MAYFAIR THEATRE, 1074 BANK ST. OTTAWA, ON

JUNE 19, 2016 AT 6:00 PM

FESTIVAL TOP 5 FILMS

1. The Button dir. Adrian Langley
2. Diggin' a Hole prod. Alphonse Ghossein; dir. Adrian Langley
3. Parrhasius dir. Vincent Valentino
4. antithesis. dir. Megan Toompuu
5. What Lies Ahead dir. Julianne Carioto; prod. Richard Groen
 

Festival winners

Best Film - antithesis. (dir. Megan Toompuu)
Best Director - Adrian Langley (The Button)
Best Screenplay - W for Whoaman (dir./writer Deborah Ring)
Best Ensemble Acting - Parrhasius (dir. Vincent Valentino) & The Button (dir. Adrian Langley)
Best Cinematography - antithesis. (Caelan Benn & Adrian Langley, dir. Megan Toompuu)
The Howard Sonnenburg Spirit of the Festival Award - Laura Hall (Blip Blork Meets Her Hero)
The Acting Company Emerging Actor Award - Noemi Salamon (W for Whoman dir. Deborah Ring)
The SAW Video Female Filmmaker Award - Megan Toompuu (antithesis.)

The Films

We will post films below as they become available online!

PIERRE ROBERT GROULX - They Firm Up so Fast

BOB WYLIE - Bob Wylie 7

A father suddenly wants his daughter to either pay rent or move out... But is she ready at such a young age?

A father suddenly wants his daughter to either pay rent or move out... But is she ready at such a young age?

Nora is running late for school, weirdness ensues.

Nora is running late for school, weirdness ensues.

GRAEME HAY - B-Roll

EMMA TAYLOR-ISHERWOOD & MARC ROGERS - Le Rayon Orange

The producer offer's his niece a wonderful new opportunity...

The producer offer's his niece a wonderful new opportunity...

In this existentialist exploration, the audience is guided through the complexities of human thought, inspired by the wonder of nature.

In this existentialist exploration, the audience is guided through the complexities of human thought, inspired by the wonder of nature.

DOMINIQUE REA-PARENT & JENICA SHIVKUMAR - Something Beautiful

STEPHEN KOSTER & TREVOR KANAYA - SUB2 (Sub Squared)

Submarine commanders of two different nations accidentally encounter each other in the murky depths.

Submarine commanders of two different nations accidentally encounter each other in the murky depths.

In a world where emotions can be bottled and traded for cash, Lia tries to trade some simple childhood wonders.

In a world where emotions can be bottled and traded for cash, Lia tries to trade some simple childhood wonders.

BRUNEL KALALA & DK DZUNG - Wonderful Life

JULIE ZHU - Partus

"Moderation is the root to longevity, excess and greed destroy." An old man finds a fountain of youth and drinks too much and disappears.

"Moderation is the root to longevity, excess and greed destroy." An old man finds a fountain of youth and drinks too much and disappears.

An android stumbles upon a park and experiences the wonder of discovery.

An android stumbles upon a park and experiences the wonder of discovery.

VINCENT VALENTINO - Parrhasius

GABRIEL ZARAGOZA - A Cat Imagines A Man

A child learns about a bully, mediocrity and himself. TOP 5 FILM WINNER - Best Ensemble Acting

A child learns about a bully, mediocrity and himself.

TOP 5 FILM

WINNER - Best Ensemble Acting

An experimental film about an encounter between a man with a cat despite its "non-presence". From the looks, emerging questions, the questions, our questions.

An experimental film about an encounter between a man with a cat despite its "non-presence". From the looks, emerging questions, the questions, our questions.

LAURA HALL - Blip Blork Meets Her Hero

BRIAN BRIGGS - the hit

Blip Blork meets Wonder Woman in person, only to find her heroine is not quite what she seems. WINNER - The Howard Sonnenburg Spirit of the Festival Award

Blip Blork meets Wonder Woman in person, only to find her heroine is not quite what she seems.

WINNER - The Howard Sonnenburg Spirit of the Festival Award

A determined pilot meets a broken man on the path for redemption and we wonder what happened  

A determined pilot meets a broken man on the path for redemption and we wonder what happened

 

KRISTEN MCNAULE & DAVID RAJSIC - Forever 27

JULIANNE CARIOTO & RICHARD GROEN - What Lies Ahead

As their journey together ends, we hear the story of Daniel and Dahlia as he recollects how they met, and what possibilities may lay ahead. TOP 5 FILM

As their journey together ends, we hear the story of Daniel and Dahlia as he recollects how they met, and what possibilities may lay ahead.

TOP 5 FILM

A young singer spirals out of control at the age of 27, following the path of legends before her.  

A young singer spirals out of control at the age of 27, following the path of legends before her.

 

CONRAD OSEI - Wonder, Wonder

MADALENA CAMEJO - Smiling on My Own

A narrator takes the audience through a journey of his wondering thoughts.

A narrator takes the audience through a journey of his wondering thoughts.

A woman learns to deal with the expectations placed upon her.

A woman learns to deal with the expectations placed upon her.

MARK PARKS - Ariose Reflections

ALLEN ROULSTON - Trial by Ordeal

Two men who have much in common but live very different lives contemplate what could have been had they made different choices.

Two men who have much in common but live very different lives contemplate what could have been had they made different choices.

An ancient judicial practise is revived.

An ancient judicial practise is revived.

JENNIFER STANHOPE - Silent Hearts

DEBORAH RING - W for Whoaman

2 mimes fall in love.  

2 mimes fall in love.

 

W for Whoaman is one of the most controversial performance artists of the 21st century. We documented her last performance piece: “Triptych of Wonder”. WINNER - Best Screenplay, The Acting Company Emerging Actor Award

W for Whoaman is one of the most controversial performance artists of the 21st century. We documented her last performance piece: “Triptych of Wonder”.

WINNER - Best Screenplay, The Acting Company Emerging Actor Award

ADRIAN LANGLEY - The Button

ALPHONSE GHOSSEIN - Diggin' a Hole

A young man is attempting to make his way into the oddity that is the corporate world. TOP 5 FILM WINNER - Best Director, Best Ensemble Acting

A young man is attempting to make his way into the oddity that is the corporate world.

TOP 5 FILM

WINNER - Best Director, Best Ensemble Acting

MEGAN TOOMPUU - antithesis.

Antithesis is a visual exploration of a woman’s experience of memory associated with the house she walks through. TOP 5 FILM WINNER - Best Film, Best Cinematography, SAW Video Female Filmmaker Award

Antithesis is a visual exploration of a woman’s experience of memory associated with the house she walks through.

TOP 5 FILM

WINNER - Best Film, Best Cinematography, SAW Video Female Filmmaker Award

On a beautiful spring day, an inquisitive Young woman comes upon a man digging a hole for mysterious reasons. TOP 5 FILM

On a beautiful spring day, an inquisitive Young woman comes upon a man digging a hole for mysterious reasons.

TOP 5 FILM