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Twists of Fate

ALT | True North Shorts

In theses matters of life and death, stakes are raised, lives hang in the balance, mortality is confronted, and traditions are both questioned and preserved. Bumblebee (Adam Beck) + The Cut (Chloé Cinq-Mars) + Deady Freddy (Alicia Eisen) + Jarvik (Emilie Mannering) + Now Is the Time (Christopher Auchter) + The Procession (Pascal Blanchet, Rodolphe Saint-Gelais) + Standard of Care (James Rathbone) + Unkept (Michael P. Vidler)


Director: Adam Beck / ON, 2018, 5 min.
A young women quietly deals with the loss of her partner, finding solace in her memories. more...

The Cut

Director: Chloé Cinq-Mars / QC, 2019, 18 min.
Recovering from a cesarean section, Emma finally meets her newborn son. As she overcomes her unfamiliarity and slowly falls in love with him, The Cut explores the complexity of the bond between mother and child. more...

Deady Freddy

Director: Alicia Eisen / BC, 2018, 11 min.
After a life well-lived, Freddy is afforded a chilling encore - he must relive his life backwards through the eyes of every bug he has ever killed. more...


Director: Emilie Mannering / Qc, 2019, 19 min.
As the summer nears its end, Léa desperately needs some room to breathe. However, her brother’s mechanical heart constantly reminds her that life hangs by a thread. more...

Now Is the Time

Director: Christopher Auchter / BC, 2019, 17 min.
In a quest to find answers as to why the totem pole disappeared from the Haida Gwaii landscape for more than a century, a visit is paid to renowned Haida carver Robert Davidson in his White Rock studio. more...

The Procession

Director: Pascal Blanchet, Rodolphe Saint-Gelais / QC, 2019, 9 min.
After Catherine’s fatal car accident, she speaks from the beyond to her grieving husband, who must endure the inevitable family ritual of the funeral. more...

Standard of Care

Director: James Rathbone / ON, 2019, 7 min.
In order to advance her career, Dr. Yusef must learn to trust the capabilities of those around her. But that’s easier said than done when failure on the operating table is a matter of life and death. more...


Director: Michael P. Vidler / BC, 2019, 17 min.
In this compelling story of family, faith, and belonging, a young Indo-Canadian boy makes a life-changing decision despite his mother’s expectations. more...
Country of Origin: Canada
Year: 2019
Running Time: 103 mins


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