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All Her Dying Lovers

Available until June 24
A nurse, a Nazi and a fish: this is the incredible tale of a young Czech woman who, in the face of Nazi occupation, trumps the invaders with her unique form of resistance. Her story is given an animated retelling that explores the collision of history, truth and myth-making.
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Runtime:6
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Germany
Czech Republic
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Czech
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:https://annabennerstudio.com/All-Her-Dying-Lovers
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Anna Benner
Eluned Zoe Aiano
Producer(s):Linda Dedková
Anna Benner
Martin Hulovec
Composer:Raphael Tschernuth
Sound:Michal Krajczok
Vojtech Knot
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At the Bottom of the Sea

Available until June 24
Attended by thousands in Seoul in December 2018, “The Courage to be Uncomfortable” was a demonstration against misogyny, surveillance and widespread sexism within the justice system. In the lead up to the protest, the filmmaker journeys through rural and urban areas, capturing women’s voices in this poetic, experimental film.
Film Info
Runtime:11
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Korean.
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Caroline So Jung Lee
Producer(s):Caroline So Jung Lee
Editor(s):Caroline So Jung Lee
Writer(s):Caroline So Jung Lee
Cinematography:Caroline So Jung Lee
Composer:Robin Lough
Sound:Caroline So Jung Lee
Doug Paterson
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At the River

Available until June 24
This astute film swings from the calm of a forest stroll to the cacophony of a family in upheaval on the Fourth of July. A perceptive observation of family and landscape in crisis, At the River speaks to the anxieties of middle America at the beginning of the 21st century.
Film Info
Runtime:10
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):A. Madsen Minax
Producer(s):A. Madsen Minax
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Bible Camp Memories

Available until June 24
He didn’t fit in at school—but maybe he would at bible camp? Damien revisits the summers of his youth, including past traumas with oblivious camp counsellors, fresh air, nature, evangelical Christianity and, worst of all, a cabin full of other 13-year-old boys.
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Runtime:14
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Damien Ferland
Producer(s):Damien Ferland
Writer(s):Damien Ferland
Cinematography:Dylan Baillie
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Broken Orchestra

Available until June 24
Inventively peppered with elements of animation, this film profiles the educators and advocates of the Symphony for a Broken Orchestra—a project that mobilized a community to repair hundreds of instruments for students, in response to funding cuts for music education programs in Philadelphia.
Film Info
Runtime:12
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Toronto Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:https://www.topic.com/broken-orchestra
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Charlie Tyrell
Producer(s):Julie Baldassi
Executive Producer(s):Mona Panchal
Anna Holmes
Ryan Chanatry
Editor(s):Michael Barker
Writer(s):Josef Beeby
Charlie Tyrell
Cinematography:Chet Tilokani
Composer:Colin Sigor
David Lang
Sound:Joe Coupal
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The Brother

Available until June 24
During his waking hours, Kais is in his bed or mobility device, completely dependent on his devoted family for round-the-clock care. At night, he dreams of himself as a manga character, starring in a story of love and bravery that mirrors the selflessness of his parents and siblings.
Film Info
Runtime:28
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:French
Japanese
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:https://jeremiebattaglia.com/fr/projets/le-frere/
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Director(s):Jérémie Battaglia
Producer(s):Amélie Lambert Bouchard
Editor(s):Andrea Henriquez
Writer(s):Jérémie Battaglia
Cinematography:Jérémie Battaglia
Composer:Anais Larocque
Sound:Marie-Pierre Grenier
Isabelle Lussier
Jérémie Battaglia
Lenny Fontaine
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The Chimney Swift

Available until June 24
Based on a meticulously detailed letter, the hard-knock lives of young 19th century chimney sweeps are uncovered in this exquisite animation, which masterfully articulates the finer points of preparing children as young as four for a life of hard labour up the flues of the bourgeoisie.
Film Info
Runtime:5
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:https://www.fabianfred.com/chimney/
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Frédéric Schuld
Producer(s):Fabian Driehorst
Executive Producer(s):Fabian Driehorst
Editor(s):Frédéric Schuld
Writer(s):Frédéric Schuld
Fabian Driehorst
Composer:Frédéric Schuld
Sound:Alex Müller-Welt
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Comfort Zone

Available until June 24
Brigitte lives with a mysterious, invisible presence: her 21-year-old son, who has shut himself in his bedroom for the past three years. Communicating only via WhatsApp, mother and son are locked in a codependent waiting game. Will his door ever open again, or will it have to be forced?
Film Info
Runtime:24
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:German
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:http://www.jonasegert.de/komfortzone
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jonas Egert
Producer(s):Emilia Möbus
Editor(s):Julia Furch
Stefan Strüber
Writer(s):Jonas Egert
Julia Furch
Cinematography:Felix Riedelsheimer
Composer:Pablo Jókay
Sound:Tobias Rehm
Moritz Müller-Preißer
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Día de la Madre

Available until June 24
As night becomes day, a feisty group of youths make a decidedly unconventional ruckus that is sure to go down in the history books for the tired and shocked people at the receiving end of their exuberance.
Film Info
Runtime:6
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Spanish
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ashley Brandon
Dennis Höhne
Producer(s):Nevo Shinaar
Editor(s):Ashley Brandon
Cinematography:Ashley Brandon
Dennis Höhne
Sound:Ashley Brandon
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Egg Cup Requiem

Available until June 24
Octogenarian Johnny Green is a dedicated pocillovist, or egg cup collector. His vast collection, numbering more than 9,000, is crammed into his Auckland home. This touching portrait brings Johnny’s collection to life and creates a tangible link to precious memories from his past.
Film Info
Runtime:12
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:New Zealand
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:https://www.loomfilms.co.nz/eggcuprequiem
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Nick Mayow
Prisca Bouchet
Producer(s):Nick Mayow
Prisca Bouchet
Editor(s):Nick Mayow
Cinematography:Prisca Bouchet
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Êmîcêtôsêt: Many Bloodlines

Available until June 24
A Cree filmmaker and her white partner document their pregnancy and journey to parenthood. From the search for an Indigenous donor and midwife to their concerns about raising a child as an interracial queer couple, the joy of having a child together gives them the courage to overcome any obstacle.
Film Info
Runtime:11
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Cree
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Theola Ross
Producer(s):Alex Bailey
Editor(s):Lucius Dechausay
Cinematography:Alexandre Nour Desjardins
Sound:Anthony Wallace
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The Fantastic

Available until June 24
Former North Koreans recount their experiences watching forbidden foreign films and how these informed their perception of the outside world. Speculating solely from these illegal movies, fiction takes on a surprising new form, where reality, imagination and plausibility meet the unknown for both the North Koreans looking out and westerners looking in.
Film Info
Runtime:30
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Finland
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Korean
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maija Blåfield
Producer(s):Maija Blåfield
Editor(s):Maija Blåfield
Cinematography:Maija Blåfield
Composer:Tuomo Puranen
Sound:Olli Huhtanen
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Fat Kathy

Available until June 24
The lives of millions depend on eight small clams working hard to detect contamination in the city’s water supply. Clams are the new canaries in the coal mine in this stranger-than-fiction peek at how humans create problems for the planet and then use living organisms to protect themselves… from themselves.
Film Info
Runtime:14
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Poland
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Polish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:https://www.facebook.com/Gruba-Ka%C5%9Bka-Fat-Kathy-106542297490730
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Julia Pelka
Producer(s):Ewa Jastrzebska
Editor(s):Andrzej Czarnecki
Julia Pelka
Writer(s):Julia Pelka
Cinematography:Szymon Kluz
Sound:Weronika Bloch
Julia Pelka
Grzegorz Kucharski
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The Flame

Available until June 24
In the Australian Outback, the stories of the past are reframed through a series of interwoven portraits. The Flame beautifully explores the powerful and shifting properties of fire and wind, bringing the stories of ancestors—and the upheaval that the white fella brought to the community—into the present.
Film Info
Runtime:12
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Australia
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Nick Waterman
Producer(s):Nick Waterman
Raphaela Rosella
Executive Producer(s):Kim McConville
Editor(s):Nick Waterman
Writer(s):Nick Waterman
Megan Washington
Dayannah Baker Barlow
Tyrese Fernando
Paul Spearim
Connie Taylor
Lance Whitton Jr.
Cinematography:Adric Watson
Composer:Megan Washington
Sound:Sasha Zastavnikovic
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Gun Killers

Available until June 24
Steeped in the atmospherics of a taut spy thriller, Gun Killers portrays retired blacksmiths John and Nancy Little as national heroes. The couple are employed by local police to engage in the mass destruction of firearms, in a noble effort to protect the lives of all Canadians.
Film Info
Runtime:11
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:https://mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/gun-killers/
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jason Young
Producer(s):Rohan Fernando
Executive Producer(s):Annette Clarke
Editor(s):Andrew MacCormack
Writer(s):Jason Young
Cinematography:Paul McCurdy
Composer:Dave Anderson
Paul Frehner
Jason Michael MacIsaac
Sound:Luke Batiot
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Hollie's Dress

Available until June 24
As 14-year-old Hollie sews her first dress with her mother, she faces the decision all Mennonite girls must make as they reach adulthood. Will she put on the dress, become a full member of the Mennonite church and assume her role as a mother, or will she join the wider world?
Film Info
Runtime:25
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:https://www.anniesakkab.com/hollies-dress
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Annie Sakkab
Producer(s):Paul Lee
Annie Sakkab
Editor(s):Annie Sakkab
Writer(s):Annie Sakkab
Cinematography:Annie Sakkab
Vanessa Tignanelli
Composer:APM Music Library
Ken Young
Sound:Amanda Ann-Min Wong
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Hydebank

Available until June 24
A 21-year-old offender serving his sentence in the Northern Irish countryside forms an unlikely bond with the facility’s flock of sheep and begins to accept the brutal act that landed him in prison. A quiet and contemplative film about repentance, Hydebank shows a young man’s internal struggle with innocence and evil.
Film Info
Runtime:17
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:UK
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ross McClean
Producer(s):Chris Kelly
Editor(s):Anders S Jepsen
Cinematography:Ross McClean
Sound:Ciaran Devlin-Rushe
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In the Shadow of the Pines

Available until June 24
Inspired by the filmmaker’s own upbringing, this deeply personal animated documentary about a difficult father-daughter relationship questions ideas of shame around being othered as an immigrant in North America and how life-defining experiences can inhibit us from claiming and owning our identities.
Film Info
Runtime:7
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Japanese
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
By Program - Sort:Doc Shop
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Anne Koizumi
Producer(s):Sahar Yousefi
Editor(s):Anne Koizumi
Writer(s):Anne Koizumi
Composer:respectfulchild
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Invasion

Available until June 24
Urgent and timely, Invasion documents the Unist’ot’en camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and larger Wet’suwet’en First Nation as they stand up to the Canadian government and corporations behind the Coastal GasLink pipeline, opposing colonial violence in an era of supposed reconciliation.
Film Info
Runtime:18
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Toronto Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Wet'suwet'en
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:https://www.mutualaidmedia.com/invasion
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Michael Toledano
Sam Vinal
Producer(s):Franklin López
Michael Toledano
Sam Vinal
Editor(s):Franklin López
Cinematography:Michael Toledano
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Jo

Available until June 24
Jo is the fierce, self-assured protagonist of this profile of a working-class hero. She embraces the troubles of her past while forging an unapologetic path forward, guided by uncompromising principles and a deep love for only two people: her daughter Karine and singer Diane Dufresne.
Film Info
Runtime:13
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:French
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Carmen Rachiteanu
Producer(s):Kristine Thelle
Editor(s):Martin Morisette
Writer(s):Carmen Rachiteanu
Cinematography:Nicolas Canniccioni
Composer:Nicolas Borycki
Sound:Yann Cleary
Marco Fania
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