COMEDY | ENGLISH | 4 MIN | CANADA | WORLD PREMIERE
A Covid-19 inspired music video celebrating one of the doctors at the forefront of fighting the virus.
An Object of Merit
DOCUMENTARY | ENGLISH | 24 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE
A short documentary about a young ceramic artist exploring the Canadian and Korean influences on his functional wares. The film examines themes of cross-cultural identity, beauty in utility, and finding purpose in one's art.
Amanda Ann-Min Wong
An Uninvited Guest
HORROR/THRILLER | NO DIALOGUE | 4 MIN | CANADA
When a Black man is viciously assaulted by a police officer right outside their window, all of the guests at a dinner party seem to consider the attack unremarkable except for one.
Richard B. Pierre
HORROR/THRILLER | ENGLISH, KOREAN | 8 MIN | WORLD PREMIERE
Su-Hyun, a Korean immigrant, new to Canada and suffering from postpartum depression, struggles between her other-self that wants to hurt the baby and her ego that tries to be the real "mother". She misses her old days, old body, and her old self. Will she be able to find her?
Cindy Hojung Hah
DOCUMENTARY | ARABIC | 18 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE
In a stray dog refuge in Morocco, time seems to stand still for the 750 animals waiting to be adopted, their lives following a precise, monotonous routine.
COMEDY | ENGLISH, VIETNAMESE | 5 MIN | CANADA
A pestering Vietnamese mother searches for an eligible suitor for her daughter from within the confines of their nail salon business.
DRAMA | ENGLISH | 17 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE
Erin is a young woman seeking answers at a kind of wellness retreat, hidden away in the depths of a beautiful forest. It becomes clear that the retreat participants are there to take part in some kind of mysterious procedure that promises to change, rather cure, who they are...
Alpha Nicky M
HORROR/THRILLER | MANDARIN | 21 MIN | CANADA | NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
A masked serial killer netizens call “The Slingshot Kid” is on the loose. An overworked desk jockey dreams of “The Slingshot Kid” trailing his boss at a “love hotel”, ultimately murdering him by shooting a cement nail into his skull; the next day, the boss goes missing.
Idols Never Die
DRAMA | ENGLISH, KOREAN | 18 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE
When Korean pop idol 'N.D.' tragically dies, a dysfunctional group of high school fan girls discover a hidden message in his music, which leads them on a quest to fulfill his final wish -- to spread his ashes over the tallest tree in their hometown forest.
DOCUMENTARY | ATIKAMEKW | 6 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE
Made entirely of photographs, Kanockatonanok is an impressionist night journey through the Atikamekw village of Opitciwan.
Nicolas Jimy Awashish
My Favourite Food is Indian Tacos, My Favourite Drink is Iced Tea, and My Favourite Thing is Drumming
DOCUMENTARY | ENGLISH | 4 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE
A film about courage and the passions young Derius shares with his friends.
COMEDY | ENGLISH | 17 MIN | CANADA
An anthology comedy series that chronicles the lives of Black Torontonians struggling to stay afloat and sane. The show charts a course through chaotic, surreal, and hilarious vignettes of Toronto ‘yutes’ confronting the challenges of life in a rapidly changing city that is trying to push them out.
J. Weekes, T. Tapambwa, P. Witmer
DRAMA | ENGLISH | 15 MIN | CANADA
A unique relationship flourishes between an aspiring artist and a plant man growing in his garden. Plantonic is a deep look into modern relationships and its loneliness.
DRAMA | ENGLISH | 25 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE
Charlie still has hope and is adamant in caring for her mother, Yolonda Thomas, as her health takes a turn for the worse. But when her school begins to notice her absence, she is placed under a system of surveillance. Charlie will soon come to find that some decisions are outside of her control.
DRAMA | CANTONESE, ENGLISH | 9 MIN | TORONTO PREMIERE
At a loss for communication, a young man accompanies his stoic traditional Chinese father-in-law to visit a loved one’s grave.
Somnius: Pilgrims of Centauri
ANIMATION | ENGLISH | 4 MIN | CANADA | WORLD PREMIERE
Aria, a descentdent of a secret order of monks, decides to follow in her mother's footsteps to uncover ancestral memories and hidden mystical powers.
DOCUMENTARY | AMHARIC | 32 MIN | CANADA, ETHIOPIA
Structured as a traditional coffee ceremony, Tesfaye (Hope) tells of the extraordinary life of an Ethiopian castaway refugee, rescued from the sea in Madagascar and now living in Toronto.
The Greatest Horror Film Ever Made
COMEDY | ENGLISH | 13 MIN | CANADA | CANADIAN PREMIERE
Based on the true story of a group of friends attempting to make a movie, and the non-literal massacre of what could have easily been The Greatest Horror Film Ever Made.
The Onyx Butterfly
DOCUMENTARY | ENGLISH | 6 MIN | CANADA
Jordan grapples with the societal pressures of being a Black male in a white arena as well as the cultural, gender and stereotypical expectations placed upon Black men.
The Sky is Blue, Kalthoum
DRAMA | ENGLISH, OROMO | 16 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE
A coming-of-age story about Kalthoum - a teenage girl who allowed herself to be taken advantage in the name of friendship but is later awakened after finding clarity and self acceptance.
To Kill a Secret
DRAMA | ENGLISH | 17 MIN | CANADA
The integrity, judgement and lifelong friendship of four are put to the test when their bachelor party plans become a horrifying and life-altering nightmare.
Turkish Mesir Macunu
COMEDY | TURKISH | 16 MIN | CANADA
On the first night of an arranged marriage in a small Turkish town, a young bride wants nothing more than to go to Istanbul — that is, as soon as she can show virgin blood on a bed sheet to the aunts waiting impatiently in front of the bedroom. All this seems easy enough, but there’s one problem… the groom is impotent.
DRAMA | ENGLISH | 12 MIN | UNITED KINGDOM | TORONTO PREMIERE
Ali is a young foster kid struggling to fit in. Gracy, his overworked foster mom, is on the verge of divorce. When Ali runs away, he gets caught in a case of mistaken identity with perilous consequences.
Wearing My Culture
DOCUMENTARY | INUKTITUT | 3 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE
Wearing my Culture explores the pride that individuals in Inuit communities take in making and wearing their winter apparel. Director Thomassie looks at the bonds that are created within family, culture, and the environment through the creation of clothing.
Olivia Lya Thomassie
DRAMA | ENGLISH, ARABIC | 11 MIN | CANADA | WORLD PREMIERE
Leading a simple life, a father and daughter's quiet routine is disrupted sending their lives into upheaval. Helpless in the face of her father's looming deportation, Jude, the daughter, is unsure as to how to move on alone.