Cinema

AKASHI -あかし- (2017 – JAP/CAN)

Through two Japanese women from different generations, Akashi shows an “international citizen”’s look at what it means to negotiate love. The SHOULDs, WOULDs and COULDs about choice… and the grace of accepting when there isn’t one.

 

The film won the Tellus Storyhive 2016 – Female Directors Edition, was finalist of the NBC Universal Short Film Festival giving the director Mayumi Yoshida the Outstanding Writer Award, and was part of the official selection of the Asian American International Film Festival de Nova Iorque, the EastVan Showcase, and the National Screen Institute Festival.

 

You can watch the film and listen to the full original soundtrack here!

 

 

 

 

 

UnSketched (2018 – BRA)

Beatriz, an architect who lives around “The Big Worm” in São Paulo, is trying to work on a sunny weekend. With an unhappy coincidence, her drawings start to become reality in a magical way, so Beatriz decides to change her future.

DesTraçado has become a great success and has already been screened and awarded by several major festival all around the globe, such as: Worldfest Houston International Festival (REMI Winner), Student World Awards (Best Animation), RIFFA – Regina International Film Festival & AwardsAnima MundiAthens ANIMFESTAnimated Arizona Film FestivalAnimex AwardsInternational Animation Festival ChilemonosFEST – New Directors | New Films FestivalFirm Film FestivalIAFF – Golden Kuker SofiaMind The Indie Film FestivalDoc Sunback Film Festival

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Multiverse Dating For Beginners (2017 – CAN)

Ivy and Dave are totally hitting it off… until she says the wrong thing and completely freaks him out. Typical. But tonight’s no ordinary night. There’s a glitch in the Matrix, déjà vu in the air, and Ivy gets a chance to see how things will turn out if she plays the dating game differently.

 

The film is having great success around the globe, being screened and awarded by several festivals such as: Twister Alley Film Festival (Best Short Winner, Best Comedy Short Winner, Nominated: Best Comedy Ensemble and Best Director), Windy City Film Festival (Best Director Winner, Nominated: Best Comedy Actor and Best Comedy Actress), Cinema Spectacular (Audience Award Winner), Cinequest Film & VR Festival (Runner Up for Audience Award), Portland Film Festival, and Vancouver Short Film Festival.

 

You can listen to the full original soundtrack here!

 

 

 

 

 

Up & Away (2017 – CAN)

Up & Away is a pre-apocalyptic sci-fi film about a couple struggling in a society at the brink of collapse. Our protagonists, Marcus and Freya have a chance to start over aboard the Escambia, a colony spaceship. The film is about the challenges they face in their last days on planet.

 

Up & Away premiered at the Whistler Film Festival, and was nominated as “Best Student Short Film” by the Leo Awards 2018, besides being selected by the Vancouver Short Film Festival 2017, the Miami Independent Film Festival 2017, e the New Haven International Film Festival 2017.

 

You can listen to the full original soundtrack here!

 

 

 

 

 

The Annalisa (2017-CAN)

A French painter recalls past loves and past follies. We see the rose tinted world of the 1930s and the shadow that hangs over the heads of Europe. Evelyn must now face her hardest challenge yet as a painter, and as a woman.

 

The Annalisa is running for festivals all over the world.

 

You can listen to the full original soundtrack here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARDS – An Urban Faerie Tale (2017 – CAN)

A young boy, Will, enters a poker game where the years of one’s life are wagered. While playing, he forms a connection with another player, Em, who’s afflicted with a fatal illness. The game goes on, and the players either perish or walk away. Eventually, Will and Em learn that the blind, reigning champion of the game, Ol’ Green Eyes, can tell what cards players have due to her heightened sense of hearing and smell. Will then comes up with a desperate plan to defeat the old evil.

 

CARDS – An Urban Faerie Tale is running for festivals all over the world.

 

You can listen to the full original soundtrack here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lizbeth (2017 – CAN)

In the form of an instructional video, Lizbeth features Keith, a happily married man, selling his house. The day starts to unravel as his wife, Lizbeth, is driven insane at the prospect of actually selling their home. As the Open House continues Keith remains oblivious to the murderous actions of his wife, only to discover the truth while Lizbeth is upstairs alone with Tess, an expectant single mother. Keith then rushes to save Tess from a gruesome fate.

 

Lizbeth is currently running for festivals all over the world.

 

You can listen to the full original soundtrack here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight (2017 – CAN)

Kiera Douglas, a former cop turned overnight security guard at the Lomax 24 Hour Parkade,
finds herself trapped in the locked down facility with a creature possessing a terrible power.
Using her police training, Kiera must try to survive long enough for help to come in the morning,
lest she suffer an unspeakable fate… a fate which may be worse than death.

 

Overnight was selected by The Rio Grind Film Festival.

 

You can listen to the full original soundtrack here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sinistro (2015 – BRA)

Sinistro tells the story of Daughter, a seven-year-old girl who starts to be tormented by an uncontrollable itch on her left hand. The discomfort, each time more intense, ceases only when the girl uses that hand to draw, expressing her inner self. Mother, a 42-year-old housewife, reproves the use of the left hand and considers her artistic expression to be a waste of time, scolding Daughter. Isolated from the world and ignored by her husband, a spectre represented by shadows and sounds, Mother reacts to her frustrations repressing Daughter authoritatively. Her violence grows with the increase of times when Father comes home late and the development of

 

Daughter’s disobedience, who insists on using the left hand. The decay of the family’s structures drives Mother to complete madness.

 

The movie premiered in the 2016 São Paulo International Latin American Film Festival, besides being selected for the 2016 São Paulo International Short Film Festival and the VGIK International Student Festival, in Russia.
In 2017 it was also part of the official selection of The U-Horror Fest of Los Angeles.
It won the best short-film award in the “Midnight Session” category of the Mostra Audiovisual de Cambuquira.

You can listen to the full original soundtrack here!

 

 

Serenata (2016 – BRA)

Fear is incessant in the life of those who live in a huge city. Symbiotic to maze-shaped streets and avenues. From silence emerges a noise; a look; a window. Cecília is surrounded by the pace of the city and its secrets while she tries to take back the control of her life.

 

The movie premiered in the 2016 São Paulo International Short Film Festival.

 

You can listen to the full original soundtrack here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words Are Dead And Other Things (2016 – CAN)

Creation seems to come out of imperfection. It seems to come out of a striving and a
frustration. And this is
where I think language came from. I mean, it came from our desire to transcend our isolation and have some sort of connection with one another. And it had to be easy when it was just simple survival. Like, you know, “water.” We came up with a sound for that. Or “Saber-toothed tiger right behind you.” We came up with a sound for that. But when it gets really interesting, I think, is when we use that same system of symbols to communicate all the abstract and intangible things that we’re experiencing. What is, like, frustration? Or what is anger or love? When I say “love,” the sound comes out of my mouth and it hits the other person’s ear, travels through this Byzantine conduit in their brain, you know, through their memories of love or lack of love, and they register what I’m saying and they say yes, they understand. But how do I know they understand? Because words are inert. They’re just symbols. They’re dead, you know? And so much of our experience is intangible. So much of what we perceive cannot be expressed. It’s unspeakable. And yet, you know, when we communicate with one another, and we feel that we’ve connected, and we think that we’re understood, I think we have a feeling of almost spiritual communion. And that feeling might be transient, but I think it’s what we live for.

 

You can listen to the full original soundtrack here!