Taking their cues from the vagaries of youth, these capricious short films tackle those formative experiences that either shape our futures or simply leave us forever scarred.
DIR Jasmin Mozaffari / ON, 2013, 15 min.
In a town where job prospects amount to turning tricks at the truck stop, two young women plan their escape.
DIR Mathieu Arsenault / QC, 2013, 16 min.
After incurring the wrath of his neglected five-year-old son, a manchild finds himself at a crossroads. Will he prove he’s father material, or will he cut and run?
DIR Patrick Lapierre / QC, 2013, 7 min.
In the blink of an eye, an unassuming stretch of Russian countryside becomes a historical site. And only a girl and her grandmother are there to witness it.
DIR Alexis Fortier Gauthier / QC, 2013, 14 min.
Before a family can pack up and move from their mining town, the kids are assigned a particularly unenviable chore.
DIR Mark Ratzlaff / BC, 2013, 14 min.
Pushed past her breaking point by her overbearing mother, a pint-sized beauty queen is forced to take drastic measures to regain control of her young life.
DIR Ian Lagarde / QC, 2013, 11 min.
As a pack of kids pilot their bikes through suburban streets, idleness erupts into anarchy and they taste teenage rebellion for the first time.
DIR Ashleigh Vaillancourt / BC, 2013, 11 min.
An intimate, ephemeral character study of a disaffected girl being shuttled between foster homes and taking refuge in her memories.
DIR Simon Lamontagne, David Tougas / QC, 2013, 7 min.
As a tattoo is being etched into his skin, a man loses himself in the fading memories of his youth.
DIR Marly Reed / BC, 2013, 16 min.
At a loss over how to get with the guy of her dreams, an introverted teen turns to her hard-drinking, ludomaniac grandma for bad advice.