International Shorts

Tuesday 23rd July, 7.00pm - 8.45pm
@ District 28, 28 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2M8


The Servants
Dir. Marwan Khneisser
France, Lebanon | 24 mins
Logline: A reclusive villa keeper and his family struggle to keep their dignity despite being subjected to humiliations by hedonistic guests who reunite at the villa to party.


Dominant Species
Dir. Joseph Sackett
USA | 19 mins
Synopsis: A queer sci-fi about 10 aliens in human host bodies learning how to be men.


Beyond Her Lens
Dir. Tereza Hirsch
Czech Republic | 19 mins
Logline: BEYOND HER LENS is inspired by the life and work of female conflict-zone photographer Jana Andert. It follows Alex's (portrayed by prominent Czech actress Lucie Vondrackova) return to Prague as she attempts to piece together a sense of normalcy after shooting footage in Mosul, Iraq.


Tony and the Bull
Dir. John McFarlane
UK | 16 mins
Logline: Tony and The Bull is a window into the very private life of Tony, a former butcher, and his sole companion Scrunch, a fully-grown tea-bag stealing and cigarette munching, house trained highland bull, who share a home together. Its an amazingly weird and wonderful true story of heartbreak and redemption the back story (a man very down on his luck rescuing a one day old Highland Bull calf still in its birth sack in the snow and bringing the bull up in a dilapidated cottage where they both live).


So Far from God
Dir. Ismael Capistran
Mexico | 17 mins
Logline: A veteran soldier of the U.S army, that fought in the U.S- Mexico war of 1846, is kidnaped by the son he had during the conflict, the product of a love affair. The son wants vengeance for his father's crimes against his country and his family.


Uncaged: A Stand-In Story
Dir. Blake Johnston & Kelso Steinhoff
Canada | 11 mins
Logline: Marco Kyris worked as Nic Cage’s stand-in for a decade on 20 films; everything from Cage’s break out role in Leaving Las Vegas to the blockbuster franchise National Treasure. In Uncaged: A Stand-in Story, Marco talks about his early life as an actor, his journey into the entourage of Nic Cage, and what it was like working in the shadow for one of Hollywood’s Legends of Cinema.



After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.

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