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Thursday, Oct 19, 2023 (7-9pm)

This screening session features 8 short films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.

Address: Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto

Free Tickets: Reserve your seats for this screening HERE. Still unsure whether you can make it? Don't worry, more free tickets will be available at the box office just before the screening!

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Chemical Somnia (Canada) by Scott Portingale

A sonorous trip into chemical landscapes. Running time: 00:03:47

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No Bedroom (Canada) by Ryan Leedu

A young woman selectively arranges viewings for her one-bedroom house, which she may not be genuine about actually renting. Running time: 00:11:55

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Black Dragon (United States) by Alexander Thompson

Vietnam, 1968. A feared American colonel nicknamed “the Black Dragon” by Vietnamese locals must face his inner shadow when his platoon presents him with a captured Vietcong girl who harbors some very unusual powers. A Jungian psychological thriller/parable examining the capacity for monstrous evil lurking within us all, the film is loosely inspired by the My Lai Massacre, one of America’s most pernicious wartime atrocities. Running time: 00:14:40

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After Bed (United States) by TT Takemoto

Pulsing flashbacks from the summer of love reawaken a queer California classic. Running time: 00:03:00

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Deep Blue (Canada) by Franie-Éléonore Bernier

A hotel phone rings. A woman answers. It is the sea calling. Running time: 00:10:34

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Slower Animals (United States) by John Christopher Kelley

While aimlessly following a winter goose migration across the American south, a professor slips in and out of childhood memories that all surround a forgotten trauma.  This short animated film explores the ways we are shaped; both by what we remember and what we forget. Running time: 00:07:00

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Love is the monster (Costa Rica) by Neto Villalobos Brenes

In a dystopian society a grandmother wants to spend more time with her granddaughter, but a series of events turns what seems to be a perfect afternoon into something else. Running time: 00:15:41


Tidal (United States) by Katrina Lillian Sorrentino (Treen)

In the wake of divorce and alone in a new country, Treen matches with the “one.” Months later, in what seems to be a fairytale romance, she discovers a huge lie. Who really is the man she loves? Isolated from friends and family, in an exclusive relationship with a volatile stranger, she gets pulled deeper and deeper into a toxic cycle. Will she ever get out and how? Treen finally finds the courage to leave and with the support of other survivors of narcissistic abuse, she beings to heal. Running time: 00:18:06

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