There is a way in which wind currents are structured. I’m told I must breathe like this. Softly, in a pattern, so no one can hear. One day, I exhale.
TJ Choi • USA • 2017 • 11:00 • Korean with English subtitles • Canadian Premiere
Eun Ju, a housewife living in wealthy Orange County, California, feels stifled by her suburban lifestyle. After her son misbehaves in the presence of her Sunday church group, she decides to confront her own suppressed loneliness and discontent.
Tae Jung Choi is a New York City-based writer and director. She is currently a student at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School.
Nirmalan Nadarajah • India • 2017 • 13:52 • Tamil with English subtitles • North American Premiere
In the war-torn interiors of Sri Lanka, two young Tamil boys play an imaginary game of combat with their friends, naive to the danger that surrounds them.
Nirmalan Nadarajah was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Paris, France at the age of 10. He is now working on the pre-production of his first feature film.
Koh Ziwei • Singapore • 2017 • 5:46
In this experimental short, Chloe, a young woman, discovers a fish trapped in a cage in a city where nature is forbidden. Once she releases the fish, it leads her to a new world outside. But can she truly escape?
Ziwei Koh is a young filmmaker and motion designer born and based in Singapore. He hopes you like his stuff.
Ian MacDonald • Canada • 2017 • 17:51 • English
Lucy, a young, overworked receptionist, works at a law firm filled with superficial employees. When word goes around that Becky, the accountant, has committed suicide, Lucy notices her coworkers’ lack of concern and begins to question her own role in her workplace.
Ian MacDonald is based in Vancouver and has worked as a director and editor of short films, music videos, and promotional videos.
Avid Liongoren • Philippines • 4:24
After seeing her house burn down, a woman seeks refuge in a forest, where she embarks on journey of physical and emotional healing.
Avid Liongoren is an illustrator and filmmaker who has previously directed commercials and music videos.
Lelinh Du • Canada • 15:00 • English and Vietnamese with English subtitles
When Jenny decides to secretly follow her brother Tuan on a night out, she realizes that he is not who he says he is.
Lelinh Du is an artist and filmmaker, who enjoys binge-watching Netflix, eating Pizza Pops and petting zoos.
Lanka Bandaranayake • Sri Lanka • 2016 • 10:42 • Sinhalese with English subtitles • Canadian Premiere
Adorned in traditional Kandyan jewelry by an elderly woman, a bride recollects her past romantic relationships, laced with heartache and shame.
Born in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, Lanka Bandaranayake is a national award-winning producer and director. She started her career as an actress in 1998.
Liong Siew-Hong • Taiwan • 2017 • 25:00 • Chinese with English subtitles • World Premiere
Teenager Yun lives with her quiet, single father and cheerful seven-year-old brother Yiwen. After learning that she is pregnant, she decides to leave home and goes to see her estranged mother.
Liong Siew-Hong has participated in the making of over 50 commercial videos in the span of 2 years. She became a freelance scriptwriter in 2008.