May 4th 2012 - 6:30 pm @ Lakeshore C.I.

May 5th 2012 - 12:30 pm @ The Powerhouse

May 5th 2012 - 6:30 pm @ The Assembly Hall

Robert Murray Scotia GBM Student Spectrum

In partnership with Lakeshore Collegiate Institute and Robert Murray of Scotia GBM, Lakeshorts will be showing the best of student films at L.C.I. 350 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke. Doors open at 6:30 pm Screening begins at 7:00 pm Tickets are $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults.
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Scotiabank Afternoon Screening and BBQ

To be held at The Powerhouse (down to the lake from the Assembly Hall). Tickets include Steam Whistle and LuluB refreshments and a lunch prepared by a competitive BBQ artist. Doors open at 12:30 pm and the Screening begins at 1:00 pm. Tickets $30.
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Lakeshorts Gala Presentation (SOLD OUT)

Hosted by the renowned movie critic Richard Crouse. Blue Carpet arrivals at The Assembly Hall for the Gala Performance begin at 6:30 PM for a pre-performance reception featuring refreshments, appetizers and live music. The show begins at 7:30 pm.

Gala After-Party
MAN Investments/Geoff Kidder TD Waterhouse

Gala ticket holders are invited to join an after-party at The Powerhouse. Brought to you by MAN Investments and Geoff Kidder of TD Waterhouse. Drinks, food and live entertainment will be available while you hob nob with the media, the talent and the awesome humans that make Lakeshorts happen.

   Robert Murray Scotia GBM
   Student Spectrum Screening
Lakeshorts International Short Film
Festival Gala Screening
Scotiabank Afternoon Screening
and BBQ
  Seizing the Homefront
Eric Hayes - Canada
Grounded
Kevin Margo - USA
One Breath
Dale Hildebrand - Canada
  Sharfik
Karina Gazizova - USA
Workers Leaving the Factory
Anna Linke - Germany
Encanto Road
Meredith Rose - USA
  24 to Life
Daniel Whidden - Canada
Inside Insight
Philipp Premyak - Italy/Russia
We the Masses
Eoghan Kidney - Ireland
  Theo
Theo Schear - USA
Rusted Pyre
Laurence Cohen - Canada
Maurice
Adam Rosenberg - Australia
  The Pigeon Prize
Max Parr - Canada
Grandma Must Get Dry
Alfredo Covelli - Italy
Lie Down and Die
Kyle Sanderson - Canada
  Tears of Men
Moot-Levin & Mott - USA
Solo Piano: NYC
Anthony Sherin - USA
Live Outside the Box
Shu-Hsuan Lin - Taiwan
  Lunch Time
Lance Chien - Taiwan
Salty and Sweet
Paulina Guentcheva - Bulgaria
Ghost of Old Highways
Dan Bush - USA
  Mr. Babbo
Quinn Wilson - USA
Kathy
Mark OBrien - Canada
  Periphery
Nic Blower - UK
The Telegram Man
James Francis Khehtie - Australia
  A Made Man
Eric B. Fleischman - UK
Winner / Gagnant
The Telegram Man

A71 Logo

Agency 71 Inc. – Blue Wave Award. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $5,000 of art and design services. Printing to be handled separately.
Rusted Pyre Deluxe Logo Deluxe – Canada First Award. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $2,500 of post-production services on your next film.
Kathy William White Logo William F White – Award for Best Comedy. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $2,500 of motion picture equipment rental.
Lie Down and Die Steam Whistle Logo Steam Whistle Brewery – Home Grown Award. A home brew kit from Steam Whistle.
Periphery Scotia Logo Robert Murray/ScotiaGBM – Award for Best Student Film - $500
Grounded Toronto Logo City of Toronto – Award for Best Cinematography - $200
Grandma Must Get Dry Scotia Logo Scotiabank – Best Foreign Film - $200

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Student Spectrum 2012

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Seizing the Homefront

Directed By: Eric Hayes - Canada - 7 min

A lone soldier embarks on a sabotage mission when two feuding nations wage war. The small animated hero must elude not only the enemy, but the humans who dominate the outside world in this epic short film.

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Sharfik

Directed By: Karina Gazizova - USA - 14 min

The most unbearable siege sucks the last drop of life out of once warm family. The true strength of oneself is reached in the most difficult times, when it is needed most.

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24 to Life

Directed By: Daniel Whidden - Canada - 8 min

A janitor befriends a young orphan boy in an orphanage and becomes determined to help him accomplish 24 items in his book. All this as his deteriorating health threatens otherwise.


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Theo

Directed By: Theo Schear - USA - 3 min

This is a self-portrait recounting three stages of my life: conception-birth, birth-adolescence, and adolescence-adulthood.


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The Pigeon Prize

Directed By: Max Parr - Canada - 13 min

Love - the single most important thing in an adolescent girl's life. Oscar finds himself caught up in the irrational web of his girlfriend's emotions and her father's ridiculous requests. Watch as Oscar experiences what all teenage girls hope for - true love.


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Tears of Men

Directed by: Anna Moot-Levin & Sara Mott - USA - 8 min

A group of men come together to confront the stigma of men crying.


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Lunch Time

Directed By: Lance Chien - Taiwan - 3 min

The story takes place in a Summer day, a neat freak and 2 animals: a dog and a seagull. They fight for food in a park.


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Mr Babbo

Directed By: Quinn Wilson - USA - 6 min

Mr. Babbo, A 9-year-old C.E.O. of a toy company, Funztatstic Toys, tries to buy out their main competitor. He must best the rival C.E.O, but things get out of control as the companies hash it out.


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Periphery

Directed By: Nic Blower - UK - 17 min

Victor lives as an outcast on the edge of a small English town, he becomes a victim of his nature and a young couple who pray on his vulnerability for their own ends.


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A Made Man

Directed By: Eric B. Fleischman - USA - 6 min

When a young boy is offered an opportunity to become a member of the mob, he must discover if a life of crime is truly something he wants to be a part of. Once you are in, there is no escape.


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Grounded

Directed By: Kevin Margo - USA - 7 min

One astronaut's journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer. Themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed on through generations explored against an ethereal backdrop.


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Workers Leaving the Factory

Directed By: Anna Linke - Germany (subtitled) - 10 min

In remembrance of the Lumiere Brothers: Karin works in a metal factory where she spends day after day, performing the same monotonous tasks. When a new worker begins his job in the factory, it seems to be the end of this drab life.


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Inside Insight

Directed By: Philipp Premyak - Italy/Russian Federation - 3 min

Two babies are talking in the womb about life after birth and if there is such a thing.


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Rusted Pyre

Directed By: Laurence Cohen - Canada - 14 min

In an abandoned car on the outskirts of town, 15 year old and straight laced Ginny watches Sally burn herself with a cigarette. She tries to save her from the downward spiral, but things go awry when she discovers how far lost Sally already is to the abyss and must get out before she gets caught for the same ride.


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Grandma Must Get Dry

Directed By: Alfredo Covelli - Italy - 15 min

When a wealthy, elderly woman dies, her sons come back home to read the testament, but find bad news: a piece of paper handwritten in 1943 in which the mother leaves everything to the village people. There is one way to get the heritage: find the key of a Swiss deposit box. Only little Giulio, the lady's grandson, who sincerely loved his grandma, will be able to find the real legacy.


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Solo Piano: NYC

Directed By: Anthony Sherin - USA - 5 min

On a cold winter morning, a lone piano stands curbside in New York City. All day long, passersby stop to play. They collect and disperse, measure and push. Who abandons a piano???Plinking slightly out-of-tune over the white noise of Broadway's cars, buses, trucks, and sirens, the piano awaits its fate.


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Salty and Sweet

Directed By: Paulina Guentcheva - Bulgaria (subtitled) - 12 min

A father and son find themselves alone on Christmas Eve. The night is a revelation in spirit and mind -A healing of souls and the hope of being a family.


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Kathy

Directed By: Mark OBrien - Canada - 7 min

Kathy is a portrait of the most fascinating creature of all: the adult in training, the object of everyone's first affection, the teenage girl.


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The Telegram Man

Directed By: James Francis Khehtie - Australia - 14 min

Adapted from a short story by John Boyne, THE TELEGRAM MAN tells the story of people in an Australian country town, who experience first-hand, how war inexorably spreads its tentacles well beyond the battlefield. Here, in the farms and shops and pubs, pain and terror have nothing to do with a hail of bullets.


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One Breath

Directed By: Dale Hildebrand - Canada - 5 min

A film without words, One Breath speaks in a language that has no prejudice, as we take an experiential quest across a landscape of rituals, traditions and the appreciation of life's journey.


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Encanto Road

Directed By: Meredith Rose - USA - 13 min

Meet the hunky real househusbands of Encanto Road. Come for the comedy, stay for the tragedy, don't forget to do the yard work.


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We the Masses

Directed By: Eoghan Kidney - Ireland - 6 min

In a barren snowy landscape a man falls to the ground. Searching to?continue his fall, he discovers other men. He joins them, hoping they will?lead him to his destination. What he is led to is incomprehensible.


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Maurice

Directed By: Adam Rosenberg - Australia - 10 min

A day in the life of Maurice Ponza Jappanarid, windscreen washer extraordinaire. Maurice works 7 days a week, 365 days a year on the corner of Johnston St and Parramatta Rd in Sydney. He has been on this corner for the last 5 years and over time has become somewhat of a local celebrity.


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Lie Down and Die

Directed By: Kyle Sanderson - Canada - 6 min

Seth's family is cursed, each member suffering increasingly tragic and unfortunate deaths. He's next.


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Live Outside the Box

Directed By: Shu-Hsuan Lin - Taiwan - 4 min

The leading character Simon is a workaholic without any social contact. Gradually his world becomes smaller and smaller and even at the very end, there is nothing left in his world but only his work. This severe impact finally wakes him up and now Simon has to find the right way to bring his life back before everything is too late ...


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Ghost of Old Highways

Directed By: Dan Bush - USA - 15 min

A man is pursued by an invading army and hunts down previous versions of himself amidst the purgatory of a fractured consciousness. The surreal narrative is set against the distorted dreamscape of the Civil War, a time when this country had turned against itself and into its own worst enemy. The film explores the identity of the hero in the collective American psyche and the inherent struggle within to reconcile the choices one must make while being chased by the ghosts of ones past.