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#SeeTheNorth While You Eat: Lunchtime Shorts
Catch a brilliant Canadian film. Chow down.
Thanks for joining us for the 2017 edition of Canada's Top Ten Film Festival Lunchtime Shorts! We hope you enjoyed our delectable selection of short films, and many thanks to the brilliant filmmakers who shared them with us so we could share them with you. See you next year!
Friday, January 13
Directed by Ben Petrie
A boyfriend’s insecurities spark an argument that spirals into a full-on emotional meltdown, in this powerful single-take drama featuring a Sundance Special Jury Award–winning performance by 2016 TIFF Rising Star Grace Glowicki.
Monday, January 16
Directed by Sarah Kieley
Beautifully captured through vibrant stop-motion animation, Feathers is a story of love and acceptance in which a mother and daughter struggle to cope with an unusual change.
Wednesday, January 18
Directed by Thyrone Tommy
Mariner is a taut and unsettling drama about an ambitious marine navigation cadet on the verge of cracking during his final exams. The recruit is haunted by an incident from his past — and fights to find a way to turn his personal demons into a source of strength.
Thursday, January 19
Directed by Pascal Huynh
In a creative mix of stop-motion animation and live-action documentary, a man recalls the social realities that forced his mother to put him up for adoption.
Monday, January 23
Directed by Jessica Tai
In this playful hand-drawn animation from director Jessica Tai, a dejected student witch summons the courage to face a particularly difficult challenge and cast her spells — with unexpected results.
Tuesday, January 24
Directed by Ella Mikkola
Director Ella Mikkola’s debut film skillfully blends film, photos, and archival childhood footage to create a mesmerizing experimental video collage that explores escape and preserving memory.
Wednesday, January 25
Directed by Lee Filipovski
Boris and his family are preparing to leave his hypochondriac parents and their impossibly tiny Belgrade flat for a long-awaited new life in Canada. However, his 10-year-old daughter Ljubica has entered a contest that is about to subvert everyone’s plans.