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©Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

Program 8

Sunday, November 17, 4:55 pm

Missing Bear

Director/Writer: Sijy Varghese

Writer: Kate Schultz

Producer: Sijy Varghese

Canada / Animation / 11mins
A boy loses his bear only to find lifelong friends.

Director: Jonathan Lawley

Writer: Michael Head 

Cast: Jenna Doe, Sam Glass

Canada / Comedy / 4mins
Boy meets girl. Boy tries to impress girl. Boy hurts himself.
Midnight Marathon

Director: Jonah Haber

Writer: Stefan Vucic

Producer: Michael Hua, Derek Sutton

Cast: Jaiden Cannatelli, Spencer Macpherson, Keegan Hedley

Canada / Drama / 19mins
When the whole world is hypnotized by an unexplained celestial event, a young boy must face his fear of the unknown in order to keep his brother and best friend from turning to the other side.
Surrounded By Water

Director/Writer: Rhonda Buckley

Producer: Rhonda Buckley

Canada / Drama / 20mins
The Joan Morrissey Story - She  lit up a room with her powerful singing held the audience in the palm of her hand with her rich, bold voice. She was a lounge singer six nights a week and raised her six children all day and night too. She was born in 1933 in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Hidden Intentions

Director: Sabih Samdani

Writer: Paul Urrutia

Producer: Krishna Kolanupaka

Cast: Kevin Monster, Sean C Dwyer, Katie Lawrence

Canada / Drama / 10mins
In the midst of the cold war, a veteran CIA intelligence officer interrogates his new recruit under the suspicion that he is a KGB spy posing as an American.
Under Darkness

Director/Writer: Caroline Friend

Producer: Merissa Jane Lee, Caroline Friend, Michael Orion Downing

Cast: Kally Khourshid, Edgar Erenhart, Daniel Dasent

USA / Drama / 20mins
Based on a true story in World War II Poland, a young Jewish woman struggles to survive after her family is murdered. Refusing to give up, she joins the Soviet resistance, and realizes that through photography she can remember the past while documenting for the future.
Date Night

Director: Arlen Aguayo Stewart

Writer: Margarita Valderrama

Cast: Beatriz Pizano, Margarita Valderrama, Tamara Almeida, Arlen Aguayo Stewart

Canada / Drama / 6mins
Alba hasn’t dated in a long time, so saying she's nervous is an understatement. Not helping: feeling old, language barriers, too much make-up, and a deeper fear her daughters don't want to talk about.