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TIFF 2018: 3 Great Canadian Shorts

The shorts from TIFF that you don't want to miss.


Fauve is a short that is already creating a buzz and won awards at Sundance. It is visually stunning and performed with excellence. It follows two young boys competing in an escalating power game. After pushing the boundaries a few times, things go awry. The young actors both show talent beyond their years, and Jeremy Comte is definitely a filmmaker to watch closely.


It is hard to talk about Exit without spoiling any details. To put it simply, Exit follows a troubled mother who has something on her mind – on a day that proves to be life-changing. The film comes from B.C. raised Claire Edmondson who teamed up with DP Catherine Lutes. The film is polished and powerful.


Set in a very aesthetic looking summer, Dziadzio follows a woman who lives with her aging grandfather. It is quirky, unpredictable, and funny at times. It uses gorgeous visuals (shot in Toronto) that sometimes verge on over-dramatic in a way that creates something surreal and comical. Aaron Ries proves to be a bold and zany director, and showcases something both unconventional and charming.


Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis is a British writer who got lost in Toronto and decided to stay there. He likes indie films and bragging about liking indie films.