Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Thursday March 29 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm | NFB Mediatheque
WIFT-T’s annual Short Film Showcase celebrates the talent and creativity of active WIFT-T Members. The event takes place each spring in downtown Toronto, with submissions opening in December. A big thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Showcase and to all of the talented WIFT-T filmmakers who submitted their work.
Director/Producer: E. Jane Thompson
Producer: Danijel Margetic
Screenwriter: Nicolas Billon
The morning after a friend’s wedding, Peter and Samantha—on a ‘relationship hiatus’—discover that each has brought home a lover. When their one-night-stands emerge, the couple must negotiate a thoroughly modern and thoroughly awkward situation.
Running Time: 07:30
Writer/Director/Co-Producer: Jennifer Liao
Co-Producer: Sandy Kellerman
During the final minutes in her office, a fallen corporate executive makes a fleeting connection with the security guard tasked with escorting her from the building.
Running Time: 07:00
Writer/Producer: Penelope Eizenga
Director: Dawn Wilkinson
A mother’s struggle with her son’s schizophrenia—and his refusal of treatment—pushes the limits of her ability to cope.
Running Time: 12:20
Producer/Writer/Co-Director: Yanet Candelario
Director: Mark Sanders
A 10-year-old boy has a very innocent crush on his teacher, who in turn has a very adult interest in the school principal, proving that love can be a complex mystical abstraction.
Running Time: 08:35
Producer: Norma Mendoza
Writer/Director: Cavan Campbell
An argument exposes the history of two lovers and reveals a secret that will either save or break them. “Very powerful. Wonderful filmmaking.” – Paul Haggis
Running Time: 12:00
Director/Producer: Cara Mumford
Screenwriter: Evalyn Parry
A spoken word tour de force that recalls the events of the Montreal Massacre at L’Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989, and makes a bold statement for the abolishment of violence against women.
Running Time: 10:00
Genre: Spoken Word/Dance
Writer/Director/Producer: Tricia Collins
After leading a life of adventure, John has grown weak and downtrodden, shutting out the rest of the world. Now he lives and loves through memories from his past—memories that have become ever distorted and overwhelming toward the end of his days.
Running Time: 15:00
HATCHED: A TALE OF GREAT EGG-SPECTATIONS
Writer/Director: Elizabeth V. Newman
Producer: Jean-Philippe Marier
As Beth waits for the results of her pregnancy test, her mind wanders to a fanciful world where women hatch eggs instead of giving birth like humans.
Running Time: 05:30
Language: English with French subtitles
Audience Choice Award Winner
Writer/Director: Gloria Kim
Producer: Sandra Paolucci
It’s Christmas in Toronto, 1978, and eight-year-old Meehee Park longs for two things: to make her mother happy and to get a Cindy doll from Santa. But Meehee soon realizes that Santa isn’t real and her parents are struggling to make ends meet. When she comes across a neighbourhood auction, she must choose between dreams of the past and fitting in with the present.
Running Time: 17:00
Language: English and Korean with English subtitles
Genre: Family Drama