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A compilation featuring selections from our other programs.

This screening program is included with all MULTI-PASS, Cinema Ticket, and Online Ticket sales. ** Please note this is a compilation featuring selections from our other programs -- it is only available online and will be geo-blocked for access by Canadian viewers only.
Available for streaming starting Sunday, May 8 until May 31, 2022.

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Splish Splash
Indonesia • 9 mins • Andra Fembriarto
Two bickering siblings unite to fight pirates who want to steal their precious Sun Pearl necklace that’s needed for their family ritual.

Andra Fembriarto is a director, videographer and writer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Best known for his acclaimed short films The Raining Tree and the travel web series Jalan-Jalan Men, Andra’s passion is to celebrate Indonesian cultural heritage through moving pictures for a global audience.

Whalefall
Yukon • 9 mins • Lily Gontard
When a whale dies naturally their body decomposes as it sinks in the ocean, nourishing the environment. This is "whalefall." The film follows Yukon artist Joyce Majiski as she carves out of sea garbage — bone by bone — an exact replica of a humpback drowned by fishing gear.

Lily Gontard is a filmmaker whose work focuses on telling stories from northwestern Canada. Lily is a settler grateful to be living in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

Brown Enough
Vancouver • 15 mins • Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto, Kent Donguines
Brown Enough follows four people of Southeast Asian descent and their life experiences with racial discrimination as a Malaysian actor, a Filipino artist, an Indonesian filmmaker, and a Vietnamese Canadian actress. They are all united under the same umbrella of mistreatment and blind discrimination, especially by those of their ethnicity unaware of the effect their language has.

Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto is an Indonesian writer/director based in Vancouver. Her latest short SRIKANDI will premiere at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival and will compete at the very first Sundance Film Festival: Asia and the 40th Vancouver International Film Festival. Her previous short THE ART OF FLAWSOME, screened at the 2019 Whistler Film Festival. In 2020, she was an alumnus of Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon where her latest short film clinched the Best Film Award. Most recently, she has been selected as a fellow at the 2021 VIFF Catalyst Mentorship Program.

Kent Donguines is a Filipino-Canadian narrative and documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver. He produced the award-winning CBC short documentary, THIS INK RUNS DEEP, which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. He also wrote, directed, and produced the Telus Storyhive short film KALINGA (Care), a documentary about the sacrifices Filipina nannies make to work in Canada. Kent was one of five Canadian producers selected for the prestigious 2021 Norman Jewison CFC Producers Lab. He was a finalist in the 2017 Whistler Film Festival Power Pitch Competition. He’s also an alumnus of the Telus Storyhive-Banff Fellowship, HotDocs Doc Accelerator, and Netflix-Diversity of Voices programs.

Joyful
Washington • 7 mins • Simantini Chakraborty
A unique audio-visual exploration of finding joy in all the turmoil that surrounds us. Timelapses, hyperlapses, drone videos and astrophotography from around the world with dramatic sound and music overlay to contrast our fast-paced contemporary lifestyle with simple moments of joy that provides us respite in all the chaos.

Simantini Chakraborty is a documentary filmmaker telling stories about people, places, issues and events that truly matter -- utilizing dramatic visual imagery, technology and sound design. Simantini has a unique background in filmmaking, photography, technology and world travel, which motivates her to explore universal aspects of human condition through film.

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