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Hamilton Film Festival: Coming of Age Shorts
November 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coming of age shorts.
Scutly, 15m, USA, Layne Marie Williams
The Matour is home to two forces of nature — the spunky, bubbly Pastel Girls and Scutly, a quirky senior citizen facing Alzheimer’s. When these personalities collide, The Pastel Girls and Scutly find common ground in unexpected places.
Visible, 26m, Canada, Maryan Haye & Carol Liu
At Aginview Secondary School, Sharon, Mo, and Lee are in their final year of high school. When Mo’s brother, Abdi, is hurt in what seems to be a xenophobic attack, the seniors team up to seek justice from the school administration, but quickly realize that getting justice in their community isn’t as easy as it seems.
We Need To Talk, 13m, Canada, Nicole Hayward
We Need To Talk is a conversation starter for tween suicide and mental health in youth. When his best friend dies, 12 year old Keaton must cope with the loss of his best friend while his mother Carol struggles to tell him what really happened. When Keaton discovers that Liam’s death was a suicide, he searches for answers and questions how he didn’t see this coming.
Miss Fortunate, 15m, UK, Ella Jones
Scarlet’s mum has died, leaving her with two cats, a huge tax bill and a crush on a boy she can’t talk to. A comedy-drama about grief, in which a young woman loses her mother, and finds herself.
Break Any Spell, 13m, Canada, Anton Jøsef
When April sets off to battle in the the world of live-action-role-playing, her mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s reaches a breaking point.
God In The Sky, 19m, Australia, Sean Fox & Dan Fox
When a cosmic entity suddenly appears in the sky one day, sending everyone on Earth ‘visions of the afterlife’ – Dee, a teenage girl, suffers a crisis of faith when she doesn’t receive any visions at all. As life begins to return to a new ‘normal’, Dee attempts to reconcile her complicated emotions with the world around her.