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Shorts

YYC

(Youth By Youth Cinema)

Year 2014
Runtime 150 mins

With films from all over the country, the Youth by Youth Cinema Competition showcases short films from youth aged 8-18. Following the screening, awards donated by Telus Spark, Quickdraw Animation and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers will be presented. The winners will also have the opportunity to screen their films at Calgary’s Reel Fun Film Festival in February 2015. Tickets to the YYC screening include a voucher for admission to Telus Spark. 

FILMS IN COMPETITION

CHRONOPHOBIA

Calgary • Amanda Payette and Kayla Brehon

What do you do when you are given a terminal diagnosis and you only have 70 days left to live?

THE C.C.I.S.S. EXPERIMENT

Calgary • Jerry Tseng, Nicole Sprenger, Sameera Gumma, Maggie Ou

A documentary about an experiment conducted on the International Space Station.

EVERY TICK OF THE CLOCK

Calgary • Charlotte Lucas, Christian Nolan

This experimental short depicts the struggle that everyone has gone through: the passage of time.

EYES IN THE DARK

Calgary • Nathan Scarrow (and team)

When a teacher goes missing, the children start to realize that something very sinister is happening.

GIFTS

Ottawa • Morgana McKenzie

After a lifetime of experiencing visions of others’ pain and suffering, 13-year-old tries to intervene.

GRADIENT

Edmonton • Chris O’Callaghan

A young woman learns that the only way to reverse her wrongdoings is to receive comeuppance from those she has wronged.

LILLY’S BIG DAY

Calgary • Maezy Dennie, Berlin Demuth, Medina Dennie, Ocean Demuth, Zaiyah Dennie, Sol Demuth

Lilly, a 10-foot-tall orange monster, steps out for a special day at Wilma’s Super Salon.

MIGRATORY

Calgary • Ben Thomas

Dreaming of traveling on a worldwide adventure, a resourceful goose plans his upcoming migration.

MOMENTS

Calgary • Anya Maves

A short about the connection between life and film from the perspective of the 16-year-old filmmaker.

MR. WESTON

Calgary • Evan Mazur

Deeply saddened by Mr. Weston’s death, a faithful friend regularly visits his grave.

PANIC

Calgary • Anna Svikhnushin, Caleb Mueller

A teenage girl seeks help for depression. The result surprises everyone.

PRISON BREAK

Calgary • Andrew Nicholson

A delinquent tomato tries to escape from prison. His fate is crushingly inevitable.

SHRUNKEN

Calgary • Andrew Nicholson, Nicolai Schmid

A character’s choice about which candy to eat sends him into a “miniature” predicament.

STICKS AND STONES

Calgary • Erica Loh

A short film about the way that words affect us.

THE FLOWER BANDIT

Calgary • Kirstin Lindquist

In a dull, black-and-white world, a lonely raccoon finds flowers that turn his life colourful.

THE HIDDEN

Calgary • Kirstin Lindquist, Steen Lindquist

A young woman is minding her own business when very odd things begin to happen in the shadows.

THE MERCIFUL BOY

Calgary • Jaxon Stevens, Ben Thomas

A detective’s past comes back to haunt him in this unsolved murder mystery.

THE NEW TOY
Nova Scotia • Nate Hammond

A kind-hearted toy finds himself in a new room.

THE PHOTOGRAPH

Calgary • Kris Mish

When a photograph is left behind, new love is found.

TODAY I LEARNED

Calgary • Angel Berry

This spoken-word short showcases how children can stand up and improve their world.

TRAPPED

Calgary • Blake Johnson, Matthew Griffiths

When a young man starts his seemingly normal day, he has no idea about the turn of events that will trap him.

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Following the screening of the Youth by Youth Cinema Film Competition, awards will be presented to the most outstanding shorts. Prizes donated by Telus Spark, the Quickdraw Animation Society and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. The winners of the competition will also have the opportunity to screen their films at Calgary’s Reel Fun Film Festival in February 2015.

JURORS:

  • Bhaveek Makan – Filmmaker
  • Chris Petry – Producer and director Donna Brunsdale – Instructor and filmmaker
  • Matt Palmer – Filmmaker
  • Philip Letourneau – Instructor and cinematographer

Countries

Canada