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HERE AND NOW

SHORT FILMS & WEB-SERIES

Spanning across different genres and themes to be a mirrored reflection and collective response to our current times. Some characters use the magic of music and movement to overcome, while others use technology to inform their desire with each other as they navigate romance and heartbreak. Here and Now speaks to the yearning to connect, whether it’s understood, seen or not.

This year, we will be screening shorts from Here & Now  at Paradise Cinemas, 1006 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M2. Screenings will be held on Sunday, October 24th at 6:30PM (56 Minutes).
Following the screening will be a 30 Minute Q&A.

DANCE | 5 MINS | ENGLISH | B.C. | CANADA PREMIERE
Marcus Fung

Can't Wait

Two people separated by restrictions, lock downs, and an abundance of space, relive memories of each other through dance and movement.

DRAMA | 11 MINS | ENGLISH | ON | WORLD PREMIERE
Ivan D. Ossa

In Other News

Isaac is having what he believes to be a regular typical Saturday. But in a world designed against you, even a good deed can attract a dreadful outcome.

ROMANCE, FANTASY | 11 MINS | ENGLISH | ON | WORLD PREMIERE
Marina Yap

My Pumpkin, My Boo

A pumpkin and a ghost go on an adventure to find candy, only to fall in love after the events of Halloween.

COMEDY | 6 MINS | ENGLISH | ON | CANADA PREMIERE
Adrian Wallace

No James Harden

Two friends have an encounter with an NBA Superstar James Harden imposter, and test his authenticity after he claims to be the one and only.

DRAMA | 8 MINS | ENGLISH, SPANISH | ON | WORLD PREMIERE
Paul Daniel Torres

The Mis(RE)education of The Invisible Yet Furious Five

An experimental docu-horror-thriller about decolonizing the educational system in Canada that ends in a music video.

DRAMA | 15 MINS | ENGLISH | ON | TORONTO PREMIERE
Keesha Chung

grey area

grey area follows Dre Nassir (Golden), an aspiring Toronto model, as she navigates the harsh reality of her professional life and is later forced to see her toxic ex of six years Amari Jones (Neké Andeh), for the first time since their breakup.