Shorts Program 3

A selection of original, well-crafted films that take advantage of the short form and exemplify distinctive and genuine storytelling.

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When 17-year-old Clare and her best friend sneak away from a high school talent show to vape in the locker room, they discover their teacher, Mrs. Larsson, has also snuck away to cry. As Clare tries to reach out to Mrs. Larsson over what she saw, it becomes apparent that their lives are intertwined in ways that go beyond a simple student-teacher relationship.

After a night of intoxication in Glasgow, a hungover and hysterical Nick wakes up next to his boyfriend Charlie and must conceal him from his own homophobic and dysfunctional family.

Daddy's Girl is a transgressive comedy about a father/daughter relationship gone awry and the limits of our self-deceit. It follows Alison as she prepares to move out of her wealthy, older boyfriend's apartment. When her Dad shows up to help, they end up getting high and staying longer than they should. Eventually, they are forced to confront the possible ramifications of their dynamic, but instead dive into a mutual delusion to keep their relationship intact.

We meet Rosemary lying on the floor of her house, sobbing. Heartbroken. The doorbell rings. It's a Pizza Delivery Guy. Rosemary can't stop crying. She wants love, but it never works out. Fortunately for Rosemary, this Pizza Delivery Guy has the answer: forget about love and focus on wild random sex for once in her life. We cut to a fun slut-training montage where Pizza Delivery Guy teaches Rosemary his skanky ways and Rosemary learns to sexually liberate herself. Rosemary thinks she's mastered slut life, but her new skills are put to the test when she meets Ned.

Matt is your typical angst ridden fourteen-year-old boy. It’s just his Mum, Jo, and little brother Artie in the house after their Dad died, so Matt is often called the man of the house. Matt sets off when he learns of Jo’s plans to sell her deceased husband’s Datsun. Matt had always thought it would be his when he was old enough to drive, something his Dad promised him. Jo tasks Matt with babysitting Artie while Jo goes on a date, but he has other plans. Matt recruits his best friend, Howie and they take the Datsun on what might be their first and last joyride.

We Should Get Dinner! is a chaotic comedy about bottled-up anger and boundaries set in relationships. Abby runs into Sean, her ex-stepbrother, who she has not spoken to since their parents’ ugly divorce. Sean is looking to move on with his life, while Abby is looking for someone to walk her down the aisle. Through their tumultuous night, larger questions about broken relationships are explored: What happens to people who drift from your life? What happens if they come back? What do you want to say to them, if anything at all? And what if it's not how you expected it to be?

Leila is a young drama teacher who has been keeping a secret from her family back in the Middle East. Amid the outbreak of the pandemic and the beginning of the lockdown in Montreal, she has to decide how to meet the urgency of a call from home when her father falls ill with COVID-19.

Two college students, Izzy and Sophia get placed as dorm roommates because they're both disabled. They reach common ground via a bottle of vodka and getting personal. What starts out as a fun night taking shots, quickly turns into a night of adventure, officially christening their year as college roommates.

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103 mins