HIGHLIGHTS – FEBRUARY 2022 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival

Showcase of the best SHORT FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
BEST FILM: 411 Dupont
BEST DIRECTION: Restoration
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: Buck Southworth: U.S. Air Force Flight Crew
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Magdalene’s Lies

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

414 DUPONT, 5min., Canada
Directed by Mica Daniels, Sise Drummond

414 Dupont is a story about generational transition and family legacy, set against a changing neighborhood in Toronto, ON. Once the revered Indian Rice Factory — a restaurant opened by Indian immigrant mother and chef, Amar Patel, the building has since transformed into local favourite, Fat Pasha. By weaving together family portraits and scenes from the iconic Dupont St, the film explores freedom of culinary expression, sense of service, and love of family as common threads which prevail within the space today.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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JUSTIN’S ONE YEAR WITH HIS TAXIDERMY LEG: RECOVERY STORY, 6min., USA
Directed by Joe Smith

This film shows a young man who lost his leg in an accident and overcame the challenges of rehabilitation. He found closure through the process of finding a taxidermist who helped him mount his severed leg, and he shared with us his thoughts about this unusual and emotional experience.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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WHEN THE STAGE LIGHTS GO OUT, 10min., Canada
Directed by Gordon Yarley

In 2020 when the world shut down due to the global pandemic the performing arts industry struggled to survive. This documentary is about six actors from Broadway to Toronto. They dealt with the issues of COVID all while trying to navigate financial instability, and the complete loss of their industry. This is their story.
From Broadway to Toronto when the pandemic hit, what happened to the performers?

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE FACE BEHIND THE RAT, 5min., USA
Directed by Emma Keatley

Performance Artist, Jonothon Lyons, tells his story behind the face of his Tik Tok famous character, Buddy the Rat.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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RESTORATION, 21min., USA
Directed by Jingli Feng

Pauline Porter, a professional antique toys restorer who helps customers restore broken and old toys that act as family relationship bonds, is facing blindness. When she restores the toys, she is actually fixing a broken heart caused by the divorce from her fourth husband, the love of her life.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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BUCK SOUTHWORTH: U.S. AIR FORCE FLIGHT CREW, 7min., USA
Directed by Daniel Bernardi

The life story of Buck Southworth, a U.S. Air Force Flight Crew in the Vietnam War, told and narrated by his wife, Priscilla Southworth. This is a remarkable and touching documentary about bravery, mission, love and death by Agent Orange.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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MAGDALENE’S LIES, 26min., USA
Directed by Julie Laurenz, Terence Pillay

To some Magdalene is a “Mother Teresa”, to other’s she is a rotten crook. When a global pandemic ravages her community, the real Magdalene is revealed.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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