Jeremy Comte / Canada / 2018 / Fiction / 15:52
Note: A story that doesn’t shy away from showing viewers nature’s grittiness and a horrific mishap, accompanied by beautiful cinematography and sound that grabs audiences by the shirt and places them right into the desolate environment.
Justine Gauthier / Canada / 2018 / Fiction / 11:38
Note: A heartfelt story that focuses on a unique aspect of the broken family trope, showing a mother-children relationship that feels authentic and intimate.
Daphne Lucker / Not Specified / 2018 / Experimental / 15:00
Note: An audiovisual experience that is atmospherically stunning and powerful. The film sparks an emotional connection to the audience. Even through nonverbal communication, there’s an understanding felt by the audience towards the girls’ tragic home life.
Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld / Germany / Animation, Documentary / 05:00
Note: A personal story that utilizes the animation medium to transport audiences to see through the eyes of the title character and her experiences of not being able to recognize people’s faces.
Samiramis Kia / Canada / 2019 / Fiction /Animation / 12:29
Note: The sound design immerses the audience into the perspective of the protagonist and shares her predicament as she navigates the hearing world and has to decide between staying there or returning to the world she’s always known.