Love Notes

2011 Festival

Wed, May 4 @ 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Q99, this light-hearted package about love includes an Oscar-winning film and an Oscar-nominated film. Romantic love in all its messy and musical glory is explored in this package of 11 entertaining shorts. Includes an after-party upstairs in Encores.

Films in this package

A couple has an intimate conversation in a restaurant, unaware that their every word is being closely monitored. However, not all is as it seems. Table 7 website

Nova Scotia artist and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman beautifully animates her own story of finding love with someone new as she discovers that the issue is not whether girl can get along with boy but rather whether girl can accept herself, imperfections and all.

When an attempt to be romantic backfires in the worst possible way, a man does the only thing he can to salvage it … the Heimlich maneuver.

Presenting Sponsor: Costco Photo Centre When a beautiful woman enters Josh’s photocopy shop, he sees in her a love for her own job that equals his own.  In this punny musical, he offers her his heart and finds out if love is as easy as A4 to A3.

Lounge-singing darts champion Raymond finds his prayers are answered – literally – when he receives a mysterious package of love-inducing darts. The catch is that the one woman he loves – Kelly, a drummer in his band – is already in love with Ray’s best friend Fozzie, the guitarist in the band. Romance is in…

Ardal, an 8-year-old schoolboy, is in love with his teacher, Miss Purdy. When she becomes engaged to her unworthy, crass boyfriend, Ardal is forced to take drastic action. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Purdy Pictures Ltd. Nominated for an Oscar.

Rob wakes up one morning to find out that his girlfriend has dumped him, with the news being delivered in the strangest possible way.  Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Lucid Dreams Ltd.

A musical about a grocery store clerk who falls for a sexy real estate agent when he sells her a carton of milk.  But she’s way out of his league … or is she?  A contagious song and dance mash-up of English and Hindi, reality and fantasy, banality and Bollywood.  Screened with the kind permission…

Linda and Larry’s forthcoming wedding hits a snag when the local parish priest comes to their home to do some much-needed marriage counseling. Won Best International Comedy Short, 2010 Illinois International Film Festival.

Having her sleeping husband near her gives a young woman a feeling of security and reassurance.  When she unexpectedly meets an alluring street entertainer, she realizes that the routine that’s been keeping her steady may be holding her back.  Won Best Short Animated Film at the Traverse Film Festival in Michigan.

Matthew Rhys (Brothers and Sisters) is a delight as a man who, in the course of a first date, tries to decide how to respond when she asks him an awkward question.