Short Film Fest

Film Screenings

Canada, United Kingdom

Navigating space and speech while Black is the theme for this series of short films from Canada and the UK.

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Father’s Day, Photo courtesy of the artist


Join us for an unforgettable evening of cinematic storytelling as we present a series of remarkable short films that will take you on a captivating journey of emotions. From heartwarming tales to thrilling adventures, this screening promises to be a rollercoaster of feelings that will leave you inspired and moved.

Additional films include Unless We Dance directed by Hanz Rippe Gabriele and Fernanda Pineda Palencia, Scaring Women at Night directed by Karimah Zakia Issa, Ààre directed by Taoheed Bayo and Mark Odumuyiwa, and August Visitor directed by Ifeyinwa Arinze.

Concessions available for purchase.

Presented by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment.

Black + Belonging


Francesca Ekwuyasi’s short documentary Black + Belonging highlights brilliant Black artists living in Halifax and how they find belonging through their craft.  

Directed by Francesca Ekwuyas

Runtime: 13 mins

Rating: G



An award-winning Canadian short film, Diaspora is a visual piece that gleans over the lifespan of an immigrant family, witnessing their times of struggles, joys and departures over the passing years.  

Directed by Tyler Mckenzie Evans

Runtime: 15 mins

Rating: PG-13

Father’s Day

United Kingdom

A short film about Alakhe, a 12-year-old boy raised by his single mother. One of the less-popular kids in class, Alakhe, is selected to give a speech for a Father’s Day school event. He decides to go against his mother’s word and sets out to find the father he’s never met. Eventually, he discovers who his real father is. 

Directed by Tumelo Lekena

Runtime: 26 mins

Rating: G

Sunday, February 18

Sunday, February 18

Dates & Times

February 18
1pm – 3pm, 

February 18
5pm – 7pm, 


Studio Theatre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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