NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE
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 8:30PM (59 Minutes).
Following the screening will be a 30 Minute Q&A.
COMEDY | 13 MINS | ENGLISH | O.N. | WORLD PREMIERE
A sci-fi/comedy set in a future Toronto, where a Universal Basic Income means people no longer need to work for a living. JT, a washed-up engineer, begins to suspect that his smarthome ARI is stealing from his monthly cheque. Along with his twin brother Rory, he sets off to get to the bottom of this conspiracy.
Old News is So Exciting
Anthony Kit Lee
DRAMA | 11 MINS | ENGLISH | B.C. | WORLD PREMIERE
There is a genetic disease in the Mori Family - everyone vanishes into thin air when they turn 30-year-old. To cope with this misfortune, the family created a celebration where family members would attend their own funeral before they vanish. Kali and Canary discover the family secret hidden by the immune elder, Yussi, and decides to disrupt the traditions during the course of the funeral in order to stay alive.
EXPERIMENTAL | 5 MINS | ENGLISH | O.N. | WORLD PREMIERE
Oneironautic: the ability to travel within a dream on a conscious basis. This afro-surrealist film asks the question of where do you go when you dream at night? As a dream warrior questions her path as she faces herself in her mind.
SCI-FI, DRAMA | 13 MINS | ENGLISH | O.N. | TORONTO PREMIERE
When the Sandhu family moves into the neighbourhood, Kira grows suspicious of her new neighbours' seemingly flawless daughter. As chaotic as the Sainis may appear, a glimpse into the Sandhu family's past shows a very different image from the one they are presenting, and raises more questions than answers when the true nature of their daughter, Rani, is revealed.