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Left to Their Own Devices

ALT | Shorts Programs

Grandmother + Martyr + Rupture + Shadow Nettes + Tesla World Light + Voices of Kidnapping + Woman on the Telephone: Carol


Director: Trevor Mack / Canada, 2017, 13 min.
Struggling to cope with the death of his grandmother, an indigenous boy discovers a connection with her through an old camcorder.

The Martyr

Director: Devan Scott, Will Ross / Canada, 2017, 14 min.
A film set assumes a purgatorial air as an intense, unstable indie director struggles to elicit the performances a crucial scene requires.


Director: Yassmina Karajah / Canada/Jordan, 2017, 19 min.
On a hot summer day, four Arab teens set off on a quest to find a public pool in their new Canadian home.

Shadow Nettes

Director: Phillip Barker / Canada, 2017, 18 min.
The use of Shadow Nettes became popular amongst single men, widowers, and those fishrs left behind during the Felting Decade that drew many wyfs and single ladyes to the major cities.

The Tesla World Light

Director: Matthew Rankin / Canada, 2017, 9 min.
In 1905, Nikola Tesla makes a desperate plea to his one-time benefactor JP Morgan… An explosion of electrifying animation ensues.

Voices of Kidnapping

Director: Ryan McKenna / Canada, 2017, 15 min.
For two decades, a Colombian radio station has invited families to transmit messages they hope will reach their kidnapped loved ones in the Amazon jungle.

A Woman on the Telephone: Carol

Director: Erica Genereux Smith / Canada, 2017, 10 min.
Recognizing certain patterns as they develop, a secretary in a surreal office starts to suspect that she may not actually exist.
Director Various
Country of Origin: Canada
Year: 2017
Running Time: 98 mins


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