Shorts Program: In My Body + Q&A

Shorts Program: In My Body + Q&A

Our bodies are our most intimate space, a vessel that grows and changes as we do. Who we choose to share it with should be our choice and yet, those who inhabit marginalized bodies are often at the centre of destructive public discourse. While these lived experiences may rarely receive external validation, these stories affirm that self acceptance is the most important form of healing there is.

Q&A moderated by Aashna Thakkar

As Spring Comes (Dir. Marie-Ève Juste)
Odehimin (Dir. Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo)
Covered (Dir. Cherrye J. Davis)*
Houseplant (Dir. Angie Lawrence)*
Egg Party (Dir. Kersti Bryan)*

*Directors in attendance for Q&A

Films in this program are co-presented by: WIFT-T, TIFF Next Wave, Hot Docs, Native Women in the Arts, BIPOC TV & FILM, TAIS, Toronto Queer Film Festival, Women on Screen, She Does the City

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Shorts Program: In My Body + Q&A

9 Videos

  • 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.

  • As Spring Comes

    Dir. by Marie-Ève Juste

    Suffering from a strange disease that transforms her into plants, a woman inhabits her lover's ice fishing cabin.

  • Odehimin

    Dir. by Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo

    Odehimin is reconnecting with oneself and relearning to love oneself.

  • Covered

    Dir. by Cherrye J. Davis

    In a COVID impacted New York City, a Black woman has a few things to consider before going outside for a run.

  • Houseplant

    Dir. by Angie Lawrence

    Houseplant is an animated short film paired with an original spoken word poem, exploring issues of disconnection, body, and gender identity.

  • Egg Party

    Dir. by Kersti Bryan

    Six women in their late-thirties gather, with lots of wine and laughter, to dye Easter eggs. Through a series of whimsical portraits we discover each woman’s view on her respective egg, lost dreams, and new beginnings.

  • Q&A - In My Body

    Q&A moderated by Aashna Thakkar

    As Spring Comes (Dir. Marie-Ève Juste)
    Odehimin (Dir. Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo)
    Covered (Dir. Cherrye J. Davis)*
    Houseplant (Dir. Angie Lawrence)*
    Egg Party (Dir. Kersti Bryan)*