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Pocket Series
Nov
1
to Nov 9

Pocket Series

  • Guelph Public Library Main Branch (map)
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A virtual reality experience & a series of short films played on a loop for the duration of the Guelph Film Festival in small unique venues.

Biidaaban: First Light  (VR EXPERIENCE) by Lisa Jackson, Mathew Borrett, Jam3 | CANADA | 10 min

Lake by Alexandra Lagarowich | CANADA | 5 min

Love Letters from Everest by Celeste Koon | CANADA | 7 min

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Conviction
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Conviction

Nance Ackerman ⋅ Ariella Pahlke ⋅ Teresa MacInnes I CANADA 78 min

In Partnership with OPIRG

Not another “broken prison” film, this collaboration is a “broken society” film—an ambitious and inspired rebuild of our community from the inside out. By exploring alternatives to prison through the eyes of women behind bars and empowering them to reimagine their lives through artistic practices, the film compels viewers to examine why we imprison the most vulnerable among us, and at what cost.

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Drag Kids
Nov
2
11:30 AM11:30

Drag Kids

Megan Weinberg | CAN

80 min

Jason (aka Suzanbee Anthony), Nemis (aka Queen Lactatia), Bracken (House of Gvasalia), and Stephan (aka Laddy GaGa) are four kids from around the world chasing the friendship and the freedom to be themselves through the art of drag in this beautiful, daring, and intimate portrayal of their challenges and triumphs as they prepare to perform at the big show, Montreal Pride Festival.

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Short Series: Ecologies of Community
Nov
2
2:30 PM14:30

Short Series: Ecologies of Community

CANADA | AUSTRALIA | TURKEY | USA

95 min | Partial Subtitles

This series of short docs explores our connections to the land and how we create community.

Life in the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller & Spencer Mann | CANADA | 20 min

A Few Acres at a Time (ONTARIO PREMIER) by Will Sardinsky | USA | 7 min

Providence by Erin MacIndoe Sproule | GUELPH | 15 min

Rising Puppets of The Limitless Sky (CANADIAN PREMIER) by Anıl Tour | TURKEY | 13 min

Pilliga Rising (CANADIAN PREMIER) by Mark Pearce | AUSTRALIA | 40 min

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Our Dance of Revolution
Nov
3
2:30 PM14:30

Our Dance of Revolution

Phillip Pike  | CANADA

102 min

Supported by Guelph Black Heritage Society

No, the revolution wasn’t televised. But it was hugged, chanted, marched, and danced into existence. Our Dance of Revolution tells the story of how Black queer folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality, and over a four-decade span rose up to become a vibrant, triple-snap-fierce community. 

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Sovereign Soil
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Sovereign Soil

  • Albert A. Thornbrough Building, Room 1200 University of Guelph (map)
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WORLD PREMIER

David Curtis | CANADA

91 min

Supported by the Central Student Association

At the far-flung edge of Canada’s boreal forest, outside the tiny sub-Arctic town of Dawson City, Yukon, a handful of unlikely farmers are growing everything from snow-covered Brussels sprouts to apples. These modern-day agrarians have carved out small patches of fertile soil in an otherwise unforgiving expanse of isolated wilderness to make a living and a life.

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Community Screening: Water Docs
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Community Screening: Water Docs

GUELPH | CANADA | USA

79 min

In partnership with Wellington Water Watchers and Water Docs Where-You-Live

A series of entertaining and engaging short films about water and how it impacts our lives as human beings on planet earth.

To the Orcas, With Love by Natalie Lucier | CANADA | 56 min

Onward Ever by Brandon Walsh | USA | 16 min 

The Ripple Effects Everything  by Jean Little P.S. | GUELPH | 7 min 

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