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Short Films 

Home

Each year filmmakers from across Canada bring fresh perspectives to our long-running "Home" Program and add a new layer of nuance to the definition of "home." Pushing it beyond the familiar portrayal of a four-wall construction to a thought-provoking artwork stemming from each filmmaker's unique life experience in search of a comfort zone. - Reza Sameni

This year, we will be screening shorts from Home at Paradise Cinemas, 1006 Bloor St W, Toronto. Screenings will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 5:40PM (65 Minutes).
Following the screening will be a Q&A.

This shorts program is supported by CBC 

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Ahu

Mahsa Razavi
DRAMA | 13:31 MINS | ENGLISH | ONTARIO PREMIERE

Ahu is a short narrative film about Ahu - a studious international university student and a part-time bartender in Toronto - who must get the tenants' agreement to spray their bedbug-infested building while aching to help her neighbour trapped in an abusive relationship. In this film, I set to explore the complexities and nuances of female bonding as a process of self-discovery and healing.

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I Live Here

Tyler Mckenzie Evans
DRAMA | 10:40 MINS | ENGLISH | CANADIAN PREMIERE

A black university student named James attends a white-dominated school, he is one exam away from passing or failing his last class before graduation. James deals with romance, prejudice and racism and must come to terms with it all in this day in the life tale.

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I Remember the Footprints in the Snow

Cazhhmere Downey
DRAMA | 13:43 MINS | ENGLISH | ONTARIO PREMIERE

A mother and daughter re-address events in their past that have caused a disconnect in their present relationship through an honest, transparent conversation that reveals overlooked needs and vulnerabilities in them both.

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Saturday Night Fuego

Anita Abbasi
DRAMA | 12:30 | SPANISH, ENGLISH, FRENH, TAGALOG

In 1981 Montreal, four Salvadoran siblings, new to Canada, seek distance from the uprisings occurring in their home country by hitting a night club, but it does not go as planned.

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The Interview

Magdi Omar
COMEDY | 3:15 | ENGLISH | CANADIAN PREMIERE

What does it take to make it through an immigration interview? To answer all the questions correctly, to pass the test and be allowed through the golden gate and into the promised land.

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Viper

Raine Stephen LeMay
DRAMA | 11:20 | ENGLISH | WORLD PREMIERE

Viper is the story of Joe, a young jazz musician living in Vancouver's Hogan’s Alley in the 1950’s. Joe practically lives out of the neighbourhood’s local jazz club with his band mates Ray, Danny, and Arnold. When they learn that the club is being torn down for a new overpass, the group must decide if they will abandon the joint or stand up for the place that they call home.

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