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2018 TFF Shorts Programme

Duration 1hr 20min + Special Extension (Guerilla Film Contest Submissions)


Short Film | 2015 | Drama, Social Issues | 13 min 08 sec

Do Not Go is a poetic exploration of family and forgiveness. Tim is suffering from a degenerative disease that has attacked the intellect and he once took so much pride in. With lives of their own, Tim’s children are having trouble juggling the responsibility of caring for their father. When Gerald, Tim’s only son reluctantly takes on a larger role it seems as if his frustration with his father will boil over until a series of events allows Gerald to value his father in a new light.



Directed by Peter Huang | Canada | 2016 | ColourEnglish | 5 minutes

The characters in Peter Huang’s razor-sharp satire are as dependent as the rest of us on the devices that are supposed to make us smarter, better, and faster. But, as this hilarious series of scenarios reveals, all that tech may be making us the exact opposite of what we’ve been promised. – JASON ANDERSON



2016 | USA/France | English | 13 Min


Dave Nicholson is a distinguished astronaut entrusted with humanity’s most important leap into the future—the conquest of Mars and outer space.
On the eve of Mission Mars Premium, Dave discovers he’s being teamed up with a sentient melon who outshines him in intelligence and charm. Not only a brilliant strategist but also the reincarnation of a fashion designer, the melon encroaches more and more on Dave’s jurisdiction, driving him to the brink of paranoia and insanity.



Directed by Vincent Gallagher | Ireland | 2016 |14A |Colour English | 7 minutes

Being the world’s second-oldest man might be enough of a claim to fame for some, but not for the protagonist of this delightfully black comedy. – KATHLEEN MCINNIS



Documentary | Amy Nicholson | 15 Mins                 Winner of People's Choice in Short Film Selection          

Obese chickens, paraplegic possums, bodiless fish – Pickle is an ode to man’s capacity to care for creatures with limited abilities throughout their sometimes greatly protracted existence.



Directed by Nina Gantz | 2015 | UK | 9 min


Edmond's impulse to love and be close to others is strong—maybe too strong. As he stands by a lake contemplating his options, he reflects on his defining moments in search of the origin of his desires.



Animation | 2016 | USA | 4 min


A damsel in distress gets undressed when a man from the midwest puts to rest a world that's obsessed with the "priceless", also know as 'the shiny'.



Directed by Juan Pablo Daranas Molina | Cuba | 6 min 49s


As part of a filmmaking challenge, this short was entirely made in 24 hours, from the first letter of the screenplay to the final cut. However, due to Cuba's extremely slow connectivity, uploading it to the Internet took us much longer... Accessing Internet is very difficult on our little island. Only a privileged minority has email accounts or access to a limited number of websites. Ernesto is about to be one of the privileged ones.


Special Extension 

2nd Screening of 5 Guerilla Film Contest Submissions

  • “Chesterfield” 3rd Place

By Mark McKeough


Young lovers take a bite out of the west coast.


  • “Home”

By Kate Lightstone, Music: Alex Morrow


Home is an edited short created from 6 different rolls of 8mm film. There is no mic in a super 8 camera, unless the filmmaker carries around an addition microphone and 8track recorder that accompanies the camera. The footage was shot in various locations around Nova Scotia, where the creator was born, and Tofino, where she now lives.


  • “Frothing” 2nd Place

Directors: Marcus Paladino/Davin Sandvar, Film/Edit: Marcus Paladino, Music/Score: Davin Sandvar, Starring: Davin Sandvar, Elliott Moore, Chris Hiesterman, Andy Jones


When you haven’t surfed in 3 months but all your friends are frothing, something has to give.


  • “Dick Car” 1st Place

Film/edit : Lindsay Henwood / Nate Laverty, Girl : Alex Ewan, Production : Aaron, Surfer : Hanna Scott, Watering Woman : Kat, Skateboarder : Aaron, Bully : Jeener, Pop Tart : Sean, Barista : Liz, Dick Drawer: Monte, Voiceover Actor : Darcey/Lindsay


A girl gets a taste of magic in her new pencil with and unexpected twist.


  • “Mind on the Surf”

By Will Creba


The textures that surround are a welcomed distraction from what’s on the mind.

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