Festival Top 5

  1. Damien Fannon - HomeSick
  2. Tim Hoare & David E. Lee - In Glass
  3. eremy Daigle - Portrait
  4. Vincent Valentino - David
  5. Antonio Najera - Homeles  

Festival Award Winners (Narrative Category)

Festival Awards

Best Film - HOMESICK - Dir. Damien Fannon
Best Directing - IN GLASS - Dir. Tim Hoare & David E. Lee
Best Cinematography - PORTRAIT - Dir. Jeremy Daigle
Best Ensemble Acting - HOMESICK - Dir. Damien Fannon
Best Screenplay - ELECTRIC CASTLE - Dir. & Writer Kristen McNaule
Spirit of the Festival - AROUND HERE AND EVERYWHERE - Dir. David Scrieciu

Special Awards:

SAW Video Spotlight Award - IN GLASS - Tim Hoare & David E. Lee
The Acting Company Emerging Actor Award - THE COUPLES (Erica Hastings)

Narrative Block 1 - December 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM

SETTLING IN THE DOMAIN OF ONE'S OWN PUBLIC
Dir. Pierre Groulx

A man settles into his new home and tries to become famous on the internet.

A man settles into his new home and tries to become famous on the internet.

SHOOT THE CLOWN
Dir. T Rajeeve

Confrontation between a black man, driving home to be with his son, and a police officer who sees an imaginary clown wherever he goes.

Confrontation between a black man, driving home to be with his son, and a police officer who sees an imaginary clown wherever he goes.

HOMELESS
Dir. Antonio Najera

BABYSITTER
Dir. Sylvain Desjardins

Just when you think you're getting away with it, someone reminds you that you are wrong.

Just when you think you're getting away with it, someone reminds you that you are wrong.

A young woman recounts the footsteps of her neighborhood following an affair.

A young woman recounts the footsteps of her neighborhood following an affair.

THE SHOWING
Dir. Brian Briggs

DETENTION: THE MOVIE
Dir. Santos Gagbegnon

Three kids end up in after school detention, and make the most of their situation.

Three kids end up in after school detention, and make the most of their situation.

A real estate agent mixes up a pair of keys, leading to a series of surprising and unfortunate events for all involved.

A real estate agent mixes up a pair of keys, leading to a series of surprising and unfortunate events for all involved.

DAY ONE
Dir. Daniel Araya

IN GLASS
Dir. Tim Hoare & David E. Lee

A man suffering a great loss staggers through what's left of his meaningless existence before discovering the true depth of his misery.

A man suffering a great loss staggers through what's left of his meaningless existence before discovering the true depth of his misery.

A young girl discovers her version of 'home'.

A young girl discovers her version of 'home'.

THE COUPLES
Dir. Lee Cyr

A GOOD NIGHT
Dir. Patrick Murray

Home as stranger, first night alone in a new and unfamiliar space.

Home as stranger, first night alone in a new and unfamiliar space.

Two couples, bored at home, decide to go to the extreme to entertain themselves, which leads to heated debate!

Two couples, bored at home, decide to go to the extreme to entertain themselves, which leads to heated debate!

PORTRAIT
Dir. Jérémy Daigle

SPACEMAN. WHAT SPACEMAN?
Dir. Samantha Rousseau

Five people are trapped in a diner floating around in outer space. Until one day, when a Spaceman appears.

Five people are trapped in a diner floating around in outer space. Until one day, when a Spaceman appears.

Four students struggle to find an idea for the school paper. They make up a story on a random house, they find more than expected.

Four students struggle to find an idea for the school paper. They make up a story on a random house, they find more than expected.

AROUND HERE AND EVERYWHERE
Dir. David Scrieciu

After failing to become a successful musician, Daniel returns to his home town in Ottawa.

After failing to become a successful musician, Daniel returns to his home town in Ottawa.

 

Narrative Block 2 - December 10, 2016 at 9:15 PM

BRAVO 6
Dir. Brendan Butt

THE CELL
Dir. Martin Rodriguez

When his father dies a man comes home after twenty years.

When his father dies a man comes home after twenty years.

A young woman in the middle of a war zone fights her way home.

A young woman in the middle of a war zone fights her way home.

INSIDE
Dir. Jenica Shivkumar

SOMEBODY
Dir. Madalena Camejo

A woman discovers the true meaning of Home.

A woman discovers the true meaning of Home.

Nora can't leave unless she dreams herself free.

Nora can't leave unless she dreams herself free.

HOME SICK
Dir. Damien P. Fannon

INTRUDER
Dir. Curtis Gough and Vincent Valentino

A man breaks into a home at the most inconvenient time.

A man breaks into a home at the most inconvenient time.

A man who struggles with the difficulty being away from home and missing his sister's wedding

A man who struggles with the difficulty being away from home and missing his sister's wedding

RUN HOME BABY
Dir. Adrie Sustar

A PAINTER'S REVERIE
Dir. Mark Parks

A young woman imagines a life shared with a husband and daughter inside a new home.

A young woman imagines a life shared with a husband and daughter inside a new home.

James, a white-collar worker in his thirties, receives an urgent message from his wife. The baby is coming. Now!

James, a white-collar worker in his thirties, receives an urgent message from his wife. The baby is coming. Now!

ELECTRIC CASTLES
Dir. Kristen McNaule

DAVID
Dir. Vincent Valentino

Are we a product of a home or do we pave our own paths?

Are we a product of a home or do we pave our own paths?

A schizophrenic teenager haunted by delusions struggles to find her place in the world with her only ally, a dog.

A schizophrenic teenager haunted by delusions struggles to find her place in the world with her only ally, a dog.

MY PERSON
Dir. Mégane Vermette

DANCE LIKE EVERYONE'S WATCHING
Dir. Julie Zhu

Art Dansoir tries to win a dance with the girl of his dreams - who also happens to be his bully - with the help of his friends.

Art Dansoir tries to win a dance with the girl of his dreams - who also happens to be his bully - with the help of his friends.

THE HOME WRECKER
Dir. Asim Zaidan

Lenny tries to stop his wife, Sue, from destroying their house due to her sleepwalking. A husband by day, a hero by night.

Lenny tries to stop his wife, Sue, from destroying their house due to her sleepwalking. A husband by day, a hero by night.

A student witnesses her older sisters death, effecting her deeply. A counsellor is determined to help her through her anxiety and depression.

A student witnesses her older sisters death, effecting her deeply. A counsellor is determined to help her through her anxiety and depression.