MADE AU CANADA
Canadian queer stories from coast to coast to coast. These rich, humour-filled narratives and affecting documentary reflections tease out a myriad of Canadian queer identi(ties).
SAVE THE DATE
BRIA MCLAUGHLIN | CANADA | 2022 | 12 MIN | ENGLISH
A young man is forced to confront his complicated feelings about his (sort of) ex when he, quite reluctantly, finds himself invited to celebrate the engagement of the man he accidentally, possibly, kind of, maybe pushed out of his life.
SCARING WOMEN AT NIGHT
KARIMAH ZAKIA ISSA | CANADA | 11 MIN | ENGLISH
Two strangers are scared on a late walk home. As they try to escape one another, their worlds collide at an intersection forcing them to question who they’re afraid of and why.
MACARONI SOUP (通心粉湯)
ALAYNA Y | CANADA | 2022 | 6 MIN | CANTONESE + ENGLISH S.-T.EN.
A young woman falls in love with a waitress in a greasy-yet-nostalgic Hong Kong-style cafe, but a language gap divides the two… or is there something more?
ASHLEIGH VAILLANCOURT | CANADA | 2022 | 3 MIN | ENGLISH
A woman’s descent into the depths of her mind culminates in a revelation.
THE YEAR LONG BOULDER
BRIELLE LEBLANC | CANADA | 2022 | 9 MIN | ENGLISH
Crushed by a messy unrequited love, a young queer poet, through the confidence of their best friend and the truth of their art, finally reckons with their own emotional baggage (or, ‘boulder’).
CALLAHAN BRACKEN | CANADA | 2022 | 4 MIN | ENGLISH
At the intersection between animation, ceramics, film and printmaking, Honeydew, Darling employs an interdisciplinary approach to explore the transient relationship between time and identity as it relates to queerness.
LAUREN MARSDEN | CANADA | 2022 | 13 MIN | ENGLISH
Dampened by office life during a wet Vancouver winter, a genderqueer Trinidadian woman, Marlinn, misses out on the chance to celebrate Carnival season back home. Until, one night, they discover that the power of masquerade is within them no matter where they are.
GROWN IN DARKNESS
DEVIN SHEARS | CANADA | 2021 | 17 MIN | ENGLISH
Henry lives alone on his farm growing rhubarb in a dark cellar when his friend Emmanuel arrives to collect the harvest. Together the two spend a few days tentatively exploring the boundaries of their relationship in this short film about loneliness and longing in the later years of life.
CREATIVE SPACES: QUEER AND ITALIAN CANADIAN
LICIA CANTON | CANADA | 2022 | 29 MIN | FRENCH + ENGLISH S.-T.EN.
Creative Spaces explores the intersections of queerness, creativity and culture with three Italian-Canadian writers living in Montreal. What does it mean to be queer and Italian Canadian? And what experiences do queer Italian Canadians have when their sexual orientation and gender identity come in contact with their cultural heritage and traditions?