Our popular WATER DROPS SHORTS PROGRAM includes a selection of short films from different genres about water and climate. It is presented in partnership with the Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) and specially curated for our short film lovers.
Vancouver Short Film Festival (JAN 28-30, 2022)
The Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) is committed to the celebration of the vibrant community of Canadian short film, documentary, and animation artists and their works.
We focus on elevating talent from British Columbia and connecting BC creators to the greater film industry nation-wide. Building ties between emerging and established professionals, we provide an arena where all short filmmakers, including students, can showcase their films to a public audience and support their fellow colleagues.
“The Drop”, a swiss documentary film, confronts the audience with the topic of water not uniquely as a necessity, but rather as an indicator of social justice, racial inequalities and a trigger for social transformative change. Following a young swiss student through the USA, Canada, Guatemala and Bolivia, different stories and interviews illustrate how a drop of water can highlight the drop of a global system that fails to consider its people equally.
Peter's casual swim at the local pool turns into a traumatizing flashback of being terrorized by a childhood swimming instructor.
DEEP FEARS is an animated short film about a sea otter who is afraid of the ocean. He is challenged to face his fears when he loses his precious pink shell necklace at sea. He is met by two other animals, a crab and a seal, who react differently to the sea otter's unusual predicament.
2-year-old Leon experiences his 1st solo rainshower.
Scuba diving is the cure for it all. Tourettes Syndrome is often misunderstood and ridiculed. COMPULSIVE DIVER will help to rid some of the stigmas surrounding the condition.
Mission Creek is one of the Okanagan Valley’s most important waterways, supplying a quarter of all inflow waters to Okanagan Lake. The film highlights the restoration efforts being undertaken by the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative, to return the creek to its natural flow, restore essential habitat for wildlife, and provide an active corridor & essential greenspace for all.
More severe weather in California's central valley is threatening one of the world's most important food producing regions. Efforts are underway to replenish the water below ground, the 'savings account' that farmers and small communities rely on to eke through the dry periods. What is the future of this promising technology?
THE LOST SEAHORSE is a stop-motion short film about one small creature struggling to fit in. But it is set in front of a much larger backdrop of ecological change. This film will take audiences on a journey through a striking underwater world, and along the way, remind them of the importance of our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.
This short film shares the story of Layla Black on her path to reclaim her Mohawk identity. As a generational survivor of residential schools, they took her culture from her, but watch her story as she takes it back. And it all started with the water.
Following a series of abstract photos called LIGHT ON WATER, the artist made this meditative, experimental short film to observe nature in an abstract way, and to combine moving images with abstract and ambient generative music. This version of LIGHT ON WATER is a capture of a moment and place in time, as he floated in his kayak in the Atlantic near Rockport, Maine.
In this post-screening Q&A discussion, Rick Miller (Emcee) speaks with filmmakers Maevia Griffiths about her mid-length film "The Drop" and Kirsten Brass about her short animated film "The Lost Seahorse" and how they decided to make their films and why they chose the medium and format that they did to tell their stories.
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