Some films may not be suitable for all audiences; viewer discretion is advised. Film schedule subject to change.
But, They Ain’t Expecting This!
Comedy – 9min
Director: Charlie Redd
Description: The film follows Ted, a skeptical young man who wasn’t counting on an afterlife. When heaven turns out to be an over-booked hotel, Ted must face the cranky desk clerk who stands between him and a peaceful eternity … or at least one with room service.
Animation – 6min
Director: Electra Fotopoulou & Maria Douni
Description: In Athens, during the ‘50s, the unregulated building of high-rise constructions alters the face of the city and the everyday life of a man. In post-war Greece, reconstructing the city becomes the solution for accommodating the ever rising population of the capital. This is the beginning of a new era which redefines human relations and habits. The hero tries to face this new reality.
Comedy/Sci-Fi – 15min
Director: Luís Mata Henriques
Description: Two young friends buy a broken time machine and decide to use it to steal a cap. After several failed attempts, the boys find themselves in the middle of increasingly unpredictable time warps, unable to escape the main problem they caused: the appearance of a sinister-looking medieval knight.
Drama – 6min
Director: Khadif Sanders
Description: A Chinese store owner is robbed after arguing with a customer he racially profiled. Shortly after the argument the store is being robbed by a masked assailant and the owner is shot and the customer must then decide if he will intervene.
Documentary – 19min
Director: Ingrid Kamerling
Description: Something really major is about to change for Mazin. He has been deaf since birth, but soon he’s going to get a cochlear implant. If all goes well, he’ll be able to recognize all sorts of noises and understand speech. He is very excited about this, even though it’s a bit scary. What if the operation doesn’t work, like what happened to his classmate Katelin? She only got nauseous from it and wants nothing more to do with CIs. But on the other hand, what if Mazin’s operation does work? What will his life be like then? He won’t abandon all his deaf friends, will he? Sounds for Mazin follows the entire process, from the lead-up to the operation to getting used to hearing with the implant. Special attention is paid to the way in which Mazin perceives sounds, but at the same time, his relationships with his friends and chats with Katelin reveal that the implant will radically change his world in more ways than one.
Comedy – 6min
Director: Victoria Duncan
Description: Trudy is a beautiful, successful immunologist with a touch of OCD. She has everything going for her, but she still can’t seem to get over her high school crush, Brad Schneider. Nerdy, awkward young Trudy could only dream of being with him, but he had always been taken by the equally popular, Cindy Sylvester. Now, Trudy finally has her chance. After setting up an eHarmony dinner date with him 15 years after graduation, Trudy will finally get up close and personal with this fine hunk of a man. However, the experience will be far from what she expected.
Romance – 2min
Director: Danny Cotton
Description: A young woman sad, and alone wanders the streets and woodlands with a dying rose, a sign of her sadness. She encounters a man along the way that may change her emotions.
Comedy – 13min
Director: Olivier Lallart
Description: Marc and Stéphanie are about to get married, but Marc will have to make a decision that could change everything… forever!
Romance – 8min
Director: Kalyan Thiyagarajan
Description: Online is a silent love story told through status messages, text messages, and photos.
Thriller – 16min
Director: Bart Elfrink
Description: A couple discovers the apples they consumed at their local market have lead to horrifying results. Now, they must decide how to deal with the terror inside them before time runs out.
Horror – 8min
Director: Evan Howard
Description: Guy Eversson, a mousy, clean cut guy, with a dark side lives with his wife and has a secret obsession, the ‘art’ of murder. As he delves deeper into his obsession, the thought of murder plays on his mind. Will he succumb to this twisted thought or is it just that, a thought. There’s always consequences, for every action there is a reaction. Is Guy ready for his?
Thriller – 25min
Director: Eduardo Miyar
Description: When Laurie’s oft reclusive boyfriend, Wes, goes missing during a solo writer’s retreat in the wilderness, she recruits the unwilling help of her ex, Sam, to investigate. Once they arrive to Wes’ cabin, they find that they are completely unprepared for the strange mind trip that awaits them.
Comedy/Claymation – 8min
Director: Adam Kinghorn and Rhys Jones.
Description: A disgruntled Hitman tries his hand at finding a new career. Will he be able to find a new occupation smoothly, or will his specific skill set cause difficulty?
Drama – 18min
Director: Ara Arush
Description: Dedicated to heroes and mothers. The hunter is a film of our time, the film shows the relation of the person to MOTHER (in the deepest meaning of this word), as the basis for life.
Claymation – 2min
Director: Matthew Temple
Description: When a little girl bakes animal cookies, they come to life and are faced with a moral dilemma.
Comedy – 7min
Director: Venetia Taylor
Description: When you’re young and in love the future seems bright… but then what?
Drama – 11min
Director: David Golden
Description: Alone in a small room, a man is confronted with questions that have no answers, in a world where there are no lies—only a lack of understanding.
Comedy – 7min
Director: Rebekah Peck
Description: After being distracted by a rogue bee causes Larry McCarey to make the wrong call in the last seconds of the Super Bowl, the disgraced NFL referee must try to win back the one fan he can’t lose, his son, Larry Jr. Battling angry fans and concession stand slop while reffing Jr’s peewee championship game, Larry hopes to teach Jr that owning up to your mistakes is worth more than any championship, even if it means a little ham in the face.
Drama – 21min
Director: Benoit Desjardins
Description: Amant and Aslan are persecuted. At stake are their lives and the life of their child. Isolated from and forgotten by the rest of the world, their pleas for help go unanswered. In search of a better life, they confide their destiny to God and attempt the impossible. On the other side of the Earth flies a beacon of hope, where diversity is welcomed
Other – 4min
Director: Del Mak & Patrick Ryder
Description: Ever wanted to do something different? When life becomes a routine, step out of the ordinary and follow your dreams. Shift follows a white-collar worker who escapes the confines of his working environment, exploring & dancing freely through the outside world.
Drama – 11min
Director: Waseem Al-Sayed
Description: Monotony is a killer, and the state of no dialogue between any partners or parties in contact could make life unbearable, and full of distress, boredom and depression. Marrow tries to discuss the eternal dialectic relationship between male and female, especially in eastern communities.
Drama – 7min
Director: Michelle Birtwistle Nilsen
Description: Two girls living together, one of them is higher ranked than the other. A sexual tension rises between them.
Horror – 2min
Director: Manos Atzarakis
Description: Set on Christmas Eve, a young girl awakens to the sound of Santa in her living room. What she finds standing there is something she can barely comprehend. And she doesn’t have time to, either…
Horror – 6min
Director: Skip Shea
Description: A man awakens to find himself naked and tied to a chair deep in a haunted New England wood. He is surrounded by masked women and their congregation who are preparing an ancient yet familiar ritual as they listen to the strains of Alessandro Moreschi’s “Ave Maria” playing on an old Victrola. In a sacrifice for past crimes, body, blood and justice are served.
Join us for the after party at the Hop Yard @ 7pm!
Discuss the films, mingle, network with local filmmakers and enjoy wonderful food from The Grain Casual Urban Cuisine!
During the After Party we will announce the award winners and showcase 4 wonderful films: Macguffin, Mulligan’s Island, Frequency654, and My Psychedelic Summer.
The Hop Yard is located at 453 All Saints St. on the corner of All Saints St and St Michael St.
2014 Award Winners
Directed by Khadif Sanders
Directed by Evan Howard
Directed by Eduardo Miyar
Directed by Bart Elfrink
Tally Shorts Favorite
Directed by Venetia Taylor
Ave Maria – Directed by Skip Shea
Innards – Directed by Bart Elfrink
Crossing Streams – Directed by Michelle Birtwistle Nilsen
Welcome Yankee – Directed by Benoit Desjardins
Reservations – Directed by Charlie Redd
Sounds for Mazin – Directed by Ingrid Kamerling
Job Satisfaction – Directed by Adam Kinghorn & Rhys Jones
The Hunter – Directed by Ara Rush
Useful. Valid. True. – Directed by David Golden