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Gnarly in Pink
Meet Bella, Rella and Sierra, a trio of skateboarding six-year-olds who form the Gnarly in Pink. This fantastical short follows the girls as they pop ollies and shred through gender stereotypes—all while dressed in tutus.
Comic Book Heaven
Website - www.cbhmovie.com
Mini Competition - World Premiere
Little Hero is a film that centers on the relationship between six-year-old twins, Avery and Xander. At 18-months-old, Xander was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Avery, however, does not view her brother as being a special needs child. Instead, she sees him as a superhero. In this documentary, Avery explains their unique and beautiful relationship from her perspective.
Mini Competition - North American Premiere
Morag is nearly 86. She lives alone in a house at the end of a track looking out to sea on the Outer Hebrides. She was born in this house, life is simple and peaceful. This is a portrait of a woman as she contemplates the next chapter in her life; Morag shares her unique sense of independence, attitude to mortality and the connection she has to her wild, island home.
Blacksun is a young rapper in Cité Soleill, Haiti - one of the largest slums in the Western Hemisphere. During the course of one day, he reflects on life in his community, and how his music will help promote a non-violent path forward for young men.
Short Competition - Montana Premiere
Pouters is a modern day story of undying commitment, rivalry, family and friendship all interwoven by an underground and idiosyncratic Scottish sport. Rab and Danny, rivals for over 25 years and with pride and pigeons being the stakes, battle it out on the wing to become the reigning Doo Fleein champ.
Short Competition - United States Premiere
In the 1980s, the popular Action Line talk show was a colorful record of Winnipeg caller reactions to hot-button issues of the day. Using archival audio as a formal foundation (with host Peter Warren’s voice removed), McKenna carefully composes monochromatic portraits of Winnipeggers as stark silent listeners, while voices from the past illuminate how much and little has changed in Canada’s gateway to the West.