June 16-18 2005 | St. Catharines, Ontario
Festival Award Winners
When his tooth needs to be pulled, a timid young man encounters hammers,
electric volts, and an estranged dentist, at the appointment he will
not soon forget.
Director/Producer - Kyle Marshall
A flight of fancy where the seasonal cycle is steered by sprites.
Director/Producer - Tara Wells
St. Sackville, New Brunswick
Making new friends is a lot harder than it used to be. A dark comedy
about a quiet man trying to befriend new neighbours.
Director - Jay Baker
Producer - Ruurd Dykstra
A support group for relatives of superheroes. Interviews and actual
footage of a session. Follow the group as it undergoes several types of
therapy and finally finds hope in the community.
Director - Stephen H. Plitt
Producer - Deb Sears
Vancouver, British Columbia
Two small time "thrill romantics" bite off more than they can chew
when they spontaneously decide to rob a subway train.
Director/Producer - Mark Montefiore
St. Catharines, Ontario
WILDFLOWERS (LES FLEURS SAUVAGES)
A parable of loss, love, serendipity and redemption. Two characters,
one ancient and one young, discover that it's the little things that
can make all the difference.
Director - Geoffrey Uloth
Producer - Agata DeSantis, Geoffrey Uloth
"Manos: The Hand of Fate" is thought to be one of the worst films ever
Almost forty years after its official El Paso release, filmmakers
interview the last
surviving crew member.
Aaron Allard, James Lafleur, Marco Pazzano
Producer - Aaron Allard, James Lafleur
Toronto, Welland, Ontario
Eight people from different professions explain what it takes to be
Director/Producer - John Albanese
Niagara Falls, Ontario
FOUR WEEKS IN JANUARY
Through four tableaux, loneliness is explored in the face of regret
aimlessness, reciprocity and fatalism.
Director/Producer - Sylvain Verstricht
THE HATE MACHINE
By manipulating profoundly innocent source material into something
The Hate Machine explores the inherently subjective process of creating
Director/Producer - Phil Caron