Our FRAMED film education series went to Holy Heart of Mary High School in St. John's to create a short film with Theatre Arts students. Performing Hearts is a documentary about Holy Heart's Performing Arts Certificate Program, the bonds formed therein, and its unique position as an incubator for emerging talent, fostering the next generation of storytellers, artists and performers.
FRAMED West brings the Festival's film education series to Corner Brook to create a short film in a week. This year's team created How to Get to Know Someone, a comedy about how food is the gateway to knowledge. When a picky eater wants to impress her new girlfriend’s food-obsessed Dad, dinner at his house turns out to be a lot more than she can swallow.
In the Mount Carmel Cemetery in St. John's, Newfoundland, stands a monument to Dionisio Esteves and all the Portuguese fishermen who lost their lives off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. This is the story of Dionisio: how his grave was lost, found, and the commemoration of his monument.
We’ll Always Have Toynbee is a classic story of a doomed love affair between a Caucasian man and a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) woman. It is a story about magnetism, complicity and desire. When these impulses or emotions have no social context, no exterior elements weighing on them, there are no boundaries or limits. But it is also a story about how we, as First Nations, must put our convictions before our own personal feelings: Integrity becomes more powerful than love.
1985. Tehran. Iran-Iraq war. For 'Marmar' it is another ordinary afternoon at the grandparents. The echo of 'Death to America' chants from school mixes with grandad's favourite program. ‘The Voice of America' on the radio whilst Marmar is waiting for granny to make her a dress exactly the same as the American Popstar: bright red. no straps.
When eleven year old Amy finds an old eighties video game magazine she dials the phone number displayed on the back, and in a strange cosmic glitch gets connected to Caesar Spinone, a video game call centre employee in the year 1989.
For the first time since her divorce, a mother welcomes her two kids into her modest new flat. Her son’s liveliness and her daughter’s questions make for a weekend that wavers between tension and tenderness.