Shorts Program: Best of BFF + Q&A

Shorts Program: Best of BFF + Q&A

Missed out on watching any of BFF’s shorts from the past decade? Look no further, this program is a blast from BFF past, showcasing the festival’s evolution and rich history. These 6 shorts celebrate the creators who have paved the way for filmmakers today and who continue to make waves since their very first screenings with us.

Q&A moderated by V.T Nayani

Parkdale (Dir. Lisa Jackson)
Paruparo (Dir. Shasha Nakhai)
Seaview (Dir. Zinnia Naqvi)*
Bootleg (Dir. Reem Morsi)*
Mahalia Melts in the Rain (Dir. Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour)*
Wanted: Strong Woman (Dir. Marilyn Cooke)*

*Directors in attendance for Q&A

Films in this program are co-presented by: Toronto ACTRA Women's Committee, Regent Park Film Festival, Mayworks, Reel Asian, V-Tape, Toronto Arab Film Festival, Montreal International Black Film Festival, Future of Film Showcase, BIPOC TV & FILM

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Shorts Program: Best of BFF + Q&A

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  • 10th Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival 2021

    Breakthroughs Film Festival is the only film festival in Canada devoted to showcasing short films by emerging women and non-binary directors.

    Learn about Breakthroughs Film Festival by logging onto www.breakthroughsfilmfestival.com/

  • Welcome to BFF 2021

    An intro to the 10th Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival from Executive Director, Mariam Zaidi.

  • Parkdale

    Dir. by Lisa Jackson.

    Over the course of a night, two sisters roam the streets of their rough neighbourhood as they try to avoid another stay in foster care.

  • Paruparo

    A migrant nanny expresses her loneliness and pain through dance.

  • Seaview

    Dir. by Zinnia Naqvi

    An exploration of early memories and modern experiences guides this look at Pakistan through one filmmaker’s aim to reflect the personal and cultural divides of her own identity.

  • Mahalia Melts In The Rain

    Dir. by Carmine Pierre-Dufour & Emilie Mannering

    Mahalia, a timid 9-year-old black girl, feels different from the other girls in her ballet class. Hoping to boost her confidence, her mother brings her to the hair salon to get her hair straightened for the very first time.

  • Wanted: Strong Woman

    Dir. by Marilyn Cooke

    Nadège lacks the confidence to get what she wants from life... until the day she discovers a new passion that awakens the beast inside her.

  • Q&A - Best of BFF

    Q&A moderated by V.T Nayani

    Parkdale (Dir. Lisa Jackson)
    Paruparo (Dir. Shasha Nakhai)
    Seaview (Dir. Zinnia Naqvi)*
    Bootleg (Dir. Reem Morsi)*
    Mahalia Melts in the Rain (Dir. Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour)*
    Wanted: Strong Woman (Dir. Marilyn Cooke)*

    *Directors in attendance for Q&...