Shorts 1: Comedy Tonight!

Laughter! Humour! Satire! It’s Comedy Tonight! Join us for plenty of yuks provided by cupcakes, new ways to transit, your guide to the ultimate bromance and and a maid who will stop at nothing to become the King’s favourite. We also have a couple of World Premieres including a brand new Cupcake & Dino: General Services and a new short from Joel McKenzie.

Hey Bob!

A struggling animation student asks her enthusiasitc brother for a thesis film idea

Directors: Emily Millard
Country: Canada

Cupcake & Dino: General Services

Old School Pool Rules: It’s Cupcake & Dino’s day off and they’re ready to relax poolside, until an unruly clique shows up looking for trouble

Directors: Pedro Eboli
Country: Canada

Business Meeting

Just another business meeting, like any other business meeting. Yes, I believe this is a good description of the film. What do you think?

Directors: Guy Charnaux
Country: Brazil

Next Stop

A train passenger unintentionally disrupts everyone’s commute. All walks of life are joined together in a gag filled series of stops and starts on route to their destination

Directors: Brad Gibson
Country: Canada


The life of a pampered gentleman is seamlessly automated by machines, but his orderly existence is thrown into chaos when he chooses to pursue a free-spirited woman, against the advice of his robot butler.

Directors: Simon P. Biggs
Country: United Kingdom


A day at the beach takes a gruesome turn when triplets Lily, Milly and BIlly attempt a prank on their grumpy ol’ Dad.

Directors: Ben Mitchell
Country: United Kingdom

Brave Heart

(Or The Day We Enabled The Sleepwalking Protocol)

A quirky and surrealistic action/comedy film where a brave heart takes a journey inside the body to try to sort out the problems of a hungover morning.

Directors: Luca Schenato, Sinem Vardarli
Country: United Kingdom

Battle Royal

Odette, a young maid who is in love with the king, will do whatever it takes to become his favorite mistress

Directors: Mégane Lepage, Kevin Langouët, Meghan Marino, Agathe Revillod , Fanny Robert-Dumas
Country: France


A drug addicted astronaut searches for a new energy source to save his planet

Directors: Lea Oiry , Juliette Mercier , Amaury Choubane, Stanislas Becot , Johanna Guillaume
Country: France

The Curious Case Of Dead End City

Detective McCoy, Dead End City’s number one private eye, stumbles upon the path of a mysterious woman who calls herself AMA.

Directors: Craig Hunter Parker
Country: South Africa

Encyclopedia Of Manliness: Bromance

A selection from the Encyclopedia Of Manliness, a series based on the New York Times’ Bestseller The Alphabet of Manliness, that takes a look at what it truly means to be a man – one letter at a time.

Directors: Joel MacKenzie, Chris Osbrink
Country: USA

Sacrees Nonnes

Two nuns arrive late for Holy Mass and get expelled from the service. While doing a cleaning chore as punishment, they accidentally break a valuable liturgical object. Full of regrets, they try everything to repair their mistake, but nothing goes as expected. Sucked into a whirlwind of improbable events, the nuns end up sliding down the slippery slope to sin

Golden Pussy

An affluent feline and respected crime investigator attempts to thwart the devious plans of his arch nemesis Professor Bork.

Director: Alexander Hilson
Country: Australia

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