STORYHIVE is proud to support female creators with a showcase of 10 female directed short films at the 2017 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF).
The showcase features winners from STORYHIVE’s recent digital shorts: female director edition, including: All My Jokes are About Me, directed by: Chelsea Lou; Akashi, directed by: Mayumi Yoshida; Chocolate Cake, directed by: Brittney Grabill; Instant, directed by: Lauren & Rob Lim; Past Time, directed by: Petie Chalifoux; Army of Hearts, directed by: Alex Duncan and Lauren Bercovitch; Sleepwalker, directed by: Anna Cooley; The Man in the Rabbit Mask, directed by: Ariel Hansen; Scattered, directed by: Ellie Harvie and This Is Not A Passport Photo, directed by: Stephanie Simpson. See full details below.
- All My Jokes are About Me, directed by: Chelsea Lou
A small-time comedian hits dark times when stand up becomes all-consuming. A rough week draws into question whether pursuing comedy is worthwhile, then a week of tepid sets and turmoil becomes material.
- Akashi, directed by: Mayumi Yoshida
Through two Japanese women from different generations, Akashi shows an “international citizen's look at what it means to negotiate love. The SHOULDs, WOULDs and COULDs about choice… and the grace of accepting when there isn’t one.
- Chocolate Cake, directed by: Brittney Grabill
A first date brings young Jenny and Tim together for a slice of chocolate cake. Love reveals a potential path for them, as well as the inevitable rollercoaster of emotions. The question remains - will they take a chance on love?
- Instant, directed by: Lauren & Rob Lim
A shy photographer faces her fears, packs up her instant film camera, and hits the streets of her hometown. By photographing the strangers she meets, she’ll discover what makes a photo truly valuable.
- Past Time, directed by: Petie Chalifoux
While on a hike Sage meets Nitanis, a beautiful young woman and falls in love at first sight, Sage comes to the realization that it's only love that can transcend time, space and even death.
- Army of Hearts, directed by: Alex Duncan and Lauren Bercovitch
Life is full of hardship at any age: a grandfather's illness, a new mom's exhaustion, a teen boy's isolation. This uplifting story reminds us that we are never as alone as we may feel, and the one thing that unites us all.
- Sleepwalker, directed by: Anna Cooley
Trapped in a nightmare, Lily falls under the sway of her demons as they lead her in a grotesque dance to the edge of oblivion. She must find the strength to survive, or perish along with the woman she loves.
- The Man in the Rabbit Mask, directed by: Ariel Hansen
A poem spoken over candlelight by two girls invites an unexpected visitor, offering a gift… for a price. As the allure of the ultimatum invokes their better judgement, the illusion of safety begins to fade in the presence of the masked stranger.
- Scattered, directed by: Ellie Harvie
Cynthia and Amy head into the woods to scatter the ashes of their dear friend, Barb. Without religion or ritual, they are left to find meaning on their own. Too bad that all they can really rely on is human foible.
- This Is Not A Passport Photo, directed by: Stephanie Simpson
In this short documentary, follow Canadian photographer, Stephanie Simpson, as she takes family photos for resettled refugees. Meet the families, see their photo sessions, and find out what new photographs, and a new home in Canada, mean to them.
To see the Storyhive Shorts at the Vancity Theatre, register here for this free event.
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