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Canadian Reflections

Canada’s longest running showcase of independent short film. For over thirty years, we have given Canada’s best and brightest filmmakers a national audience.

Episodes Season 1

  • Star Line

    A scared Indigenous woman on the run encounters two young girls who offer her refuge in exchange for a story. But the demons of her past may threaten safety of them all before she can finish.

  • Never Steady, Never Still

    A young man returns home from the oil fields shouldering a heavy secret.

  • Nappy Hair & Eagle Feather

    Maleena is the only mixed-race student in her school and experiences racism from her school friends, but does not understand why. With the help of her loving and understanding mother, Malenna is able to reconcile her identity as a mixed raced girl.

  • I Like Girls

    First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions, and confusing issues of identity. In her trademark playful style, Quebec cartoonist and animator Diane Obomsawin, a.k.a. Obom, adapts her latest graphic novel for the screen, using endearing anthropomorphic figures to tell poignant real-life stories of love.

  • Threads

    In her latest animated short, Academy Award®-winning director Torill Kove explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in which they stretch and shape us.

  • Creme de Menthe

    After the death of her father, Renee comes back home to Saguenay for the funeral. Forced to empty and clean her late father's house quickly, she arrives to a gigantic mess and realizes her father is a hoarder. In the six following days, Renee will try and seek her significance, her own presence, in this clutter.

  • Dead Bolt

    Sheila Williams is doing laundry in her apartment complex. When she goes to switch her clothes to the dryer, she props open her front door with the deadbolt giving a stranger quick access to her apartment. Locked out with no keys, phone or ID, Sheila struggles find out who is in her home.

  • Forgotten

    Levi lives a simple life until escalating visions too strong to ignore lead him to reconnect to his Indigenous heritage.

  • Life Support

    A woman who wants to spend some time alone finds herself consoling a stranger.

  • I am in the World as free and slender as a deer on a plain

    A young woman explores her sexual autonomy through a series of online dates.

  • BKS

    B.K.S uses A.S.M.R video codes to tell a break-up sex story.

  • Liar

    Two young men meet for a hookup on a church rooftop.

  • Unkept

    A young boy makes a life-changing decision despite his mother’s expectations. A compelling story of family, faith and belonging.

  • Delphine

    In the latest by celebrated filmmaker Chloé Robichaud, two precisely rendered episodes in the adolescence of a Lebanese-Canadian girl highlight complicated matters of gender, identity, and power dynamics.

  • A Celebration

    A Celebration is the story of 8-year-old Ada living with her newly immigrated mother in Toronto, as they try to meet the ends and stay out of trouble.

  • Plush

    Our imaginations have more impact than we think.

  • Try To Fly

    When a young bird is pushed out of its nest for the first time, the ill-prepared little creature has a hypothetical-future-life flash before its eyes on the way down to the terrifying forest floor.

  • Little Soul

    In this zany world, every adult’s true self exists in the form of a child, acting as the honest guides to the adult psyche. Fed up with being neglected, a young woman’s inner child runs away - imbalance ensues.

  • Cake Day

    Cameron emotionally deteriorates as he contemplates the consequences of honesty on a day of celebration.

  • ShoeGazer

    After an alienating conversation, a 26 year old black female desperately tries to carve out a place for herself in the world, as she learns there is more to her relationship with her hair than she once thought.

  • La Cartographe

    A young woman investigates her neighbor and his wildly boring running route.

  • Nothing to See Here

    Someone has been killing cats in Emmanuelle’s neighborhood while her own pet has been missing for two months. The tenacious and headstrong young woman is still desperately looking for it until she crosses path with an uptight neighbour. A look on social tensions, Nothing to See Here mixes dark humour and suspense to create a contemporary urban tale.

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