Hollywood NIFF

HNIFF 2023 SHORT FILMS

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Explores the effects of Essential Tremor and it’s effects on family members. Donald is a neurodiverse film maker located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. With a background in theatre, he has recently completed the Film Production program at InFocus film school. He enjoys writing dramatic scripts and got involved in film when some friends asked him …

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Lucy’s Haunting

A dark presence won’t leave Lucy alone. Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Bryanna is a class of 2021 graduate from the Sault college digital film production course. She has a love for horror and a strong passion for storytelling. Her dreams are to make horror movies that truly frighten people to their …

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Edwin

An old man tries to confess a crime he committed during the war but then realizes the truth is not what he thought. Director – Amy Yao

Cecily

Ernest and Cecily, the latter a figment of the former’s strange imagination, enjoy a jolly life together. The film, presented as a biased documentary commissioned by The Human Psyche newspaper, follows psychiatrist Dr. Phil Knickerbocker on his quest to cure Ernest. The cure proposed by Knickerbocker involves threatening the patient with the death of one …

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It’s Real to Me

Plagued by nightmares that become reality twenty-four hours after they are dreamed, a young woman must convince her friend to believe her visions to prevent a life-altering event. Driven by a passion for the cinematic process, Ruben Harjono wrote and directed his first short film “It’s Real to Me” in 2023. Raised in Toronto, Ontario, …

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Undertow

NDERTOW is a short dance film that explores post traumatic stress, grief, and loss. UNDERTOW follows a young woman who has recently suffered a major loss in her life, and is beginning to enter the real world again. When a simple sound triggers a past trauma, an undertow of grief pulls her inside her anxious …

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The True Cost of War

Hard-hitting documentary following the day of a Ukrainian military funeral. The true cost of war is not about oil, or territory. It’s about the loss of life, something that can never be replaced. Tony Hindhaugh runs a butchery company in London, UK as well as directing food content over the last several years. Always having …

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