Film Archive

A Sea Turtle Story

Animated Film
Canada
2012
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Silvia Basmajian, National Film Board of Canada
Kathy Schultz
Zach Kellum & Kurt Firla
Andrew Sneyd
Marcus Matyas
Kathy Shultz
Alex Bullock
A little sea turtle is born amidst dangers lurking everywhere. The film recounts the adventures the turtle must survive in its life.

Bydlo

Animated Film
Canada
2012
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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René Chénier, National Film Board of Canada
Patrick Bouchard
Robert Marcel Lepage; Modest Mussorgsky's Bydlo
Patrick Bouchard; Benoit Chagnon
Alain Baril; Stéphane Lafleur
Patrick Bouchard; Pierre M. Trudeau; Chantal Masson
Cynthia Tremblay
Olivier Calvert
Like a dream in the morning mist, a mighty ox emerges from the rain-soaked earth dragging the remnants of an old cart. A prisoner of its yoke, the great beast pulls its heavy load, carrying with it a greedy and angry nation of people. An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, the film is a tragic vision inspired by the fourth movement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Demoni

Animated Film
Bulgaria,
Canada,
Germany
2012
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Theodore Ushev, MTD:films
Theodore Ushev
Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs
Theodore Ushev
Nikola Gruev
On the first day after the first Sunday after the first spring rain, a Red Cat is sitting on the roof of an old house... She is waiting, watching the full moon race across the sky... A film painted on 50 vinyl recordings.

Edmond Was a Donkey

Animated Film
Canada,
France
2012
15 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Richard Van Den Boom, Papy3D Productions
Franck Dion
Pierre Caillet
Franck Dion
Franck Dion
Gilles Cuvelier, Gabriel Jacquel, Samuel Guénolé, Claire Trollé (Studio Train Train)
Franck Dion
Pierre Yves Drapeau, Lise Wedlock, Serge Boivin
Edmond is not like everybody else. A small, quiet man, Edmond has a wife who loves him and a job that he does extraordinarily well. He is, however, very aware that he is different. When he suddenly discovers his true nature, an ever-widening chasm opens up between himself and others.
Cross Media Screening 2012
Highrise: One Millionth Tower

High rises – the aging symbols of modern life, full of stories. A journey into a virtual and interactive world where the power of the imagination transforms rooms – and biographies.

2011

Highrise: One Millionth Tower

(none)
Canada
2011
45 minutes
subtitles: 
No
High rises – the aging symbols of modern life, full of stories. A journey into a virtual and interactive world where the power of the imagination transforms rooms – and biographies.

It's a Dog's Life

Animated Film
Canada,
France
2012
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Jacques-Rémy Girerd, FOLIMAGE STUDIO
Julie REMBAUVILLE, Nicolas BIANCO-LEVRIN
Adrien CHEVALIER
Sylvie LEONARD, Xavier CRUZ, Morten RIISBERG HANSEN
Hervé GUICHARD
Julie REMBAUVILLE, Nicolas BIANCO-LEVRIN
Loïc BURKHARDT
At mealtime, Fifi the dog skips under the table to read the newspaper between Dad, Mom, Thomas and Zo. This evening, the atmosphere is electric and reading becomes compromised.

MacPherson

Animated Film
Canada
2012
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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René Chénier, National Film Board of Canada
Martine Chartrand
Les Bons Débarras; Franz Schubert; Félix Leclerc; Django Reinhardt
Martine Chartrand
Natacha Dufaux
Martine Chartrand
Martine Chartrand
Olivier Calvert
In Quebec during the early 1930s, poet Félix Leclerc befriended Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican-born chemical engineer. An inveterate jazz fan, he inspired Leclerc to write a song about the log drives; the poet entitled it МacPhersonin honour of his friend. Somewhere between documentary and fiction, the film, based on the famous song, depicts turning points in Canadian history as well as the friend's deep bonds.

Nightingales in December

Animated Film
Canada
2011
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Theodore Ushev, MTD:films
Theodore Ushev
Spencer Krug
Theodore Ushev
Olivier Calvert
A metaphorical surrealist tale is an allusion, a trip into the memories, and the fields of current realities. What if the Nightingales were working, instead of singing and going south? There are no Nightingales in December ... What is left, is left only the history of our beginning, and our end.

Paula

Animated Film
Canada
2012
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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René Chénier, National Film Board of Canada
Dominic Etienne Simard
Ramachandra Borcar
Dominic Etienne Simard; Alain Baril
Dominic Etienne Simard
Dominic Etienne Simard
Olivier Calvert
For the grocer's son, Paula is like a mother or a big sister. She is always there, waiting for clients in front of the shop window. But one day a dramatic incidence teaches the boy a life lesson. Inspired by a news item the film paints a pulsating portrait of a mixeduse, working-class neighbourhood where young families cross paths with prostitutes.

Petra's Poem

Animadoc
Canada
2012
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Roddy McManus, National Film Board of Canada
Shira Avni
Luigi Allemano
Carrie Haber
Carrie Haber
Shira Avni; Paul Tom; Han Han Li; Petra Tolley
Petra Tolley
Luigi Allemano
Petra Tolley performs a candid soliloquy about what it feels like to be “in the middle.” Petra has Down syndrome, and draws from her emotional experiences of living and working in the flux between societal order and personal chaos to produce a distinctive take on the social self.

The Basketball Game

Animadoc
Canada
2012
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Tracey Friesen, National Film Board of Canada
Hart Snider
Adam Damelin
Hart Snider
Sean Covernton
Hart Snider
Adam Damelin
In 1983, nine-year-old Hart attends Jewish summer camp for the first time and participates in a sport event with kids from a nearby town. But this is not just any group of visitors—these kids have been taught anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial in school. The film uses humour and suspense to tell a poignant tale of hope and tolerance in the face of fear and stereotypes.

The End of Time

Documentary Film
Canada,
Switzerland
2012
114 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Cornelia Seitler, Maximage GmbH
Peter Mettler
Gabriel Scotti, Vincent Hänni, Richie Hawtin, Robert Henke, Autechre, Thomas Koner, Costanza Francavilla, Christos Hatzis, Bruno Degazio
Peter Mettler, Camille Budin, Nick De Pencier
Peter Mettler, Roland Schlimme
Peter Mettler
Peter Bräker
What is time? Three words forming a question that we will never be able to answer conclusively. Peter Mettler goes on a journey through space and time which lasts 114 minutes.
A NASA pilot rises 10,000 metres above the Alps with a helium balloon to drop back to earth. Where does time end? Scientists at the Swiss CERN try to study the Big Bang. Can time exist without space? When matter destroys all life, earth will revert to its original state. Are there places outside time? A big city where human civilisation is history. Is time a never-ending cycle? In the face of death, life at last – in the here and now. That is the only life, inexorably.
Peter Mettler frees the documentary from its narrative corset and takes us along on a cinematographic free fall experiment. He tackles time, expands and accelerates it, immerses us in breathtaking tableaux, edits voices, images and thought fragments to a space-time-vortex whose suggestive power you can only reject or succumb to. That’s presumptuous, tainted with the risk of failure. That’s great cinema.
– Claas Danielsen