Extreme Measures (2022)

2022 Festival

Tues, April 26 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Presented by 989 Rewind Radio, this thought-provoking package follows characters who are set on testing limits and going to extremes. It includes a documentary, dramas, and comedies from Europe, Canada, and the United States.

Films in this package

A young boy scout gives himself the mission to liberate his friend from her house since her dad won’t let her go to camp.

Tom attends his estranged father’s funeral only to find out that his father had been a spy all along, and his funeral is filled with spy villains from his past. Won Best Live Action Short Film (Canada) at the 2021 Edmonton International Film Festival among other awards.

When a neighbour suggests to an older couple that they rent their son’s room to tourists, the old man is against it, but his wife talks him into it. Even though they’ve never gotten over the death of their only child in the war, they need the money, but Marko is deeply troubled by having…

A teenager wants to become the best hockey player in her league. Her father, acting as her personal trainer, expects no less. But when she secures a coveted trophy, whose win is it?

A four-inch-long pet turtle named Snowy has lived an isolated life in the family basement. This documentary is both an investigation into animal happiness and an intervention to improve one turtle’s life. Won the Special Jury Award for Best Comedy Short at the 2021 Palm Springs International ShortFest among other awards.

Two middle-aged sisters meet at their late mother’s apartment to clean it out. One wants to get rid of everything as quickly as possible while the other lingers over every little thing that once belonged to their mother. How will they get through everything when they can’t agree on a coffee mug?

All Don wants is a quiet life in the Scottish Highlands. Unfortunately, the universe has other plans. Won Best Comedy Short at the 2021 Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Sonya Sier.

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During the lockdown, everyone in Spain shows their gratitude to the health care workers by applauding from their windows at 8pm. Greg would like to join them but he’s too busy dealing with an international online relationship crisis. Won Best Short Film at the 2021 Huetor Vega Short Film Festival among other awards.

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When a delicate ballerina meets a rough boxer, shy feelings draw them together, but will their contrasting worlds drive them apart? Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Animated Short Film.