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Hamilton Film Festival
Staircase Theatre 27 Dundurn St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 0C3
If you are the kind of person that likes a little bit of everything, this is the program for you. Laughs, tears, the light and the dark.
FROM UP NORTH
(Trudy Stewart / Canada / 13m)
From Up North is a personal, poetic short documentary directed by Trudy Stewart based on her experience working for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Featured storyteller Noel Starblanket shares his experiences of attending the Lebret Indian Residential School. While listening to Noel's stories, Trudy reflects on her time listening to survivors' stories and her connection to the Indian Residential School legacy.
(Michael Grudsky / Germany / 22m)
Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.
(Barney Cokeliss / UK / 6m)
Every night, Bob sees a beautiful young woman dancing outside his window.
He is transfixed by her. Wonders if she's real. Then things become more complicated…
(Abbie Lucas / UK / 11m)
A woman is admitted to a private clinic under extremely awkward circumstances, but only when the need of a blood test arises, things get really urgent.
(Josef Brandl / Germany / 15m)
The big wheel in the most exciting area of the city is the perfect real estate for Jakob and Nicole, a young, ambitious and firmly in the event culture anchored couple. When one of the popular gondolas becomes free, they do not hesitate to move into their first common flat. Unfortunately none of them both has taken the time to get to know his partner before.
(Caroline Pascal / France / 10m)
The key-ring" tells the story of an old Teddy bear who carries Samuel’s keys. On its way, it meets Alice…
AIMEE SHORT FILM
(Lee Whittaker / USA / 10m)
AIMEE is a social awareness film bringing to light the silent epidemic of child sex trafficking happening in the United States through the provoking power of storytelling. Together we can increase awareness and save our children from this tragic form of modern slavery.
Returning from Afghanistan, Jessica, a Spec OPS Marine, finds herself in a war she never imagined and discovers middle America suburbia has changed when her thirteen year old sister, Aimee, is abducted by sex traffickers.
(Salar Pashtoonyar / Canada / 9m)
Sahil, a young Afghan immigrant struggles to sustain a romantic relationship with his lover due to his overbearing Afghan father.