REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL | Saturday, Oct 13 | Reelworld Short Film Program
Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas
2190 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 2C6, Canada
Saturday, October 13th | Reelworld Film Festival | 2:00pm
Reelworld Shorts Program | 103 Minutes | PG | English | Famous Players Canada Square Cinema
Enjoy an eclectic mix of short narrative, documentary, and music video from Canada and around the world by filmmakers with important voices. Our shorts program takes you deep into the heart of "what matter is what we do today..." the theme of this year's program.
For full schedule and more information on the 18th Reelworld Film Festival, visit www.reelworld.ca
As Easter nears in Czech Republic, a Vietnamese mother begins to feel alienated from her young daughter who gives all her attention to her Czech nanny. Fearing her daughter may slip away from their Vietnamese culture, the mother grows frustrated. Not only is she unable to communicate with Czech people, but she finds herself unable to communicate with her daughter as well.
Good girls don't
A young Filipina-Canadian girl desperately wants to play basketball, despite her religious mother’s warning that girls who play sports will turn into boys. Marilou’s in a tough spot, but she’s got Jesus on her team.
JAP tells the story of two prisoners held at the Gila River Japanese internment camp. One day, they attempt an escape to see freedom again, but when they are lost in the endless desert, Daiki takes a great risk. Based on a true story from director Derek Pike’s grandfather, this film reminds us of the little-known, horrific treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Byunghoon is given the single task of stepping out of his house to buy himself a bright coloured shirt. Despite his contamination obsession and the panic that threatens to overthrow his plan, Byunghoon pushes himself to succeed. It may be a regular day for everyone else, but for Byunghoon every moment is a constant battle, and the outcome of every day is shrouded in uncertainty.
A girls night out turns into an unpleasant mess when two cousins are unable to get into a club, despite their friends gaining access with no trouble at all. The night deteriorates slowly when the two cousins realize they're being singled out by the bouncer. However, nobody else seems to see it as a problem.
Nothing on Us
US, is a powerful ode to Filipina’s by Emcee and spoken word artist, Ruby Ibarra. Her banging head-knocking track is more than a song it’s an anthem and Nothing on US is an inside and behind the scenes look at the making of the music video. Cultural heritage and traditional dress from the Philippines alongside Ibarra’s well constructed lyrics, rapping amazingly in Waray (a dialect in the Philippines) serve as an electrifying combination. Stay tuned for the music video which follows the doc.
Protect our Future Daughters
Jaime Black’s Red Dress Project has brought attention to Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, but the families left behind still have a need for answers and a desire for justice. Young directors Helena Lewis and Maryanne Junta unify devastating statics with poetic imagery to call the Canadian government, and viewers, to action.
A white brick wall, a powerful voice, a smooth guitar, harrowing footage projected across the room, and a frantic dancer in the zone. “Rebel Lion” is a provocative music video that demands you stand up and take action... or dance.
Through the medium of music, Joshua DePerry (also known as Classic Roots) is able to pave the way for what it means to be urban and Indigenous in Toronto. DePerry is a producer and performer, creating pow wow techno music which he dances to in traditional regalia. The resulting performances are a breathtaking, visual and auditory delight, and an fascinating introduction to the emerging genre.
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