Past Event

Phi Centre and Prends ça court! present an international short films programming

7:30 PM

GOTHS! ON THE BUS! by Jaimz Asmundson et Karen Asmundson (Canada - 2010 - 3min20sec)

A couple of uber-goths ride the public transit to the mall to buy more lipstick, but the subtext! Pain, suffering and eternal damnation wrapped in velvety angst. It’s sunny outside, but dark in their souls!

THE FOX AND THE CHICKADEE by Evan DeRushie (Canada - 2012 - 7min35sec)

This charming stop-motion animated fable tells the story of a starving fox and a cunning chickadee, who find themselves trapped in a standoff. Without chance on his side, the chickadee turns the tables on the fox by proposing a plan that would feed him for the winter (instead of just a 'snack'). But there's a catch: the two will need to work together to steal the feast.

BAREFOOT by Danis Goulet (Canada - 2012 - 11min)

In a tight-knit Cree community in northern Saskatchewan, sixteen-year-old Alyssa's plans to become a mom begin to unravel.

PALMIPEDARIUM by Jérémy Clapin (France - 2012 - 10min)

Simon knows ducks quite well. They make noise, fly, swim, some even roll. Sometimes, it's a bit confusing and Simon gets lost.

DR. PROFESSOR'S THESIS OF EVIL by Jukka Vidgren (Finlande - 2011 - 25min)

A dark comedy set in the world of superheroes, gigantic mutant koalas and death rays.

MILA by Kristina Wagenbauer (Canada - 2012 - 17min)

Mila, a 10 year old girl, is recording the sounds of her everyday life. At school, with her family, outside, she captures her surroundings on a small tape recorder she carries around everywhere. From the unceasing arguments of her parents to the laughter of the schoolmates, everything is caught on tape. As the birthday of her grandfather Luiggi approches, Mila is planning something. To put her plan to work, she devises a ploy to skip school for an entire week. Day and night, she now works on a very special gift featuring her unknowing family. How will this present be received?

WOULD YOU by Rod Blackhurst (USA - 2011 - 7min)

Two old friends play a game of 'Would You Rather' but they forget you have to be careful what you ask for.

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SEVEN MINUTES IN THE WARSAW GHETTO by Johan Oettinger (Danemark - 2012 - 7min)

The Warsaw Ghetto, 1942. Samek, an eight year old boy who is naughty and full of life, peeks through a hole in the ghetto wall and sees a carrot lying on the sidewalk just on the other side. He tries to pull the carrot through the hole with a piece of wire, unaware that two SS men are posted nearby and are following his every move.

GEPHYROPHOBIA by Caroline Monnet (Canada - 2012 - 2min15sec)

Fear of bridges.

BUZKASHI BOYS by Sam French (Afghanistan - 2012 - 28min)

Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat – “Buzkashi Boys” is a ground-breaking narrative film about two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who strive to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth.

LA TRAPPE by Sophie B. Jacques (Canada - 2012 - 8 min 30 sec)

4.04pm. Someone is knocking at the door. No one answers. It won't stop him to go in.

THE TAPE by Matt Austin (Canada - 2012 - 5min)

A man goes on a quest to watch an important memory caught on VHS tape.

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