18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

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SHORTS PRESENTATION | WED NOV 9 | 8:45 PM | INNIS TOWN HALL | RATED: 14A | BUY TICKETS
These tales are a refreshing contrast to the many sombre testimonials about the injustices and hardships our elders have faced. These delightful stories tell of seniors who have boldly and bravely carved their own paths; who continue to celebrate their unique identities; who express their artistic desires; and who party like there’s no tomorrow! - Heather Keung

 

TOTTE MITSU, LET’S GO TO RUSSIA
Dir. Brian Lye | Canada 2005 | 8:47 | Japanese w/Eng. sub.
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Two women fight over a camera in this spontaneous film made with the director’s Japanese host mother and her friend.

Brian Lye is a Vancouver-based director who incorporates humour and imagination into personal stories.

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GRANNY’S ROCK (BABAH NO ROCK)
Dir. Satoru Yasuda | Japan 2010 | 21:50 | Japanese w/Eng. sub.
Director in Attendance
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Miya Yumemi is a 68-year-old artist in Tokyo who is often dismissed as a “crazy” person on the street. However, when director Yasuda first met her, he was intrigued by her commitment to having an outrageous amount of fun every night; he was further fascinated by the thousands upon thousands of unique drawings she has made over her lifetime.

Satoru Yasuda is a director based in Japan and works with CALF, a company that represents Japanese shorts and animation around the world.

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Yoko Yamamoto, CaRTe bLaNChe
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GRANDPA’S WET DREAM
Dir. Chihiro Amemiya | Japan/USA 2011 | 16:00 | Japanese w/Eng. sub.
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A 75-year-old Japanese man has been acting in adult videos for 15 years without telling his family.

Chihiro Amemiya was born in Japan and is currently based in New York. She was recently a Women’s International Leadership Program Fellow at the International House of New York.

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A DRUMMER’S PASSION
Dir. Mingu Kim | Canada 2011 | 12:00 | English/Korean w/Eng. sub.
Director in attendance | TRAILER
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A 70-year-old South Korean legend, Kwon Soon Keun, is an explosive drummer who is famous for his wild and extraordinary showmanship.

Mingu Kim was born in Busan, South Korea, and began his career as a camera operator in 2007. A Drummer’s Passion is his first documentary.

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THE SUGAR BOWL
Dir. Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson | Canada 2011 | 19:00
English/Ilonggo w/Eng. sub. | directors in attendance | TRAILER
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Eccentric and endearing characters takes us through the rise and fall of an island in the Philippines and its sugarcane industry. Winner of the 2010 Reel Asian Charles Street Video So You Think You Can Pitch? Award.

Shasha Nakhai was born in the Philippines. Her first documentary, Baby Not Mine, about Filipino caregivers in Canada, won awards at the Human Rights DocFest and Montreal World Film Festival. Rich Williamson graduated from Ryerson University and is currently in post-production with his first feature documentary film, Happy Joe.

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WITH SUPPORT FROM:

THE JAPAN FOUNDATION


COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

KAPISANAN PHILIPPINE CENTRE FOR ARTS & CULTURE, THE FILIPINO CENTRE TORONTO, ACOUSTIC SOUL PRODUCTIONS, Korean Canadian Cultural Association, TORONTO YOUTH SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL


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VENUE INFO:

Venue:
Innis Town Hall/Innis College   -   Map
Street:
2 Sussex Av @ St. George
City:
Toronto