Shorts: Stories We Tell

Guests

James Cooper

James Cooper

Director

Paige Gratland

Paige Gratland

Director

Yi Shi

Yi Shi

Director

TJ Cuthand

TJ Cuthand

Director

Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan

Director

Seán Maheux Galway

Seán Maheux Galway

Producer

Maxime Robin

Maxime Robin

Director

From parenthood to plant care, this collection of shorts highlights the work of Canadian filmmakers creating from coast to coast.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

This program has 8 films.

Sun May 28, 2:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Plant Daddy

James Cooper

James Cooper

After rescuing an abandoned potted plant, Phil spirals into an absurd plant obsession to avoid visiting his father on his deathbed.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Magic in Plain Sight

Paige Gratland

Paige Gratland

Director

A portrait of self-taught seamstress Brenna Bezanson, a change-maker whose creations of custom women’s clothing challenge capitalist and patriarchal ideals.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Interests

13 Eggs

TJ Cuthand

TJ Cuthand

Director

Over a four-year period, filmmaker TJ Cuthand collects footage capturing his experience of trying to make a baby.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Tabanca

Lauren Marsden

Lauren Marsden

Director

Marlinn is a genderqueer Trinidadian woman suffering through a wet Vancouver winter and missing Carnival season back home, that is until they discover the power of masquerade is within them.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Skill

Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan

Director

A South Asian mother finds herself immersed in a profound state of mourning after discovering
that her beloved son identifies as gay.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

12 mins

Interests

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

Year

2022

Duration

9 mins

Interests

The Year Long Boulder

Brielle LeBlanc

Brielle LeBlanc

Director

Crushed by unrequited love, a young queer poet finally reckons with their own emotional baggage – make that a boulder.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

9 mins

Interests

The Left Hand

Maxime Robin

Maxime Robin

Director

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

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

13 mins

Interests

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