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Alternate Worlds

Short Films 

With a pandemic still not entirely in the rearview, weird new diseases being named after zoo animals, and scary world leaders waging war at each other – It’s sometimes easy to wonder if we ourselves are living in an alternate world– and though we are indeed living in reality– Thankfully, these filmmakers dare to take us to new places on screen. This program of films are grounded in the present but are also fiercely optimistic, innovative, and imaginative. Whether making a comment on technology, immigration, settlerhood, or simply making us “oooo” with wonder - these films ask us to question our perceived reality, while offering us respit from the lives we lead. - Aisha Evelyna

This year, we will be screening shorts from Alternate Worlds at Paradise Cinemas, 1006 Bloor St W, Toronto. Screenings will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 7:45PM (71 Minutes).
Following the screening will be a Q&A.

This shorts program is supported by CBC.

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DRAMA | 5 MINS | CHINESE| O.N. | TORONTO PREMIERE

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Mom vs Machine

Tesh Guttikonda
SCI-FI | 14:13 MINS | ENGLISH | ONTARIO PREMIERE

When Kamal’s adult son introduces a 3D food-printing appliance into their home, it shatters her maternal identity and forces her to go on a journey to heal old wounds, rediscover herself, and literally battle the machine.

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OMI

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall
HORROR | 2.4 MINS | ENGLISH | CANADIAN PREMIERE

A father-son fishing trip is unexpectedly flipped.

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Out Of This World

Jerry Wolf
SCI-FI | 11:46 MINS | ENGLISH | WORLD PREMIERE

When Jake, a young astronaut, crash lands on a strange new planet, he will need the help of an alien friend in order to survive.

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PB & J

Richard Lee
SCI-FI | 11:48 MINS | ENGLISH | ONTARIO PREMIERE

Ben Tong is a virtual savant. In the virtual world he is unmatched, but in life he is can barely manage to exist. One day he meets Daisy an insistent and vibrant woman who wants nothing more than for Ben to live in the real world.

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Peace Pipeline

Gitz Crazyboy and Tito Ybarra
COMEDY | 24:23 MINS | ENGLISH | CANADIAN PREMIERE

Comedians and activists Gitz Crazyboy and Tito Ybarra pose as a indigenous energy company sharing plans to reroute Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through the wealthy white suburbs of Duluth, MN, to more fairly share the risks oil pipelines bring to indigenous lands—with shocking and hilarious results.

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Vitamin

Yeimy Daza & Natalia Aranguren
DRAMA | 8:57 MINS | ENGLISH | WORLD PREMIERE

It was supposed to be another fun girl night out but Hannah and Sarah take an altered ecstasy drug that transformed reality into a nightmare. Friendship, envy and insecurities shroud Hannah’s mind making her experience a roller coaster of emotions that she doesn't want to be a part of.

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