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Canada Shorts 2020: Canadian and International Short Film Festival

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Mary Oland Theatre of the New Brunswick Museum

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Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6

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Watch an outstanding selection of Canadian and International short films entered into and curated by Canada Shorts Film Festival.

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Watch an outstanding selection of Canadian and International short films entered into and curated by Canada Shorts Film Festival.

The shorts being screened are best-of-category and award winners. They include short films from Canada, the United States and overseas.

All films will be screened in English, or utilize English sub-titles when appropriate.

Some shorts have adult themes and are not suitable for children.

The short films will screen in two blocks (each block will screen different films):

  • Block #1 ... Dec 12, 11am start (duration 2 hours)
  • Block #2 ... Dec 12, 2pm start (duration 2 hours)

COVID-19 measures (physical distancing of at least two metres, wearing of face coverings/masks inside the theatre etc) will be in place and all festival attendees must abide by those measures.

(1) Block #1 ... Dec 12, 11am start (duration approx. 2 hours)

  • Just For The Record by Vojin Vasovic. In an abandoned attic, dictaphone robot REC desperately tries to connect to a bird that stops on its window.
  • Avernus by Simon Ross. Successful businessman and golden boy, Jack Wells, is unscrupulous, immoral and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
  • Inside the Actors' Cult by Scott Paterson. Jeff takes his first ever Acting Class and gets a taste of the industry's toxic side. Will he drink the Kool Aid?
  • My I Love You by E.C. Waters. A visual poem that explores the extreme highs and lows of past relationships.
  • Assailant by Jose Pablo Arellano. Despite his father's refusal, Angel escapes from work with his best friend to audition and interpret the role of an assailant.
  • Call of Duty Fanmade by Bronwin October. Based from a video game called Call of Duty in a play mode called Warzone, two players enter into a world where they need to survive, last man standing.
  • Dreamer’s Journey by Mitchell Branget. Dreamer’s Journey is a psychological horror film centred around the concepts of sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming, and repressed memory.
  • Blindsight by Danil Krivoruchko. While a cryo capsule resurrects the body of a surviving crew member on his long way back to Earth, his wakening mind unwinds memories of the first contact mission.

(2) Block #2 ... Dec 12, 2pm start (duration approx. 2 hours)

  • Cleaning House by Shahaub Roudbari. An 80's driven action comedy that revolves around a spirited maid and an overzealous secret agent.
  • Rowe by Jordan Lane Shappell. When Rebecca Rowe finds her father hanging in her garage, the town rallies to show her love and support as they mourn the loss of their beloved church pastor.
  • Absence by Florian Beros. A young woman quits his girlfriend for another man, but the consequences are dangerous!
  • The Door Down The Hall by Christian Vetrone. Two caring parents who want what's best for their daughter, Paige, have a rule in place in their house that forbids Paige from entering the door down the hall.
  • Refuge by Sina Sultani. Ahmed and his pregnant wife Medina are forced to flee their village after a devastating alien invasion.
  • Uncario by Didier Konings. In a dusty future where the last humans have taken refuge in a cold, sterile Moon colony, A-153 is being driven mad by vivid dreams of a beautiful green world.
  • Wild Hearts by Inder Nirwan. A documentary about the wild horses of Alberta.

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