Short films are eligible for the IMDbPro Short Cuts Awards.
Content advisory: violence, child abuse
Playing as part of this programme:
Set in a wintry Kosovo, Samir Karahoda’s richly nuanced drama celebrates the quiet determination and resilience of two colleagues who have big dreams for their nation in a surprising corner of the sports world.
It’s Carnival time in Barcelona, and the owner of a hair salon wants nothing more than to give her daughter an opportunity to shine on the Dominican float. Yet what’s meant to be a day of celebration culminates in a standoff, in Andrea Herrera Catalá’s insightful and energetic story of family and identity.
Successful Thawing of Mr. Moro
An elderly man learns that his ex-partner is about to return after being cryopreserved for 43 years. His response is vividly conveyed, in Jerry Carlsson’s poignant vision of things to come.
Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics
Filmmaker, artist, and animator Terril Calder returns to Short Cuts with what may be her most powerful and intricately designed work to date: a stop-motion animation that charts a challenging journey for Baby Girl, a precocious Métis girl contemplating her path to Hell.
A dance is so much more than just a dance in Rosana Matecki’s supremely elegant look at the refuge a warm ballroom provides to lonely Latin American immigrants during a harsh Montreal winter.
A pop star’s use of a song by a long-forgotten folk singer leads to profound changes for the singer’s family in this warm, wise, and utterly unique creation by filmmaker, animator, and puppet artist Zach Dorn.
The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night
A queer Muslim woman adds another wild card to a gathering that’s already plenty unpredictable when she brings her new partner to her family’s holiday festivities, in director Fawzia Mirza’s buoyant and big-hearted comedy.
Director - DISPLACEDSamir Karahoda
Director - THE INFANTASAndrea Herrera Catalá
Director - SUCCESSFUL THAWING OF MR. MOROJerry Carlsson
Director - MENEATH: THE HIDDEN ISLAND OF ETHICSTerril Calder
Director - SATURDAY NIGHTRosana Matecki
Director - CHARLOTTEZach Dorn
Director - THE SYED FAMILY XMAS EVE GAME NIGHTFawzia Mirza
Spanish, English, Albanian, Luganda, Anishinaabemowin, Swedish