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Hamilton Film Festival
Staircase Theatre 27 Dundurn St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 0C3
(Paul Persic / Canada / 13m)
First-time Filmmaker / Student
In an attempt to pick-up a dream girl on the last day of summer, two teenage boys stage a lemonade stand outside their home under the guise of running it for their sister.
(Joe Simmons / UK / 12m)
An entrepreneurial middle-eastern man, Reza, tries to get a large-scale business off the ground without financial support, as he works at a car wash to make ends meet. He has everything it takes to be successful; he just needs an opportunity to prove what he can become.
(Oliver Whitfield-Smith / Canada / 13m)
First-Time Filmmaker / Student
Two teenage girls are forced to face their past when the cashier of the convenience store they are attempting to shoplift from turns out to be a malevolent force from their childhood.
(Hanna Khoury / Canada / 20m)
Brilliant and successful but consumed by his indifference towards her, only her love and relentless devotion might save him from his regrets and ultimately himself.
(Lettie Costea / Canada / 14m)
Six teens become stranded in the woods when their teacher dies in a freak accident. They huddle to plan their survival. Using the meeting tools they learned about in school, they seek the optimal solution through consensus. But in analogy to the business term “death by process”, aiming for consensus impedes them to make any decision.
(Rhea Goddard / UK / 7m)
‘Reclaim the Night’ marches have been taking place for 40 years calling for women’s safety at night. SLUT! explores the attitudes towards women in the past and present, to see if they have changed. Marchers discuss the idea of double standards between men and women, slut shaming and victim blaming. Leading to the question, has attitudes towards women really changed since the marches began in 1970’s?
(Eric Bizzarri / Canada / 17m)
In an effort to make friends in high school, Lucas finds himself in a position that compromises his safety. In the aftermath, he realizes that the support he seeks is not guaranteed.