Stand By – Lindsay McIntyre – Vancouver, BC – 6min 40sec
We sit and wait in suspension
Certain Uncertainties – John Price – Toronto, ON – 6min 15sec
Certain Uncertainties is an elaborate audio and visual mash-up of a family and a city during the pandemic.
Oh, to realize – Sophy Romvari – Toronto, ON – 2min 25sec
A short experimental film that explores the loss of identity that can occur when one submits oneself completely to technology.
Holding – Ana Valine – Vancouver, BC – 5min 25sec
Archival images of people joyfully in close contact are used to express how hesitant we are now to touch.
Once I Am – Barbara Sternberg – Toronto, ON – 3min
The day as it went along – feeling the light of the present…what else is there?
Glimmer – Dan Browne – Toronto, ON – 5min 10sec
A look at daily life – with homeschooling routines, a young daughter’s face, and shifting refractions of a hanging crystal.
are you haunted, daddy? (about anxiety) – Guillaume Vallée – Montreal, QC – 2min 20sec
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.
change over time – Francisca Duran – Galicia, Spain and Toronto, ON – 4min 50sec
A collection of dreams and correspondences gathered in Toronto during the first 2 months of the pandemic
Qui ose rire dans le noir? (Who Dares to Laugh in the Dark) – Esery Mondesir – Toronto, ON – 3min 20sec
Darkness as the absence of light is re-imagined as a site of immeasurable creative and destructive power.
typhoid aphorisms – Solomon Nagler – Halifax, NS – 3min 35sec
Fleeting images and text created during these months of uncertainty document lucid COVID dreams that manifest as aphorisms.
The Comment progamme includes films by Brett Story, Yuqi Kang, John Greyson, Dana Inkster, Jorge Lozano, and Brenda Longfellow.