Old habits die hard, but unpredictable incidents can force us to change. Returning to routines can also be difficult and resorting to extremes is sometimes the only option.
The Silent Mob
Harvan Agustriansyah • Indonesia • 2016 • 16:33 • Indonesian with English subtitles • World Premiere
A driver recruits poor residents of a remote area to act as a mob in a demonstration where an altercation results in a violent spiral that tests his humanity.
Born in Jakarta in 1980, Harvan Agustriansyah studied directing at the Jakarta Institute of Arts, and has produced and directed several short films.
A Drownful Brilliance of Wings
Gillian Sze, Sofia Bohdanowicz • Canada • 2016 • 8:08 • English • Toronto Premiere
Based on the poem Arriving by Gillian Sze, this short film studies the relationship between the author, her father, and her grandfather.
Gillian Sze is the author of eight poetry collections. Originally from Winnipeg, she resides in Montreal with her husband and son.
Sofia Bohdanowicz is a Toronto-based filmmaker. She is currently in post-production on her second feature film Maison du bonheur which was shot in Paris.
The Chicken of Wuzuh
Sungbin Byun • South Korea • 2016 • 12:47 • Korean with English subtitles
Middle-schooler Wuzuh has a crush on her teacher, but jealousy leads her to take extreme measures in expressing her love.
Born in 1991, Sungbin Byun studied Film and Eastern Philosophy in Sungkyunkwan University. His short films have screened at several film festivals in South Korea.
The Wrong Block
Sam Chou (in attendance) & Miranda Quesnel • Canada • 2016 • 14:47 • English • World Premiere
When a billionaire socialite is kidnapped by a ruthless gangster, it’s up to a hard-as-nails detective, Max Braddock, to bring her home unharmed.
Sam Chou is an award-winning creator, director and filmmaker. He co-created and directed the web-series CRIME: The Animated Series, The Wrong Block and City In Crisis.
Wu Chencheng • China • 2016 • 18:34 • Mandarin with English subtitles • North American Premiere
A widow faces the recent loss of her husband and finds a way to keep his presence around.
Wu Chencheng has a Masters degree in film production from the Beijing Film Academy, and has worked on several films and television series.
Just Talking To Her
Euiyoung Lim • South Korea • 2015 • 10:44 • Korean with English subtitles • Canadian Premiere
Recently fired and living alone, a middle-aged man tries to alleviate his loneliness by calling his children. But their busy lives make him feel even lonelier until an unlikely call cheers him up.
Euiyoung Lim has worked on several short and feature films. She is a guest professor at Cheongju University, and a member of several film associations.
The Time Agent
Jude Chun • South Korea • 2016 • 29:50 • Korean with English subtitles • Canadian Premiere
An agent from the future has a simple mission: to make select couples break up. Why? Because their future children have committed crimes so devastating that they have been sentenced to non-existence.
Born in Korea, Jude Chun studied psychology at York University, as well as filmmaking at the Toronto Film School. He currently works in advertising and film.