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Short Film Showcase 2018

Short Film Showcase

Saturday, October 13, 6:30 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Tickets: $10

A festival highlight for our audience, this program presents a highly varied selection of films submitted by regional, national and international filmmakers. Curated by our panel of judges, all of the short films screened at the event will also be eligible for the Simcoe Audio Video People’s Choice Award. Ballots for voting will be available at the screening and all of the awards will be announced directly following the screening at the Filmmakers’ Party, which will take place across the street at Mavricks Music Hall Side Room. A very big thank you to all those who submitted their work!

 

Click here for 2018 Award Winners List

 


Short Film Line-up

Please note that this program is unrated and may contain coarse language, bullying, adult themes, drug and sexual references.

HOTBOX

Directed by Faith Howe | 7:56 | Simcoe County Category | Canada

Human nature never fails to challenge, just ask naive “it’s all about the love” Maggie, as she manages a different set of circumstances each time the door opens at her new yoga studio.

I DON’T LOVE YOU ANYMORE (YA NO TE QUIERO)

Directed by Francisco Hervada Martín | 2:00 | Open Category | Spanish with English subtitles | Spain

The time ends with everything, except with the promises.

L.A. LIQUOR

Directed by Jensen Vinca | 7:14 | Open Category | USA

A year after Los Angeles riots of 1992, Miles, a young African American male, has an eventful night in a liquor store owned by a racist Korean couple.

NEIGHBORS

Directed by Zach Price | Written by Dacy Howell | 9:22 | High School | Canada

Two brothers move into their new house, to find that they now live beside a man who is possessed by an evil clown spirit.

BIRTHPLACE

Documentary | Directed by Jorik Dozy and Sil van der Woerd | 5:00 | Open Category | Indonesia

The symbolic story of a man arriving on a perfect Earth, who encounters his nemesis in the form of ocean pollution.

JOURNAL
Directed by Thomas Stubbington | 2:45 | Simcoe County Category | Canada

A short storytelling piece explaining the importance of a journal.

TALENT SCOUT

Animation | Directed by José Herrera | 7:00 | Open Category | Spain

Dominique was the most prestigious talent scout in París. Now he has become a shadow of his former self until he discovers Sofía, a Spanish flamenco dancer…

18

Directed by Mitch Graszat | 7:28 | Simcoe County Category | Canada

On her 18th birthday, a girl decides to move on from her rough past.

ACCORD

Directed by Johan Erik Lallerstedt | 3:33 | Open Category | USA

A hungry street musician finds the perfect sidewalk real-estate, but he isn’t the only one.

THE RUNNER

Directed by Darya Amirshahi and Matthew Choi | 5:22 | High School Category | Canada

When high school soccer player, Darya Amirshahi suffers a critical injury that ends his season, he fails to make the team the ensuing year and faces an internal battle where he must find out who he is and if his future is worth
the risks.

THEIR FUN DAY

Drama | Directed Paul Arredondo | 4:36 | Simcoe County Category | Canada

High school life can be pretty fun. Parties, classmates and good music will always be part of a great mix. Every day is just a blast. But, what if your fun day is somebody else’s nightmare.

CHORUS

Directed by César Tormo | 4:00 | Open Category | Spanish with English subtitles | Spain

A teenager rehearses a song in her room while her father listens behind
the door.

THE PLANE RIDE

Comedy | Directed by W. Joseph Horne | 1:16 | Simcoe County Category | Canada

A humorous story about an elderly couple taking their first plane ride.

L’HOMME ET LE POISSON

Animation | Directed by Lewis Leon | 4:08 | Open Category | French with English subtitles | Canada

Set against the backdrop of a vast, frozen tundra; a grizzled fisherman gets his comeuppance from a vindictive, yet familiar fish.

MY RED BALL

Directed by Sebastian Marin | Written by Esabella Strickland | 3:00 | High School Category | Canada

An urban legend about a girl in a forest and her red ball.

SCARLET OR: A POSTMODERNIST DECONSTRUCTION OF YOUNG LOVE UNDER THE CORPOCRACY OF LATE-CAPITALISM

Directed by Calyx Passailaigue | 8:50 | Simcoe County Category | Canada

The children of two rival businessmen meet for a late night tryst under a table.

PIECES

Directed by Brendan Hiles | 5:34 | Simcoe County Category | Canada

A couple trying to figure out what love is and how it does and doesn’t
change us.

 

Awards Presentation / Filmmakers’ Party

Saturday, October 13, 9:00 pm
Mavricks Music Hall Side Room, 50 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Admission: Free

Immediately following the Short Film Showcase, please join us across the street at Mavricks Music Hall Side Room for the awards presentation and some celebrating!

DJ Funk 98 will provide a great selection of music along with tasty hors d’oeuvres from Made in Mexico and Milestones.

Always a fun party, join us to mingle with the filmmakers who participated in this year’s Shorts competition!