Still from Cattle Call by Mike Maryniuk and Matthew Rankin (courtesy of Winnipeg Film Group)
Manitoba and its people are viewed through the eyes of local filmmakers in a 9-piece collection of local short films.
Cattle Call by Mike Maryniuk and Matthew Rankin - Cattle Call is a high-speed, dazzlingly absurd, animated documentary about the art of livestock auctioneering which uses a variety of classic and avant-garde animation techniques.
Courtship by Allison David - Disintegrating relationships leave only images behind.
Roof Jumpers by Reiner Bello- Sanchez - After Johnny jumps off the school roof, his younger brother Peter has to decide if he is going to jump after his older brother.
Barber Gull Rub by Matthew Rankin - A "docu-fantasia" about an historical incident in the life of Winnipeg Cinémathèque Programmer, Dave Barber.
Souvenirs: Waiting for the Parade by Paula Kelly - Waiting for the Parade transforms the 75th anniversary celebration of Winnipeg in 1948 into a discourse on the city's shifting identities through decades of progress and regress, cynicism and hope.
Canoe by Shelagh Carter - This film traces the anguish a middle-aged woman endures as she contemplates a decision on a summer day that might end her own life and that of her husband who suffers a long term and incurable illness.
Empty by Jackie Traverse - Set to music by Little Hawk, this animated and starkly honest story is a daughter's tribute to her estranged mother.
Devil on Commission by David S. Evans - Hugh really wants to get to Heaven, unfortunately the wait might simply be too long.
yaya/ayat by Shimby Zegeye-Gebrehiwot - yaya/ayat explores identities, being lost in translation and distance through the eyes of a young woman. This is an experimental documentary about how being a part of any diaspora shapes a person's identity.
Still from yaya/ayat by Shimby Zegeye-Gebrehiwot (courtesy of Winnipeg Film Group)