November 6th 2019 09:00 PM - November 6th 2019 11:00 PM


27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, ON, Canada



DRAMA SHORTS, 109m, Canada / UK / Iran

We are very proud of our Drama shorts selections. You are in for some amazing independent cinema from Canada, the UK, and Iran.  

Maybe bring some tissue. This is drama after all.

Several Cast and Crew members from the films will be in attendance.

Gone, Emma Sullivan, 15m, UK
As four men sit in a support group wondering why all the women have gone, we watch as a young mother makes the hardest decision of her life.

Forêt noire, Jean-Marc E. Roy, Philippe David Gagne, 20m, Canada
Jura Department, France. A judge orders the re-enactment of a crime scene in order to shed some light on inconsistencies in a murder case. Under the eye of Lady Justice, the accused, a family of three women from Quebec, have to thoroughly relive the day of the crime.

Blowback, Annie Bradley, 18m, Canada (Canadian Premiere)
Dead set on railing against the force's double standards, Constable Jo Bellamy is acting like one the boys. But when Tony Burke, a fellow officer refuses to to take no for an answer, she humiliates him. Unaware of the lethal game she’s set in motion, Jo's about to discover that for every choice there is a price. BLOWBACK is a suspense fueled cautionary tale, which explores themes of female identity and fear filtered through the framework of an institution that still clings to a secretive and disturbing imbalance of power between men and women who are sworn to serve and protect.

Benson, Clara Altimas, 14, Canada
Benson and Violet- a man and his young daughter, struggle through their first Christmas without mom but what makes this hard day worse are the consequences of a young child's understanding or misunderstanding of the finality of death.

Granbad, Annabel Vine, 10, UK
A dyslexic boy inadvertently shows a bully that it isn’t ‘soppy’ to love your Grandad and like spending time with him.

Teddy, Christopher Sweeney, 11m, UK
One night Paul's best friends are suddenly killed in a car crash and he must decide if he can raise their child, with or without his boyfriend, before the child wakes up.

Museum, Pedram Habib Piran, 2m, Iran
My point of view: If we turn to the nature of oppression, we will face nature. In this general look, the Lake Urmia, as an example, is an example of an outbreak of its salt storms.

Little Oliver, Brenda Whitehall, 20m, Canada
Olivia is a doting mother to five-year-old Oliver. A devoted and loving family of two, they share a simple, but happy, life.
But Olivia has a serious health problem she’s been concealing from young Oliver. While playing Super Mom and undergoing rigorous medical tests, Olivia faces heartbreaking decisions.



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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