It's that time of year in Edmonton where the Silver Skate Festival takes over beautiful Hawrelak Park with snow sculpting, sport challenges, fire sculptures and... winter cinema!
On Friday, February 18, starting at 6:15PM, The Edmonton Short Film Festival is hosting a local short film night at the Silver Skate Festival. The film set includes:
Melting Frozen Film Episode 4: When I Read White and Green Blues
Adam Bentley, Canada, 10:00 min
The IFWC’s first produced documentary series about its Festival Director who travelled to other winter film festivals around the world immediately before the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Useless Mutant
Matt Altstadt, Canada, 6:03 min
Jimmer is your average citizen, until his body begins to change in ways that is unexpected and abnormal for every-day life.
Bunny Don’t Let ‘Em Get Your Goat
Daniel Blanchard and Ernst Cedar-Beithstrom, Canada, 10:27 min
A man in a bunny suit must train and fight his greatest rival for what he values most of all.
The Bum Family, Canada, 6:06 min
Made by a group of 6 young cousins who fear the world is ending due to human activity.
Angel Lo, Canada, 4:22 min
Rocky is going camping with his friends. Rocky is seeing things. Rocky is seeing something. Someone.
Kara Bullock, Canada, 5:07 min
In the Fall of 2020, Kara and Johanna met in a movement class in the neighbourhood of Bowness, Calgary (Mohkinstsis in Blackfoot). This short film was an opportunity to spend some time together, tell stories, and express through movement together.
Aquiles Ascencion, Canada, 12:00 min
Take a fascinating behind the scenes look at the role of an art museum preparator from arrival of artwork all the way through to final display.
Jack Parker, Canada, 6:52 min
Two step-brothers attempt to bond over live action role playing.
Natasha Soper, Canada, 12:58 min
An East Indian city girl, newly graduated from nursing, escapes an arranged marriage to a town in Northern Alberta. What she thinks is an easy escape turns into a much harsher reality than she bargained for.
Where Monsters Dwell
Jordan Bouma, Canada, 9:55 min
Charlie Wool, an over-confident monster tracker, is flat broke and trapped in a monster infested city. Charlie’s luck turns around when he is finally hired for one last job: tracking down a vicious cyborg bear.
Follow Your Dawgs
Josefin Kuschela, Germany, 33:13 min
We take a look into the everyday lives of dog mushers, visit a mushing school, and get some impressions of the Iditarod, along with the Yukon Quest, the biggest and longest dog sled race in the world.
The Forty Foot
Stuart Black, Ireland, 2:33 min
A short documentary about the brave swimmers of The Forty Foot in Dublin Bay, where people have been dipping into the “fresh” Irish Sea for 250 years.
David Buse, Canada, 4:30 min
A meditative glimpse of birds navigating a snowstorm on Lake Michigan.
Tracy Peters, Canada, 4:50 min
Fevered is a meditation on the heated drama enacted by lakes and rivers as winter unravels. Peters re-imagines the pulsing of waterways as metaphorical rhizome swelling outward.
Make sure to visit the Silver Skate Festivals website for more details!