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PROGRAM 9
FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 13 - 9:55 PM

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Marian

Experimental / USA / 11 min.

A young man struggles with deciphering his obsessions, dreams, memories, & differentiating them between actual reality.

Director: Shom Ghosh
Producer: Danelle Eliav, John Prince
Writer: Amanda Hiciano, Shom Ghosh
The Garden

Drama / Canada / 10 min.

After Mira enters a deep meditation in her living room, she begins to relive past memories with her boyfriend, sister, and father.

Director: Rob Comeau
Producer: Rob Comeau, Dian Quin
Writer: Rob Comeau
The Jungle

Drama / Turkey / 13 min.

In Istanbul, Omar and his daughter struggle for their lives after fleeing the war in Syria. The only source of income that he could find catching stray animals and selling them to Fahri,pet shop owner who wants Omar to catch snakes in the forest.

Director: Onur Saylak, Dogu Akal
Producer: Cemre Ziya Kutluay, Onur Saylak
Writer: Hakan Günday, Onur Saylak
The Other Woman

Drama / Canada / 10 min.

Two artists, a man and a woman, meet for late night drinks to say goodbye. He recounts his professional trials and the tribulations of a tempestuous affair while she looks for closure in their ambiguous relationship before moving on.

Director: Alexandra Seay
Producer: Nicole St. Martin, Alexandra Seay, Michael Bradley
Writer: Alexandra Seay
Dorothy's Secret

Drama / Canada / 11 min.

An elderly prostitute seeks absolution as she nears the end of a questionable and perhaps tragic life.

Director: Matthew MacFadzean
Producer: Chris Baker
Writer: Matthew MacFadzean
Esclava (Slave)

Drama / Mexico / 13 min.

As Ana, only 14 years old, tells her story, we can see how she was seduced, deceived and introduced to the world of prostitution.

Director: Amat Escalante
Producer: Luis Ángel Ramírez
Writer: Elena García, Gabriel Reyes
Needles in Metropolis

Comedy / Canada / 4 min.

Small town newlyweds arrive in NYC for the first time. Ellie is excited at the adventures that lie ahead; Jay fears the dangers of the Naked City. They quarrel, he turns his back momentarily, and she disappears. His greatest fear has come to be, or has it?

Director: David Fournier
Producer: David Fournier, Ivana Kingston
Writer: Lili Fournier, David Fournier
Obsessions, Progressions, & Expectations

Animation / Canada / 5 min.

A fabric man with an alcohol addiction has transformed his fabric world into a weird city. He had a happy life with his wife. However, after forty years together he hasn't noticed that she's been feeling lost and stuck in a troublesome and boring life with him.

Director: Jennifer Hardy CK
Producer: Jennifer Hardy CK
Writer: William Primrose (Original Script Writer), Jennifer Hardy CK (Story Editor)
Who Is Hannah

Drama / Canada / 14 min.

The unlikely but unfortunately true story about how one girl meets her dead dad.

Director: Mark O'Brien
Producer: Scott Cavalheiro
Writer: Claire Stollery, John Hastings

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