Student Showcase

  • Student Showcase

Each year NBFF extends a call for submissions to student filmmakers across Canada to showcase short films to screen before feature films at the festival. This year we are proud to announce the selections of the NBFF programming committee of the following emerging student filmmakers to be featured in our student showcase for 2017.

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Braids
Screening with Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Dir: Cole Forrest
George Brown College
3 mins

“Braids” recounts the story of an Aboriginal man beaten to death from the hands of racist folk from a nearby town. The next day, his partner comes by to pick up the pieces.

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Mildly Illegal
Screening with The Square

Dir: Matt Close
Canadore College
11mins

After viewing an obtrusive string of advertisements, a meek prospective cult member struggles to finish his final recruitment consultation by straining to obtain cult approval.

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The Promise
Screening with Beach Rats

Dir: Jason Karman
University of British Columbia
6 mins

Two men dance in an open field, jumping from reality to dream as each follows his own path.

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El Greco en la luna
Screening with Loving Vincent

Dir: Juan Ibáñez
University of Seville, Spain
7 mins

This experimental short film responds to a set of emotional experiences of the author, Juan Ibáñez, at an early age, situating him as a spectator of the man’s arrival to the moon, first; of the work of El Greco “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz”, in the Church of Santo Tomé, in Toledo; and, finally, of the pictorial avant-gardes discovered in the sheets of books in their school stage.

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