The 16th edition of the TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase celebrated the best and brightest young filmmaking talent. A selection of short films submitted by Ontario students in grades 9 to 12 screened at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Saturday, May 13.
Cold Feet dirs. Dylan Gitalis, Tristan Kovacs
Thomas wakes up in a black void and, as instructed by an unknown, deep voice, must make a series of decisions that increase in severity.
BOYS BEWARE dir. Callahan Bracken
In recontextualizing archival footage through animation, BOYS BEWARE aims to explore the weight of social influences on male queer identity. In just over 60 seconds, the film highlights irony exhibited through homoerotic trends in platonic male relationships.
Wavy Head dir. Max Shoham
Wavy Head is an honest account of the widespread journey of grappling with self-image, told through a mixture of interviews and animations that explore an extreme event.
You Look Nothing Like Your Mother dir. Ava Young
This documentary explores the true meaning of family through a personal reflection of the filmmaker's relationship with her adopted mother.
The 17th edition of the TIFF Kids Jump Cuts Young Filmmaker Showcase celebrated the future of filmmaking and shines a spotlight on budding talent. A selection of short films submitted by aspiring filmmakers from across Ontario screened at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Saturday, May 13.
Life of a Dog
dirs. Jack Hannah, Ciarrai O'Connell-Choi
A boy switches places with his best friend — a dog!
dir. Olivia Rock
A young cat is rescued from the wilderness and brought into a foster home where she learns to trust herself and her new family, in this black-and-white animation based on a true story.