From 9 O’clock – Raphael Bendahan – Montreal, QC – 2min 25sec
Alone in an apartment during COVID lockdown time shifts and morphs into a barrage of reminiscences, places, and memories. An adaptation of a poem by C.P. Cavafy
i’ve known rivers – Miryam Charles – Montreal, QC – 3min 50sec
A woman calls the police thinking she witnessed a crime.
Si – Laura Bari – Montreal, QC – 7min 30sec
An ode to a forgotten hero – an asylum seeker from Haiti, a husband, a father and a victim of the pandemic.
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.
Gerson Workout – Ryan McKenna – Montreal, QC – 3min 45sec
Filmmaker Ryan McKenna attempts to shoot a documentary about his ailing friend but life in quarantine is making it difficult.
Tire(d) – Daniel Cross – Dorval Island, St Lawrence River, QC – 2min 40sec
“Here I am sitting at the River, staring at this tire – buried in time, and wondering when I’ll get to move around again.”
Short film No. 6 – Larry Kent – Town of Mount Royal, Montreal, QC – 5min
An 87-year-old in lockdown has a broken keyboard and needs a friend to help buy a new one so he can apply for a creative relief fund.
To Limit the Spread – Noël Mitrani – Montreal, QC – 2min 55sec
A police van blares out instructions to people in the park through its speaker. Is everything forbidden
Advanced Search Terms – Daniel Barrow – Montreal, QC – 2min 35sec
The first in a series of interactive “digital puppet shows” or “visual poems” telling the story of a wealthy woman (Melania Trump anyone?) quarantined in a luxurious penthouse condominium.
The Comment progamme includes films by Brett Story, Yuqi Kang, John Greyson, Dana Inkster, Jorge Lozano, and Brenda Longfellow.
The programme Growing up Covid includes films by Sarah Galea-Davis & Dave Derewlany, aAron Munson, Katerina Cizek, Michael Rollo, Dan Browne, and Kelly O'Brien.