Past Event

Installation showcasing short films presented by the Phi Centre in collaboration with Téléfilm Canada! Watch a series of short films produced by local talents.

At the Centre d’histoire de Montréal (335, place D’Youville)

Wednesday to Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Free admission

Danny Lennon, Film Curator at the Phi Centre and programmer at Prends ça court! surprises the curious with a rich and varied selection.

For this month, one of the two screens will showcase the eight short films of the #MTLmoments / Perspectives project by Tourisme Montréal.

From September 1 to November 20, the Centre d'histoire de Montréal (CHM) will be hosting popular components of the Phi Centre’s permanent programming. In this unique context, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in virtual reality and discover the very best Canadian short films—all for free.

All short films are shown in the original language.

The short films presented by Tourisme Montréal and #MTLmoments / Perspectives

Montreal Quest IV, by Vincent Bilodeau (Québec, 3 minutes, no dialogue)

The video game industry in Montreal stage the epic frantic search of a tourist looking for #MTLMOMENTS.

Saint-Louis Square, de Clyde Henry (Québec, 2 minutes, English)

Two friendly pigeons are sitting near the St. Louis Square fountain playing chess and enjoying the summer weather.

Concerto pour la main gauche, by Akim Gagnon (Québec, 4 minutes, no dialogue)

An offbeat piece of fiction that depicts a typical Montreal ritual: the July 1st move.

67/76, by Gabriel Poirier Galarneau (Québec, 2 minutes, no dialogue)

1967 and 1976, two important years for design in Montreal. 67/76 celebrates the icons and logos that have marked the imagination of Montrealers.

Rendez-vous, by Yan Giroux (Québec, 5 minutes, no dialogue)

Montréal’s Olympic Park is a fascinating architectural structure explored by two drones on a quest for the unknown.

Huit, by Mathieu Grimard (Québec, 4 minutes, English)

Each subject is presented from behind a glass surface, as they tell us stories that come from Montréal places with a link to their history.

TTYL, by Iouri Philippe Paillé (Québec, 5 minutes, English)

The story of a photographer with a unique perspective on Montréal. His vivid trajectory through the night reveals a sensitive romantic.

Appliqués for Sun, by Melissa Matos and Emmanuel Mauriès-Rinfret (Québec, 3 minutes, no dialogue)

An ode to the Montréal summer and its essence of joie de vivre.

Films selected by the Phi Centre and Telefilm Canada

L'air de rien, by Frédérick Pelletier (Québec, 18 minutes, French)

Carl’s life is reduced to two things: receiving lows and, despite everything, persists in carrying out a «normal» existence.

The Chickening, by Nick Denboer and Davy Force (Ontario, 5 minutes, English)

It’s hard for a boy not to get excited when his dad gets a new job as Senior Chief Night Manager at Charbay’s Chicken World and Restaurant Resort.

Le futur proche, by Sophie Goyette (Québec, 18 minutes, French)

While at work, Robin, a French immigrant pilot, receives a phone call that sends shock waves through his soul.

Vent solaire, by Ian Lagarde (Québec, 18 minutes, French)

During the last days before a mass suicide of an isolated cult, Michel prepares for the ultimate transfer.

Migration, by Johanne Ste-Marie (Québec, 6 minutes, no dialogue)

A vintage nature film explores the migratory pattern of a herd of wild creatures.

A Teachable Moment, by Jason Jeffrey (Ontario, 8 minutes, English)

Henry lies at the side of the road, bleeding out from a gunshot wound. A young mother uses his final moments as a teachable lesson for her 6-year-old son.

Aspiration, by Constant Mentzas (Québec, 12 minutes, no dialogue)

On a secluded beach, a man steps out of his car, a hammer in his hand. No one can hear him; no one can imagine what is about to happen on this beach.

Me, Baby & the Alligator, by Jean Faucher and Bob Olivier (Québec, 11 minutes, English)

A couple lives in their old truck with an alligator. At a roadside cantina in rural Mexico, the Colonel who runs the town takes a threatening interest in the lady.

L'homme qui plantait des arbres, by Frédéric Back (Québec, 30 minutes, French)

The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Destroyer, by Kevan Funk (Ontario, 11 minutes, English)

A young athlete struggles with the weight of witnessing his fellow teammates commit an act of violence.

The mission of the Centre d'histoire de Montréal, the city museum, is to transmit an understanding of Montreal, its cultural diversity, and its tangible and intangible heritage. Engaging with the public, the museum offers its expertise to citizens to present their stories and mementos in exhibits and activities, thus highlighting the different ways Montrealers have forged the urban environment and defined the city's identity.

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