Friends & Lovers

2018 Festival

Tues, May 8 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Presented by Q99. Relationships can be serious, funny, and profound. This short film package mixes drama with light-hearted and black comedy to explore the emotional nuances and challenges inherent in human relationships.

Films in this package

Inspired by a documentary on animals, a man invites a guest for dinner who he thinks his wife should meet.

In a small Finnish town, a teenage boy smuggles his girlfriend home after a party. When they realize their protection has failed and the nearest countryside pharmacy is closing soon, they must think of a way to get his father to drive them there without revealing the true reason. Screened with the kind permission of…

A middle-aged couple invites an old friend for dinner. They used to socialize as couples before his divorce, but now the dynamic has changed and simmering emotions threaten to explode.

Derek is having the blues and this does not only refer to his stage performance. When the singer wakes up in a psychiatry unit after a suicide attempt, he meets Adam, his devoted fan and at once his pain in the ass. A story about two guitars, three chords and the beginning of an unlikely…

The big wheel in the most exciting area of the city is the perfect real estate for a young and ambitious couple so they decide to move in together when one of the popular gondolas becomes available, but they soon realize that the leap into cohabitation might not have been the best choice. Won the…

For the most important dinner party of her life, Joy’s blood pressure is rising as high as the soufflé. While the roast is cooked to perfection and the wine begins to flow, her veneer of middle-class respectability soon begins to crack. Won the Wedgie Award for Best Comedy Short at the 2017 Edmonton International Film…

Strangers bravely confront and resolve one of the most terrifying, perplexing scourges to ever afflict mankind…while standing at urinals with their willies out. Won Best Comedy Short at the 2016 Studio City Film Festival among other awards.