The Moment When

2017 Festival

Tues, May 9 @ 7:30 pm – GPLT

Presented by Q99 and the Sandman Hotel.
A critical moment shapes the storyline for each of the six films in our opening night package. With dramas, comedies, and documentaries, this diverse package has films from around the world including Canada, the US, Europe, and Argentina. There will be a Q&A with Canadian filmmaker Leah Johnston, the Writer/Director of INGRID & THE BLACK HOLE, after the screening.

Films in this package

After being diagnosed with ALS at the age of 26, award-winning photographer Anthony Carbajal must adapt to the disease that slowly but inexorably robs him of his abilities. Driven and persistent, he discovers that he can still take photos from his wheelchair. This documentary shows how living with a terminal illness has helped him to…

Ingrid and her best friend Conrad experience a lifetime of memories together when they imagine what it would be like to time travel through a black hole. Won Best Canadian Short Film at the 2016 Edmonton International Film Festival among other awards. There will be a Q&A with Leah Johnston after the screening.

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx and, unexpectedly, his own. Nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject Academy Award in 2017.

Fabrizio loves his girlfriend and is feverishly looking forward to the “first time” with her, but where should it happen? It should be romantic and above all private! He comes up with an inspired plan with his friends to acquire an old car and turn it into a clandestine love nest. Won the Crystal Bear…

Kyra is a talented cellist who starts having anxiety attacks after one of the strings on her cello comes loose during a concert. She tries everything to alleviate her panic but nothing seems to work. Will this moment ruin her career? Won Best Narrative Short at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival among other awards.

Jojo is 15 years old and wants to go on tour with her boyfriend Toni and his crazy band, but a pregnancy test confirms her fear that she’s pregnant, her father won’t let her go if he finds out, and her boyfriend has something he wants to tell her.