SHORTS FOR SHORTIES
Saturday April 4th, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Theatre Direct / Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Studio 170, Toronto, Ontario M6G 4C7
$10 adults | $8 children | $6 siblings (under 12)

Whenever the world is seen from the child’s point of view, it becomes more colourful. There are beautiful encounters, some disagreements, love, friendship, life and death, which magically turns into animation. Each character grows a little by the end of each story and we grow along with them.

Films in this program:

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Pombas
Natalia Koren and Vini Fontoura
Animation / Brazil / 2013 / 1’15”
Do you know when you’re driving quietly and suddenly sees a pigeon that insists not to get out of the way? In this short movie, the epic battle between a dear grandfather and a strange “dove” finally shows us the other side of the story.

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La Clase de Baile
Camilo Cogua Rodriguez
Colombia / Animation / 2013 / 3’53”
Juliana was always strange to her classmates. Does not dress like them, does not hair like them, does not speak about the same things. One day one of her classmates finds out why she has always been different.

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Malaika: La Princesa
Lizardo Carvajal
Colombia / Animation / 2013 / 7’46” / Canadian Premiere
Malaika is an african girl, princess of an elephant herd, who lives over the back of his father Komba. During the long journey on the search of waterholes, Malaika will understand that memory is the key of the survivals of the elephants.

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Yo Te quiero!
Nicolas Conte
Argentina / Animation / 2014 / 8′ / Toronto Premiere
In his usual way back from school Juancito, a solitary country boy from Patagonia, meets a little horse which seems to be abandoned. The joy of having a new and wonderful friend to play with makes the boy think he can keep it. He cannot realize that the horse is actually waiting for the return of his real owner.

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Alfonso de la Cruz
Mexico / Animatio / 2014 / 8’48”
A child spending holidays at his grandmother house, show us how moments of daily life are full of complex emotions with simple meanings. When an unfortunate conflict that only adults understand happens, his life is affected directly. The kid without understanding the reason of the problem, must discover the solution to return everything to normal.

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El Corazón del Sastre
Sofia Carrillo
Mexico / Animation / 2014 / 12′ / Toronto Premiere
The old Tailor travels around the world in the search of his heart beats.

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El Maestro y una Flor
Daniel Irabien
Mexico / Animation / 2014 / 8’50”
In a selfish and violent world, where everyone is against everyone, a teacher finds refuge taking care of a delicate flower, to which he tells his dreams and desires. Nevertheless, one day he stumbles upon a pretty young woman, and falls in love with her. Without money and not much else to offer, he decides to give this young woman his most precious possession in an attempt to win her heart.

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Historia de Un Oso
Gabriel Osorio
Chile / Animation / 2014 / 10’19” / Toronto Premiere
An old bear goes out every day to a busy street corner. Through a tin marionette theater of his own making, the bear will tell us his life story.

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The Gift
Julio Pot Espiñeira
Chile / Animation / 2013 / 7’49” / Canadian Premiere
The story of an ordinary couple, when he gives her a small sphere pulled out his chest, she can’t separate herself from her new gift… even after they break up.

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Galus Galus
Clarissa Duque
Venezuela / Animation / 2013 / 11’44”
Maybe, some time ago, he had a family. Maybe once, some time ago, he was loved. Maybe, some time, he had loved ones waiting for him, missing him. Today he is only a shadow, lost amongst all the shadows of the days that begin and no one sees. He is a shadow that wakes up in the sidewalk and rummages the trashcans, searching for plastic bottles or cans to sell for a few coins that will give him to eat for the day. It’s the fight to survive one more day, every day, one more day.

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