Monthly Film Festival

July 27, 2019 12:00am PDT - 11:59pm PDT

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) presents InFocus: Canadian Cinema on Saturday, July 27th, 2019, co-hosted by the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and sponsored by Seneca College and Mount Saint Mary’s University. The 2019 line-up consists of two short film programs highlighting a a diverse set of voices from all over Canada, including alumni of festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Sundance, Slamdance, Berlin International Film Festival and Palm Springs ShortFest.

The evening begins with Canadian Cinema Shorts Program One, which features a thought-provoking animated film, a bittersweet story captured in a cinematic music video, contemplation of social norms through new perspectives and exciting new work by French Canadian and First Nations filmmakers, such as the Berlinale-winning ‘Just Me and You.’

Canadian Cinema Program Two offers a selection of stories that ask us to examine our perception through narrative, documentary, animated and experimental work from up-and-coming Canadian filmmakers, including Alexandra Lazarowich’s ‘Fast Horse,’ winner of the Sundance 2019 Special Jury Award for Directing.

The evening concludes with a mix of short narratives that span from historical to horror comedy that offer spotlights into the unexplored corners of familiar stories, contemplating the meaning in the mundane, the invisible narratives in war as well as the battle with ourselves and others.

The NFMLA Monthly Film Festival is supported by venue sponsor South Park Center, Executive Circle sponsors FilmLA and HBO and Foundation Supporters CA Arts Council, LA City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), LA County Arts Commission and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Schedule Details

Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: Canadian Cinema Program #1
4:00 PM – Pre-Reception
4:30 PM – Program
6:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: Canadian Cinema Program #2
6:15 PM – Pre-Reception
6:45 PM – Program
8:15 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #3
8:30 PM – Pre-Reception
9:00 PM – Program
10:30 PM – Audience Q&A

Event Location

Event Entrance
1139 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90015

Parking (fee)
1133 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Shorts Program #1: InFocus: Canadian Cinema Program #1
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Hair: The Story of Grass
Dir. Maha Al-Saati
15 Mins | Saudi Arabia/Canada
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Bygone Bugs
Dir. Barnabas Wornoff
5 Mins | Canada
Just Me and You
Dir. Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers
22 Mins | Canada
My Boy (Mon Boy)
Dir. Sarah Pellerin
12 Mins | Canada
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Silver Light
Dir. Brad McDermott
5 Mins | Canada
Romance Language Thumbnail
Romance Language
Dir. José Avelino Gilles Corbett Lourenço
6 Mins | Canada
Turning Tables
Dir. Chrisann Hessing
16 Mins | Canada
Shorts Program #2: InFocus: Canadian Cinema Program #2
Fast Horse Thumbnail
Fast Horse
Dir. Alexandra Lazarowich
13 Mins | Canada
Dir. Aaron Ries
12 Mins | Canada
One Thumbnail
Dir. Handuo Zhang
12 Mins | Canada
Now or Never Thumbnail
Now or Never
Dir. Rose Schimm
11 Mins | Canada
Dir. Yannick Nolin, Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau
10 Mins | Canada
Nothing to Say Thumbnail
Nothing to Say
Dir. Aubry Mintz
10 Mins | Canada
Little Grey Bubbles
Dir. Charles Wahl
12 Mins | Canada
Shorts Program #3
Belphegor Thumbnail
Dir. Stephen Vanderpool
18 Mins | USA
Dir. Mary Lyn Chambers
13 Mins | USA
In Circles (Palibut-libot)
Dir. San-San Onglatco
7 Mins | Philippines/USA
Molly’s Single
Dir. Ariel Gardner
24 Mins | USA
Dir. Rakefet Abergel
15 Mins | USA