Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival runs this weekend in Toronto
Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival kicks off their sixth season May 6-7, offering a number of Canadian and international films for local audience consumption. We here at TheSceneinTO love short films because when done well, these stories can be more profound, leaving longer lasting impressions than many of today’s big budget blockbusters.
Tickets are still available for Friday night’s Scotiabank Loved and Local films, featuring all-Canadian shorts. Here are a list of our eight must-sees.
1. Good Knight (AKA Batman) – Karen Hawes – Canada – 15 min Stephen Lawrence never intended on becoming Batman but a sequence of life-altering events led him down a path where he began to see the connection between his life and Bruce Wayne’s.
2. The Offer – Winnifred Jong – Canada – 10 min Richard wakes up to find his life has been packed into boxes, but before he can sort out what is going on, Gabe a door-to-door salesman, charms his way in.
3. The Path of Grey Owl – Goh Iromoto – Canada – 10 min Goh’s curiosity with stories of the human spirit led him to a career in documentary photography and filmmaking.
4. Zero Recognition – Ben Lewis – Canada – 10 min A young actress attempts to lead a normal life after starring in a successful Canadian TV series, but her past fame makes for some awkward and self-conscious first dates.
5. Longhand – John Marcucci – Canada – 6 min Amanda, a hard-of-hearing woman, burns through a grueling training regiment in her pursuit of her life-long dream of being accepted into the military.
6. Who Is Hannah? – Mark O’Brien – Canada – 14 min ‘Who is Hannah?’ is the unlikely coming of age tale about a girl who thought she had already come of age.
7. The Lake – Michael Buie – Canada – 15 min Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Matt Streeter makes a choice to protect his wife and young girls from the deliberate march to its conclusion.
8. The Time Traveller – Randall Thorne – Canada – 15 min A man suffering from amnesia following a traumatic experience rebuilds a whole new life for himself.
WHERE: The Assembly Hall 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive Kipling Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W Tickets are on sale now for $40 each at 416-201-7093 or online at www.lakeshorearts.ca. Door prizes offered include Samsung devices, Steam Whistle products and a bicycle from Oxygen Bike Co.