.

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Strange Beasts – Magali Barbe

Can’t get enough Black Mirror? Wish each episode was a significantly shorter?

*Puts on a used car salesman accent* Well, boy do I have the short film for you!

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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…