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Occurs on Friday June 14 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


3 Victoria Street
St. John's NL A1C 3V2

Event Notes


The Edge of Reality: Mind-Bending Films after Dark CONTENT WARNING: Depictions of violence, torture

Calamus Variations DIRECTOR: Kenneth J Harvey . NL . 9 minutes The final installment of Newfoundland filmmaker Kenneth J. Harvey’s experimental short series inspired by Walt Whitman. The film features a score by Andrew Staniland, played by cellist Vernon Regehr, set to a backdrop of abstract visual imagery reflecting on human relationships.

Electra DIRECTOR: Daria Kashcheeva . Czechia . 26 minutes In this incredible hybrid stop-motion short, Electra revisits the vivid fantasy world of her 10th birthday mixing childhood memories with surreal visions of rebellion, sexuality, and unresolved familial emotions.

Gags N' Gals: Male Order DIRECTOR: Natacha Magdeleine Bianchet . Canada . 8 minutes Inspired by the works of Lucas Cranach the Elder, a Renaissance painter renowned for his vivid portrayals of mythological and religious themes, 'Gags N’ Gals: Male Order' reinterprets these classical images through a modern lens. This experimental short film explores the empowerment of female sensuality, presenting it as a powerful tool, and challenges historical narratives with its striking visual style.

Human Resources DIRECTOR: Trinidad Plass Caussade, et al. . France . 3 minutes In this darkly comic stop motion animation, Andy goes to a recycling company where the secretary, Wanda, guides him through to the end.

I Seek Your Help to Bury a Man DIRECTOR: Anderson Bardot . Brazil . 20 minutes In 1870 Brazil, the lives of a doomed transgender woman, a mixed-race soldier, and an old woman determined to save her indigenous son intertwine against the backdrop of harsh societal and colonial injustices.

Variations in Light and Shadows DIRECTOR: Roger Gallant . NL . 4 minutes A condensed look at the beautiful shifting landscapes of Bay St. George, NL. A short but sweet journey through time.

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