The 16th edition of the TIFF 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.