Love is hard, and it only gets harder in periods of transition. In this programme of Canadian short films, characters explore mystifying changes to existing interpersonal dynamics, whether it’s a post-relationship friendship (WE FORGOT TO BREAK UP), an unexpected intimacy (PRE-DRINK), or a family’s acceptance (JENNA). Watch as new languages of love emerge in confusing times.


Pre-Drink Marc-Antoine Lemire Canada 23 min
Love Stinks Alicia K. Harris Canada 12 min
Jenna Christian Monnier France 26 min
Bickford Park Dane Clark, Linsey Stewart Canada 12 min
We Forgot to Break Up Chander Levack Canada 16 min


We brought the world’s short filmmakers to you—now do something that means the world to them. VOTE for your favourite short film to win SWIFF’s Audience Award, netting the filmmakers a $1000 cash prize. Films are playing for free at theStory (179 Christina St. N) on Saturday and Sunday.