Shorts: Local Heroes

This program has 9 films.

Thu Jun 02, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Dylan Glynn

Dylan Glynn

Director

Why is it that one influencer is considered “effortless, sexy and inspiring” while his boyfriend, who presents a virtually identical feed, is perceived as “cringey”?

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

2 mins

Interests

Animation, Canadian, Gay

Between Realities Along the Edge of Time

Jessica Huras

Jessica Huras

Living alone with her dog, Blake becomes consumed by the intensifying sounds coming from next door.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Canadian, Horror,

Fresh Meat

Lu Asfaha

Lu Asfaha

A young woman is excited to start a job as staff writer at a cutthroat media company until she discovers their terrifying secret to success.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

17 mins

Interests

Black, Canadian, Horror, RE:Focus,

Romario

James Cooper

James Cooper

Finding his voice in the world, Romario Smith uses his art to create religious homoerotic imagery.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

5 mins

Interests

Black, Canadian, Gay, Religion

Don't Text Your Ex

Jo Güstin

Jo Güstin

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

14 mins

Subtitles

English and French with English subtitles

Interests

Black, Canadian, Experimental, French Language, Lesbian, Queer

Legacy of Bodies

Dev Ramsawakh

Dev Ramsawakh

Legacy of Bodies is an experimental poetic exploration of chronic pain, intergenerational trauma, and abuse from the viewpoint of a disabled, non-binary, Indo-Caribbean Canadian director.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

1 mins

Interests

Canadian, Disability, Experimental, Non-Binary

Ripples

Dylan Mitro

Dylan Mitro

Director

Four friends at Hanlan’s Point are forced to confront their complicated personal relationships to the beach and with the party culture that surrounds it.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

22 mins

Interests

Canadian, Gay, Non-Binary, Queer, RE:Focus, Trans

Save the Date

Bria McLaughlin

Bria McLaughlin

Director

A young gay millennial is forced to confront his complex feelings about his (sort of) ex when he finds himself invited to celebrate his ex’s engagement.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Black, Canadian, Gay

Homewreckers

Eva Everette Irving

Eva Everette Irving

A dispassionate young couple inherit an exquisite Bavarian chalet. When mysterious letters appear at the house, a grander scheme is revealed.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Canadian, Queer, Trans

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