2014

01-Bome-Gnomeski
Bome Gnomeski (Winner Best Original Music) Full Film (vimeo.com) 
Curtis L. Wiebe & Marlon Wiebe (Winnipeg, MB)
Comedy (2:43)
A cautionary tale about a little tree who goes on a bender in the big city.

 

02-The-First-Time-We
The First Time We Full Film (youtube.com)
(Nominated Best Writing, Winner Most Promising Performance Rich Travale)
John Gardiner (Nanaimo, BC)
Drama (6:44)
A guy in a coffee shop writes a letter to a girl and describes all their best moments together.

 

03-M22-still
M22 Full Film (vimeo.com)
David Stevens (Breda, The Netherlands)
Documentary (1:00)
Made from the desire to visualize in a clear and concise manner the inner world of a stutterer.

 

04-expect-something-and-nothing-at-once
Expect Something and Nothing at Once Full Film (vimeo.com)
Michelle Elrick (Winnipeg, MB)
Experimental (3:36)
Poet Michelle Elrick approaches “home” through blanket forts, poetry, and collected sounds in this stark and beautiful film from the prairie.

 

05-SPRING
Spring! (Nominated for Best Writing and Best Performance) Full Film (EscapistMagazine.com)
Graham Stark (Victoria, BC)
Comedy (2:56)
Spring is basically the best season ever, bro.

 

06-Rain
Rain (Winner Best Technical)
Shimon Machida (Vancouver, BC)
Sci-Fi (11:29)
In 2030, the wireless internet has become powerful enough to pick up human thoughts and memories through their brainwave signals.

 

07-KRUPA
KRUPA (Nominated Best Orignal Music) Full Film (youtube.com)
Raymond Knight (Nanaimo, BC)
Music (5:25)
A 1940s film noir-inspired venture into the dirty underground dealings of the Bananafish Dance Orchestra.

 

08-The-Magic-Farret
The Magic Ferret (Nominated Best Film) Trailer (youtube.com)
Alison Parker (Vancouver, BC)
Childrens (11:39)
When Sam’s most amazing trick flops, he is deflated but not defeated. With his ferret’s help, he conjures up a different kind of magic.

 

INTERMISSION

 

09-The-Eveing-Cigarette
The Evening Cigarette Full Film (vimeo.com)
Matthieu Van Eeckhout (Paris, France)
Animation (1:00)
Two years after quitting smoking, a filmmaker offers a tribute to his deadly old friend.

 

10-Greyscale
Greyscale
Michael Chen & Aaron Colyn (Nanaimo, BC)
Mystery (12:00)
A man will do whatever it takes for his loved ones.

 

11-White-Rhythms-Short-Breaths
White Rhythms, Short Breath
Olga Zikrata (Winnipeg, MB)
Experimental (6:50)
A direct experience of tactile sensations, film texture, and contact dance.

 

12-Backward-Fall
Backward Fall (Nominated for Best Original Music & Best Technical, Winner Best Student Film, Best Performance, Best Writing, Best Film and People’s Choice)
Andrew Pollins (Vancouver, BC)
Drama (10:14)
June is falling backward through her life. As she slips in and out of her younger selves, she no longer recognizes her devoted husband George.

 

13-Seasick
Seasick (Nominated for Best Technical and Best Film) Full Film (TrailerAddict.com)
Eva Cvijanovic (Winnipeg, MB)
Animation (3:28)
Soaking in the sand, a forlorn figure seeks the refuge of the sea.

 

14-NASA-Conspiracy
NASA Conspiracy Full Film (EscapistMagazine.com)
Graham Stark (Victoria, BC)
Comedy (4:57)
This puts the entirety of the NASA program in a new light.

 

15-Floodplain
Floodplain Full Video (youtube.com)
Jeremy Lutter (Victoria, BC)
Drama (10:00)
Rafting across a floodplain in the Rockies, a small-town teen must learn to let go of his childhood sweetheart when she reveals she’s leaving for university.

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