The Fourth Wave is Coming ...

May 2 & 3, 2014 at The Assembly Hall

What is Lakeshorts

The Lakeshorts film festival fosters the arts community in South Etobicoke while showcasing the passion and spirit of independent film.

Lakeshorts is produced by Fifth Ground Entertainment Inc. in association with Lakeshore Arts, and made possible by our generous Sponsors.

Selected Films for 2014 will be announced in early April!


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Contact & Follow Us

Michelle Nolden - Artistic Director
lakeshorts@lakeshorearts.ca
Lakeshore Arts - 416-201-7093
2422 Lakeshore Blvd W.
Toronto, ON, M8V 1C4


Lakeshorts 2013 Experience It (view more videos)

The following movies appeared in Lakeshorts 2013

Gala Presentation Screening

Flaked - 5 min - Students of the Lakeshorts Future Filmmakers Intensive
Hatch - 19min - Christoph Kuschnig - Austria/USA
Dead Engine - 2 min - Scott Flander - Canada
La Liste - 11 min - Catherine Breton - Canada
Resight - 11 min - Sama Waham - Canada
Boteve Is An Idiot - 9 min - Deyan Bararev - Bulgaria
Call Me Ehsaan - 9 min - Micah Garen - Afghanistan/USA
Long Branch - 14min - Linsey Stewart and Dane Clark - Canada
La Casa Di Ester - 15 min - Stefano Chiodini - Italy
Gemalogia - 12 min - Rick Limemtani - U.K/Spain
Issues - 6 min - Enrico Colantoni & Hugh Dillon - Canada

Loved and Local Screening

Flaked - 5 min - Students of Lakeshorts Future Filmmakers
A Place Like This - 6 min - David May - Australia
I'll Be Your Mirror - 2 min - Vita Weichen Hsu - Taiwan
A Man's World - 6 min - Michelle Nolden - Canada
Hinter Rotem Sant - 20 min - Martin Kiessling - Germany
The House With Nobody In It - 3 min - David Carnegie - Can.
Flutter - 6 min - Philip Riccio - Canada
S Is For Bird - 12 min - Matt Austin Sadowski - Canada
Long Branch - 14 min - Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark - Can.
Apart - 5 min - Angela Pinilla & Alastair Richardson - Australia
Tumbling After - 6 min - Nicholas Humphries - Canada
Sperm Dad - 4 min - Simone Stock - Canada
Better People - 11 min - Mark OBrien - Canada
Scrap Metal - 4 min - Anthony Straus - Canada
Issues - 6 min - Enrico Colantoni & Hugh Dillon - Canada

Winner
Hatch

A71 Logo

Agency 71 Inc. – Blue Wave Award. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $5,000 of art and design services.
Long Branch Deluxe Logo Deluxe – Canada First Award. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $2,500 of post-production services on your next film.
Resight William White Logo William F White – Award for Best Documentary. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $2,500 of motion picture equipment rental.
Issues Steam Whistle Logo Steam Whistle Brewery – Home Grown Award. In home Keg Party from Steam Whistle.
Botev is An Idiot
Hinter Rotem Sant
Scotia Logo Scotiabank – Award for Best Foreign Film - $200
Scotiabank GBM – Award for Best Student Film - $200
La Casa Di Ester Toronto Logo City of Toronto – Award for Best Actress - $200
Better People AH Logo The Assembly Hall – Emerging and Local Filmmaker

2012 Gala

   

2013 Selected Film Preview

2012 Afternoon BBQ

   

Student Spectrum 2012 trailers

Lakeshorts thanks its Sponsors

Without your generous donations and hard work this festival would not be possible

Lakeshorts Future Filmmakers Intensive

This extra -curricular program will engage a select group of six students, grades 9-12, in the creation of an original short film from start to finish.

Advisory Committee

Lakeshorts appreciates the time, guidance, ressources and expertise provided by our advisory committee.

The Assembly Hall is now partnering with Lakeshorts to help support and develop local artists

Site created by Brian Booth of The Carpenter Group

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FLAKED

Directed By: Students of the Lakeshorts Future Filmmakers Intensive - 5 min

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HATCH

Directed By: 19min - Christoph Kuschnig - Austria/USA

A newborn's destiny hangs in the balance, as grownups come to terms with what they cannot have.

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DEAD ENGINE

Directed By: Scott Flander - Canada - 2 min

Our stranded hero is rescued by an Intergalactic Tow Truck Driver. Things do not go well for either of them.


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LA LISTE

Directed By: Theo Schear - USA - 3 min

Rachel, is compelled to put Adrienne, her mother, in a senior center. But Adrienne decides to planning his own death with a list to be sure nothing is overlooked.


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RESIGHT

Directed by: Sama Waham - Canada - 11 min

Resight is a short documentary about art, vision and revising views. Yvonne Felix is a young mother and wife, an art graduate and a talented established artist who won several awards and has more than one public art piece installed in Greater Toronto Area. She tells her story with art and talks about her new project, which is an art education program for visually impaired children and adults.


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BOTEV IS AN IDIOT

Directed By: Deyan Bararev - Bulgaria - 9 min

A high school student Vasko questions the symbolic historical figure of the Bulgarian national hero Hristo Botev.


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CALL ME EHSAAN

Directed By: Micah Garen - Afghanistan/USA - 9 min

Call Me Ehsaan' is a haunting look at the US war in Afghanistan through the eyes of Lt. Col. JD Loftis, one of only three US Airforce officers who spoke Pashto, who was killed in February while working at the Ministry of Interior in Kabul.


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LONGBRANCH

Directed By: Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark - Canada - 14 min

On a cold winter's night, Lynn's quest for a one night stand is complicated when the guy she goes home with lives two hours away via public transit.


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LA CASA DI ESTER

Directed By: Stefano Chiodini - Italy - 15 min

In the frame of everyday life, a married couple is hiding a history of domestic violence until the wife finally realizes the intolerable drama she is suffering by bringing up an unforgotten past.


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GEMALOGIA

Directed By: Rick Limemtani - U.K/Spain - 12 min

Erick is a young gemologist who works for a bank that specializes in classifying diamonds. He and his colleagues spend long hours analyzing the imperfections of these precious stones, until one day he becomes incapable of doing his job. He is fired for claiming to have found the perfect gem, an obviously flawed stone, because he has fallen in love with a girl called Gemma, and has come to believe that imperfections are what give character and make something special and unique.


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ISSUES

Directed By: Enrico Colantoni & Hugh Dillon - Canada



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FLAKED

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A PLACE LIKE THIS

Directed By: David May - Australia - 6 min

A Place Like This is a biographical short film structured around an interview with Alex, an interview that was conducted in the garden sanctuary the 87 year old veteran has created over the years. This portrayal of Alex and his botanical paradise eventually culminates in his account of what happened on that fateful night over Dortmund, as while in many ways he has sought to define himself outside of his war history, he is nevertheless still haunted by the ghosts of the past.


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I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR

Directed By: Vita Weichen Hsu - Taiwan - 2 min

Series of drawings reworked on pages of a book withdrawn from library. Charcoal figures are being forced to ink its own shape onto the facing side as we flip and draw from page to page, formed almost identical silhouettes, bleeding versions of the mirrored figures. An episode of the 'intranslatability' of our relations, and all that traces of our own: Paranoid insecurities. We must understand our past before we can hope to understand ourselves, we hold on to it so we won't forget but we shall forgive and keep on moving together.


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A MAN'S WORLD

Directed By: Michelle Nolden - Canada - 6 min

Tyler is 11 years old and when he doesn't make the select hockey team, he is hesitant to tell his Dad, Paul. He breaks the news, while Paul's middle aged buddies are over watching the game, providing an escape from much needed communication. In a common adult/adolescent situation of not being able to read one another's signs, Paul loses a critical teaching moment, leaving Tyler with an emotional void that should have been filled. Add to that the advice about being a man, from Paul's buddies and Tyler faces the reality that the emotional language of men is complicated.

Feeling badly, Paul goes to check on Tyler. Able to say to his sleeping son, what he should have said to his face, Paul shows us that the love and connection are strong, just wearing a few layers of bravado and machismo. Turns out, Tyler hears it all, is reassured but has nevertheless, entered the world of manhood.


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HINTER ROTEM SANT

Directed By: Martin Kiessling - Germany - 20 min

Behind red velvet tells the story of young Maya, who joins her friend Lara for a shopping trip. While Lara changes clothes an old and strange man, Karl, addresses Maya. He claims to be a professional photographer and invites her for a shooting in his studio. She is skeptic at the beginning but is finally persuaded by her friend. As both coincidentally get to know Max, Karl's charming assistant, Maya jumps over her shadow and enters. Inside the studio previously grumpy Karl suddenly seems much more self confident and friendly, Maya finally relaxes. While Karls working on the lighting setup, Maya flips through some of his old photo books and has a look at negatives on a light table. There she accidentally stumbles upon evidence of an atrocious crime.


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THE HOUSE WITH NOBODY IN IT

Directed By: David Carnegie - Canada - 3 min

To most people, it's just a house with nobody in it.


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FLUTTER

Directed By: Philip Riccio - Canada - 6 min

An expectant young woman travels the rocky terrain of her memory and confronts her own heartbreaking example of motherhood. She must discover a force powerful enough to reinvent what she is capable of and who she will become. A story about rebirth and the reincarnation of love.


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S IS FOR BIRD

Directed By: Matt Austin Sadowski - Canada - 12 min

Every day is a personal hell for the loveless, and unfortunately named, Bird, who walks around with a metaphorical storm cloud over his head. He works at the Family Fun Centre, an indoor amusement park complete with bowling, glow-in-the-dark mini putt, video games and bouncy castles. But when an interesting book, a precocious 6-year old little girl and a new snack bar girl enter his world, perhaps things will be a bit more sunny.


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LONGBRANCH

Directed By: Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark - Canada - 14 min

On a cold winter's night, Lynn's quest for a one night stand is complicated when the guy she goes home with lives two hours away via public transit.


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APART

Directed By: Angela Pinilla & Alastair Richardson - Australia - 5 min

Apart is a story of Love, loss and devotion. Two toys, abandoned by their maker, forgotten by the world and separated by unimaginable difficulties, working together to achieve the impossible. A chance to be together.


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TUMBLING AFTER

Directed By: Nicholas Humphries - Canada - 6 min

Jack and Jill went up a hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, but Jill would not Tumble After... Highlighting themes of gender discrimination in Victorian England, Tumbling After tells the story of eight-year old Jill, the oppression she faces from her family, and her childish recourse to stories and imagination leading up to her bizarre revenge.


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SPERM DAD

Directed By: Simone Stock - Canada - 4 min

Jordan Sims hopes his sperm donor father will be the dad of his dreams. His worst fears are confirmed however when he and his buddy Max - also a donor kid - meet their fathers at a bbq.


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BETTER PEOPLE

Directed By: Mark OBrien - Canada - 11 min

Committing to love at first sight can be complicated.


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SCRAP METAL

Directed By: Anthony Straus - Canada - 4 min

In post-apocalyptic New York, a lone robot's only companion is a screw. But can this unusual friendship survive the threat of the terrible Gigaplant?


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ISSUES

Directed By: Enrico Colantoni & Hugh Dillon - 6 min