November 5th 2019 07:00 PM - November 5th 2019 08:30 PM

Short Docs - Hamilton Film Festival

27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Short Docs - Hamilton Film Festival


Short Documentaries, 104m + Q+A

Special music performance by Gail Obediah at 6:45pm, before the movies begin. Gail's songs were used in Don't Just Talk About It. 

For The Girls, Emma Grunwald,10m, Canada
For the Girls is an observational documentary about the 14 and 15-year-old girls who play for the Etobicoke Dolphins Bantam AA hockey team. The film documents the team's provincial championships, while focusing specifically on three members of the team: Mckenna, Lola, and Trinity. For the Girls examines the relationship between gender and hockey, while also contemplating the current and future state of the sport.

Don't Just Talk About It, Cher Obediah, 32m, Hamilton
I didn’t grow up on the reserve or attend any powwows until I was a teenager. I’ve always deeply admired the dancers and would have loved to be out there with them, but I convinced myself it wasn’t possible.
The beauty and pure connection to the movements were deeply rooted in a foreign world I was not a part of. I felt it was for the privileged who were raised with it.

MsD with the wrong girl, Kelly Wolfert, 22m, Canada
Patrycia was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2012 after losing sight in her left eye. Since then, Patrycia has figured out her life’s purpose: eliminating the disease. Today she is one of Edmonton’s most active spokespersons for the MS Society. Patrycia stays active to combat her MS by participating in walks, bike tours and fundraisers, earning her a National Philanthropy Day Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Even with all this success, Patrycia has sacrificed a lot. Through her unattainable dream to work in law enforcement and the fact that living with a chronic illness has stigma attached to it, how is it possible to live a “normal life”? This documentary will show how Patrycia navigates her difficult yet amazing life, living for others, and giving back.

Kamali, Sasha Rainbow, 24m, India
Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a fishing village. Her timorous mother, Suganthi takes a pilgrimage in a quest for self discovery. Separated for the first time, they must find freedom in a man’s world.

Turning Tables, Chrisann Hessing, 16m, Toronto
Joshua DePerry, also known as Classic Roots, is a Toronto-based music producer and performer pioneering “PowWow Techno.” Deftly navigating the two worlds that inspire his music, he puts his own spin on what it means to be urban and Indigenous.




Hamilton Film Festival

The 14th annual Hamilton Film Festival is Hamilton's largest and longest running film festivals with roots that go back 20 years! ​ We have screened over 1000 films, 700 of them Canadian Films! Filmmakers, travel to our event, from all over the world. We connect filmmakers and give them another voice. ​We celebrate the art of movie making from concept to completion. From the budding filmmaker to the pro, we are always working to move the film industry in Hamilton a little further each year! The event is a leader in the local film community, bringing industry development and quality networking opportunities throughout the year. The Canadian Film Market, Lights Camera Hamilton, Southern Ontario Film Festival Group and Kids Can Film are all initiatives of the Hamilton Film Festival.

Ticket Information

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