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Kids Animated Shorts - Friday May 12, 2017 11:00 am to 11:55 am

Heavenkid: ToTo by accident opened a device that transformed a chessboard into a Space Door. So, he and Ahya could become anything they wanted, going anywhere they wished. They fought with each other while playing out many different roles. This means they would be locked within, unable to escape. HeavenKid used his magic to awaken them teaching them the book Di-Zi-Gui. Finally, they having learnt their wrongs, corrected their ways, averting the crisis.

Steel Dragon : In a fantasy world where magic and technology are intertwined, the peaceful kingdom of Cinabria is threatened by the evil Horde, an malevolent republic that uses black magic to control its population. Meanwhile, a young boy called Daniel Boaventura arrives in Cinabria's capital, intent on becoming part of the royal guard, the dragoneers. But the capital is invaded by the Horde before Daniel could enlist and all the dragoneers are arrrested. Now Daniel has to join forces with the only two dragoneers left - Paula and Guilherme -and defend the capital and save the princess. For that, they will have to activate Cinabria's secret weapon: a giant magic armor called Steel Dragon.

The Sky Between Us: Three young children are ushered into a room by a lone adult and left to their imaginations. Through the joyous innocence of the children's fantastical games, the audience is invited to remember the wondrous nature of being a child, once more. Weather or Not : Two different characters become friends after they embraced each others.

Me and My Dog: The boy who has to sing in front of people overcomes his trauma.

Film Shorts Program 1 (PG-13) - Friday May 12, 2017 3:00 pm to 4:10 pm

The Naughty List: On Christmas Eve, two American mobsters come face to face with Santa Claus, and discover what it really takes to get on the Naughty or Nice list.

Turning The Hands of Time: Desperate to save his pregnant wife from being killed by a bloodthirsty member of a Mexican drug cartel, a distraught detective turns to his estranged father for the kind of help only he can give.

Icarus: When a Mars colony's comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.

Without Gravity, Chocolate Floats: A U.F.O. fanatic unexpectedly proves that extraterrestrial lifeforms exist.

Transport: A Prison Transport Spaceship, while on a prisoner transfer, is attacked and left marooned in space. The only survivors are the pilot and the prisoner.

My Sister's Shoes: Two brothers try to survive in a post apocalyptic world.

Film Shorts Program 2 (PG-13) - Friday May 12, 2017 4:15 pm to 5:25 pm

Looking for Miku: Shy geek KITTY has a crush on her best friend MINNIE's brother, JACKIE. While at an anime convention, however, Jackie falls for a cosplayer and enlists their aid to find her. Will Kitty be able to face her fears and confess her feelings to Jackie before they find the cosplayer?

Pearl Rain: Morayo, a spiritual Black woman, is stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship. When she meets a kindred soul who can appreciate her black girl magic, she finally finds the strength to free herself. West African mythology and European fairy-tale combine in this magical realism short film where fantastical elements serve as a metaphor for self-worth and the value of true love.

Geek Haven: A geek opens up the comic book store of his dreams after winning the lottery, only to discover that there's a lot more to running a business than reading comics with the friends you hired, especially when those friends are a constant source of drama and shenanigans.

Pax Masculina: In the US in 2010, a misogynistic, totalitarian regime has created a century of peace and prosperity but are violently opposed by the Woman's Resistance Movement.

(A)utomated (I)rritation: A man struggles to make breakfast in a kitchen filled with appliances with a mind of their own.

Zoetrope - Friday May 12, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:40 pm

Two robots, Primus and Decimus have to go through a labyrinth that is full of extraordinary objects. To find the right way or sometimes just to satisfy their curiosity, they examine and recover the stories of the objects. Thus they face strange characters, pursuing their aims. Sometimes the pursuing is impetuous; sometimes it is painful and desperate. The robots gradually realize that their efforts are accompanied by some kind of hopelessness.

Heroes Manufactured: Documentary - Friday May 12, 2017 1:45 pm to 2:55 pm

A documentary about Canadian Independent Comic Artist trying to break into the comic book industry while facig some of Pop Cultures biggest challenges. In the obvious world of Mass Production and celebrity Media craze, we exploit the reality of producing Super Heroes in a market saturated with Artists, Writers, Celebrities, Cosplayer's and everything else the comic-con markets have to offer. At its core, Heroes Manufactures explores the struggles independent artist face when publishing their work. While it is set in Canada, the film explores a variety independent artist that show the importance of their work through multiculturalism and their gender. Heroes Manufactured highlights artist from a variety of backgrounds including Mexican, Jewish, Feminist and French-Canadian backgrounds.

Full Moon INC - Friday May 12, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:55 pm

Nick Moon, P.I. (Paranormal Investigator), delves into a hidden world of monsters and creatures of the night as he takes on a case to retrieve an ancient artifact with astonishing power.

Superhero Block - Friday May 12, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:25 pm

Bullock the Bruiser: After hospitalizing a controversial public figure, New York City dubbed Wilson Bullock "The Bruiser"; however, if Bullock wants to win back his ex-girlfriend, he's gonna have to prove he's done indulging his petty superhero identity. Bragging Rights : 3 superhero housemates try to out brag each other with their accomplishments.

SideKICKED: A superhero (Daniel Tiner) in need of a replacement sidekick calls a service, but is none too happy with the guy (Joey Dietz) they send. Nevertheless, the two must head downtown to confront an evil villainess (Elizabeth Parker) and her own sidekick (Lauren Hearn). Good help is hard to find, as they say, in this sly superhero comedy.

JUSTICE AVENGERS: A group of cos-players team up to discuss how to rid the world of one of the greatest super villains ever! Washout Hero : Carlos is a former super-hero who works at Car Wash. Despite his age, he dreams to fight crime again. But this wish is threatened by the reappearance of his archenemy.

Healing Heroes: A Drama/Comedy based on a Therapist who specializes in treating Superheroes and Villains

Nightime Shorts Program (R) - Friday May 12, 2017 8:30 pm to 10:25 pm

BONK BONK: What happens when your new girlfriend turns out to be a psycho killer? A violent terror tale with a twist. A Girl And Her Gun : A tormented and neglected twelve-year-old finds solace watching her favorite, violent western movies. When she finds a Colt Revolver in her late father's loft she decides to stand up to her tormentors - just like her gun-slinging heroes.

Oh, Brother: Oh Brother is a psychological thriller that follows two reclusive brothers through their dysfunctional relationship. Their lives are changed forever when they confront an intruder in the night. The Lost:

Director's Cut: A young couple seek shelter from a storm in an old abandoned house, unaware of it's sinister secrets that lie in wait for them.

Hush Hush:  Hush Hush' is a horror/comedy in the vein of Edgar Wright's 'Shaun of the Dead' and Sam Raimi's 'The Evil Dead.' Directed by 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' alum Tom Nolle, and written by Chad Goldich (from Second City) and Kris Rubio (a stand-up comedian), the film is imbued with a wry sense of humor and a taste for the morbid. The project is a part of a series of films created by AK Studios, an acting studio and film collective based in Hollywood.

Pizza Face: A self-absorbed pizza waitress unleashes devastating horror after downloading a sinister new mobile app. The Madame in Black : After playing the infamous urban legend game "Madame in Black", Alex and his sister, Emma, experience the wrath of the evil witch Madame in Black.

Somebody's Darling - Friday May 12, 2017 10:30 pm to 12:00 am

Unnatural secrets surface as the president of a mysterious fraternity obsesses over a coed in this retro-styled, psychological, horror drama touching upon current issues of date rape culture and privilege.

Friday Film Festival Schedule - Room 360A