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Short Films 2020

Bonobo

Zoel Aeschbacher | Switzerland | 19′

When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance collide.

ONTARIO PREMIERE
PASSES

Heroes

 Pablo Cascon, Santiago Cardelus | Spain | 9′

An average guy driving his car comes across a woman being assaulted. He is torn between his instinct to ignore the scene and drive on, or sum up his courage and become a hero.

CANADIAN PREMIERE
PASSES

La Maman des Poissons

Zita Hanrot | France | 13′

On the day of their grandmother’s funeral, Sacha gathers her cousins to write a tribute to her, but nothing will happen as planned. Directed by French actress Zita Hanrot.

CANADIAN PREMIERE
PASSES

She Runs

Qiu Yang | China/France | 19′

A teenager resorts to desperate measures in her efforts to quit her school’s aerobic dance team and assert her independence.

PASSES

Solar Plexus

David McShane | UK | 9′

Noah battles to overcome his grief at the death of his mother, a journey that takes him from his flat to beyond the stars. Solar Plexus is an animation film featuring stop-motion and oil paint.

CANADIAN PREMIERE
PASSES

The Van

Erenik Beqiri | Albania | 15′

The Van stops, the doors open, and Ben comes out alive. Another few fights and he will be able to leave Albania. He still hopes his father will leave with him.

CANADIAN PREMIERE
PASSES