2016

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The Home Show
Graham Stark (Victoria, BC)
Comedy (1:07)
The home show you bring in when other home shows have failed you.

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Moth (Winner Best Student Film)
Evan Britz (Delta, BC)
Drama (6:14)
A father beckons for his daughter

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A Late Thaw (Winner Best Technical)
Kim Barr (Montreal, QC)
Drama (12:00)
When Tara’s boyfriend presents her with the perfect house, memories of a lover who died years ago seep into her waking life. It is clear that she must confront her past in order to move on, but can she?

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Kindergarten, Da Bin Ich Wieder (Winner Best Writing)
Aubrey Arnason & Kalyn Miles (Vancouver, BC)
Comedy (10:25)
When word gets out that up-and-coming TV jingle writer Audrey Ragnarson doesn’t have a complete education, she loses the prestigious Mr. Nogs Noggy Egg Nog campaign and is forced to go back to school to complete the year she missed: Kindergarten.

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With Dad
Matt Kincses (Nanaimo, BC)
Drama (8:00)
A concerned son extends his visit home to take care of his aging father.

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Dude, Where’s My Ferret? (Winner Best Original Music)
Alison Parker (Vancouver, BC)
Comedy (12:00)
Skeezix has grown a righteous marijuana plant for the Colorado Cannabis Cup Contest, whose grand prize is a cool thousand dollars. When Skeezix’s dream girl Zelda shows up at his stoner pad to give him a lift to the venue in Boulder, it seems like everything is going to be gnarly. But when Zelda runs off unexpectedly, leaving her buzzkill pet Ferret Bueller behind, the situation becomes decidedly bogus. Can Skeezix keep Skeez-o-weed and Ferret Bueller in one piece before Zelda gets back, or will the bumbling stoner lose everything?

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Mind Game Demon
Angie Hawes (Nanaimo, BC)
Comedy (6:28)
Roxy tries to rebel against her parents. To prove herself, she hangs out in a bad area of town. She gets into street fight which is a normal occurrence. What’s not normal is when the attacker turns out to be herself.

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Unlock (Winner Best Performance)
Isaac Hor (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Drama (9:17)
People called him the living dead. Ho Jing Man, 35, is a popular author for horror fiction who lived in the world of his grandfather’s time even when the latter is long gone. One day, he encountered “him.”

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I am not Perfect
Sopithan Rajeswaran (Vancouver, BC)
Drama (6:15)
A determined boy who just so happens to be into basketball tries to beat a rival but struggles on the way. Will he reign victorious?

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Vancouver Island Traditional Food Conference
Liz Kawahara (Nanaimo, BC)
Documentary (7:14)
Every year a different community hosts the Traditional Foods Conference. This year up in Fort Rupert the Kwakiutl First Nations shared their food, culture, and teachings. The first day of the conference is focused on different teaching about fishing rights, seaweed and much more. The second day is hands on with the land connecting with the food we eat and the people we meet.

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Tugende Baseballer
Hubert Kang & Heather Mosher (filmed in Uganda, made in Canada)
Documentary (8:40)
Against all odds, baseball is thriving in Uganda. In 2011, a team from Uganda became the first Little League team from Africa to qualify for the Little League World Series in the USA. The events that followed propelled baseball in Uganda onto a world stage and changed the kids’ lives.
In 2014, we return to see how baseball has shaped the lives the players’ lives. For many of them, baseball has given them hope: irreplaceable friendships, education, better jobs, and above all, hope for a better Uganda. An inspiring story of how sport inspires and unites all of us.

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Sweet Dreams Norma Jean
Dave Hamilton (Nanaimo, BC)
Drama (7:00)
“Sweet Dreams Norma Jean” follows a girl seeking revenge for the terror brought forth upon her family. Being the lone survivor in the brutal aftermath of her families murder, she seeks out the man responsible and takes justice into her own hands.
Eager to find her families killer, the girl’s broken heart and irate behaviour get her in well over her head.

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LOST (Winner Best Film & People’s Choice)
Michael Chen (Nanaimo, BC)
Drama (11:40)
A little girl attempts to reunite a lost stuffed animal with it’s rightful owner.

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