Canadian Shorts

  • Canadian Shorts


NBFF celebrates Canadian independent filmmakers and selects a programme of shorts through a juried process and screened before our feature selections. Look for these outstanding short films screening before various presentations throughout the weekend.

6 mins
Dir: Andréanne Germain
Sudbury, Ontario

A teenager unwillingly deletes her best friend in this bittersweet coming of age story set in a world where augmented reality has gamified existence.



Waters of March
3:30 mins
Dir: Elizabeth Lewis
Algonquin Highlands, Ontario

The delicately rendered animated drawings move at a rollicking pace transitioning back and forth from real to abstract images telling the everchanging story of loss and hope.


Peaks and Valleys: The Search for Ryan Shtuka
20 mins
Dir: Russell Walton & Jared Featherstone
Kamloops, British Columbia

20-year-old Ryan Shtuka vanished from a BC alpine resort town in February 2018. This is the story of the the mystery surrounding his disappearance and the people who relentlessly search for him.



12 mins
Dir: Rob Comeau
Toronto, Ontario

In a world where everyone wears masks to hide their true selves, a woman must choose to reveal herself to her boyfriend.