An Evening With Mike and Jessica at the King’s Head Inn, David Tamkin, Canada (5 minutes) – A stray glance has boyfriend Mike on the hot seat as Jessica berates him for checking out other women while he does his best to concentrate on what she’s saying despite the fact that all his hottest porn fantasies are materializing just outside of his peripheral vision. Rated 14A with advisories for coarse language, nudity, and sexual content.
Caution Sign, Wade Carney, USA (13 minutes) – A married couple argue over the road sign they drive past on their way home through the woods, exposing the cracks in their relationship as they stubbornly refuse to see the signs of trouble ahead.
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, Nicky Phelan, Ireland, 2008 (6 minutes) – Granny O’Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady, tells her version of Sleeping Beauty to her terrified granddaughter in this Oscar-nominated crowd favorite
Ninja Revenge, Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshop (Bravo group), Grande Prairie, 2010 (8 minutes) – a young man must learn the ways of the ninja to avenge a fallen loved one
Post-It Love, Simon Atkinson and Adam Townley, UK, 2008 (4 minutes) – Too shy to approach each other, two office workers find a unique way to show their love for each other
Sebastian’s Voodoo, Joaquin Baldwin, USA, 2008 (4 minutes) – A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from certain death
Side Effects, Chuck Rose, USA, 2008 (9 minutes) – A lonely man is served by a pharmacist who knows far more about him than he suspects
The Big One, Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshop (Charlie group), Grande Prairie, 2010 (6 minutes) – A hunting trip turns sideways when the hunters become the hunted.
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y La Muerte), Recio Gracia, Spain, 2009 (8 minutes) – One night a sweet old lady is invited to enter death’s domain, but a struggle ensues in this Oscar-nominated animated comedy
The New Tenants (Part 1 of 2) and The New Tenants (Part 2 of 2), Joachim Back, Denmark/USA, 2009 (20 minutes) – A new apartment reveals its terrifying past in this Oscar-winning film that is by turns funny, frightening, and unexpectedly romantic. Rated 14A with advisories for coarse language and violence.
The Spine, Chris Landreth, Canada, 2009 (11 minutes) – Academy Award winner Chris Landreth employs his unique visual style in this poignant story about a married couple trapped in a mutually destructive relationship
The Wallflowers, Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshop (Alpha group), Grande Prairie, 2010 (5 minutes) – Young love blossoms at a high school dance.
What’s Virgin Mean?, Michael Davies, UK, 2008 (3 minutes) – There comes that awkward moment in every parent’s life when a child’s question needs to be answered