Little Films About Big Moments

“When I begin a film, I want to make a great film. Halfway through, I just hope to finish the film.”

François Truffaut

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APPLIANCE

A new bride loves her husband, but is terrified of being his wife.

Directed by Phillip Barker

Written by Semi Chellas

Featuring Matthew Edison and Severn Thompson

Mentor: Curtis Wehrfritz

Aired on MovieCentral and The Movie Network

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ROCKIN’ THE RAINBOW

A sister shares a secret and gets a shocking response.

Written and directed by Sonia Hosko

Featuring Amy Stewart and Paula Brancati

Mentor: Sarah Polley

Official Selection: 2010 Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival of Toronto

Aired on MovieCentral and The Movie Network

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FAT CHANCE

A woman gets caught with her hand in the cookie jar and realizes her life is in jeopardy.

Written and directed by Beatriz Yuste

Featuring Cara Volchoff, Kiran Friesen and Diana Cofini

Mentors: Anita Doron and Bruce McDonald

Aired on MovieCentral and The Movie Network

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MY BOYFRIEND’S PACKAGE

When a mysterious package arrives from her boyfriend, a woman must make a decision about her future.

Written and directed by Johanna Weinstein

Featuring Waneta Storms

Mentor: Guy Maddin

Aired on MovieCentral and The Movie Network

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2:14 PM

A man tussles with his own banality as fate careens towards him.

Written and directed by Christopher Donaldson

Featuring Jordan Pettle and Shannon Perreault

Mentor: Peter Wellington

Official Selection: 2010 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto

Official Selection: 2010 Cinefest Sudbury, “Humour Me”

Official Selection: 2010 Open Roof Films, Toronto

Official Selection: 2010 New Orleans Film Festival

Aired on MovieCentral and The Movie Network

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THE DAY I THOUGHT I DIED

A young man revisits a devastating time in his past and makes a decision about how to move forward.

Written and directed by David McCallum

Featuring Mark Rendall and Kate Hewlett

Mentors: Sturla Gunnarsson and Scott Smith

Official Selection: 2010 Connecticut Film Festival

Official Selection & Silver Medal Award for Excellence: 2010 Park City Film Music Festival

Official Selection & Best Picture Editing Award (Roderick Deogrades): 2010 Long Island International Film Expo

Official Selection: 2010 Toronto Independent Film Festival

Official Selection: 2010 Rome, Georgia Film Festival

Official Selection: 2010 South Dakota Film Festival

Official Selection: 2011 Beloit International Film Festival

Aired on MovieCentral and The Movie Network

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HAPPY PILLS

On Christmas Eve, a power struggle between an embittered father and his dutiful daughter ends in a lesson in trust.

Written and directed by Tanya Lemke

Featuring Christine Horne and Stephen McHattie

Mentor: John L’Ecuyer

Official Selection: 2010 11th Annual Dawson City International Short Film Festival

Official Selection: Internatioal Short Film Festival Detmold, Germany

2010 Raindance Film Festival, London UK

Official Selection: 2010 Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, Toronto

Official Selection: 9th Annual Female Eye Film Festival, March 16-20, 2011

Aired on MovieCentral and The Movie Network

Full Cast & Crew (IMDB)

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DO YOU WANT OUT?

A middle-aged woman watches her dog waiting to go out and has a revelation.

Written and directed by Martha Burns

Featuring Tracy Wright and Scott McCord

Mentor: Cynthia Scott

Aired on MovieCentral and The Movie Network

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DINNER AT LUCY’S

During a dinner party, a gesture between two men suggests that their wives are not the only ones keeping a secret.

Written and directed by Stephanie Markowitz

Featuring Martha Burns, Joseph Ziegler, Amy Rutherford, and Aaron Poole

Mentor: Jody Shapiro

Official Selection: 2010 Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival of Toronto

Official Selection: 2010 NewFest, New York

"World's Best Shorts" - satellite festival of Inside Out in Ottawa at the National Gallery of Canada

Brisbane Queer Film Festival International Shorts Program, April 2011

Aired on MovieCentral and The Movie Network

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THE TRANSLATOR

While on a subway ride with her boyfriend, a foreign film translator comes to an unexpected stop.

Directed by Sonya Di Rienzo

Written by Sonya Di Rienzo and Mark Van De Ven

Featuring Natalie Lisinska, Mac Fyfe, Sarah Slean, Pamela Sinha, and James McGowan

Mentors: Larry Weinstein and Barbara Willis Sweete

Premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

Official Selection: 2009 Calgary International Film Festival

Official Selection: 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival 2010

Official Selection: 2010 Gimli Film Festival

Aired at the 2010 TIFF Free Outdoor Airing (shorts programme) @ Metro Square in Toronto

Official Selection: 2010-11 LunaFest — various dates/cities across USA

2010 Ladyfilmmakers Festival, Beverly Hills

Vancouver Women in Film Festival, March 4-7, 2011 at the Vancity Theatre, Vancouver BC

Cinema Society of San Diego's "Evening of Award-Winning Short Films", Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

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