Canada’s Top Ten Shorts 2017 - Program II

Rupture On a sweltering summer day, four Arab kids venture into their new city to find a pool and relief from the heat. Rupture is a deeply moving observance of adaptation and resilience through challenges that no child should have to face. Yassmina Karajah, BC. 18 min.

Flood Using the intricate stop-motion animation style that’s swiftly become her signature, Amanda Strong has crafted a richly visual film that explores the impact of colonization on Canada’s Indigenous peoples in a manner that’s both beautifully simple and profoundly moving. Amanda Strong, BC. 5 min.

The Crying Conch The true history of the leader of an 18th-century slave rebellion in Haiti is transformed into the stuff of myth and ritual in a visually sumptuous effort by Canada’s Vincent Toi, connecting the brutality of our colonial past with the resilience of the present. Vincent Toi, QC. 20 min.

The Tesla World Light The world's greatest inventor ponders a revolutionary new concept of electricity while diving into a romantic fantasy about a feathery visitor to his windowsill in Matthew Rankin's astounding live-action/animation hybrid. Matthew Rankin, MB-QC. 8 min.

Pre-Drink Alexe, a trans woman, and Carl, her gay best friend, disrupt the boundaries of their friendship when they decide to have sex for the first time — and raw emotional truths collide with illusions of breezy detachment at a time of transition. Marc-Antoine Lemire, QC. 23 min.

Single-bill admission price in effect for Canada’s Top Ten Shorts. See one or both programs for the applicable single-bill price: $12 Adults / $10 Students & Seniors