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Trial And Error

On a quest to replace his lost shirt button, the creative hero of this short film encounters perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots, and a long-lost friend. Finding a good fit isn't always easy, and sometimes you find an odd fit that works in its own strange way.

Trial And Error

On a quest to replace his lost shirt button, the creative hero of this short film encounters perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots, and a long-lost friend. Finding a good fit isn't always easy, and sometimes you find an odd fit that works in its own strange way.

Two Worlds

In Polish and Polish Sign Language with English subtitles.

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Like many sixth-graders, Laura sometimes becomes annoyed with her loving parents. But unlike most, she is the hearing daughter of two deaf parents. On behalf of her family, Laura is learning how to navigate the adult world sooner than her peers. Using sparse sound and subtle cinematic gestures, director Maciej Adamek invites us into Laura’s world between worlds, where unconditional love is the family’s primary language.

Preceded by: Sing (Mindenki) | Kristof Deak | Hungary | 25 min

Newcomer Zofia discovers the secret to the choir’s success in this pointed commentary on the moral bankruptcy of winning at all costs. Sing is nominated for an Oscar for best live-action short!

Way of Giants

Caminho dos Gigantes

No dialogue.

In her search for purpose, six-year-old Oquirá confronts the cycle of life and the concept of destiny. As she embarks in the task of building a wind instrument, the role of music gains increasing importance in the story. A master of ancient Andean music, Tito la Rosa composed and recorded the score using handmade Inca and Andean instruments — most of which La Rosa and his son made following Andean tradition.

Way of Giants

Caminho dos Gigantes

No dialogue.

In her search for purpose, six-year-old Oquirá confronts the cycle of life and the concept of destiny. As she embarks in the task of building a wind instrument, the role of music gains increasing importance in the story. A master of ancient Andean music, Tito la Rosa composed and recorded the score using handmade Inca and Andean instruments — most of which La Rosa and his son made following Andean tradition.

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