A Passionate Eye

2018 Festival

Wed, May 9 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Presented by Q99 and MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual, the eight short films in this package examine the unique passions that people pursue which bring meaning to their lives and how the lives of those around them are affected. We are proud to include two Peace Region films: the world premiere of CROOKED CREEK, Alexandra Lazarowich’s documentary about the most famous donuts in the Peace Region; and Patrick O’Connor’s documentary DEFINING MOMENTS, an exploration of the moments that changed the course of a woman’s life. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Films in this package

Kunstglaser is a documentary that explores the work of eccentric stained glass maker Norbert Sattler. The film provides a portrait of Sattler, a stained glass craftsman in Nova Scotia. Viewers can almost feel each break and score, holding their breath each time a delicate shape is somehow conjured from an unwieldy sheet.

The wind is Patagonia’s moving soul, and photographer Eliseo Miciu is determined to capture it. Won Best Documentary at the 2017 San Jose International Short Film Festival among other awards.

On the day of the most important football match in Irish history, an expectant father is torn between witnessing the miracle of childbirth and the miracle of Ireland reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup. Won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2017 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

This documentary examines the Free Art Friday movement in Atlanta – a growing community of people who freely give away a piece or two of their artwork each week in the hopes of brightening another person’s day. The film profiles a few of the artists from this community whose lives have been changed because of…

Edmontonian Daniel Ennett attempts to become the first scuba certified quadruple amputee. And then the sharks show up.

The day begins and ends with donuts at Crooked Creek General Store.

This short documentary is crafted from an interview with Annette Rouleau, Mathematics Educator and Researcher, and footage of her travels in Bermuda, France, Italy, USA, and Canada. Original score by Bevin Booth.

FIXED! is the story of the Repair Cafe Toronto, a group of volunteers who fix broken items from members of the community…for free. Won the 2018 Best Documentary Short Award.