Canadian Shorts

This program has 9 films.

Canadian Short films include: Adore, Collective Resistance, Fursona, Once in a Red Moon, Once Upon a Time in the Bay, Shedding, Soap, Testing, The Left Hand

Director: Beth Warrian, Isak Vaillancourt, Aly Labbé-Hervieux, Yi Shi, Tziara Reyes, Lulu Wei, Andy Reid, Maxime Robin

Sun Oct 08, 11:30am
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Ottawa, ON

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Adore

Beth Warrian

Beth Warrian

Director

Luci, a queer Peruvian Canadian woman, gives her beloved nephew the Christmas gift of his dreams: a beautiful sequined dress.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Collective Resistance

Isak Vaillancourt

Isak Vaillancourt

Director

Told from the perspectives of 2SLGBTQ+ Afro-Indigenous leaders and activists, this short documentary reimagines new possibilities in the relationship between Blackness and Indigeneity, which is rooted in solidarity and joy.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

17 mins 7 secs

Fursona

Aly Labbé-Hervieux

Aly Labbé-Hervieux

Director

Fursona is an incursion into the universe of Aly, a member of the Furry community.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

5 mins

月出几时 (Once in a Red Moon)

Yi Shi

Yi Shi

Director

As Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, a lonesome young Chinese immigrant finds comfort in a whirlwind romance with a mysterious hometown queer crush who seems too good to be true.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

9 mins 45 secs

Once Upon a Time in the Bay

Judith Kanatahawi Schuyler

Judith Kanatahawi Schuyler

Director

After a year living in a very straight New Zealand beach town, First Nations lesbian Tallulah can stand it no longer – she’s going back to Toronto where the rainbows fly. Or is she?

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

10 mins

Shedding

Tziara Reyes

Tziara Reyes

This short documentary follows an individual’s journey of shaving their head for the first time; exploring the complex relationship between hair and identity.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

5 mins

Soap

Lulu Wei

Lulu Wei

Inspired by past heartbreaks and present friendship, this short find two queer best friends going on a romantic getaway after being dumped.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

12 mins 39 secs

Testing

Andy Reid

Andy Reid

When a young gay man suspects he has an STI, he goes in for testing and discovers the older man he recently slept with is a doctor at the clinic.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

9 mins 10 secs

La Main Gauche (The Left Hand)

Maxime Robin

Maxime Robin

Young Maxime’s mother starts worrying about him when his 2nd grade teacher declares him “abnormal.”

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

13 mins 34 secs

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