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OPENING NIGHT GALA RECEPTION
Partners Hall - Algonquin Theatre

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The Container
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: JAMYANG DORJI – BHUTAN – 13 min
A story of a mother's devotion to her child as she travels a great distance from her poor, remote community to get some medicine from a small hospital for her very ill baby.
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The Snow Spirit
ANIMATION – DIRECTOR: LORE SALAS REYES – CANADA – 2 min
An Inuit girl steals a shamanic crown that enables her to see the spirits in the snow and finds her destiny.
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Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: PATRICK REED – CANADA – 95 min
When you have been to hell and back, how do you shake the memories? This question has haunted General Romeo Dallaire since 1994, when he was UN Force Commander during the Rwandan genocide. Dallaire has now found a reason to live: embarking on a mission to end the use of child soldiers. Will Dallaire succeed where others have failed? Or will he once again be forced to look on as the world turns away?

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Film North Found Footage
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: DAN SLATER – CANADA – 12 min
Chris and Michelle, two ordinary first year university students living in residence find themselves caught in a struggle between love, life and survival, all caught on Chris's camera.
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A Little Bit Country
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: AMY COOP – UNITED KINGDOM – 7 min
Explores an inevitable part of growing up: the sinking feeling when your parents find your cigarettes, lads magazines or cheap cider hidden in your wardrobe and confront you one morning across the kitchen table; in this case, it's country music.
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Roland
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: TREVOR CORNISH – CANADA – 11 min
An art store employee’s day is interrupted by a man needing to use the store's washroom. This simple request is complicated by the strict 'employee only' washroom policy. A full bladder, an irrational man, and some company red tape suddenly has his day take a dire turn.
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I Am Not A Weird Person
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: MOLLY MCGLYNN – CANADA – 5 min
After a traumatizing encounter with a stranger, Emmy is trying to find the courage to leave the safety of her apartment and go back out into the world again because she's in desperate need of toothpaste.
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Enough
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: GUGI VAN DER VELDEN – NETHERLANDS – 11 min
A man's struggle to regain control of his destiny after his freedom is limited by health issues.
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Trouble in the Peace
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: JULIAN PINDER – CANADA – 80 min
In a small farming town gas wells and pipelines are threatening lives. While protests to the government fall on deaf ears, only a mysterious eco-terrorist bomber gets any attention from the media. Feeling scared and alone, a single farmer decides upon a unique course of action.

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Film North S is for Bird
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: MATT AUSTIN SADOWSKI – CANADA – 12 min
Every day is a personal hell for the loveless, and unfortunately named, Bird, who walks around with a metaphorical storm cloud over his head. But when an interesting book, a precocious 6 - year old little girl and a new snack bar girl enter his world, perhaps things will be a bit sunnier.
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Reach Out
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MELODY SCHAAL – CANADA – 8 min
An overnight radio DJ goes in for her last shift on air before moving to a bigger market. While taking requests, she encounters a young lady who cannot handle her leaving and is faced with a difficult situation.
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Pretty Thing
SURREAL – DIRECTOR: E MIRABELLI & M DEFILIPPIS – CANADA – 12 min
An imaginative short film that follows the erratic memories of an old man and the unhappy truths about the girl he loved.
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Strangers
SOCIAL DRAMA – DIRECTOR: KEVIN HOFFMAN – CANADA – 8 min
In an art gallery in Northern Ontario, a visitor approaches an older woman and begins a friendly conversation about art, film, and the choices people make that have a lasting impact on their life.
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Dotty
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: MICK ANDREWS – NEW ZEALAND – 10 min
On her bed in a run-down rest home, Dotty is desperate to send a text message to her daughter. When her morning cup of tea arrives, Dotty manages to rope someone else into her long battle with technology.
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OMG
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: SIOBHAN DEVINE – CANADA – 10 min
An inter-generational short about 14-year-old emo-goth Kaylee who thinks she is the top of the food chain when it comes to being misunderstood. After a fight with her parents over her texting habit, she runs away to her understanding grandma's house.
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iBrain
SCI-FI COMEDY – DIRECTOR: DENNIS NICHOLSON – CANADA – 15 min
Set in the near future, the latest piece of must-have technology is released and has unforeseen and hilarious effects; when it comes to technology, how far is too far?
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Noah
ANIMATION – DIRECTOR: P CEDERBERG & W WOODMAN – CANADA – 18 min
In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager's computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behavior (and romance) in the digital age.
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Will
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: SEAN JANISSE – CANADA – 20 min
When Will finds out that his crush Monica has landed a job at an advertising firm in London England, he struggles to find the courage to finally man up and tell Monica how he feels about her.
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Sensitivity Training II
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: DENNIS NICHOLSON – CANADA – 8 min
On the case of a cheating husband, two Toronto Detectives argue the finer points of Canadian culture while following their mark.
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Easy Money
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: MIKE PALMER – CANADA – 4 min
Late night Toronto - The usual suspects all try to get the best of one another, only to find that crime and karma go hand and hand.

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Film North Fairly Foul
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: VIRGINIA HASTINGS – CANADA – 27 min
Highlighting some of the hidden hazards in health and beauty products, this film features interviews with groups that educate and empower Canadian consumers.
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The Morning After
ROMANTIC COMEDY – DIRECTOR: DAVID RENAUD – USA – 14 min
After a wild night, a woman wakes up naked in bed with a sexy stranger and no recollection of the previous night's events. Who says passion is just for the night before? Sometimes you have to wake up to find the man of your dreams.
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Sex After Kids
ROMANTIC COMEDY – DIRECTOR: JEREMY LALONDE – CANADA – 105 min
An edgy ensemble comedy about what happens when you're too tired, uninterested, or annoyed to seduce the person you love, loath, or haven't even met yet.

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Partners Hall, Algonquin Theatre

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Film North Sea Change
DRAMA FANTASY – DIRECTOR: MARINELLA SETTI – UNITED KINGDOM – 24 min
An English teacher at a special needs school is in despair. She always wanted to make a difference, but whom is she kidding? She hasn't got it in her. Locked in the school at the end of her last day, an encounter with a mysterious stranger gives her the opportunity to review her life.
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The Captain’s Log
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: B PFISTER & J HAEHNEL – INDIA, USA – 17 min
The adventurous tale of two boys on a 4-month long documentary shoot in which they plan to juxtapose their two locations, Canada and India, in side by side split screen. The trip turns sour when their master hard drive is stolen half way through the shoot. With all the footage from Canada gone, the two head to India without a story, without a plan and without a film.
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All is Lost
ACTION DRAMA – DIRECTOR: JC CHANDOR – USA – 100min
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor (Robert Redford) finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

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Film North Welcome Yankee
HUMAN RIGHTS DRAMA – DIRECTOR: BENOIT DESJARDINS – CANADA – 21 min
At stake are the lives of the persecuted Amant, Aslan and their child. Isolated from and forgotten by the rest of the world, their pleas for help go unanswered. In search of a better life, they confide their destiny to God and attempt the impossible.
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Boys Will Be Boys
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: KEVIN HOFFMAN – CANADA – 10 min
A father - son trip to the local barbershop becomes a comical misadventure of discovery as a young man's interest in girls is explored for the first time.
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Tales From the Organ Trade
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: RIC ESTHER BIENSTOCK – CANADA – 82 min
A gritty and unflinching descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons, the impoverished men and women who are willing to sacrifice a slice of their own bodies for a quick payday, and the desperate patients who face the agonizing choice of obeying the law or saving their own lives.

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Film North Undertow
DRAMEDY – DIRECTOR: KRISTIN SHEPHERD – CANADA – 10 min
A husband asks for his wife's help in writing his brother's obituary. Her answer is not what he expects, throwing them both into unprecedented and surprising honesty. A comedic drama about love, the end of one kind of marriage, and the possible beginning of another.
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Mourning Has Broken
DRAMEDY – DIRECTOR: JASON BUTLER & BRETT BUTLER – CANADA – 77 min
A husband awakes to find his sick wife has passed away in the night. Unable to cope with something so emotionally devastating, he chooses to complete the weekend 'to-do' list that she has left for him instead.
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Film North King of Comedy (1982)
RETROSPECTIVE SCREENING / COMEDY – DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE – USA – 109 min
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in showbiz, by resorting to stalking his idol, a late night talk show host who craves his own privacy.
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Louis CK: Hilarious (2010)
COMEDIC DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: LOUIS CK – USA – 82 min
A concert film from stand-up comedian Lou is CK’s third tour, featuring content of life now living post-divorce, kids, and numerous accounts of social criticism such as the famous, "Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy" routine.

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Film North Geneviève (1964)
SHORT – DIRECTOR: MICHEL BRAULT – CANADA – 28 min
Two teenage girls go to winter carnival in Quebec City for the first time. Their ambiguous, tentative relation with a young boy brings both of them the sweet intensity and disillusionment of first love.
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Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: RON CHAPMAN – CANADA – 93 min
A fascinating look at the world of a quiet man at the center of the high octane global music industry. Through interviews with colleagues, industry insiders and the superstars who trust him, including Madonna, U2, David Bowie and Lady Gaga, this intriguing documentary reveals how the most successful international tour producer creates mega-sized live events for some of the biggest names in the business.

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The Mill on Main Street, Huntsville

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