BC's Best Shorts

Programme 3

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

THE LIFT | Director: Manny Mahal | Run Time: 7.5 min

A man puts himself through a rigorous back workout. Doubts and dreams of his abilities both motivate and haunt him as he puts his physical and mental limitations to the test.  

THE THINGS I COULDN’T SAY | Director: Zlatina Pacheva | Run Time: 11 min

Zoe and Chris are at the same party. When they find themselves alone, all they can seem to talk about is their most recent failed relationships. As the night wears on and the discussion digs deeper, the two realize that sometimes it's easier to tell the truth to a stranger than a lover.

SUMMERS GONE | Director: Teddy Edwards | Run Time: 9 min

A boy chases the attention of a summer love, and tries to win her and her heart over.

THEIR LAND: LAST OF THE CARIBOU HERD | Director: Mike McKinlay & Isabelle Groc | Run Time: 10.5 min

Caribou populations across Canada are in deep trouble. In the South Peace region of Northern British Columbia, logging, oil and gas exploration, and coal mining have significantly altered the landscape, opening up the forest and pushing mountain caribou away from their traditional range. Most of the herds now only have a handful of animals surviving. In the face of imminent extinction, First Nations communities are taking extreme measures to save their last caribou herds.

2BR02B: TO BE OR NAUGHT TO BE | Director: Marco Checa Garcia | Run Time: 18 min

Set in a dystopian future where the population is strictly controlled, a Father waits for his children to be born. In a deserted hospital waiting room, one man must ask himself exactly what he is willing to do to give his children a chance at life, any life at all.

TRYING | Director: Shauna Johannesen | Run Time: 11 min

When every teenager in the back of a Prius gets pregnant, Steve and Ellie are sure getting knocked up will be child’s play. But as sex becomes increasingly un-sexy, and foreplay becomes more needles than necking, they face the darkly comic trials of ‘What to Expect When You’re NOT Expecting.’

MOONSHOT | Director: Matthew Lucas | Run Time: 22 min

In the near future, a homeless woman named Nova has grown tired of her brutal life on the street. Answering an ad from a company sending supply missions to a lunar colony, she volunteers for a unique travel opportunity: a one-way ticket to the Moon. But Alan, the wise-cracking engineer who placed the ad, has been working on his own risky plan. After several failed missions, his last hope for success may lie with Nova.