DECEMBER 17, 7:00PM
The Star Mill
Canada | Animation | 5 min
Director: Daniel Blake
A boy and his pet owlbear learn to appreciate the present, and not worry about the future, while running a windmill that powers the stars at night.
Canada | Drama | 22 min
Director/Writer: Fateema Al-Hamaydeh Miller
Producer: Fateema Al-Hamaydeh Miller, Philippe Corbin, Sarah Pufek
Cast: Andrea Massoud, Matt Shaw
Sara & Cameron, two actors who refuse to quit their shared Meisner class after they break up, deal with grief, closure and reminiscing their connection in this short that both honours and pokes fun at the experience of heartbreak.
Canada | Drama | 11 min
Director/Writer: Julian Elia
Producer: Julian Elia, Robert Bazzocchi, Maia Jae
Cast: Robert Bazzocchi, Maia Jae
Vern and Gen spend their evening deciding what to eat, but their contrasting needs might spoil each other's appetite…
Canada | Drama | 9 min
Director/Writer: Sadiel Gomez
Producer: Sadiel Gomez
Cast: Nicole Birch Bayley, Sadiel Gomez Vigoa, Sheri Birch
Ollie tells the story of the daily life of a dog at the beginning of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The dog realizes that his human has stopped leaving the house for work in the morning. He feels extremely happy that his human stays in the house almost all day, every day with him. But one day, the human becomes very sick and suddenly is gone. The dog stays alone for many days without knowing if his human will return.
Canada | Drama | 20 min
Director/Writer: Daniel Romero
Producer: Daniel Romero
Cast: Daniel Romero, Stephanie Herrera, Alejandro Ampudia
A Latin American teen in Canada builds the courage to tell his Hispanic parents that he wants to be an actor, much to their disapproval. As the conversation progresses, tensions rise, chaos ensues, and true colours are shown amidst the family drama.
France | Drama | 6 min
Director/Writer: Jasmine Bissete
Producer: Joshua Chun, Maya Hartleben, Sarah Moustakim
Cast: Emie Obry, Lana Obry, Claudia Marie DiGiambattista
1968, Tehran, Iran. When French-Iranian student Niloufar, 10, learns that President Georges Pompidou will visit her school, she devises her own way to make an impression.
Draw Up and Stare
United States | Drama | 20 min
Director: Jeremiah Kipp
Writer: Emily Donahoe
Producer: David McMahon, Emily Donahoe, Amanda Rehbein
Cast: Melissa Leo, Michael O'Keefe, Linda Powell