19th Annual Festival Live In Nanaimo - March 22 & 23, 2024
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March 22nd & 23rd, 2024
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Join us for an exciting evening celebrating some of the best short films from around the world!

After meticulous consideration from our esteemed 2024 Selection Committee, comprised of filmmakers, film academics, and passionate cinephiles, we’re thrilled to unveil a carefully curated program featuring 20 exceptional short films in 2 unique programs.

Audiences can experience the whole festival live in person and online. Get your tickets here.

Program One: March 22nd Screening Details
Time:
Doors at 6:30, Screening at 7:00.
Venue:  in-person and online at Malaspina Theatre.
Tickets: Individual Program & Full Festival Passes available here.

Program One will feature live and pre-recorded Q&A’s with featured filmmakers and live music, (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) beverages and popcorn to enjoy during the pre-show and intermission. Be sure to bring some cash to grab a slice from Nanaimo’s best pizza place, Mambos Gourmet Pizza, and a drink during intermission. 

Death & Ramen (Tiger Ji, USA)
THE SPRAYER (Farnoosh Abedi, Iran)
The Breakthrough (Daniel Sinclair, USA)
Mystic Tiger (Marc Martinez Jordan, USA)
27 (Flóra Anna Buda, France)
The Steak (Kiarash Dadgar Mohebi, Iran)
The Gold Teeth (Alireza Kazemipour, BC, Canada)
CHICKEN (Lucy Mcnulty, Emma Pollard, BC, Canada)
Reflection (Cameo Wood, USA)
The Dog – A Rapidly Condensed Guide to Treading Water (Michael Makaroff, BC, Canada)

Program Two: March 23rd Screening Details
Time:
Doors at 6:30, Screening at 7:00.
Venue:  in-person and online at Malaspina Theatre.
Tickets: Individual Program & Full Festival Passes available here

Program Two will feature live and pre-recorded Q&A’s with featured filmmakers and live music, (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) beverages and popcorn to enjoy during the pre-show and intermission. Be sure to bring some cash to grab a slice from Nanaimo’s best pizza place, Mambos Gourmet Pizza, and a drink during intermission. Program Two will conclude with the Goldie Awards Ceremony!  

Chat Mort (Annie-Claude Caron, Danick Audet, QC, Canada)
FÁR (Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter, Iceland)
Simone (Aisha Amin, USA)
Ah Boy Yah!!! (Gerald Ng, BC, Canada)
The Girl with the Red Beret (Janet Perlman, QC, Canada)
Groove, Slam, Work It Back (Amélia Simard, BC, Canada)
Cranberry Juice (Rebeca Spiegel, BC, Canada)
Lupe Q and the Galactic Corn Cake (Javier Badillo, BC, Canada)
Nalukuk Night (Jennie Williams, NL, Canada)
Soleil de nuit (Fernando Lopez Escriva, Maria Camila Arias, QC, Canada)

CURRENT FILMS
Death & Ramen

Death & Ramen

Tiger Ji - NYC, United States
Comedy (14:16)
On his final night alive, a ramen chef goes on an unintended late night odyssey with the Grim Reaper...
THE SPRAYER

THE SPRAYER

Farnoosh Abedi - Iran
Animation (08:45)
In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either ...
The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough

Daniel Sinclair - California, United States
Comedy (14:00)
Jane and Teddy are on the brink of divorce – but when their marital problems come to a sticking po...
Mystic Tiger

Mystic Tiger

Marc Martinez Jordan - California, United States
Sci-Fi (14:55)
After the accident, nothing has ever been the same.
27

27

Flóra Anna Buda - France
Animation (10:38)
Alice is 27 years old today. Even though she is suffocating a bit, she still lives with her parents ...
The Steak

The Steak

Kiarash Dadgar Mohebi - Iran
Drama (08:13)
A birthday ceremony preparation gets upside down as something horrible takes place.
The Gold Teeth

The Gold Teeth

Alireza Kazemipour - Iran
Drama (15:00)
Sahra, an Afghan refugee in Canada arrives at Iranian ex-Dentist, Hamed's doorstep for help extracti...
CHICKEN

CHICKEN

Lucy McNulty & Emma Pollard - Vancouver, BC
Comedy (14:00)
When Sam splits up with her partner, she is forced to move back into her childhood home with her mot...
Reflection

Reflection

Cameo Wood - San Francisco
Drama (05:23)
A 911 call thrusts Elliot into a scene of violence and destruction and they find themselves making t...
The Dog - A Rapidly Condensed Guide to Treading Water

The Dog – A Rapidly Condensed Guide to Treading Water

Michael Makaroff - Victoria, BC
Drama (14:18)
An underwriter recounts his career in body part insurance sales in an attempt to affirm his life cho...
Dead Cat

Chat Mort

Annie-Claude Caron & Danick Audet - Montreal, Canada
Comedy (12:30)
What were Catherine and Louis thinking when they chose a cat with distinctive white spots? It would ...
FÁR

FÁR

Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter - Iceland
Drama (05:13)
A bird hits a window of a café and disrupts its customers. A woman faces a decision on whether to i...
Simone

Simone

Aisha Amin - NYC, United States
Drama (06:30)
One hectic morning, a young mother attempts to navigate the New York City subway to get her baby to ...
Ah Boy Yah!!!

Ah Boy Yah!!!

Gerald Ng - Vancouver, BC
Comedy (02:00)
After returning from his studies abroad, Ah Boy finds himself in a sea of questions from his fellow ...
The Girl with the Red Beret

The Girl with the Red Beret

Janet Perlman - Montreal, Canada
Animation (05:35)
A girl takes a wild ride on the metro in Montreal. Traveling from station to station, she encounters...
Groove, Slam, Work It Back

Groove, Slam, Work It Back

Amélia Simard - Vancouver, BC
Drama (11:01)
Groove, Slam, Work It Back gives a glimpse into Sayla and Ishi's grief, as they meet at Sayla's moth...
Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Juice

Rebeca Spiegel - Vancouver, BC
Animation (3:50)
After a threesome proposal, Beatrix drinks cranberry juice non-stop hoping it will improve her sexua...
Lupe Q and the Galactic Corn Cake

Lupe Q and the Galactic Corn Cake

Javier Badillo - Vancouver, BC
Comedy (04:23)
When Lupe gets stuck in space, she uses her abuela's cooking lessons to kick alien butt. The last...
Nalujuk Night

Nalujuk Night

Jennie Williams - Labrador, Canada
Documentary(13:07)
Nalujuk Night is an up close look at an exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying, Labrador Inuit tradi...
Soleil de nuit

Soleil de nuit

Maria Camila Arias & Fernando Lopez Escriva - Montreal, Canada
Drama(13:30)
During an astronaut training in an abandoned open-pit mine, a crew of Canadian astronauts is interru...