Toronto Arthouse Film Festival

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (7-9PM)

Fox Theatre

2236 Queen St E,

Toronto, ON M4E 1G2,


This screening session features 5 shorts and 1 feature film.

All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.

Tickets will become available in September 2021.


LAX to Vancouver (United States) by Zach Dorn


An animated short about a trip from the LAX International Airport to Vancouver and a pair of worn American Apparel underwear.


Duration: 00:00:48

Keywords: animation, student, short, comedy

Sleep Serene (Canada) by Daniel Haack


A woman seeks out a new, hi-tech form of therapy which promises to ease her troubled mind.


Duration: 00:13:00 / Trailer

Keywords: drama, sci-fi, short​

A Train Ride With Steven Zaire (Canada) by Fatty Soprano & Shutterr


A visual portrait of Toronto Hip Hop recording Artist Steven Zaire. While on a subway train, Steven talks about his humble beginnings and how he started making music.


Duration: 00:01:58

Keywords: documentary, short,  experimental

Sam Tudor - Joseph in the Bathroom (Canada) by Lucas Hrubizna


Through the vacant halls of a small town high school, two faceless outcasts are dragged from room to room by an invisible force. When they arrive in the gym, Sam Tudor comes face-to-face with the dark social realities of his school experience.


Duration: 00:04:27

Keywords: music video, drama

The Wedding Cake (Sweden) by Monica Mazzitelli


A young woman is forced to become a prostitute in order to settle her ex-husband’s debts. Her destiny is narrated through Playmobil figurines and a wedding cake that disappears along with the woman’s illusions.


Duration: 00:03:58

Keywords: animation, documentary, experimental, short

Mentally Al (United States) by Joshua Edelman


A character study of, “the funniest comedian you’ve never heard of,” and an exploration of how we define artistic success, 'Mentally Al' follows Al Lubel, a former Star Search grand champion as he struggles to get by, perpetually broke and sleeping on friends couches, as he continues to pursue his artistic dreams into his sixties.


Duration: 01:32:25

Keywords: documentary, feature