Toronto Shorts Fest


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Action/Adventure / USA / 11 min.

A man stays one step ahead of nefarious forces in the race to find a child who may hold the key to mankind’s future.

Director: Gary Lee
Producer: Jeffrey Gou, Gary Lee
Writer: Gary Lee
The Offer

Drama / Canada / 10 min.

Richard wakes up to find his life has been packed into boxes, but before he can sort out what is going on, Gabe a door-to-door salesman, charms his way in. Gabe offers up a set of encyclopedias and Richard discovers they might be exactly what he needed.

Director: Winnifred Jong
Producer: Chad Maker, Hugh Dillon
Writer: Daniel Godwin
American Falls

Drama / USA / 25 min.

In a rural town in southern Idaho a Japanese-American family owns and operates a small motel, it is 1965, the height of the Civil Rights Era. One night a stranger sporting 'city' clothes checks in, the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki's children have ever seen. Yoshiko, Toru's precocious 13 year old daughter, takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of this man.

Director: Be´ Garrett
Producer: Josh Liveright, Erika Hampson
Writer: Be´ Garrett, Josh Liveright
The Mother

Drama / USA / 11 min.

When a hardened widow receives an unexpected visit, she is given the chance to shed light on her husband's death.

Director: Paolo Monico
Producer: Veronica Diaferia, Ella Nuortila
Writer: Paolo Monico

Drama / Canada / 11 min.

John has just turned 46, the age at which both his grandfather and his father passed away. After suffering through a birthday party with friends and family, he meets Ray, a mysterious man dying of cancer.

Director: Julia Blackwell
Producer: Julia Blackwell
Writer: Julia Blackwell
Busy Bee

Comedy / Canada / 10 min.

When a pleasant run in with an old friend quickly turns into an emotional roller coaster, Colette struggles with whether to hang on or let go of Lisa, a queen bee who’s just too busy.

Director: Myke Bakich
Producer: Chandra Michaels
Writer: Myke Bakich, Chandra Michaels
Crash Testing

Animation / Taiwan / 4 min.

A car crash test dummy records his fantasy and longing by a flip book, where the individual pictures in the book are the paintings from his face during the crash.

Director: Yuting Hsueh
Producer: Yuting Hsueh
Writer: Yuting Hsueh

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