BEST CANADIAN SHORTS - 1


Foxed! by James Stewart (2013) (Canada) (4m)

Goosebumps are guaranteed in this amazing stop-motion animation short film. Foxed! won many awards on the international festival circuit before finally being made available online. Made as a proof-of-concept for a feature film, Foxed! tells the story of Emily, a little girl who has been kidnapped by evil foxes and forced to work in an underground mine. When she sees a chance to escape, she makes a run for it. But what horrors await her when she reaches home?

House on Little Cubes

15 CertificateStill Life by Jon Knautz (2005) (Canada) (8m) *

Written by Charles Johnston, Still Life is an example of short horror movie. In it, a pill-popping driver takes is passing through a small Canadian town when he hits something: apparently a china mannequin. He goes for help but the town is populated by the lifeless mannequins - who only move when he is looking the other way. They are reminiscent of the 'angels' in the Doctor Who television series from the UK but Still Life did, of course, come first.

Still Life

Bob's Birthday

15 CertificateBob's Birthday by Snowden & Fine (1994) (Canada/UK) (11m)

Bob's Birthday won the short animation Oscar in 1995. By David Fine and Alison Snowden, it is an amusing look at modern life (it is as relevant today as it was then) and how the best laid plans can go horribly wrong. It is dentist Bob's 40th birthday and his wife has organised a surprise party. Unfortunately, Bob returns home in a depressed mood and takes off his underwear while his party-guests are still hiding and waiting. Will they get the chance come out?


Truth In Advertising by Tim 15 CertificateHamilton (Canada) (2001) (12m)

Written by David Chiavegato and its director, Tim Hamilton, Truth In Advertising is a genuinely funny comedy that was, somewhat bizarrely, also nominated for a Palme d'Or in 2001. Colin Mochrie, best known as a regular on Whose Line Is It Anyway? in the US and UK, is the boss in an advertising agency where everybody tells the embarrassing truth about all the crap they talk and bollocks they make and peddle...

Truth in Advertising

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