opening 2019

Her Water Drum

Her Water Drum

Director/Writer: Jonathan Elliott
Canada (Ontario)
16 minutes

In the wake of her daughter's disappearance, Jolene, a single Mohawk mother, is forced to pick up the pieces of her life and navigate an increasingly strenuous relationship with her troubled son David. As secrets emerge, their relationship faces its toughest challenge yet as they confront the reality of their situation. This film deals with the topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada, highlighting the impact it has on individual families and their communities.

Waiting Outside...

Waiting Outside...

Director/Writer: Joshua Jamieson
Canada (Newfoundland & Labrador)
7 minutes 30 seconds

The film centres on Simon who cares for his young daughter Scout while his husband Felix is deployed overseas. When Simon gets a serious diagnosis, his world is shaken and he must deal with it, and the future, alone. Our Linda Joy NL Award winning project is endorsed by the Canadian Cancer Society-NL. We hope it furthers a conversation on quality of life while shining a light on the challenges faced by people in similar situations, and the impacts those challenges have on them.

Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne

Director/writer: Tracey Lavigne
Canada (New Brunswick)
9 minutes 24 seconds


Over the course of her lonely shift at a convenience store, a young woman pieces together hazy memories of what happened to her the night before and confronts an ugly truth. After a harrowing night in which a friend spikes her drink, rapes her, and leaves her to wander home alone and disoriented, Ash gets up and goes to work as if nothing is wrong. As the lingering effects of the drug wear off and memories resurface, Ash struggles with a choice over the thing she tries to deny: does she keep it to herself, or risk asking for help?