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director: Raphael Bendahan
June 26 - July 1, 2020
Alone in an apartment during COVID lockdown time shifts and morphs into a barrage of reminiscences, places, memories. An adaptation of a poem by C.P. Cavafy
director: Liz Marshall
Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
March to June, 2020
A brief winter holiday to the Sunshine Coast to visit family turns into an unforgettable 20 week hiatus from Liz’s Toronto home.
director: Guillaume Vallée
December 2016 and June 2020
Vallée uses hand processed Super 8 film to depict various anxious states of mind reflecting a feeling of confusion and instability that the current pandemic has brought up.
director: Vanessa Magic
Trying to stay creative and deal with loneliness and isolation Vanessa builds a ghost costume, rearranges her furniture every night, and makes this film.
director: Dylan Akio Smith
Vancouver/Southern Gulf Islands, BC
July 17-20, 2020
After 4 months of being isolated a family decides to come up for air.
director: Peter Rowe
An animated film that gives a voice to those most profoundly affected by COVID-19 and that reminds us that this is not a virus that you want to mess with.
director: Ana Valine
Vancouver, British Columbia
July 11/12, 2020
Archival images of people joyfully in close contact are used to express how hesitant we are now to touch.
director: Esery Mondesir
June 26, 2020
Darkness as the absence of light is re-imagined as a site of immeasurable creative and destructive power.
director: James Dunnison
July 1, 2020
A playful piece of autobiographical memoir about the first time James was quarantined and needed to self isolate in Athens.
director: Matthew Rankin
May 10th 2020 + June 10th, 2020
Matthew spends Mother's Day in his mom's house slowly deleting her voicemails.
director: Heather Frise
Snippets of night-time conversations and drawings create a sense of the pandemic world Heather finds herself in - juggling work, homeschooling her daughter, and taking care of her mother who has Alzheimer’s.
director: Kara Blake
June 14, 2020
An escapist antidote to feeling isolated - imagining our homes as a host to a growing number of plants and animals whether we’re aware of it or not.
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