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Welcome to the CineFAM International Film Festival - Celebrating 5 years of limitless imagination & bold, original

film stories by Canadian women and non-binary creators of colour. Scroll below to explore Festival content, live virtual events and Films available on-demand from September 24th - October 31.

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CineFAM Film Festival 2021 - Film Catalogue

Scroll below to view all of the films the festival has to offer, On-Demand, October 23-30.

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Wash Day

Kourtney Jackson, Canada, 2020

Opening Night Short Doc: This film is an intimate exploration into how private, domestic acts can become a significant re-acquaintance with one's body.

Watch Live on Opening Night! October 23, 7PM!


Only Light Will Touch Us

Alicia K. Harris, Canada, 2021

Opening Night Short Film: In the safety of his bedroom sanctuary, a divine light liberates a man’s inner joy, in this celebration of a Black man’s vulnerability and freedom.

Watch Live on Opening Night! October 23, 7PM!


Subjects of Desire

Jennifer Holness, Canada, 2021

Opening Night Feature Doc: Told from the point of view of women on both sides of the debate, this is a culturally significant, thought-provoking documentary that takes a comprehensive look at how Black women and  their beauty have been shaped from past to present.

Watch Live on Opening Night! October 23, 7PM!


French Club

Corrine Joseph, Canada, 2021

Short Film: Iman, a quirky teenage drama queen can't get enough of two things: Everything French and Isaac, her biggest crush. In her peculiar manner, she's been hiding in the library and anonymously exchanging notes with him for weeks...Their first meeting is far from what she expected.


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Zahara the Return

Katarzyna Kochany, Canada, 2020

Short Film: Tensions rise between a white supernatural world and a supernatural world of colour.

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A Psychiatric Refugee

Roxanne Stewart-Johnson, Canada, 2021

Feature Doc: One woman’s story of fleeing psychiatric and domestic abuse.

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Distance

Sadaf Khajeh, Canada, 2020

Short Doc: Follows the daily routines of two Iranian women, Dorsa and Sadaf, in a long-distance friendship during the Pandemic.


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Ripen

Zipporah Yohannes, Canada, 2020

Short Film: A heartwarming father / daughter interaction working through their issues.

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‘Til the Orchid Blooms

Sophie Song, Canada, 2020

Short Narrative: Every flower has its season. Every flower has its meaning.

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Sing Me a Lullaby

Tiffany Hsiung, Canada, 2020

Short Doc: Ru Wen survives by burying her own curiosity to know why she had been abandoned by her birth parents in Taiwan – a curiosity that grew into a silent longing over time.

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The Kall

Barbara Mamabolo, Canada, 2019

Short Film: An anxious young woman searches for answers when the dead come knocking at her door.

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Grey Area

Keesha Chung, Canada, 2020

Short Film: Follows an aspiring Toronto model, as she navigates the harsh reality of her professional life; forced to see a toxic-ex, for the first time since their breakup.

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Fate and Chocolate Cake

Prabhjot Nijjar, Canada, 2020

Short Film: A wisecracking young Pakistani woman helps her single mother get ready for her first date since a nasty divorce.

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Delayed Echoes

Sharrae Lyon, Canada, 2018

Short Narrative: Explores the themes of grief, loss, neurodiversity and the healing power of dreams and the imagination.

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Untying the Knot

Zana Shammi, Canada, 2019

Feature Doc: The powerful story of a Bangladeshi-Canadian woman who was viciously assaulted by her husband in Bangladesh, leaving her totally blind. An intimate portrait of how women are surviving, and fighting to change, the social codes that bind them.

Click to watch on-demand! Available Oct. 23-30


The Curse of Willow Song

Karen Lam, Canada, 2019

Feature Narrative: An ex-convict's psychokinetic abilities lead to an uncanny transformation

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A.I.: Artifical Immortality

Ann Shin, Canada, 2021

What if we transferred ourselves entirely into the digital realm? Given that AI is expected to surpass humankind at an unprecedented rate, it’s not surprising that scientists have developed ways for humans to merge with the machine.

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The First Call

Angela Onuora, Canada, 2021

Feature Film: In an attempt to reunite his family, after the loss of his brother, a man sends out a video message to his four children. His plea is simple. Bring your list of offences and be ready to address them. Nothing will be off-limits.

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Farewell Regent Park

Christene Browne, Canada, 2019

Feature Doc: Housing is a Human Right -- the Regent Park community is used to examine the larger issues of the social housing crisis that is plaguing so many urban centers throughout the globe.

Click to watch on-demand! Available Oct. 23-30

Queer Coolie-tudes

Michelle Mohabeer, Canada, 2019

Speaking to the limits of identity and to the violence of mainstream categorizations, Queer Coolie-tudes embraces the importance of not accepting erasure.

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No Justice No Peace

KhaRa Azania Martin, Canada, 2020

Closing Night Experimental Short Doc: Police brutality within the Black community; 40+ years later we as a community are still facing the same problems. Reflects on how the pain of our ancestors still affects us. Nothing has changed.

Watch Live at Closing Night & Award Ceremony Screening, Oct 24, 7PM!


What I Meant To Say

Oshini Wanigasekera, Canada, 2020

Closing Night Short Film: A young woman is disowned from her family and struggles to create her own identity. This film explores cultural divides and the uncertain path of healing by using dance as the true voice of the heart.

Watch Live at Closing Night & Award Ceremony Screening, Oct 24, 7PM!


Stateless

Michèle Stephenson, Canada, 2020

Closing Night Feature Doc: Rosa Iris challenges electoral corruption and fights to protect the right to citizenship for all people.

Watch Live at Closing Night & Award Ceremony Screening, Oct 24, 7PM!


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<p><span style="color: #7312b0ff;" >Frances-Anne Solomon</span></p>,

Thank you to the organizations who have supported the 2021 CineFAM Film Festival. It is with your support that we can continue to uplift and support bold stories by Women of colour creators worldwide. We appreciate your support in a time when the world needs our stories more than ever.

Frances-Anne Solomon

Founder & executive Director - CineFAM



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