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2016 Schedule of Events

May 6 - Scotiabank Loved and Local

  • Date & Location: May 1 at the The Assembly Hall (Location)
  • Time: — 6:30 PM - Pre-performance reception Blue Carpet with refreshments from Stream Whistle, McMichael Collection Wines, and Local Fine Food Establishments — 8:00 pm - The  screening begins
  • Suggested dress: Casual Chic
  • Hosted by: renowned Canadian actor Rick Roberts

May 7 - Gala Screening

  • Date & Location: May 2 at the The Assembly Hall (Location)
  • Time: — 6:30 PM - Pre-performance reception Blue Carpet featuring refreshments fromStream Whistle, McMichael Collection Wines, and Local Fine Food Establishments — 7:30 PM - The  screening begins
  • Suggested dress: Dressy Chic
  • Hosted by : The renowned movie critic Richard Crouse

The Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival fosters the arts community in South Etobicoke while showcasing the passion and spirit of independent film. 

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

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For more information contact:
Michelle Nolden - Artistic Director
Lakeshore Arts - 416-201-7093
2422 Lakeshore Blvd W.
Toronto, ON, M8V 1C4

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2016 Selected Films

Loved and Local Selections

  • Good Knight (AKA Batman)Karen Hawes – Canada - 15 min
  • The OfferWinnifred Jong – Canada – 10 min
  • The Path of Grey OwlGoh Iromoto – Canada – 10 min
  • Zero RecognitionBen Lewis – Canada – 10 min
  • LonghandJohn Marcucci – Canada – 6 min
  • Who Is Hannah?Mark O'Brien – Canada – 14 min
  • The LakeMichael Buie – Canada – 15 min
  • The Time TravellerRandall Thorne – Canada – 15 min

Gala Selections

  • Wrinkles An Old Folks TaleCatherine BretonFrance – 12 min
  • TrendHao Wei WuTaiwan – 2 min
  • Zero RecognitionBen Lewis  – Canada – 10 min
  • Who Is Hannah?Mark O'Brien – Canada – 14 min
  • Remembrance Day in a Weapons FactoryBarry Gibb – UK – 7 min
  • Made UpNeil Boyle – UK – 2 min
  • Avo - Golnaz Jamsheed - Iran - 9 min
  • WaywardKira Richards HansenDenmark – 20 min
  • Longhand


    Amanda, a hard-of-hearing woman, burns through a grueling training regiment in her pursuit of her life-long dream of being accepted into the military.
  • Made Up

    Made Up

    A small girl learns the mysterious art of applying make up on a moving train ...
  • The Path of Grey Owl

    The Path of Grey Owl

    Goh’s curiosity with stories of the human spirit led him to a career in documentary photography and filmmaking.
  • Remembrance Day in a Weapons Factory

    Remembrance Day in a Weapons Factory

    In democracies the principle is ostensibly that wars are ordered by leaders voted into office by the people, but the act of killing is almost exclusively carried out by soldiers.
  • The Lake

    The Lake

    Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Matt Streeter makes a choice to protect his wife and young girls from the deliberate march to its conclusion.
  • Zero Recognition

    Zero Recognition

    A young actress attempts to lead a normal life after starring in a successful Canadian TV series, but her past fame makes for some awkward and self-conscious first dates.
  • The Time Traveller

    The Time Traveller

    A man suffering from amnesia following a traumatic experience rebuilds a whole new life for himself.
  • Wayward


    A coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old girl who works at a car mechanic's and hangs out with her friends.
  • Who Is Hannah?

    Who Is Hannah?

    Who is Hannah?' is the unlikely coming of age tale about a girl who thought she had already come of age.
  • Wrinkles An Old Folks Tale

    Wrinkles An Old Folks Tale

    Four seniors decide to leave their home to find a new life.
  • The Offer

    The Offer

    Richard wakes upto find his life has been packed into boxes, but before he can sort out what isgoing on, Gabe a doorsalesman, charms his way in.
  • Good Knight (AKA Batman)

    Good Knight (AKA Batman)

    Stephen Lawrence never intended on becoming Batman but a sequence of life-altering events led him down a path where he began to see the connection between his life and Bruce Wayne’s.
  • Trend


    “Have you been under surveillance constantly?”
  • Avo


    Avo tells the story of an Iranian Armenian boy who experiences the notion of death when his grandfather dies.
  • Longhand
  • Made Up
  • The Path of Grey Owl
  • Remembrance Day in a Weapons Factory
  • The Lake
  • Zero Recognition
  • The Time Traveller
  • Wayward
  • Who Is Hannah?
  • Wrinkles An Old Folks Tale
  • The Offer
  • Good Knight (AKA Batman)
  • Trend
  • Avo

Congratulations to our 2016 Prize Winners

Who is Hannah? cinespace Cinespace Award – Jury's Choice Award. Studio rental in kind, valued at $15,000.
Wrinkles An Old Folks Tale a71 Agency 71 Inc. – Blue Wave Award. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $5,000 of art and design services.
The Offer deluxe Deluxe – Canada First Award. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $5,000 of post-production services on your next film.
Zero Recognition ww_logo_inv William F White – Best Comedy. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $2,500 of motion picture equipment rental.
The Time Traveller Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 9.44.06 AM Post City Sound – Best first film. An In-Kind voucher, valued at $2,500
The Lake steamwhistle Steam Whistle Brewery – Home Grown Award. In home Keg Party from Steam Whistle.
Wayward scotia_small Scotiabank – Best Foreign Film - $200
Trend toronto_small City of Toronto – Best Performance - $200
Long Hand ah_logo The Assembly Hall – Emerging Artist - $200
Good Knight fifth_ground_logo1 Fifth Ground – Producers Award - $200
Path of the Grey Owl lakeshoreartslogo Lakeshore Arts – Best Cinematography

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The Scotiabank Loved and Local - May 2nd

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