Atlantic Auteurs 2
Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 7pm
HIFF is pleased to continue the tradition of promoting the work of our talented and passionate Atlantic filmmakers. HIFF 2018 includes 2 diverse programs of 21 short films made by filmmakers from the Atlantic provinces. This year’s line-up features emerging and established filmmakers working in animation, narrative, music videos, comedy, and experimental works.
Atlantic Auteurs - Program Two: 68 mins
The diverse selection showcased in Atlantic Auteurs - Program Two includes Wintering, a thoughtful take on beekeeping made by Keelin Jack through the CFAT Media Arts Scholarship program, as well as new work from HIFF alumni Josh Owen, Billy’s Behemoth Blast - an astonishingly detailed, mind-bending animation. The Importance of Dreaming by Tara Audibert is another animation with a completely different but just as effective style, playfully immersing the viewer into a lush world of woodland creatures. Featuring natural and complex performances by the young cast, Daniel Boos’ Thug tells the thought-provoking story of how far an actor will go to get a role. In contrast to this drama, the subversive dark horror/comedy Dogged by Nicole Steeves & Struan Sutherland will surprise and shock you with its twisted ending! There is something for everyone in this exciting collection of new shorts.
Journey of Feet || Erica Meus-Saunders || 3 mins
Torture By Sound || Gwyneth Christoffel || 4:40 mins
Wintering || Keelin Jack || 7:18 mins
genizah - passages from the lublin book graveyard || Solomon Nagler || 9:52 mins
Billy's Behemoth Blast || Josh Owen || 6:15 mins
Thug || Daniel Boos || 15 mins
elmiteskuatl || Bretten Hannam || 2:48 mins
The Importance of Dreaming || Tara Audibert || 10:39 mins
Dogged || Nicole Steeves & Struan Sutherland || 4:46 mins
I'm Bad || Seth Smith || 5:14 mins
These films were selected through an open call for applications and a peer jury process. The HIFF 2018 Atlantic Auteurs jury was made up of local filmmakers Erin Oakes, Winston DeGiobbi and Yalitsa Riden. We thank them for their time!