The Comox Valley Art Gallery/TIFF Winter Film Series continues this Sunday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. with the Toronto International Film Festival’s Student Film Showcase, “Student Shorts”, which shines a spotlight on the next generation of homegrown talent.
This program is rated 14A, all films are 2014 from Canada and the total runtime is 90 minutes.
Never Stop Cycling: Director – Colin Lepper – In this brilliant, Tim Burton-inspired stop-motion animation, a creature in search of a vital organ must journey from his dreary apartment to a strange, exotic world.
Dinner Time: Director – Alexander Mainwaring – A bloodthirsty wolf-man is challenged by a not-so-innocent Little Red Riding Hood, in this subversive and creative twist on the famous tale.
Last Dance on the Main (La dernière danse sur la Main): Director – Aristofanis Soulikias – This animated short documents the demolition of a row of historic Red-Light District buildings on Montreal’s Saint-Laurent Boulevard, and the response by the colourful citizens who fought back.
Backroads: Director – Candy Fox – This powerful documentary testimonial by Camillia Stonechild, who relates her upbringing on a Saskatchewan reserve, sheds light on the strength of survivors of family abuse.
Light: Director – Yassmina Karajah – Devastated by the death of his newborn son, a Lebanese man living in an adoptive country is challenged by his mother’s request that he perform Islamic pre-burial rituals in the hospital.
Running Season: Director – Grayson Moore – Anxious to sell his late father’s seaside house on Prince Edward Island after severed feet in running shoes start washing up on the shoreline and devaluing the property, Arthur must contend with the vultures circling to snap it up.
Also showing are Elpis (Director Akreta Saim); Fallow (Director Breanna Cheek); Tomonster (Director Pui Ka Wong); Lifers (Director Joel Salaysay).
Tickets are $13, $12 for CVAG members, available at the CVAG Gift Shop, 580 Duncan Ave, Downtown Courtenay (6th and Duncan) and at the door if available (Door: cash only, exact change appreciated). To purchase tickets over the phone call CVAG at 250-338-6211. All screenings are at the Rialto Theatre on Sundays at 5 p.m. (Driftwood Mall – 2665 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay). For complete Film Series information visit our website at www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com