Australia | Tia Tsonis | 19:59 | Cinematic Shorts | Sat @4:30pm
When Leon’s best friend Ari shares tragic news about his battle with cancer, unemployed and desperate to help, Leon secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for more cancer treatments. Against the backdrop of contemporary Athens, Greece, Leon’s actions to save his best friend have irreversible consequences.
A WALK IN WINTER
USA | Ryan Moody | 14:46 | Cinematic Shorts | Sat @4:30pm
Conrad has returned to his hometown in the middle of winter. Riding with the sheriff, he is on his way to find out whether the ruined corpse found nearby is his long-disappeared mother. When he finally sees the remains, he is suddenly shocked into understanding the missing pieces of his early life.
BEFORE THE BOMB
USA | Tannaz Hazemi | 23:05 | Cinematic Shorts | Sat @4:30pm
10 year old Elsa takes matters into her own hands when Child Services plans a visit that could separate her from her brother
Canada | Jean-Marc E. Roy & Philippe David Gagné | 21:00 | Musical Shorts | Wed @7pm
Bruno, in his thirties and in desperate need of a purpose, ends up homeless after a breakup. Without despairing and under the watchful eye of his motherly big sister, this sawmill worker will find the drive to put his beloved blue suit back on and to rekindle an old flame.
Canada | Ian Foster | 15:35 | Quirky Shorts | Sun @3pm
When Jack begins to forget, he visits Keystone, an organization with an unlikely mandate: making your most important memories truly ‘unforgettable.’ When Jack begins to recount moments from his life in an interview, he reveals the bond he formed with one particular woman, and the importance he has placed on their story.
USA | Steve Desmond | 12:26 | Cinematic Shorts | Sat @4:30pm
Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…
UK | Edward Andrews | 7:30 | Quirky Shorts | Sun @3pm
Red Handed is a dark comedy following an unfit self-conscious jogger, who in an effort to get fit stumbles across a dead body deep in the woods.
SEVERUS SNAPE AND THE MARAUDERS
USA | Justin Zagri | 25:33 | Cinematic Shorts | Sat @4:30pm
Set in 1978 just after Harry Potter’s father James graduates from Hogwarts, he and his friends Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew celebrate at a bar, contemplating their place in a war they are to soon become a part of. When Severus Snape enters the same bar, knowing the part he might play in the war, James Potter decides to do something about Snape once and for all.
USA | Jim Cummings | 12:47 | Musical Shorts | Wed @7pm
Officer Arnaud loved his mom.
WORST-CASE SCENARIO, INC.
USA | Jenny Lee & Gareth Smith | 17:30 | Quirky Shorts | Sun @3pm
WORST-CASE SCENARIO, INC. is a dramedy about a man who wants to fall in love, but whose job predicting worst-case scenarios makes it almost impossible to hope for the best.
As a field agent for Worst-Case Scenario, Inc., Ryan inspects the home of a new mother who desperately wants to keep her baby safe. The encounter forces him to confront his own disaster-prone world view.